Following his graduation in Business Studies from the University of Mannheim, Klaus Breitschopf began his career as a sales manager at Ascena in Mannheim. From 1998 until 1999 Breitschopf was a Department Manager.
In September 2001 he was appointed to the Board of Hays AG as Chief Operating Officer and he has been Chief Executive Officer of Hays AG since January 2007.
After receiving the degree of Diplom-Kaufmann (graduate in Business Administration), Dirk Hahn began his career with Hays in 1997. Initially working as a department head, Mr. Hahn progressed to divisional manager and then Director of Sales. In January 2008, Dirk Hahn was appointed Chief Operating Officer and joined the Management Board of Hays AG.
He is responsible for the Sales specialisms Engineering, Construction & Property, Legal, Retail, Life Sciences und Healthcare in Germany, the company's Recruitment Management division as well as the Hays subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria.
After completing his degree as a qualified industrial engineer, Christoph Niewerth joined Ascena as an account manager in 1999. After progressing to department manager, he later became a divisional and branch manager. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Contracting.
In January 2012, Mr. Niewerth joined the Board of Directors and was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the Sales specialisms IT, Finance and Sales & Marketing in Germany. He is also responsible for Talent Solutions and the company's subsidiaries in Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
Markus Auer, who has a degree in Business Administration, began his professional career in 1996 with Bilfinger, where he worked for several years in both operational management positions and central corporate functions. These positions included Managing Director of the GKW Engineering Group as well as Head of Group Controlling.
After working as a Divisional Manager with the Pöyry consulting engineering group, he has most recently served as Group CFO at the planning and consulting company, Lahmeyer, where he was responsible for the areas of Accounting, Controlling, Treasury, Taxes, Revision, IT, QM, Data Protection and Occupational Safety.
As of July 2016, Markus Auer has been CFO of Hays AG.