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Thierry Geffroy

Thierry Geffroy

Thierry Geffroy is the CEO of Samsic RH, the staffing business owned by the French facility management group Samsic. Samsic RH ranks among the 10 largest staffing firms in France, and as one of the largest privately owned firms in the market. Thierry joined Samsic in 1992 and in 1998 moved into a leadership role(…)

Luigi Brugnaro

Luigi Brugnaro

Luigi Brugnaro is president of Umana Holdings. In 1986, at the age 25, he founded EVERAP, a leading provider of commercial networks.In 1997, he founded Umana, which now has more than 700 employees and 114 branches. Between 2009-2013, he was President of Confindustria Venice (Italian employers’ federation). In October 2012 he was elected president of(…)

Viktor Calabrò

Viktor Calabrò

Award-winning entrepreneur Viktor Calabrò launched Staff Finder, an on-demand staffing platform, in 2009. The platform, now known as Coople, counts more than 250,000 users in Zurich and London. The company has 120 full-time employees and 10,000 registered clients in the UK and Switzerland. Before he launched the platform, Calabrò worked as a programmer for management tools at UBS and as a consultant for(…)

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld has been CEO of Brunel International since 2000. Van Barneveld started his career as a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PwC. He then held successive management positions at companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. His most recent position before moving to(…)

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze was recently named CEO of Adecco. He joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. From September 2007 until joining Adecco, he was CEO of the Humares. From 2002 to 2005, he was CEO of Solvus, becoming COO of USG(…)

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz is president of the World Employment Confederation, representing labour-market enablers in 50 countries and seven of the largest international workforce solutions companies. She also chairs its European counterpart, WEC-Europe. She is an influential lobbyist at the global level and at the European Union, representing the interests of the employment and recruitment industry at(…)

Dinette Koolhaas

Dinette Koolhaas

Dinette Koolhaas is Kelly Services’ VP and managing director EMEA. She is also a board member for Kelly’s joint venture with Persol in Asia Pacific and a board member of the World Employment Confederation. Fluent in English, German, Dutch and French, Koolhaas first worked at a logistics consultancy agency in Holland. In 1997, she began her career in staffing with USG People,(…)

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel has held the role of managing director of the World Employment Confederation (previously Ciett) since April 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organisation, the World Bank and the OECD. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications(…)

Claude Guedj

Claude Guedj

Claude Guedj has been chairman and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was first appointed to the board in 1969. Guedj is considered a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. Under his management, the group rose to rank among the five largest staffing firms in France,(…)

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, helping to create a legal environment in which private employment agencies are able to prove their important role in a functioning labour market; she(…)