Annemarie Muntz is president of the World Employment Confederation, the voice of the employment industry at the global level, representing labour-market enablers in 50 countries and seven of the largest international workforce solutions companies. She chaired its European counterpart, WEC-Europe, from 2005 to 2018. She is an influential lobbyist in the international arena representing the interests of the employment and recruitment industry at large. In addition to her role at WEC, Muntz is managing director of global public affairs for Randstad. She is cochair of the B20 Employment & Education Taskforce, coordinates the IBA Global Employment Institute’s Advisory Board and sits on the board of CSR Europe.
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Natalia Shuman is senior VP and general manager, EMEA and APAC regions, Kelly Services Inc. Shuman also serves as COO of Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions, in North Asia. She joined Kelly in 1997 and was responsible for successfully launching Kelly’s recruitment business in the Moscow market and later moved to New York to launch Kelly’s Wall Street office. Since 2008, Shuman has been managing global account teams and developing global programmes for Kelly. Over the last two years, she has also served as vice president of Global Solutions.
Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German fi rm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €467.1 million in 2015. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DEKRA Akademie. Within only two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to DEKRA’s automotive services unit in 2006.
Nick Cox joined Hays in 1983 working in the accountancy and finance/banking division as a recruitment consultant, progressing to regional director and then UK director. He was appointed managing director, UK & Europe, for Hays Information Technology in 1997. He was promoted to Hays UK board director in 2003, responsible for seven specialisms, including HR, sales and marketing, and contact centres. In 2006, Cox was appointed managing director for the EMEA region, reporting directly to the CEO.
Gary Elden has been CEO of SThree since January 2013 after serving as its deputy CEO since May 2012. Prior to that, Elden was SThree’s chief strategy officer. He has held a number of senior positions, including that of founding managing director of Huxley Associates. As chief strategy officer, he was responsible for the expansion of the group’s international operations and non-ICT disciplines. Last year, the company had revenue of £634 million.
Jérôme Caille is the former CEO of Accent Jobs as well as its parent company, the House of HR. He currently sits on the board. Accent Jobs was founded in 1995 and provides temp-to-perm services with one of the largest specialized branch networks in Belgium. The House of HR operates six specialized HR companies: Accent Jobs (temp-to-perm), Just Work (payrolling), Home Maid, Logi-Technic (outsourcing), Bekaert Technics (secondment) and Peak6 (HR consultancy). Under Caille’s leadership, the company gained market share in Belgium and the Netherlands, and developed operations in France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Romania. Caille also served as global CEO of Adecco from 2002 to 2006.
After working in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd., Giles Daubeney joined the Robert Walters plc in 1988. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and was responsible for the Robert Walters’s Dutch and Belgian operations.Daubeney became COO in 1999, and was appointed to the board in July 2000.
Before becoming CEO of Trenkwalder International AG in December 2013, Károly Pataki was chief sales officer of the Trenkwalder group, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to Trenkwalder, Pataki was deputy general manager of Dunapack Ltd. and CFO and then CEO of Prinzhorn Holding. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Senate of Economy in Austria. Trenkwalder is the largest staffing provider in Austria as well as market leader in Hungary and in the Black Sea region. The company employs approximately 70,000 employees and recorded a turnover of €1 billion in 2013. Trenkwalder has 300 branches in Central and Eastern Europe.
Brian Wilkinson is CEO of Matchtech Group Plc, having joined the company in December 2013. Wilkinson has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 35 years and brings extensive international as well as M&A experience to Matchtech. Wilkinson has been an active proponent of raising standards over that time, serving terms as chairman of both the FRES and the REC. In 2015, he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award by the REC.
Chris Heutink started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. He would go on to hold various management positions and in 2004 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.