Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe. He served as Adecco Group chief HR officer from January 2014 until March 2016. He joined Adecco in March 2009 as country manager for Belgium and Luxembourg and was a founder of professional staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Before this, he was responsible for Adecco’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before joining the staffing industry, de Smedt held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.