Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual is president of Groupe Actual, one of the top privately held staffing firms in the French market. Tual co-founded the company with his father, Gérard Tual, in 2001 from the merger of their respective staffing firms. In 2014, Tual was able to secure funding from private equity partners CM-CIC Capital Finance and Ouest(…)

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt is the CFO and board member of the Dutch group USG People. She was nominated in 2010. Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings completed its acquisition of USG People in July. Before acting as the group CFO, Geirnaerdt held various senior management positions within the group, including that of general manager of USG People(…)

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

After three years at Touche Ross, Robert Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. Following an eight-year period that included setting up the firm’s New York office, he returned to London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising in junior to middle management professional positions.

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe. He served as Adecco Group chief HR officer from January 2014 until March 2016. He joined Adecco in March 2009 as country manager for Belgium and Luxembourg and was a founder of professional staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Before this, he was responsible(…)

Ged Mason

Ged Mason

Ged Mason is CEO of Morson, a UK-based technical staffing firm. He joined the company in 1986 and took over as managing director in 1999 from his father, Gerry Mason, with backing from Barclays Private Equity. The company was floated on AIM in 2006 and taken private again in 2012. Morson Group added Vital Human(…)

Ann Heraty

Ann Heraty

Anne Heraty is CEO of Cpl Resources plc, a recognised leader in workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. With an annual turnover in excess of €390 million, the company has more than 650 in-house employees and around 10,000 temp/contract staff under management in customer sites per week. Her company has grown through both(…)