Heike Adam is an Expert for Finance, ESG & Inflation. She holds a Diploma-degree in Business Administration from Humboldt-University Berlin and owns over 20 years of international finance and management experience at Dax companies Henkel and Beiersdorf. Today she is Associate Partner at Theron Advisory Group, Advisory Board member of Intellisource GmbH as well as visiting lecturer of private university Euro-FH Hamburg.
Her broad ESG expertise has 4 pillars. The detailed knowledge on European and international legislation and the profound practical experience in build-up of global reportings on company side. With the ESG strategy certificate of Wharton School she owns current global knowledge on dynamics, methods and integration in companies’ strategies. Her deep content understanding is result of 35 years of personal engagement in ecological topics. She recognizes implications, risks & chances early and can recommend relevant strategic options.
Her strategic and operational Finance Expertise is extensive and substantial. She held the Controlling position in management board, drove ambitious target achievements, developed flexible management and KPI concepts. External requirements such as annual financial statements, IFRS as well as risk management and control systems are familiar to her on corporate and local level.
She owns a vast transformation experience. As a member of the management board Southern Europe she steered local companies through turn arounds. She managed restructuring and investment projects and lead a global Accounting Outsourcing project, too. As Head of Controlling she was responsible for production site moves as well as acquisitions and Carve Outs.
Heike’s rare inflation expertise is based on her own practical experience. At Henkel she was an expert for high-inflation-countries, mainly in Latin America. She knows, how intensely inflation affects an economy and its companies. actively. Her “Inflation Market Model” is part of course offerings of Euro-FH Hamburg. Her advisory focusses on inflation resilience and impact on risks and strategy mainly from C-Level and Board perspective.
Heike has extended international experience. She worked and lived in the US and Italy, was responsible for Latin America and led various international projects, among others in cooperation with an external partner from India. She is fluent in German and English, and speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian.