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Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Umana SpA
President

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio is president of Umana Spa, which ranked No. 5 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2016 list of largest staffing firms in Italy. At the age of 23, she joined the then Industrial Association for the province of Venice, becoming the first woman to hold office within that organization. In 1998, Caprioglio left Confindustria to join Umana, and in 2001 she joined Umana’s board of directors. She became VP in 2007 and president in 2012.

Caprioglio is a member of the general council of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano, Monza and Brianza; vice chairman of the Ict Group; and president of the Professional Services Section.

Thierry Geffroy

Thierry Geffroy

Samsic RH
CEO

Thierry Geffroy took the reins of France-based Samsic RH in January 2019 as chairman and CEO. During his tenure at Samsic RH, he oversaw the growth of Samsic into a major player in employment within France and has set his sights to expand further. In April 2019, Samsic acquired a majority stake in recruitment services firm Sellick Partnership. That same year, Samsic made two acquisitions in Ireland and Morocco, its first expansion into the African continent. Geffroy first joined the group in 1992 and in 2010 he became president of Samsic RH, the group’s human resources company.

Sir Alec Reed

Sir Alec Reed

REED
Founder

Sir Alec Reed, CBE, FCMA, founded REED in 1960. In 1972, he founded the Reed Business School and in 1995, he launched reed.co.uk, one of the leading job sites in the U.K. He also has launched various charities, including Womankind Worldwide, Ethiopiaid and the Big Give. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded the institute’s outstanding contribution to business performance award. He has written several books and was knighted in 2011 for services to business and charity. Reed is the sixth-largest staffing firm in the U.K. and was floated in 1971.

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

Guidant Global
CEO

Simon Blockley is CEO of Guidant Global, the specialist recruitment outsourcing business of UK staffing firm Impellam Group. He joined Guidant in 2014, becoming managing director in 2017. In October 2018, Impellam merged its US and UK talent acquisition and managed solutions businesses — rebranding them as Guidant Global. Following the merger, Blockley became CEO in January 2019, overseeing the brand on a global basis. Guidant Global provides more than 220,000 contingent worker assignments in the field on behalf of 100-plus clients across 80 countries.

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

de Poel
CEO

Andrew Preston joined de Poel healthcare in 2013 as managing director and was responsible for a period of significant growth, which led to his appointment in 2015 as group managing director. Following a September 2016 management buyout, which he led, Preston became CEO and is currently delivering record revenue and double-digit EBITDA growth for the UKbased firm. Preston has worked in healthcare and the wider public sector for almost 20 years after starting his career in the National Health Service. An experienced business leader with a global health background — including the sale of his own clinical service business to global service provider Serco Group plc — Preston has experience in growth and development of FTSE 100 companies, PLCs, private equity-backed and private organisations.

Daniel Augereau

Daniel Augereau

Synergie
Chairman and CEO

Daniel Augereau is the chairman and CEO of Synergie, the fifth-largest staffing firm in France. He trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. Ten years later, the company merged with another staffing firm, Sydergie, resulting in the launch of the Synergie brand.

Robert Jan van de Kraats

Robert Jan van de Kraats

Randstad
Vice-Chairman

A certified auditor, Robert Jan van de Kraats joined Randstad in 2001 as CFO. Van de Kraats was appointed as vice-chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsible for Japan, India, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In addition, he is responsible for group finance and accounting, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, legal, IT and investor relations. He is also a board member of OCI NV, a member of the supervisory board of Schiphol Group, and a member of the monitoring committee of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code.

Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin

Actual Leader Group
General Director

Jean-Philippe Papin is general director of France-based Actual Leader Group, established in 2018 after the merger of temporary employment firms Groupe Actual and Leader Intérim. He had been the CEO of Leader Intérim, the French staffing firm he founded in 1992; that firm had ranked 10th on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest staffing firms in France with €426 million in 2017 revenue. Pursuing international development and moving toward its objective of 20% turnover abroad while strengthening its positioning on the European continent, Actual Leader Group in July 2019 acquired a majority stake of Dutch HR services firm Flexfactory.

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

I.K. Hofmann
CEO

Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the 10 largest staffing firms in Germany. In 2010, I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award and has been honoured nine times in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute. Hofmann is a board member of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers (BAP) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).

Chris Heutink

Chris Heutink

Randstad Netherlands
Executive Board

Chris Heutink started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. Various management positions followed until 2004, when he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink is responsible for all operations in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary), as well as for global client solutions. He was appointed to the executive board in 2014.

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