“It is clear to me that it would be better for me to retire and unite to change the organization,” Parkin said in a written statement.
Parkin’s career has spanned 23 years, according to Igor Landau, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Adidas AG, who said “always acted for the benefit of our company and employees”.
“The decision to leave the company reflects the belief and belief that a new HR leader will best advance the pace of change that Adidas needs now,” Landau said in a written statement. Said.
At the exit on Tuesday, Parkin said the company adhered to its “more diverse, inclusive and fair” goals.
Adidas said that CEO Kasper Rorsted will take over HR’s interim presidency until a more permanent replacement is found.
Rorsted recently sponsored the Inclusion and Equality Acceleration Committee for Adidas, which the company says includes “decision makers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds” around the world.
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