Über Holger Deimling

Holger Deimling

Hohenkammer, Germany

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: 16.11.1962 · Place of Birth: Wuppertal · Nationality: German

Head of People Development Profile

20+ years’ success in leading corporate talent management processes and people development programmes for multinational corporations

Accomplished and vision-driven executive with extensive experience in designing resourcing strategies and maintaining a collaborative culture to achieve corporate vision. An open-minded individual with expertise in developing transformational initiatives in all core HR functions, building and re-staffing organisations, standardising performance management practices, overhauling recruiting standards, and employing innovative talent development programmes. An agile and proactive change agent, adept at targeting areas of improvement, initiating change, and following through by assessing outcomes and making adjustments to create productive workplace. A seasoned executive-level coach with proven expertise in mentoring and championing leadership teams to cultivate capabilities. Resourceful business leader with active involvement in shaping long-range vision and aligning the people and department to create long-term shareholder value.

Core Competencies:

Talent Development and Progression PlanningRecruitment/ Attraction Strategies

Exec. Coaching and Leadership Development

Strategic Roadmap Planning and Execution

Employee Engagement and Progression Planning

Process Redesign / Change Management

Performance Management and Evaluation

Full Life Cycle of Project Management

Personnel Development / Coaching Programmes

Multidisciplinary Team Leadership

Professional Experience

In-Tech GmbH, Garching, Germany

Head of People Development, 2017 to 2019

Spearheaded the end-to-end management of strategic business planning process to deliver innovative solutions for automotive, mechanical engineering, and traffic systems, with a consolidated revenue of €100M and 1.4K employees. Oversaw wide range of executive and organisational development initiatives, including the establishment of an interregional matrix organisation to translate business mission statement into realisation. Led all facets of talent development and recruitment process to develop a highly skilled and dedicated team. Provided executive-level leadership to 200 employees in automotive and industry 4.0, including seven executives for streamlining business operations. Managed a budget of €12M, assessed performance, analysed variances, and devised robust plans to minimise cost and budget deviations.

Key Achievements:Earned excellent feedback for achieving excellent results: formulated a balanced scorecard for target-oriented management of review processes, reduced costs by 8% through optimising resource allocation for Romania and the US, and secured new innovative SW projects for diverse business areas.Planned and established an assessment centre for leadership functions and integrated with HR processes.

Successfully built 20 teams of talented professionals to ensure smooth completion of agile scrum projects.

Self-Employed, Munich, Freising, Inning am Ammersee

Self-Employed Coach and Trainer, 2011 to 2017

Envisioned and implemented a results-driven executive-development programme and organised engaging training sessions for diverse companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to embed a culture of performance excellence. Planned and organised approx. 20 training courses and 250 coaching sessions to cultivate and improve capabilities of teams.

Key Achievements:Optimised the productivity and efficiency of executive leadership teams through orchestrating cutting-edge training and professional development programmes.Led the end-to-end management of an anti-smoking and bore-out prevention (B2C) programme execution while finalising deliverables within time, scope, and financial constraints.

Microsoft Corporation, Munich, Germany / Redmond, Washington, USA / Dubai, UAE

Microsoft EMEA Director of Training and Development | Manager 1998 to 2010

Directed the full life cycle management of new-hire readiness programme and academy for EMEA region while adhering to corporate policies and procedures. Designed and executed robust talent-acquisition programmes through creating innovative curriculum, providing effective training, and managing budget for 3K employees. Oversaw the development and implementation of annual acquisition and on-boarding of global university graduates for EMEA region. Held full accountability for services readiness, including registration of needs, consultation of executive and resource managers, and budget management. Directed a team of six professionals, evaluated training needs, and devised effective plans geared towards professional development.

Key Achievements:Steered the migration and development of a complex new-hire programme to adhere multicultural requirements in EMEA, including the management of a team-development programme and monthly meetings to assess matrix structure and business values.Earned multiple prestigious Microsoft Gold Star Awards for successfully creating and implementing new-hire readiness programme for EMEA region, developing the global laboratory, and achieving cost saving of 40%.

Established a globally centralised laboratory service for Microsoft sales and service organisation, improved revenue by approx. $20M, and attained cost savings of 17% for EMEA services organisation.

Orchestrated four EMEA new hire programmes: MBA academy, college hires academy, new hire 101, new and hire advisory service with a consolidated budget of $8M.

Prior experience as Project manager/consultant at TeachNet GmbH.

Education and Credentials

Legal Traineeship,
Berufsschule Neviges (vocational school), Wuppertal

Teaching Qualification for College, University of Wuppertal

Community Service, Lebenshilfe Wuppertal

Professional Development

: DISC, Myers-Briggs, and Gallup StrengthsFinder

HR Management: Dealing with ambiguity, non-authoritarian management, diversity management, cross-group collaboration, and leadership

Expert Topics: 2016, communications trainer, Fresh Academy, 2009, coach, Microsoft Academy, 2009, Trainer including educational licence, Microsoft Academy, 2008, NLP (master) practitioner, Fresh Academy


German (Native), English (Fluent), French/Spanish (Basic)

Technical Skills:

MS Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, XMind, and all MS Server products: Exchange, SQL, Systemcenter Configuration Manager, Cluster Server