Vera Calasan, co-founder and CEO of cross-industry engineering services company Excellence AG, has 20 years’ management experience in recruitment, training and technical industry. Calasan first joined the staffing industry in 1997 with Amadeus FiRe and returned there in 2005 as managing director. Prior to joining Excellence, she was CEO of ManpowerGroup Germany between 2009 and 2013. She also has board experience in Joint Venture organizations with DAX Companies and is a member of the Global Advisory Board for her alma mater, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.