PARIS — The supervisory board of Adidas AG on Tuesday appointed Harm Ohlmeyer chief financial officer of the company, effective May 12.
Ohlmeyer succeeds company veteran Robin J. Stalker, who held the position for 16 years. Stalker will also relinquish his executive board mandate, effective May 11, according to a company statement. Meanwhile, Ohlmeyer was also appointed to the executive board as ordinary member with immediate effect.
The executive joined Adidas in 1998 and gained extensive experience in the areas of finance and sales, with roles including senior vice president of finance for the Adidas brand from 2006 to 2009, and senior vice president of finance for TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, based out of Carlsbad, Calif., from 2004 to 2006.
Since 2011, Ohlmeyer has led the company’s global e-commerce business, most recently as senior vice president of digital brand commerce. From 2014 to 2016, he also held the role of senior vice president of sales strategy and excellence.
“Over the last couple of years, Harm Ohlmeyer has played a key role in the company’s digital transformation efforts and, together with his team, increased e-commerce sales from 50 million euros [or $52.9 million at current exchange rates] to 1 billion euros [or $1.06 billion]. In addition, he built an integrated omnichannel sales strategy across all distribution channels, thus helping to pave the way for the successful execution of the company’s strategy ‘Creating the New,’” stated Igor Landau, chairman of the supervisory board of Adidas AG. “As cfo, he brings this knowledge and his background in finance to the executive board, ensuring the continuation of Adidas’ dynamic and profitable growth going forward.”