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Andreu Cruañas

Andreu Cruañas

Asempleo
President

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.

Cruañas is also a general council member of the Spanish Employment System (Ministry of Employment and Social Security) and the Central Executive Committee of the Public Employment Service of Spain. In his career, Cruañas has alternated between roles in the public and private sector and was formerly the Secretary of Labour and Employment and Director General of Employment of the Catalan Government.

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

Randstad Germany
CEO

Eckard Gatzke has been CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications, and human resources. He is also country general manager for sister companies Tempo-Team, Randstad Professionals, and GULP. Under Gatzke’s leadership, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Prior to joining Randstad Gatzke distinguished himself as an expert in the restructuring and reorganisation of leading companies in the logistics industry in Germany and Europe. His previous employers include Kuehne & Nagel, TNT, BahnTrans, and Rhenus.

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual

Groupe Actual
President

Samuel Tual is president of Groupe Actual, a privately held staffing firm in the French market. In 2001, Tual co-founded the firm with his father, Gérard Tual, from the merger of their respective staffing firms. In 2014, Samuel Tual was able to secure investments from private equity partners CM-CIC Capital Finance and Ouest Croissance in order to pursue the group’s growth strategy in its home market. In 2016, Actual successfully integrated a number of recent acquisitions and grew its revenue by 50%.

Mariëtte Patijn

Mariëtte Patijn

FNV Bondgenoten
Official

Mariëtte Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands. She has been a member of FNV’s executive committee since May 2013. Patijn represents the interests of temporary workers and is the union’s coordinator for collective bargaining. She joined FNV as a secretary in 1990, quickly rising through the ranks. In 1995 she was appointed director of FNV Dienstenbond, representing the services sector. Since then she has been heavily involved in the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers.

Roland Gomez

Roland Gomez

Proman
CEO

Roland Gomez heads Proman, the French staffing group founded by his parents in 1990. Gomez has worked with the business since its inception and was appointed CEO in 2003. Since 2013, Proman has expanded its international presence through organic growth and acquisitions in different countries: UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and more recently across the Atlantic in Canada and the United States

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Pertemps
Commercial Director

Carmen Watson joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and by 1983 had progressed to the boardroom as commercial director. From 1983 to 2000, she was responsible for the formation of a corporate business team and turnover grew tenfold from £32m to £323m. In, 2000,Watson was named managing director and then became chairperson in 2012. A long-term supporter of diversity in the workplace, Watson is one of the foremost speakers on women in the boardroom.

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

I.K. Hofman
CEO

Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the five largest staffing firms in Germany. I.K. Hofmann in 2010 was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Platin Trust Champion Award and has been honoured 10 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, also known as BAP, and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations, also known as BDA.

Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

Cielo
President, EMEA & APAC

Seb O’Connell’s focus on creating a sustainable, innovative, efficient and agile organisation resulted in his regions growing at more than twice the market rate in 2018 and his promotion to president in early 2019. He is the executive leader for the EMEA and APAC regions as well as Cielo’s global executive team sponsor of total talent acquisition, employer brand and executive search. O’Connell is dedicated to providing a positive employee experience and believes success comes from diverse and inclusive teams. From a client perspective, he is most proud of the 2018 launch of the Cielo Total Talent programme with Société Générale — disrupting the approach to permanent, contingent, executive and graduate recruitment in one programme.

Hans Ploos van Amstel

Hans Ploos van Amstel

The Adecco Group
CFO

Hans Ploos van Amstel joined The Adecco Group as CFO and a member of its executive committee in 2015. Before joining The Adecco Group, he was CFO of Cofra Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015. He started his career in finance at Procter & Gamble in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Procter & Gamble across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium as VP of finance and operation Europe, and moved to the US as global CFO in 2005.

Maalfrid Brath

Maalfrid Brath

ManpowerGroup
Managing Director, Norway

Maalfrid Brath is managing director for ManpowerGroup in Norway, the largest staffing company in the Norwegian market representing 20% of the total sales revenue. She first joined ManpowerGroup in 2009. Prior to that, she spent 15 years with Storebrand in Norway serving in various leadership roles, most recently as executive vice president. Brath is chair of the board of directors at the Norwegian staffing and recruitment federation as well as vice chair of the Executive Committee of World Employment Confederation Europe. Throughout her career, she has held positions in various boards including as chairman of the board at NHO National Federation of Service Industries and Trade, a position she’s held since 2016.

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