Kasper Rørsted

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Kasper Rørsted
Born (1962-02-24) 24 February 1962 (age 57)
Alma materCopenhagen Business School

Kasper Rørsted (born 24 February 1962 in Aarhus) is the CEO of German sportwear firm Adidas.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

During high school, Rørsted played handball for Denmark’s national youth team. He went on to study at Copenhagen Business School with further Executive Education at Harvard Business School.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

  • -1995: Sales and marketing positions within Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1995-2001: Positions within Compaq, among them managing director of Compaq Enterprise Business Group in EMEA.
  • 2001-2002: Managing Director of Compaq EMEA
  • 2002–2004: Managing Director of HP EMEA
  • 2005–2007: Director in Henkel
  • 2007–2008: Vice chairman in Henkel

Corporate career[edit]

Rørsted joined Henkel as CEO in 2008. Under his stewardship, the group’s market capitalization quadrupled to more than €36 billion.[4][5][6]

In January 2016, it was announced that Rørsted would leave the company to become CEO of Adidas, replacing Herbert Hainer.[7][8]

Other activities[edit]

Corporate boards[edit]

Non-profit organizations[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Rorsted is married with four children. The family resides in Munich.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kasper Rorsted to succeed Herbert Hainer as CEO of adidas AG".
  2. ^ https://www.nestle.com/asset-library/documents/media/press-release/2018-january/cv-kasper-rorsted.pdf
  3. ^ James Shotter (January 22, 2016), Kasper Rorsted brings intellectual curiosity to Adidas Financial Times.
  4. ^ James Shotter (January 22, 2016), Kasper Rorsted brings intellectual curiosity to Adidas Financial Times
  5. ^ Caroline Copley (May 30, 2013), Henkel boss is possible candidate for ABB CEO - report Reuters
  6. ^ Ludwig Burger and Frank Siebelt (June 20, 2013), BASF rules out deputy CEO taking top job at Linde Reuters.
  7. ^ Keith Weir (January 18, 2016), Henkel CEO quits after 8 years, reviving talk of Adidas move Reuters.
  8. ^ Maria Sheahan and Emma Thomasson (January 18, 2016), Adidas names Henkel's Rorsted to replace Hainer as CEO Reuters.
  9. ^ Nestlé nominates three new independent directors to Board Nestlé, press release of January 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Martinne Geller (January 18, 2016), Nestle nominates three board directors to help advance strategy Reuters.
  11. ^ Supervisory Board Bertelsmann.
  12. ^ Kasper Rorsted Resigns from Bertelsmann Supervisory Board Bertelsmann, press release of March 19, 2019.
  13. ^ Kasper Rorsted Appointed to Ecolab Board of Directors; Jochen Krautter Retires Ecolab, press release of August 12, 2005.
  14. ^ Presidium Federation of German Industries (BDI).
  15. ^ Members European Round Table of Industrialists.
  16. ^ James Shotter (January 22, 2016), Kasper Rorsted brings intellectual curiosity to Adidas Financial Times.

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