Meet the 2023 champions of change in the €230 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 honour the 21 members of the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame 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.
Viktor Calabrò

Viktor Calabrò

Viktor Calabrò founded Coople Holding AG in 2009 to enhance staffing processes for finding flexible workers. Today, Coople employs a team of 180 in offices across Europe and has a user base of more than 30,000 clients and 950,000 flexible workers. Calabrò is immensely proud of Coople’s ability to sail through unpredictable market challenges and(…)

Even Hagelien

Even Hagelien

Since 2007, Even Hagelien has served as director of staffing industry for the Norwegian Federation of Service Industries and Retail Trade (NHO SH). He also sits on the global board of the World Employment Confederation. In his tenure, Hagelien has co-founded the Nordic Network for staffing federations in 2011 and chaired the WEC Economic Affairs(…)

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed joined Reed Global in 1992 as a non-executive director, became CEO in 1997 and has served as chairman since 2004. In December 2022, Reed was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to business and charity. Among his initiatives: Everyone at Reed Global spends one day a week(…)

Christophe Catoir

Christophe Catoir

Leading Adecco as its global president since January 2021, Christophe Catoir was selected as co-host for the first European Tent Business Summit this year to help pledge jobs for refugees. At this conference, he announced Adecco’s commitment to help at least 50,000 refugees find quality jobs in the next three years. Catoir joined The Adecco(…)

Myra Fischer-Rosinger

Myra Fischer-Rosinger

Myra Fischer-Rosinger’s career in staffing began in 2006 when swissstaffing had just three employees. Today, as director of the Swiss association of staffing agencies, Fischer-Rosinger’s contribution has helped grow the organisation to 30 employees. This year, she was responsible for establishing new quality standards and tools for the staffing industry in the fields of occupational(…)

Patrick Tiessen

Patrick Tiessen

Patrick Tiessen is chief executive officer of Nétive VMS B.V., which he co-founded in 2003. In addition to vendor management, the Netherlands-based company provides services such as freelancer management and statement-of-work to more than 200 contingent workforce programs in 13 countries across EMEA and the Americas. The group focuses on creating software to support all(…)