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Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes, CEO of Guidant Group, inspires and motivates teams to maximise performance and achieve strategic objectives. She is also committed to challenging the norm in the wider recruitment industry. A passionate promoter of gender equality and disability inclusion in the recruitment sector and beyond, Forbes has championed initiatives such as Keeping Woman In (KWI),(…)

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(…)

Daniel Augereau

Daniel Augereau

Daniel Augereau is chairman and CEO of Synergie, the sixth-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, Synergie, resulting in the launch of the Synergie(…)

Thibault Lefebvre

Thibault Lefebvre

Thibault Lefebvre was appointed CEO of Grafton Recruitment Group in 2015, managing strategy, performance and organisation of Grafton Recruitment’s permanent and temporary businesses across all its locations. He was previously CEO of the Grafton Recruitment brand. Prior to Grafton Recruitment Group, Thibault held key managerial roles at PageGroup, including as managing director for Eastern Europe for the Michael Page and Page Personnel brands as well(…)

Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

Managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific and a member of the Cielo Global executive team, Seb O’Connell challenges accepted norms of RPO and plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of this global RPO leader. He is passionate about truly understanding the root of the talent acquisition challenges and ambitions of his(…)

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and its European counterpart Eurociett. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, representing the interests of the employment and recruitment industry. In addition to her roles at Ciett and Eurociett, Muntz is director of group public affairs for Randstad. She(…)

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan is senior managing director, UK, Middle East and South America, with Robert Half. He trained with Ernst & Young before he joined Robert Half in 1996, where he focused on accounting and finance recruitment, progressing to regional director in 2000 and managing director in 2005. His background in finance has been instrumental in(…)

Michael Krottmayer

Michael Krottmayer

Michael Krottmayer serves as CFO of Trenkwalder and is also a member of the management board and the board of directors. In addition, he is in charge of the countries in southeastern Europe. Krottmayer had numerous CFO roles before joining Trenkwalder, most recently at the Internet Security firm emarsys eMarketing Systems and prior to that, at ISS Austria, the facilities services company. Krottmayer is(…)

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is chairman of REED, which was founded by his father, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960. The company has 2,883 permanent employees working across 456 business units in 137 locations worldwide. Reed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was formerly an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit(…)

Alessandro Ramazza

Alessandro Ramazza

Alessandro Ramazza is president of ObiettivoLavoro, the fifth-largest Italian staffing firm. Before becoming president in 2005, he was director of the human resources groups CMC of Ravenna and then Rodano consortium of Reggio Emilia. ObiettivoLavoro has more than 800 employees and 172 branches offices (160 in Italy and 12 in other parts of Europe and(…)