OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD IS COMPRISED OF SIX MEMBERS. EACH BOARD MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR FUNCTION WITHIN THE COMPANY.
Chief Executive Officer
Kasper Rorsted was born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1962 and is a Danish national. He holds a degree in International Business Studies from the Copenhagen Business College, Denmark, from where he graduated in 1985, and completed a series of Executive Programs at Harvard Business School, USA. During his career, Kasper Rorsted gained valuable experience in the IT industry through various management positions at Oracle, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. These included Head of Compaq Enterprise Business Group EMEA (1995-2001) and Vice President and General Manager EMEA (2001- 2002) based in Germany and Switzerland at Compaq and Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA (2002- 2004) based in Switzerland at Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation. In 2005, Kasper Rorsted joined consumer goods manufacturer Henkel based in Germany as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources Management, Procurement, IT and Infrastructure Services. In 2007, he became the Vice Chairman of the Management Board before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Henkel in 2008. Since 2016, Kasper Rorsted has been the CEO of adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany.
- Member of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland1
- Member of the Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Berlin and Munich, Germany2
1Until April 7, 2022.
2 Since February 3, 2021.
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 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 and 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 Chief Marketing Officer, where he became Chief Executive Officer in 2018. In 2020, Brian Grevy was appointed to the adidas Executive Board and is responsible for Global Brands.
- Member of the Board of Directors, Pitzner Gruppen Holding A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chief Financial Officer
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 CFO TaylorMade-adidas Golf in Carlsbad, USA, and Senior Vice President Finance adidas Brand and 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.
- Member of the Supervisory Board, SV Werder Bremen GmbH & Co. KGaA, Bremen, Germany3
3Since October 7, 2021.
Global Human Resources, People and Culture
Amanda Rajkumar was born in Northampton, UK, in 1972 and is a British national. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Goldsmiths College, London University, UK, and began her professional career as a research psychologist before joining the London-based recruitment consultancy JM Management. From 1998 onward, she held various senior HR leadership and managerial positions at JPMorgan Chase. She joined BNP Paribas in 2009, where over eleven years, she was responsible for Global Human Resources for different business divisions based out of Europe and the US. Most recently, she was Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas region, with responsibility for the Intermediary Holding Company of BNP Paribas in the Americas overseeing the retail and wholesale divisions. At the beginning of 2021, Amanda Rajkumar was appointed to the adidas Executive Board and is responsible for Global Human Resources, People and Culture. In May 2021, she was appointed as Labor Director.
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.