Herbert Hainer

Herbert Hainer was appointed CEO of Adidas AG in 2001. In 1987 he began work for Adidas Germany, and, since then, has held a variety of top level positions in the company.  These include:  MD Germany and Senior VP; Sales and Logistics in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; Chairman of the Executive Board of Adidas Ag; and Member of the Executive Board.  With Hainer at the helm, Adidas AG’s net profit in 2012 increased 11 percent with a huge escalation in sales in China. This resulted in a boost for the company’s earnings outlook to 10 percent.