Matthias Malessa, Senior Consultant - Germany

Matthias Malessa a Senior Consultant with the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.      

Client work with the Institute has included Heineken.

Matthias has spent more than 25 years in key roles at Adidas, including Senior Financial Controller, VP Financial Controlling, SVP of Global HR and most recently as Chief HR Officer.

Matthias’ strength and expertise as a leader are evidenced through the following: many years of direct operational involvement; leadership of HR teams to proactively and responsibly support key markets, brands and service units globally; formulation of global HR strategy based on corporate vision and values; and the implementation of process efficiencies in order to move business forward.

Matthias is a Board Member of the Hauptverband der Deutschen Schuhindustrie (HDS) and the Franconian International School (FIS) in Erlangen, a Lecturer at the Fachhochschule Jena and Nehemia University in Albania, and a member of the following networks: Bund Deutscher Arbeitgeber, Personalleiterzirkel, and Unternehmensethischer Salon Nuremberg.

Matthias received his Diplom Volkswirt (Degree in Economics) at the University of Heidelberg.

Matthias is a native German speaker, and is business fluent in English. His hobbies include tennis, golf and jogging. 

Matthias loves to spend time with friends and with his family – his wife Petra and three sons Maximilian, Christopher and Benjamin.  He likes to travel and loves modern music and singing.