Board of Directors
Herbert Hainer joined Accenture’s board of directors in November 2016. He was chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board of Adidas from 2001 until his retirement in September 2016.
Herbert joined Adidas in 1987 and advanced through a series of sales and management roles, becoming national sales director for Germany in 1991; senior vice president in charge of sales and logistics for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region in 1995; and a member of the executive board in 1997. He was named vice chairman of the executive board in 2000, and chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board the following year. Earlier in his career, Herbert was a divisional sales manager with Procter & Gamble in Germany for eight years.
Herbert is a director of Deutsche Lufthansa and Allianz SE. He is also vice chairman of the supervisory board of FC Bayern München.
Herbert holds a degree in business studies from the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany.