Kasper Rorsted joined the adidas Group in August 2016 as an Executive Board member, and after two months with the company he took over as Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rorsted gained valuable experience within the IT sector through various management positions at Oracle and Compaq. From there, he joined Hewlett Packard in 2002 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he ultimately headed up their EMEA business with more than 40,000 employees. In 2005, Kasper Rorsted joined consumer goods manufacturer Henkel as Executive Vice President Human Resources, Purchasing, Information Technologies and Infrastructure Services. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Henkel Management Board in 2007, before taking on the position of Chief Executive Officer a year later. During his tenure at Henkel (up to April 2016), the company’s stock market value increased threefold. Mr. Rorsted studied Business Economics at the International Business School in Copenhagen, and completed an Executive Programme at Harvard Business School. In addition to his position as CEO of adidas Group, Kasper Rorsted is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann.