Meet the 2019 influencers in European staffing. This list, compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, includes those who have helped to shape the €172 billion European market. Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers, businesspeople — the Staffing 100 Europe honourees have a wide range of skills and accomplishments and hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. The list is not a ranking but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
James Saoulli

James Saoulli

James Saoulli is CEO of Rullion, a role he took in 2017. Over the past two years he has overseen the transformation of Rullion, which has included launching several programmes to modernise and help to enable continued business growth. Saoulli has previously held leadership roles in Rullion Management Services and Rullion Solutions, a managed service(…)

Bettina Schaller

Bettina Schaller

As a board member of the World Employment Confederation, Bettina Schaller was appointed president of the WEC Europe in December 2017. She also oversees the public affairs activities of The Adecco Group. Schaller is also a member of the B20 Employment and Education Task Force; sits on the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Employment,(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain is the first global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body representing the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. APSCo, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, last year reached over 1,000 UK members and successfully lobbied the government to extend the time that UK recruitment businesses have to prepare(…)

Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables for the past 13 years has served as group finance director of international recruitment firm Hays, which SIA ranks as the sixth-largest global staffing firm based on 2017 revenue. He was also senior independent nonexecutive director of Wincanton plc until July 2015. Prior to Hays, Venables spent 13 years at Exel plc, where(…)

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni was named country manager of Gi Group Italia in 2019. In addition to coordinating the activities of Gi Group’s various brands, he leads the strategic development of an integrated value proposition to meet the increasingly complex needs of companies and candidates. He joined Gi Group in 2014 as a business innovation and technology(…)

Yvon Drouet

Yvon Drouet

Yvon Drouet is the deputy general manager and CFO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. Drouet oversees group finance and investments and plays a key role in Synergie’s international expansion. He announced this year that the company is looking at possible acquisitions in Eastern Europe as well as the Nordic countries. In 2018,(…)

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