Stefano Colli-Lanzi is CEO of Italian staffing firm Gi Group, which now operates –thanks to direct presence and partnerships –, in more than 40 countries worldwide. He has extensive professional and managerial experience and established Gi Group in 1998.The company, is ranked 3rd in Staffing Industry Analysts’ Largest Staffing Firms in Italy report.Colli-Lanzi is also vice chairman of Assolavoro (Italian National Association for Employment Agencies) and professor of business economics at the Milan Catholic University.
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Neil Carberry became chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018.
The REC has been vocal under Carberry’s leadership in the media and government, representing recruitment in the economic debate. He began his recruitment career with executive search firm Fraser Watson in 1999 before earning a post-graduate degree in HR at the London School of Economics and joining the Confederation of British Industry in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission and an ambassador for British charity Astriid, which connects businesses with professionals who have long-term health problems but who still have many skills to offer.
Patrick Tiessen is founder and CEO of Nétive VMS, the largest VMS provider in the Benelux. Nétive started in 2003 with two customers and has grown to more than 170 customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Finland and the UK. Nétive focuses on creating the best possible cloud software to manage contingent workforces and recruit permanent staff within one single solution. Before Nétive, Tiessen worked as international IT Manager at Kelly Services for eight years. In 2010, Nétive acquired Brightbox HR, the first freelancer management system in Europe and in 2012 it acquired a VMS Solution for SAP customers.
Jérôme Caille is CEO of Accent Jobs as well as its parent company, the House of HR. Accent Jobs was founded in 1995 and provides temp-to-perm services with one of the largest specialised branch networks in Belgium. The House of HR operates six specialised 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 has also served as global CEO of Adecco from 2002 to 2006.
Alain Dehaze joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. From 1987 until 2000, Dehaze held a number of senior positions at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became managing director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was CEO of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People in 2005, he became the COO of USG People. From September 2007 until joining Adecco, he was CEO of the Humares. Dehaze is VP of the board of the Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, and is also on the board of the Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.
John L. Marshall III has led Adecco’s North America, UK & Ireland, professional staffing region since April 2017. He was the regional head of UK & Ireland from October 2015 to March 2017.
Marshall was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding and AT&T before he joined MPS Group in 1998. He started as deputy general counsel with an emphasis on acquisitions and public company reporting. He was promoted to president of Special Counsel in 2001 and named president of Accounting Principals in 2006. Adecco named Marshall president of its US finance, office and legal business unit after it acquired MPS Group in 2010.
Ingrid Hofmann is one of Germany’s most successful temporary work entrepreneurs. She is CEO of Hofmann Corp., parent company of global staffing and recruiting agency I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal), which she founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany. Guided by her philosophy that growth occurs by word of mouth, Hofmann Corp. has become one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe with more than 20,000 employees and more than 100 international branches located in the US, England, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. I.K. Hofmann ranks fifth on SIA’s 2018 list of largest staffing firms in Germany.
Andreas Dinges became the regional head of the Adecco Group’s Germany and Austriadivision in 2009 and is an executivecommittee member. He joined Adecco in 2006 as CEO of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. From 2002 to 2006, he was the spokesman of the executiveboard of 3M ESPE AG. He started his career at 3M Company in 1988. Dinges isa commercial judge at the district court in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is a member of the board of the Bundesarbeitgeberverband der Personaldienstleister (BAP), Germany’s national staffing association.
Herwig Muyldermans is the general director of Federgon, the Belgian staffing association. He plays a central role in negotiating with the Belgian government and its social partners on behalf of the Belgian staffing industry. His perseverance is helping result in the removal of one of the last restrictions to temporary agency work in the country; the federal government announced in 2014 that staffing providers would be able to provide services to the public sector, and the Flemish government echoed the decision in 2016. Before joining the association in 1990, Muyldermans occupied senior positions at the Belgian association representing the clothing industry.
James Caan made his fortune through the global, multi-million pound success of his companies Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw, which has more than 20 recruitment companies in its portfolio. He is best known for being on the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and more recently, The Business Class on CNBC. Caan chairs the U.K. government’sStart Up Loans scheme, which provides funding and mentoring to budding entrepreneurs.