Hitoshi Motohara is the senior corporate executive officer of Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the largest staffing company in Japan and fifth-largest in the world. Responsible for expanding Recruit’s business internationally, including within Europe, Motohara led Recruit’s purchase of international recruiter Advantage Resourcing and global job site Indeed in 2012. Motohara joined Recruit in 1983 as a sales and marketing associate. In 2003, he became CEO of Recruit Staffing and in 2008, became CEO of Staff Services, the No. 1 staffing firm in Japan, following Recruit’s acquisition of the company. He is a past president of Japan Staffing Services Association (JASSA).