Jan Henrik Brecht

Jan Henrik Brecht

Senior Vice President & CIO


14.9bn €


> 46k


Jan Brecht currently serves as Senior Vice President & CIO for the adidas Group, with an IT responsibility for all brands (adidas, Reebok, Taylormade, CCM etc), as well as for all geographies. As the adidas Group owns globally recognized top brands, Jan’s focus is on connecting the company with its consumers: Through leading-edge Digital Marketing, a global eCommerce presence, Social Media listening, and other ‘consumer touchpoints’, he is driving the company’s digitization strategy. Prior to assuming this position, Jan Brecht held different management and executive positions at Mercedes-Benz, including the CIO position for North and South America, and a Silicon Valley based research assignment to prototype a ‘connected car’. He is a lecturer at the University of Nuremberg, and an alumni of the German National Scholarship Foundation.

  • CeBIT Innovation Award 2013
  • Service Globe Award 2013
  • CIO of the Year 2013 (silver) & Innovation Award