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Executive Board

Our Executive Board is composed of six members.

Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer of adidas AG

KASPER RORSTED - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kasper Rorsted was born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1962 and is a Danish national. He holds a degree in Business Studies from the International Business School, Denmark, and completed a series of Executive Programs at Harvard Business School, USA. Kasper Rorsted then gained valuable experience within the IT sector through various management positions at Oracle, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. In 2005, Kasper Rorsted joined consumer goods manufacturer Henkel as Executive Vice President Human Resources, Purchasing, Information Technologies and Infrastructure Services. Three years after joining Henkel, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In August 2016, Kasper Rorsted was appointed to the Executive Board of adidas. After two months as a Board member, he became Chief Executive Officer. 

Kasper Rorsted is also: 

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland (since April 12, 2018)
Roland Auschel, Executive Board Member and responsible for Global Sales

ROLAND AUSCHEL - GLOBAL SALES

Roland Auschel was born in Bad Waldsee, Germany, in 1963 and is a German citizen. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in European Business Studies from the Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and the University of Hull, UK, as well as an MBA from the University of Miami, USA, he joined the adidas team as a Strategic Planner in 1989. During his career with the company, he has held many senior management positions, including Business Unit Manager, Key Account Manager Europe and Head of Region Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2009, he became Chief Sales Officer Multichannel Markets. In 2013, Roland Auschel was appointed to the Executive Board and is responsible for Global Sales.

Brian Grevy, Executive Board Member and responsible for Global Brands (effective as of February 1, 2020)

Brian GREVY - GLOBAL BRANDS (effective as of February 1, 2020)

Brian Grevy was born in Kolding, Denmark, in 1971 and is a Danish citizen. After his studies at the Business School in Vejle, Denmark, he held various leadership positions at adidas and Reebok Nordics between 1998 and 2006. In 2006, he transferred to the adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, to become Director Men's Training and, as of 2010, Senior Vice President Training & Regional Sports. From 2012 to 2014, Brian Grevy acted as General Manager adidas Nordics in Stockholm, Sweden. During the years 2014 to 2016, he led the adidas Business Unit Training as General Manager in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He then joined Gant in Stockholm, Sweden, as CMO, where he became CEO in 2018. In 2020, Brian Grevy was appointed to the adidas Executive Board and is responsible for Global Brands.

Harm Ohlmeyer, Executive Board Member and responsible for Finance

HARM OHLMEYER – FINANCE

Harm Ohlmeyer was born in Hoya, Germany, in 1968 and is a German national. He holds a degree in Business Studies from the University of Regensburg, Germany, as well as an MBA from Murray State University, USA. Harm Ohlmeyer started his career with adidas in 1998 and gained extensive experience in the areas of Finance and Sales, including responsibility as Senior Vice President Finance TaylorMade-adidas Golf in Carlsbad/California, USA, Senior Vice President Finance adidas Brand and Senior Vice President Finance for Global Sales (adidas and Reebok). From 2011, he led the company’s e-commerce business as Senior Vice President Digital Brand Commerce. From 2014 to 2016, he held additional responsibility as Senior Vice President Sales Strategy and Excellence. In 2017, Harm Ohlmeyer was appointed to the Executive Board and subsequently became Chief Financial Officer and Labor Director.

Karen Parkin, Executive Board Member and responsible for Global Human Resources

Karen Parkin - GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES

Karen Parkin was born in Bowden, UK, in 1965, is a British national and also holds a US passport. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Sheffield Hallam University. Karen Parkin joined adidas in 1997 as Sales Director adidas UK, where she was Head of Customer Service from 2000 to 2001 and Business Development Director from 2001 to 2004. In 2004, she relocated to adidas America as Vice President Business Development, subsequently taking on responsibility for the supply chain function at adidas America in 2007 as Vice President Logistics and Supply Chain North America. In 2013, she was appointed as Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Management, based both at the company’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach and at the adidas America headquarters in Portland/Oregon, USA. Since 2014, she has held the position of Chief HR Officer. In 2017, Karen Parkin was appointed to the Executive Board and is responsible for Global Human Resources. 

Martin Shankland, Executive Board Member and responsible for Global Operations

MARTIN SHANKLAND - GLOBAL OPERATIONS

Martin Shankland was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1971 and is an Australian national. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and completed the Professional Year Program at the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined adidas in 1997 as Finance Director for adidas Russia/CIS and was Managing Director from 2000 to 2017. From 2017 to 2019, he led adidas Emerging Markets as Managing Director. In 2019, Martin Shankland was appointed to the Executive Board and is responsible for Global Operations.