A European employee forum has been established as part of the conversion. It will discuss employees’ concerns with the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, and help launch new initiatives.
The forum will take the form of a digital platform that allows employee representatives to regularly discuss the development of the adesso Group and changes to sales and employment markets along with internal topics relating to cooperation at a fast growing and increasingly international company, with the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. The European employee forum consists of 15 elected members and will initially represent employee’s interests for a period of four years.
adesso SE will retain its tried-and-tested dual management structure, with a separate Executive Board and Supervisory Board. The company’s Supervisory Board will continue to consist of six members elected from among its shareholders at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The existing Supervisory Board, led by Prof. Dr Volker Gruhn, who co-founded adesso in 1997, will remain in place until the next election. The company will continue to be headquartered in Dortmund.
The IT service provider currently has 22 offices in Germany, along with a 13 further locations in Europe. The company, which has approximately 4,000 employees, plans to leverage that international presence to become one of the leading players in the European IT industry.