Accenture appoints Herbert Hainer to board of directors
Mr. Hainer was chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board of adidas from 2001 until his retirement in September 2016. He has been appointed to serve on the board’s Compensation and Finance Committees.
Mr. Hainer joined adidas in 1987 and advanced through a series of sales and management roles, including national sales director for Germany and senior vice president in charge of sales and logistics for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.
He became a member of the executive board in 1997, and was named vice chairman in 2000 and CEO and chairman of the executive board the following year.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hainer was a divisional sales manager with Procter & Gamble in Germany for eight years.
Mr. Hainer is a director of Deutsche Lufthansa and serves on the supervisory board of Allianz Deutschland. He is also vice chairman of the supervisory board of FC Bayern München.
He holds a degree in business studies from the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany.