Sergio Picarelli was appointed regional head of Italy; Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa; and India for Adecco in October 2015. In 1993, Picarelli joined Adecco in Italy, starting as managing director of an Adecco Group Company (Permanent Placement). In 1997, he was appointed chief sales and marketing director, Italy. From 2002 to 2004 Picarelli served as regional head for Central Europe and was thereafter appointed COO of Adecco Staffing Division Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009, he served as country manager of Adecco Italy and Switzerland (Switzerland until the end of 2008). From January 2009 until his appointment as chief sales officer in October 2009, he served as chief international sales officer of the Adecco Group. Picarelli graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.