German

Robert von Wülfing

Robert von Wülfing

Amadeus FiRe AG
CEO and Chairman
German

Robert von Wülfing started his professional career in 2000 at Amadeus FiRe, where he initially worked as investor relations manager and assistant to the CFO. Between 2003 and 2007, von Wülfing worked as a senior consultant at Greenwell Gleeson GmbH, a subsidiary of Amadeus FiRe AG. After a short period of freelance work as an interim finance manager and in a leadership role pharmaceutical company Nycomed, von Wülfing returned to Amadeus FiRe AG as CFO; he was appointed CEO in 2019 and chairman of the management board in November 2020. He oversaw full year revenue 2021 growth with increases in the personnel services and training divisions.

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Jan Gupta

Jan Gupta

The Adecco Group
President, Modis
German

Jan Gupta is president of Modis, The Adecco Group’s IT and engineering staffing and solutions division. He assumed the role and joined The Adecco Group’s executive committee in 2019. A German national with an academic background in mechanical engineering and economics, Gupta holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Aachen University. His career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, including managing global teams at engineering and technology businesses and most recently as COO and board member of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company.

Staffing 100 Europe | 2021

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

Dekra SE
Chairman of the Management Board

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, the temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €650.1 million in 2017. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing Dekra Akademie in 2003. Within two years, he turned Dekra Akademie into one of the leading training providers in Germany. He was then assigned to Dekra’s automotive services unit in 2006, which has expanded internationally under his direction. He has also served as a member of advisory board at Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg and Baden-Württembergische Bank AG.

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

President, BAP (Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services)
Managing Director, Extra-Personalservice GmbH

Sebastian Lazay has been president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) since 2017 after serving as vice president since 2011. Lazay is also managing director of Hamburg-based Extra- Personalservice GmbH, and has been closely involved with temporary work for more than 20 years. For many years, he also participated in collective bargaining for temporary employment. Lazay is a member of the executive committee of the BGA, the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services, and since 2015, he has been vice president of large-scale services for the BGA.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

Dekra SE
Chairman of the Management Board

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €390.3 million in 2013. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DekraAkademie. Within only two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to Dekra’s automotive services unit in 2006.

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, Allegis Group EMEA

With more than 20 years of recruitment industry experience, Sean Zimdahl is president of Allegis Group’s EMEA operating companies: Aerotek, Aston Carter and TEKsystems. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out in 2007 to Baird Capital Partners Europe; he continued as CEO and the business diversified both by sector and geography. In 2011, the company was acquired by Allegis Group. In 2012, Zimdahl became COO of Allegis Group International, assuming responsibility for integrating the operations across the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he became president. In December 2016, Zimdahl oversaw the acquisition of Switzerland-based The Stamford Group. Zimdahl is a past board member of APSCo.

Jan Gupta

Jan Gupta

The Adecco Group
Global President, Modis

Jan Gupta this year assumed the newly created role of global head of Modis, The Adecco Group’s IT, engineering and life science staffing and solutions division. He also joined Adecco’s executive committee. A German national, Gupta’s experience includes managing global teams in engineering and technology businesses and an academic background in mechanical engineering and economics. His career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as COO and board member of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company. He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

DEKRA SE
Chairman

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, a temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €456.4 million in 2014. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DEKRA Akademie. Within two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to DEKRA’s automotive services unit in 2006.

Volker Enkerts

Volker Enkerts

Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP)
President

Volker Enkerts is the president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP). In 1992, Enkerts was elected as a board member of the German Association of Private Employment (BZA), and progressed to its presidency in 2004. The BZA and the Employers’ Association of Medium-Sized Personnel Services (AMP) merged in 2010/2011 to form BAP, and he was elected president following the successful merger. Enkerts is also a board member of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). Furthermore, Enkerts is CEO of the statutory accident insurance institution, VBG, and runs Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH as owner and managing director.

Christian Speidel

Christian Speidel

7S Group GmbH
Chairman and CEO

Dr. Christian Speidel is chairman and CEO of 7S Group GmbH, the Germany-based firm ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest global staffing firms. Speidel has also served as managing director of 7S Group since 1997. Prior to 7S, Speidel was chairman at RöderZeltsysteme und Service AG from 1994 to 1996, and he was managing director of Wilh. Ispert AG & Co. KG from 1987 to 1994. Speidel holds a doctorate from the University of Freiburg.

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