After completing his degree as a qualified industrial engineer, Christoph Niewerth joined Ascena as an account manager in 1999. After progressing to department manager, he later became a divisional and branch manager. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Contracting.
In January 2012, Mr. Niewerth joined the Board of Directors and was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the Sales specialisms IT, Finance, Legal, Retail and Sales & Marketing in Germany as well as the company's affiliates in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. He is also responsible for Talent Solutions, public affairs and strategic customer development.
In 2001, Marc Lutz received his degree in International Business at FH Reutlingen and immediately began his career with Hays (then Ascena) as an account manager in IT Contracting. In 2003, he became a team leader and in 2005 was promoted to Head of Contracting for IT & Engineering. Since the beginning of 2007, Marc Lutz has served as Head of IT Perm and since 2009 has been a Business Director for Perm in Germany and Austria. Since July 2011, Marc Lutz has been the Director (Managing Director) of Hays (Schweiz) AG.