Mr. Matthias Hartmann is Chief Executive Officer & Member-Management Board at GfK SE.
He is on the Board of Directors at visionapp AG.
He was appointed as the CEO of GfK SE which has taken effect on January 2012.
He is responsible for the GfK Group's overall strategy and IT strategy, internal audit, marketing sciences, corporate communications and marketing, as well as for strategic succession management and personnel development. Mr. Hartmann began his career at IBM in 1988, primarily working in the banking and insurance divisions in Germany, Europe and the USA for the first six years. Between 1993 and 2002, he held various positions at the former IBM Unternehmensberatung GmbH, where he was Managing Director from the year 2000.
He held a leading role within the global integration team during IBM's acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting in 2002, supporting the merger of 30,000 PwC-Consulting and 30,000 IBM consultants. Before becoming Managing Director in Germany in 2005, he was Vice President at IBM's Group headquarters in Armonk, USA, where he was responsible for strategy development in various IBM business divisions. In February 2010, he became Global Head of Strategy and Industries, assuming worldwide responsibility in the consulting division of IBM Global Business Services, which is the world's largest provider of corporate consultancy services. This division makes a considerable contribution to the business success of the Group.
Mr. Hartmann graduated in Business Administration specializing in Information Technology, Berufsakademie (University of Cooperative Education) Stuttgart, Germany.