Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, a temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €456.4 million in 2014. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DEKRA Akademie. Within two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to DEKRA’s automotive services unit in 2006.
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Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German firm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, the temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €520.9 million in 2016. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DEKRA Akademie in 2003. Within two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to DEKRA’s automotive services unit in 2006.
Hans Ploos van Amstel joined The Adecco Group as CFO and a member of its executive committee in 2015. Before joining The Adecco Group, he was CFO of Cofra Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015. He started his career in finance at Procter & Gamble in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Procter & Gamble across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium as VP of finance and operation Europe, and moved to the US as global CFO in 2005.
Alex Mulder has been a supervisory board member of USG People NV since 2006. As the founder of Unique Uitzendbureau in 1972, he is also effectively the founder of USG People, of which he was chairman and chief executive officer up to 2006. It was during his tenure that the acquisition of Belgian staffing group Solvus was successfully completed.
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Nick Dunett is CEO of Resource Solutions. As part of the Robert Walters Group, Resource Solutions has a global footprint across 31 countries and sources and recruits for clients in more than 60 countries. He was managing director of Robert Walters Germany and Switzerland and COO of Resource Solutions before becoming CEO in 2020. To support organisations in dealing with demand-surge during the Covid-19 crisis, Dunett and his team this year launched a new service called Rapidsource, which has helped the NHS fill 600,000 shifts, process more than 50,000 expressions of interest, get 17,500-plus healthcare professionals to work and support 45 new NHS trusts.
Paul Venables is group finance director of Hays plc. As a USA-qualified chartered accountant, he started his career as a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche’s US practice. This was followed by a 13-year career at Exel plc, where he held a number of senior finance and operational roles, including deputy group finance director; he was also a member of the executive board of Exel plc and chairman of its acquisitions and project review board. Following the acquisition of Exel plc by Deutsche Post, Venables worked in its DHL Logistics division before joining Hays plc. Until July 2015, Venables was senior independent nonexecutive director of Wincanton plc.
Roland Gomez heads Proman, the French staffing group founded by his parents in 1990. Gomez has worked with the business since its inception and was appointed CEO in 2003. Since 2013, Proman has expanded its international presence through organic growth and acquisitions in different countries: UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and more recently across the Atlantic in Canada and the United States
Julia Robertson was appointed CEO of Impellam Group in April 2013. She joined Carlisle in 2000 following the acquisition of Tate. Following the 2008 Impellam merger, she was appointed as the divisional CEO of Impellam’s UK staffing businesses. Prior to Impellam/Carlisle, Robertson was chief executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants (now known as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, a UK confederation of staffing firms), the professional body for individuals involved in the UK recruitment industry, and founded her own recruitment business, which was sold to Carlisle alongside Tate. Robertson also sits on the board of trustees for Trinity Hospice.
Alex Mulder has been a member of the supervisory board of USG People NV since 2006, where he is a member of the remuneration and appointments committee. In 1972, at the age of 25, he founded staffing firm Unique Uitzendbureau, which merged with rival staffing firm Goudsmit in 1997 to form USG People. Mulder was chairman and CEO of USG from its inception until 2006. During his tenure Mulder oversaw the acquisitions of a Start Holding in 2002, an employment agency that had been privatised by the Dutch government six years earlier, and Belgian staffing group Solvus.
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Viktor Calabrò is the founder and executive chairman of Coople, an on-demand platform for flexible work that has more than 350,000 registered workers in Switzerland and the UK. In 2019, Calabrò and his team opened a new Coople headquarters in Zurich. This year, he expanded business into the agricultural sector in Switzerland to help curb staff shortages because of travel restrictions due to Covid-19. He advocated for the interests of the Swiss startup community with the Swiss government and believes in making flexible work the go-to-market strategy for HR in all industries. Calabrò has also launched the second edition of his book Flexible Workforce, which explores the challenges of the modern workplace.