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Hitoshi Motohara

Hitoshi Motohara

Hitoshi Motohara is a managing corporate executive officer within Tokyobased Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world. Motohara is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand Recruit’s business internationally. Motohara joined Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., in 1983 as a sales and marketing associate, rising to hold various leadership positions. In(…)

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(…)

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

CEO of the Impellam Group, Julia Robertson, began her recruitment career in 1979. She founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, Robertson assumed leadership of Tate, which she sold, alongside The Agency, to Carlisle Staffing Services in 2000. Robertson then held several leadership roles for brands within the Carlisle group, including(…)

Steve Weston

Steve Weston

Steve Weston is Hays’ chief information officer and global head of Hays Talent Solutions. He joined Hays in 2008 as CIO. Prior to Hays, he was U.K. managing director for Xansa, a publicly quoted outsourcing and technology firm. He has also worked in the manufacturing and financial services sectors.

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is the chairman of the REED group of companies, which was founded by James’s father, Sir Alec Reed (see separate entry), in 1960. The company has 3,000 permanent employees working across 417 business units in 158 locations worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was(…)

Wessel van Alphen Sr.

Wessel van Alphen Sr.

Wessel van Alphen Sr. is the founder and CEO of IT-Staffing, one of the largest IT specialist staffing firms in the European market and the fifth largest staffing firm in the Netherlands. Van Alphen started his first company in 1978 providing the services of self-employed IT specialists to clients. In December 2013, van Alphen Sr.(…)

Ron Icke

Ron Icke

Ron Icke is chairman of the supervisory boards of Orizon GmbH, the 10th-largest staffing company in Germany, and DPA, a Dutch secondment provider. Icke entered the staffing industry in 1995, when he joined Goudsmit (part of USG People) as CEO. In 2006, he was appointed as CEO and chairman of the Board in USG People,(…)

Mariette Patijn

Mariette Patijn

Mariette Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands, and a member of the union’s executive committee since May 2013. She represents the interests of temporary workers. Since 1995 she contributed substantially to the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers, including the one concluded last year, with equal(…)

Kevin Green

Kevin Green

Kevin Green is chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the UK’s £26.5 billion recruitment industry. Green joined the REC in 2008, having been HR director at Royal Mail, where he was responsible for all people related issues for the business with its 165,000 employees. The REC is committed(…)

Adrian Gunn

Adrian Gunn

Adrian Gunn is CEO of Matchtech Group plc. He was appointed to the board in 2004 as business development director. Gunn became CEO shortly after the group floatedon AIM. He joined Matchtech as a recruitment consultant in 1988. Gunn is a fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is a member of the CBI’s(…)