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François Béharel

François Béharel

François Béharel is president and CEO of Randstad France. Béharel joined VediorBis in 1999 as a regional director in the North of France. He was appointed CEO of Vedior group in France in 2007, becoming president and CEO of Randstad Group France in 2009 after it acquired Vedior. In 2012, the supervisory board of Randstad(…)

Andreu Cruañas

Andreu Cruañas

Andreu Cruañas was appointed president of ASEMPLEO, the association of private employment agencies in Spain, in 2013. Cruañas represents the association in the World Employment Confederation. He is a member of the executive committee of Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain, also known as CEOE, and has been a board member of CEOE and the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises since 2013.(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain is chief executive officer of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and, before that, its predecessor, ATSCo. In 1988, she founded Learning Curve, a specialist recruitment training company that was acquired by the Delphi Group in 1997. With more than 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector, Swain is an authority in(…)

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann is chief executive officer of the Cordant Group, which had revenue of £720 million in its latest reported year. The company provides security, cleaning and recruitment services, was originally founded in 1959 by Jack Ullman (as Securiplan) and continues to be owned and run by the Ullmann family.

Mark Verstraete

Mark Verstraete

Mark Verstraete is the managing director of T-Groep, the sixth-largest staffing firm in Belgium and the 31st-largest in Europe, with operations in the Netherlands and Poland. In 2008, Verstraete led the acquisition of the Dutch privately held human resource company Luba by T-Groep, starting its international expansion and strengthening its position in the Benelux market for(…)

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson is CEO of UK-based specialist engineering and technology recruitment firm Gattaca, having joined the company in December 2013. Gattaca posted turnover of £616.9 million in 2016. Wilkinson has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 35 years and brings extensive international as well as M&A experience to Gattaca. Wilkinson has been an(…)

Natalia Shuman

Natalia Shuman

Natalia Shuman is SVP and GM Kelly Services Inc.’s EMEA and APAC regions. Shuman also serves as a board member of Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions, in North Asia. She joined Kelly in 1997 and launched Kelly’s recruitment business in the Moscow market. She relocated to New York in 2000, but moved to(…)

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper’s experience includes 20 years in the human capital and workforce management industry spanning markets all over the globe. In his current role as VP, operations, EMEA for Allegis Global Solutions, Cooper is responsible for delivering solutions for global clients that integrate multiple technology partners and suppliers, while also managing programs and client implementations. In May 2017, Cooper led the expansion of AGS operations(…)

Maurizio Uboldi

Maurizio Uboldi

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(…)

Mark De Smedt

Mark De Smedt

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(…)