Amanda Rajkumar steps down as Adidas’s global HR leader

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Amanda Rajkumar steps down as Adidas’s global HR leader
The Supervisory Board has accepted her decision and agreed on the termination of her appointment as an Executive Board member effective July 15, 2023.

Amanda Rajkumar [51], Executive Board member and Labor Director of adidas AG, responsible for Global Human Resources, People and Culture, has informed adidas AG’s Supervisory Board that she will not extend her Executive Board mandate beyond December 31, 2023.

The Supervisory Board has accepted her decision and agreed on the termination of her appointment as an Executive Board member effective July 15, 2023.

Thomas Rabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of adidas AG, said: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Amanda for her outstanding contribution. Under her leadership, we made great progress in fostering a deeper culture of inclusion and creating better leadership accountability.”

“In a period of transition for the company, Amanda put our people at the center of her work and ensured that adidas continuously obtained top positions in employer rankings around the world”, Thomas Rabe added.

Thomas Rabe further added, “With the professionalization of the HR function over the last years, overall employee engagement has increased. We accept Amanda’s resignation with respect for her achievements and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.”

Amanda Rajkumar said: “I would like to thank the Board and my colleagues for what have been very inspiring years at adidas. I am proud of what we have achieved, and I wish Bjørn, my colleagues in the Board, and above all, my team, all the best as they continue to successfully transform this iconic company.”

Following a distinguished career spanning 28 years of human resources experience in global organizations, Amanda Rajkumar joined the adidas board as Head of Global Human Resources, People and Culture at the beginning of 2021.

At adidas, she devised and implemented a People strategy aimed at efficiently harmonizing and unifying employee experience across the company and establishing adidas as a global values-led organization.

Michelle Robertson, SVP Workplaces & Global Functions at adidas, will assume responsibility for Global Human Resources, People and Culture on an interim basis, reporting to adidas CEO Bjørn Gulden.

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