Head of IT DACH / CIO
Jörg Brinkmann joined the personnel service provider The Adecco Group as Head of IT DACH/CIO in February 2017. Prior, he was CIO of the Mannheim-based industrial services group Bilfinger SE from 2007 to 2017. Besides his CIO role, Jörg was one of the co-founders and Managing Directors of the Bilfinger Global IT GmbH. After having completed his master’s degree in economics and business administration, Jörg began his professional career at Coats plc in London in 1996. In 2016, he was ranked among the top 10 large companies in the “CIO of the Year” competition by “CIO Magazin” and “Computerwoche” with his “Project Excellence – Build-up of Global IT”.
“My first task was a thorough assessment of the IT status and business requirements. It was very interesting to learn the Group’s IT strategy and mechanisms for internal and external IT provisioning. Together with my colleagues from the other regions and the Group CIO we form the IT Leadership Team that manages and drives the IT agenda of Adecco worldwide”, Jörg summarized his first impressions in his new job at Adecco. “Key projects in my region are to finish the infrastructure modernization I started right at the beginning; and now establish new digital solutions for customer and clients. The project portfolio is overfull for 2018. But, time is critical. The hunt for good candidates to be placed at customers is a challenge we must tackle in mature markets like Germany and Switzerland.”
The Adecco Group is the global leader in workforce solutions. We are the largest player in the industry by revenues, with the highest profitability amongst major competitors. We believe in people and their place in the world of work. Everything we do as a company reflects our desire to continually evolve the concept of work for today and tomorrow. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a wide range of multi-disciplinary solutions across all sectors and areas of employment. We deliver people solutions on a local and international level, shaping the future of work and the global employment landscape. Our solutions are trusted worldwide and provide a global conscience in human resources. We believe that where work is allowed to thrive, economies grow, and societies prosper. We therefore see it as our duty to provide decision-makers with insight and recommendations, organizations with people and infrastructure, and ultimately, individuals with opportunities. We believe that we’re in a unique position to help organizations navigate change. Our global perspective gives us the data and insight needed to advise and comment on the status and future of the world’s labour markets. Our role is to stand alongside businesses worldwide to empower, enlighten and inspire them to embrace the future.
In 2016, The Adecco Group placed 7th on the ranking of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.
- February 2017 – present: Head of IT DACH / CIO at The Adecco Group Germany, Düsseldorf
- Sep 2014 – Jan 2017: Managing Director/CEO at Bilfinger Global IT GmbH, Mannheim
- Nov 2007 – Jan 2017: CIO at Bilfinger SE, Mannheim
- Jun 2005 – Oct 2007: Head of CIO Office at OMV, Vienna
- Jun 2000 – May 2005: Department Manager at ista, Essen
- Nov 1998 – May 2000: Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Frankfurt
- Oct 1996 – Oct 1998: Graduate Management Trainee at Coats plc, London
- Master in Economics from Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg