Herwig Muyldermans is the general director of the Belgian staffing association, Federgon. He plays a central role in negotiating with the Belgian government and social partners on behalf of the Belgian staffing industry. In 2014, his perseverance resulted in the removal of one of the last restrictions to temporary agency work in the country: the coalition government announced staffing providers would be able to provide services to the public sector. Before joining the association in 1990, he occupied senior positions at the Belgian association representing the clothing industry.