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Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin is founder and CEO of the French staffing firm Leader Intérim. Founded in 1992, the company boasts an average annual growth of 35% since its inception. Leader Intérim is among the top 15 staffing firms in France and provides temporary workers, permanent recruitment services and training. The company entered the Swiss market in(…)

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire rejoined the Adecco Group as CEO in 2009. He had held leading positions within the Adecco Group between 1998 and 2002, starting as country manager for the Benelux region before leading the Adecco Group’s worldwide professional staffing business from New York. De Maeseneire served as CEO of Barry Callebaut from 2002 to(…)

François Roux

François Roux

François Roux has been general manager of the French national staffing association (Prism’emploi) since 2001. In this role, he represents the interests of the staffing industry, lobbying government and negotiating with social partners and French institutions. In 2013, Roux led the talks with trade unions that resulted in the creation of a form of indefinite(…)

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall has been with Harvey Nash for more than 20 years and joined the PLC Board in 2005. As European managing director, he is responsible for the UK and European professional recruitment operations. Prior to joining Harvey Nash, Wassall opened several new operations for Austin Benn, which led to his board appointment to a(…)

Mariëtte Patijn

Mariëtte Patijn

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(…)

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

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(…)

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen was appointed CEO of USG People in 2010, having served as the company’s CFO since 2005. Zandbergen was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by USG People. In addition to his work at USG People, Zandbergen is a member of the supervisory board of(…)

Farida Gibbs

Farida Gibbs

Farida Gibbs founded Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions in 2005 as a privately held, globally certified, woman-owned business enterprise and ethnic minority owned business. The company provides talent sourcing, talent management, programme solutions and a technology consultancy. Gibbs supports the ‘Women of the Future’ Ambassadors Programme and sits on the advisory board for Mosaic Princes Trust. Gibbs’ other recognitions include: E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Staffing(…)

Tig Gilliam

Tig Gilliam

Tig Gilliam was appointed CEO of NES Global Talent, a specialist provider of engineering talent solutions, in 2014.He joined the board of directors in 2013.Prior to NES Global Talent, Gilliam was operating partner for AEA Investors LP., a private equity firm.From 2007 to 2012, he was regional head and executive committee member of Adecco Group(…)

Tim Watts

Tim Watts

Tim Watts is lifetime president of Pertemps Network Group, which is made up of Pertemps Ltd. and Network Group. The former has been in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Companies to Work For from 2007 to 2013, while Network Group is made up of 41 subsidiary companies. Watts is “High Sheriff of the West Midlands,”(…)