Michael Hakes


Job Title: HR Director

Company: Mondi


Michael Hakes is the Group HR Director for Mondi Group. He has held senior HR roles at a range of companies, including Mondi Group, DNV GL, Germanischer Lloyd SE, and LM Wind Power. Hakes has also served as Director of Management Development and Compensation at Faurecia and as HR Director for the Customer Division of the Volkswagen Group. He began his career as an HR Specialist at Krupp Industrietechnik and went on to serve as HR Manager at Mitsubishi Semiconductor Europe GmbH. Hakes completed the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan  and the Global Leadership Program at INSEAD.

2018 - Present:    Group HR Director, Mondi Group
2013 - 2018:         EVP Human Resources, Maritime, DNV GL
2012 - 2013:        SVP Global Human Resources, Germanischer Lloyd SE
2007 - 2012:        VP Human Resources, LM Wind Power
2005 - 2007:        Director Management Development & Compensation, Faurecia
2003 - 2005:        HR Director Customer Division, Volkswagen Group
1997 - 2002:        HR Director, Johnson Controls
1991 - 1997:        HR Manager, Mitsubishi Semiconductor Europe GmbH
1987 - 1991:        HR Specialist, Krupp Industrietechnik

2015:                    Advanced Human Resource Executive Program, University of Michigan
2006:                   Global Leadership Program, INSEAD

About Mondi Group: Mondi Group is a global packaging and paper company with over 100 operations in more than 30 countries. The company produces innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable and environmentally responsible. With a strong focus on customer needs and operational excellence, Mondi Group is committed to delivering value to its stakeholders while minimizing its impact on the planet. 

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