Patrick De Maeseneire rejoined the Adecco Group as CEO in 2009. He had held leading positions within the Adecco Group between 1998 and 2002, starting as country manager for the Benelux region before leading the Adecco Group’s worldwide professional staffing business from New York. De Maeseneire served as CEO of Barry Callebaut from 2002 to 2009 and in 2007, he was granted the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium. From 1980 to 1997, De Maeseneire held executive positions at Sun International and Apple Computer, as well as senior positions at Wang in Belgium and Arthur Andersen Consulting.