Mark De Smedt has been the The Adecco Group’s regional head of Northern Europe since January 2016, leading also Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the same region as of July 2017. He joined The Adecco Group in 2009 as country manager for Belgium & Luxembourg. He was previously managing partner of professional staffing specialist XPE Group. Prior to this, he was responsible for The Adecco Group’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before joining staffing, De Smedt held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank, and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.