Accenture has appointed former Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer to its Board of Directors as an Independent Director.
Prior to joining Accenture, Herbert Hainer was the Adidas-group CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board for 15 years from 2001. He joined the company in 1987, starting out as a Sales Director in the company’s Hardware segment, before becoming the National Sales Director in 1991. From 1993 until 1996 he was the Managing Director Sales for the company, before spending a year as the Senior Vice President for the EMEA (Europe, Africa, Middle East) region. In 1997 he became a Member of the Executive Board, and, the following year, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. He started his career at Procter & Gamble in 1979, working his way up to Division Manager Sales and Marketing Germany.
Hainer is educated in Economics and attended the University of Applied Sciences Landshut. He is a Vice Chairman of FC Bayern Munich, a Director of Deutsche Lufthansa and serves on the supervisory board of Allianz Deutschland.
Hainer has been appointed by Accenture to the company’s Board of Directors. He brings almost 20 years of executive experience to the firm’s board. The Board is currently composed of 14 Directors, 13 of whom are external and independent. The appointment of Hainer will be subject to re-appointment at the next Accenture annual general meeting of shareholders. He will, in addition, sit on the board’s Compensation and Finance Committees. The appointment commenced on 2 November.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO says that he is “delighted” to welcome Herbert as an addition to the firm’s Board of Directors. He adds, “He led the growth of a prominent global company and built significant shareholder value during his long tenure as CEO of adidas. Herbert brings a very strong background in consumer goods and marketing, as well as valuable international experience as both a CEO and director of large, multinational companies. I am confident that our board will benefit from the insights and perspective he can provide as we continue to focus on executing our strategy and driving results for our clients and our shareholders.”