Rosario Rasizza, CEO of Openjobmetis SpA, started his career in 1997 when he opened Temporary S.p.A. of Milan in Varese. In 2001, he guided the launch of a new employment agency and contributed toward the creation of Openjob SpA. Between 2003 and 2011, he guided Openjob through a series of acquisitions. In 2008, he was appointed Knight of the Italian Republic as well as chairman of Assosomm, the Italian Association of Employment Agencies, and in 2018 he became Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 2018, Openjobmetis reported revenue of €594.3 million.
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Jan Arie van Barneveld has been CEO of Brunel International since 2000, succeeding Jan Brand who had held the position since founding the company in 1975. He started his career as a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PwC. Van Barneveld then held successive management positions at companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. His most recent position before moving to Brunel International was Director of Avero Life & Mortgages, which is part of the Achmea Insurance Group.
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.
Mariette Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands, and a member of the union’s executive committee since May 2013. She represents the interests of temporary workers. Since 1995 she contributed substantially to the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers, including the one concluded last year, with equal pay from day one of an assignment.
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.
George Corona was named president and CEO of Kelly Services in May 2017. Headquartered in Michigan, USA, Kelly Services is one of the largest global workforce solutions providers, with revenue of US$5.28 billion in 2016. Corona joined the company in 1994 and has held numerous leadership roles throughout the last two decades. He served as US middle-market leader (where he helped launch Kelly Educational Staffing) before being named executive VP of the Americas. He was promoted to executive VP and COO in 2009 and assumed responsibility for all of Kelly’s global operations. Corona also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.
Steve Russell is group CEO of Bond International Software, a provider of specialist staffing software for recruitment agencies worldwide. During Russell’s career in software development, he has held a number of senior management positions, including group managing director of Scan Data International plc. Russell formed Bond, which then acquired a controlling interest in Bond Associates Ltd. in 1988. On the acquisition of Bond Associates Inc., he became the group’s chief executive, and following a successful flotation on AIM, became CEO. Over the past decade, Russell has spearheaded a number of acquisitions for the Bond Group including FMP Europe in 2014.
J.H. (Jurriën) Koops, managing director at ABU — the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies — since 2014, is responsible for the daily management of the bureau. In 2018, ABU introduced a social agenda to enhance public support for temporary work in the Netherlands. The agenda also guides the members of ABU in their daily business. Koops joined ABU in 2002 as head of its Labour Conditions and Legal Affairs team. He was appointed assistant director in 2009 and named director of social affairs in 2012. Koops is also a member of several boards, including the Foundation for Training and Development in the Staffing Industry (Doorzaam) and SNCU.
Margriet Spijker is general manager of Timing, the seventh-largest staffing company in the Netherlands and part of the ADG Group. She joined Timing in 1988 as a consultant, followed by various management positions, up to deputy manager, a role in which she worked alongside Annemarie Laan van Dongen, who retired as general manager in January 2012 after 18 years.
Alexis de Bretteville is CEO of Hudson Europe, the largest region in terms of revenue for the Hudson. Prior to joining Hudson in 2013, de Bretteville was with Michael Page for more than 20 years, serving most recently as the managing director of the company’s Americas region and as a member of its global executive board. After spending four years helping to grow the company’s French operations into the market leader, he was managing director of Michael Page Spain, Portugal and South America, and then regional managing director of Central and Northern Europe.