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Management Board

 

DR. GERHARD HAUSRUCKINGER

Management Board member (CCO)

Additionally, since September 1, 2016, Speaker of the Management Board

 

DAVID KRAJICEK

Managment Board member (CCO)

 

ALESSANDRA CAMA
Management Board member (COO)

 

MATTHIAS HARTMANN

Management Board member until December 31, 2016

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until August 31, 2016 

 

CHRISTIAN DIEDRICH
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Changes to the Management Board of the GfK Group

David Krajicek and Alessandra Cama have been Management Board members
since January 1, 2016.

 

Matthias Hartmann was CEO until August 31, 2016 and left the company
as of December 31, 2016. 

 

In addition to his current role as Management Board member, Dr. Gerhard Hausruckinger
has taken over the role of Speaker of the Management Board on September 1, 2016.

DR. GERHARD HAUSRUCKINGER

born 1961

Speaker of the Management Board since September 1, 2016 and Management Board member (CCO), responsible for the Consumer Choices sector and the corporate function Strategy and Innovation. 

Professional Career

Since September 2016
Speaker of the Management Board of GfK SE, Nuremberg 

Since 2010
Member of the Management Board of GFK SE Nuremberg, appointed until 2018

2008 – 2010
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emnos GmbH, Munich, Germany

2006 – 2008
Managing Director of the Retail segment and responsible for Consulting in Products sector, Accenture, Kronberg, Germany

1994 – 2005
Consultant in Retail and Consumer Goods segment, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Partner from 2000, London, UK, and Munich, Germany

1992 – 1994
Project Manager for Corporate Development, Karstadt AG, Essen, Germany

Education

1992
Doctorate from the University of Regensburg, Germany

1988
Graduated in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany

DAVID KRAJICEK

born 1965

Management Board member (CCO), responsible for the Consumer Experiences sector and since September 1, 2016 also for the corporate function Marketing and Communications.

Professional Career

Since January 1, 2016
Member of the Management Board of GfK SE

2012 – 2015
Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO),
GfK Consumer Experiences North America

2010 – 2011
Co-President of GfK Custom Research North America

2009 – 2010
Managing Director, GfK Business and Technology North America 

2004 – 2009
Executive Vice President,
GfK Brand & Communications North America 

1995 – 2003
Senior Vice President, Arbor, Philadelphia, USA (acquired by GfK in 2004)

1992 – 1994
Marketing Director, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, USA 

1990 – 1992
Senior Consultant, The North Bay Group, San Francisco, USA 

Education

1996
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA

1987
Graduated in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, USA

ALESSANDRA CAMA

born 1967

Management Board member (COO), responsible for Operations and since September 1, 2016 also for the corporate function IT (Strategy, Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure).

Professional Career

Since January 1, 2016
Member of the Management Board of GfK SE

2014 – 2015
Regional Chief Operating Officer Consumer Choices (COO) of GfK in Asia and the Pacific, Singapore

2011 – 2013
Management Director of GfK Consumer Panel Services Germany; Global Client Lead Consumer Goods & Retail, GfK Consumer Experiences, Nuremberg 

2001 – 2011
Various management functions with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Germany  

2000 – 2001
Senior Manager with Adcore Strategy GmbH, Munich, Germany 

1997 – 2000
Various management functions with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Germany  

1995 – 1997
Marketing Manager, Barilla Deutschland GmbH, Cologne, Germany 

1990 – 1995
Various product management functions with Unilever Italia, Rome, Italy 

1990
Marketing Trainee with Johnson & Johnson Italia, Rome, Italy  

Education

1989
Degree in Business Administration from
L.U.I.S.S., Rome, Italy 

1985
Graduated from Liceo Scientifico
Leonardo da Vinci, Reggio Calabria, Italy

MATTHIAS HARTMANN

born 1966

Until August 31, 2016 Chief Executive Officer (CEO), responsible for the corporate functions Strategy and Innovation, IT (Strategy, Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure), Human Resources (including executives´ development and compensation), Integrity, Compliance and Intellectual Property, Internal Audit, Investor Relations and Marketing and Communications. Management Board member from September 1, 2016 until December 31, 2016.

Professional Career

2011 – 2016
Member of the Management Board of GfK SE, Nuremberg

December 2011 – August 2016 
CEO of GfK SE, Nuremberg

2010 – 2011
Global Head of Strategy and Industries, IBM Global Business Services, New York City, USA

2005 – 2009
General Manager and Managing Director IBM Deutschland GmbH and General Manager, IBM Global Business Services in Germany

2004 – 2005
Vice President, IBM Corporate Strategy, USA

2003 – 2004
Vice President, IBM Strategy & Change Consulting, responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

2002
Global responsibility for change management and communications during the integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting (PwCC)

2002 – 2004
Director of strategy and management consulting, IBM in Europe, Middle East and Africa

1993 – 2002
Various functions at IBM Unternehmensberatung GmbH (UBG), Frankfurt and Hamburg, Managing Director from 2000

1988 – 1993
Various functions at IBM in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the USA

Education

1988
Graduated in Business Administration, specializing in Information Technology from the Berufsakademie (University of Cooperative Education) Stuttgart, Germany

CHRISTIAN DIEDRICH

born 1958

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), responsible for the corporate functions Corporate Finance, Corporate Development, Group Controlling, Treasury, Legal, Central Services, Procurement, Sector Finance, Regional Finance and since September 1, 2016 also responsible for Human Resources (including Executive Development and Compensation), Intellectual Property, Internal Audit and Investor Relations.

Professional Career

Since 2014
Member of the Management Board of GfK SE, appointed until 2017

2012 – 2014
IBM Corporation, Vice President International Corporate Development, Shanghai, China

2012
IBM Corporation, Vice President International M&A Strategy, Armonk, USA

2009 – 2012
IBM Northeast Europe, Vice President Finance, CFO, Zurich, Switzerland

2005 – 2008
IBM Deutschland GmbH, Managing Director, 
Vice President Finance, CFO, Germany

2002 – 2005
IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa, 
Director of Financial Operations, Paris, France

1998 – 2002
IBM Deutschland GmbH, CFO IBM Global Services, Central Region, Germany

1996 – 1998
IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa, various 
financial responsibilities, Paris, France

1993 – 1996
IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme GmbH, various financial responsibilities, Germany

1984 – 1993
IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH, various financial responsibilities, Böblingen, Germany

Education

1984
Graduated in Engineering (Business Engineering; focus: investment and financing, logistics) from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany

1983
Master of Science in Management (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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