Meet the 2020 influencers in the €172 billion European staffing market. This list, compiled by SIA, includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and businesspeople with a wide range of skills and accomplishments who hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. We also introduce the inaugural Hall of Fame, which comprises pioneers and champions whose indelible impact is at the core of the industry’s evolution. These lists are not a ranking, but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Simon Coton

Simon Coton

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 As COO of NES Global Talent since 2008, Simon Coton has been a key part of the executive team, delivering the sale to private equity funds advised by AEA Investors in 2012, securing a number of refinancing deals, and making seven strategic and value-adding acquisitions. During his tenure, NES expanded(…)

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Carmen Watson, chair and managing director of Pertemps, joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and was later responsible for the corporate business team and growing turnover to £323 million from £32 million between 1983 and 2000. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by the Institute of(…)

Harld Peters

Harld Peters

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Harld Peters joined ManpowerGroup in November 2019 as regional president of Northern Europe, responsible for executing the company’s strategic business plan across the region and overseeing all ManpowerGroup’s brands and offerings: Manpower, Experis and Talent Solutions. Peters is passionate about enabling companies to transform and digitise in a fast-changing environment(…)

Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Jean-Philippe Papin is general director of France based Actual Leader Group, established in November 2018 after the merger of temporary employment firms Groupe Actual and Leader Intérim. He had been CEO of the latter, which he founded in 1992 and was the 11th-largest staffing firm in France. Pursuing international development(…)

Jérôme Rieux

Jérôme Rieux

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Jérôme Rieux joined Groupe Adéquat as sales director in 2005 after 15 years as a regional manager in the recruitment industry; he was appointed CEO in 2016. Its six brands combined count more than 1,300 employees and 270 offices located throughout France, Belgium, Ireland, Canada and the Netherlands. The independent(…)

Christophe Catoir

Christophe Catoir

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Christophe Catoir was appointed by The Adecco Group as regional head of France and Northern Europe in February 2019 and this year assumed executive oversight of the company’s UK and Ireland general staffing business. A member of the executive committee since 2015, Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor(…)