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Executive Board adidas Group goalkeeper gloves

Executive Board

Our Executive Board is composed of seven members.

KASPER RORSTED - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

BORN //  1962 in Aarhus, Denmark

NATIONALITY // Danish

EDUCATION // Degree in Business Studies, International Business School, Copenhagen
Harvard Business School, Executive Programs

EMPLOYMENT

Prior to 1995

Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation 
Different management positions in sales and marketing

1995 - 2001

Compaq 
Various management positions, incl. head of Compaq Enterprise Business Group, EMEA region

2001 - 2002

Compaq 
Vice President and General Manager, EMEA region

2002 - 2004

Hewlett Packard 
Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA region

2005 - 2007

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. 
Executive Vice President (Human Resources/ Purchasing/IT/Infrastructure Services)

01/2007 – 04/2008

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. 
Vice Chairman of the Management Board

04/2008 – 04/2016

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. 
Chief Executive Officer

08/09 2016

adidas AG
Executive Board Member

As of October 2016

adidas AG 
Chief Executive Officer

Additional Mandates

Member of the Supervisory Board, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Germany

Roland Auschel - Global Sales

One of the company's strengths is to value partnerships and to bring them to new levels – be it with athletes, clubs or customers. Helping my global team to develop such strategic customer relationships as well as a future-oriented distribution approach is a very exciting task for me. 

ROLAND AUSCHEL, MEMBER OF THE Executive BOARD AND RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL SALES

BORN // 1963 in Bad Waldsee, Germany

NATIONALITY//  German

EDUCATION //  Degree in Business Studies (“Diplom-Betriebswirt”),
BA European Business Studies (UK),
MBA (US)

Employment

1989 – 1990

Strategic Planning                 

1990 – 1991

adidas International – BU Manager International Accounts

1992 – 1993

Key Account Manager Europe

1993 – 1993

adidas UK – Sales Reorganization

1994 – 1996

adidas Germany – Regional Sales Manager

1996 – 1997

adidas International – Head of Business Development Accessories

1998 – 1999

Managing Director adidas Austria

2000 – 2001

Senior Vice President Region EMEA - Sales and Logistics

2001 – 2002

Managing Director Area Central (D, A, CH)

2002 – 2008             

Head of Region EMEA adidas Brand

2008 – 2009

Head of Region EMEA adidas Group

2009 – 2013

Chief Sales Officer Multichannel Markets adidas Group

Since 10/13                

adidas AG

Member of the Executive Board, 

responsible for Global Sales

GLENN BENNETT - GLOBAL OPERATIONS

Change is inevitable in just about everything we do in our company. Having been associated with our brands for 30 years, I remain inspired and motivated by our team’s ability to continually evolve and react to new business opportunities and challenges in this ever-changing environment we work in. 

GLENN BENNETT, MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL OPERATions

BORN // 1963 in New Hampshire, U.S.A.

NATIONALITY // US-American

EDUCATION // Degree in Computer Science

Employment

1983 - 1993

Reebok International Ltd.
various responsibilities, last 
position held was Director of 
Worldwide Development

1993 - 1994

adidas AG 
Head of Worldwide Development

1994 - 1997

adidas AG 
Senior Vice President Footwear 
Operations

since 03/1997

adidas AG* 
Member of the Executive Board, 
responsible for Global Operations

 

* adidas-Salomon AG from 12/1997 until 05/2006

Eric Liedtke - Global Brands

BORN //  1966 in Dayton, U.S.A.

NATIONALITY // US-American

EDUCATION // Bachelor of Arts – Journalism
 

Employment

1990 - 1993

DMB&B Advertising
Account Executive / Account Supervisor

1994 - 1996

adidas America, Portland/Oregon
Global Line Manger / U.S. Merchandiser, Cross Training

1996 - 1998

adidas America
Business Unit Manager, Cross Training and Cleated Sports

1999 - 2001

adidas America
Director of Brand Marketing

2001 - 2004

adidas America
Director of Footwear Marketing

2004 - 2006

adidas America
VP Brand Marketing

2006 - 2011

adidas AG, Herzogenaurach
SVP Sport Performance Brand Marketing

2011- 03/2014

adidas AG
SVP adidas Sport Performance

since March 2014

Executive Board Member of adidas AG,  
Responsible for Global Brands

 

Harm Ohlmeyer – Finance

BORN //  1968 in Hoya (Lower Saxony), Germany

NATIONALITY // German

EDUCATION // Economics Degree from Regensburg University, Germany
MBA from Murray State University, USA 

 

EMPLOYMENT

1994 to 1997

Lafarge  
Assistant to Board of Directors in Germany, M&A

1997 to 1998        

Roland Berger
Consultant/Global Controlling 

1998 to 2004        

adidas-Salomon AG* - various roles:

1998 – 2001: Head of Global Marketing Controlling
2001 – 2004: VP Corporate Controlling

2004 to 2006        

TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Carlsbad USA
SVP Finance

2006 to 2009        

adidas AG
SVP Finance adidas Brand

2009 to 2011        

adidas AG
SVP Finance for Global Sales (adidas and Reebok)            
 

2011 to 2014

adidas AG
Chief eCommerce Officer 

2014 to 2016

adidas AG
SVP Sales Strategy and Excellence

2016/17

adidas AG
SVP Digital Brand Commerce 

03-05/2017

adidas AG
Executive Board Member

Since May 2017

Executive Board Member of adidas AG, 
responsible for Finance

 

______________________________
* adidas-Salomon AG from 12/1997 until 05/2006

KAREN PARKIN - GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES

BORN // 1965 in Bowden, United Kingdom

NATIONALITIES // British, American

EDUCATION // Bachelor of Education (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Business Management Leadership Program (Lancaster Business School, UK)

 

Employment

1989 - 1996        

Lego UK
Business Account Director

1996 - 1997      

Tiger Electronics
Sales Director

1997 - 2003        

adidas UK
Sales Manager

2003 - 2005        

adidas UK
Business Development Director

2005 - 2006        

adidas America
Vice President Business Development

02/2007 - 10/2012  

adidas America
Vice President Logistics & Supply Chain USA 

01/2013 - 10/2014    

adidas AG
Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management

11/2014 - 05/2017    

adidas AG
Chief HR Officer

Since May 2017        

adidas AG
Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Global Human Resources

GIL STEYAERT - EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

BORN //  1962 in Brussels, Belgium

NATIONALITY //  French

EDUCATION //  Business degree (ISC Paris) 

 

Employment

01/1989 – 01/1996    

Kellogg Company
various positions in Marketing & Sales

01/1996 – 01/1999    

Kellogg Company
Director Marketing France & Benelux

01/1999 – 01/2003    

adidas France
Joint Managing Director

01/2003  11/2013   

adidas AG
Managing Director North Europe (UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia)

11/2013 – 05/2017  

adidas AG
Managing Director Western Europe

Since May 2017        

adidas AG
Executive Board Member