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.
Stephen Trigg

Stephen Trigg

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Stephen Trigg serves as CEO of Hertfordshire, England-based staffing firm Quanta Consultancy Services. The company has won several awards including the Princess Royal Training Award in 2018. This year, Trigg is leading his team safely through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and has created business opportunities internationally, including in the US.(…)

Suzana Bernhard

Suzana Bernhard

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Suzana Bernhard is the executive VP of Dekra SE and VP of Dekra Arbeit Group, overseeing 40 offices in 20 countries. Appointed to her current position in 2000, she has led the company to more than €550 million in revenue and has helped lead its expansion across Europe. In 2019,(…)

Sylvestre Blavet

Sylvestre Blavet

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Sylvestre Blavet assumed the role of chairman and CEO of French online staffing group Freelance.com in 2019. He is also chairman of Paris-based CBV Ingénierie Group, the largest shareholder of Freelance.com. Blavet oversaw a 26% increase in Freelancer.com’s 2019 revenue to €237.1 million. In June 2020, the CBV Ingénierie Group(…)

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Sebastian Lazay became president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) in 2017 after serving as vice resident since 2011. BAP represents the interests of the personnel services and temporary employment industry in Germany. Lazay is also managing director of Hamburg-based Extra-Personalservice GmbH, and has been closely involved(…)

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Simon Blockley is CEO of Guidant Global, one of the staffing industry’s dynamic, forward-thinking recruitment outsourcing businesses. Blockley became CEO in January 2019, following the merger of Guidant Group in the UK and Bartech in the US, and leads the company’s vision to champion a better, more forward-thinking approach for(…)

Viktor Calabrò

Viktor Calabrò

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Viktor Calabrò is the founder and executive chairman of Coople, an on-demand platform for flexible work that has more than 350,000 registered workers in Switzerland and the UK. In 2019, Calabrò and his team opened a new Coople headquarters in Zurich. This year, he expanded business into the agricultural sector(…)