Since 2007, Maurizio Uboldi has been responsible for the M&A strategy and international expansion of Gi Group, one of the world’s leading HR companies providing a full range of services for the development of the labour market. Gi Group reported turnover of €2 billion in 2017. Founded in Italy in 1998, Gi Group operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, either directly or through strategic partnerships. Uboldi has extensive experience in, and knowledge of, global staffing and labour markets. Uboldi is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan.
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Steve Ingham is chief executive of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms in Europe. He joined the company in 1987,when it was still known as Michael Page, as a consultant.He was promoted to operating director in 1990 and then to the board as executive director of UK operations in 2001. He became managing director of UK operations in 2005 and was appointed chief executive in 2006.
Hitoshi Motohara’s career with Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world, spans more than three decades; he became an advisor in April 2018 after stepping down as head of its Global Staffing Business in December 2017 and as managing corporate executive officer in March 2018. In 2007, he headed the acquisition of Staff Service and since 2009, after becoming managing corporate executive officer and board director of Recruit Co. Ltd., Motohara conducted cross-border acquisitions of CSI, Staffmark, Advantage Resourcing, Peoplebank, Chandler Macleod and USG People. He also served for two years as the president of the Japan Staffing Services Association. Motohara joined Recruit in 1983.
Jean-François Denoy is managing director of Manpower France. He has held various positions during his career with ManpowerGroup, including roles with operational management responsibilities and in HR. As HR director, he led training, career management and HR development from 2006 to 2010. Denoy was appointed HR and services managing director of Manpower France in 2011 and managing director in 2012. Denoy holds master’s degrees in administrative and strategic management and human resources.
Roland Gomez runs Proman, which was founded in France in 1990 by his parents. In 2018, Proman had €1.93 billion in turnover. Gomez joined the family group in 1993 at the end of his studies. He held several key positions until he was appointed CEO in 2003. He continues the organic rollout in France and develops the business internationally. Under his leadership, the first strategic acquisitions abroad began in 2012. Since then, he has accelerated the growth of the company by focusing on preserving the company’s historical values, the human, the proximity and the responsiveness.
Kevin Barrow is a partner with law firm Osborne Clarke. Since 1990, he has advised staffing companies on all types of legal work, including commercial deals, international joint ventures and M&A.His multi-country team work for more than 100 hirers and suppliers on market-leading UK, EU and international flexible workforce (MSP, RPO and VMS) projects, regulation of digital recruitment and online exchanges, tax planning relating to flexible workforces and worker misclassification and co-employment class actions.Barrow has led a campaign to change the regulatory regime affecting online exchanges, and has rolled out staffing/MSP deals in 40 countries in the last two years.
Frits Goldschmeding founded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen in 1960, and in 1964 renamed it Randstad. Goldschmeding took Randstad public in 1990, and in 2008, merged it with the Dutch group Vedior. He was CEO until 1999 and a member of the supervisory board until 2011 but remains the largest shareholder. Goldschmeding has a doctorate from the VU University Amsterdam and is also a professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode Business University.
As group COO, Adrian Adair drives Morson Group’s diversification into new markets and transformation of the technical recruiter’s brand as a UK engineering expert into a global specialist in permanent and interim talent-based solutions. With 19 years’ industry experience, Adair identifies the right internal talent to drive Morson International and the wider Morson Group toward its goal of becoming a £1 billion business. Since he was appointed as COO in October 2018, business turnover is up 39% and profit is up 131%. Adair facilitated Morson International’s partnership with the Girls’ Network and the launch of its Salford division. He’s also involved with Northern Power Women, an organisation that promotes equality in the workplace.
Alistair Cox is chief executive of Hays, which had revenue of £3,843 million in its last financial year. He has been CEO since 2007. Before Hays, he was chief executive at Xansa plc from 2002. He is a chartered engineer and has an MBA from the Stanford Business School in California.
Francesco Baroni was named country manager of Gi Group Italia in 2019. In addition to coordinating the activities of Gi Group’s various brands, he leads the strategic development of an integrated value proposition to meet the increasingly complex needs of companies and candidates. He joined Gi Group in 2014 as a business innovation and technology management senior executive. Baroni previously worked for consulting firms and public institutions including at IBM and the Regione Lombardia Government. Gi Group ranks among the world’s largest staffing providers, operating directly in 28 countries with a partner network in 57 additional countries.