Farida Gibbs founded Gibbs Hybrid in 2005 as a globally certified woman-owned and ethnic minority-owned business. She successfully guided the firm through a challenging UK business environment last year, overseeing a management buyout and investing in overseas operations across Dublin, Luxemburg, Poland and the US. Gibbs Hybrid in 2018 won four major contracts with a combined value of £30 million over the next five years that support Fortune 500 clients including a bank, a digital technology company, a multinational biopharmaceutical company and a financial services corporation. Gibbs also sits on the WBE Council’s advisory board for WEConnect International.
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Stefano Colli-Lanzi is founder and CEO of Gi Group. Established in 1998 in Italy, Gi Group provides a range of services for the development of the labour market. Gi Group now operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, either directly or through strategic partnerships. Colli-Lanzi is a professor of business economics at the Milan Catholic University. In 2017, Gi Group reported turnover of €2 billion with the group entering Borsa Italiana’s ELITE programme, which supports small to midsize enterprises with their international plans.
Jean-Marc Brun is the CEO of the French staffing GroupeAdequat, a family-run company that he founded in 1987. He has grown the business to be among the top 10 staffing firms in the French market. In 1999, Brun founded the Domitis network, an innovative structure that enables member staffing companies to provide services nationwide to large accounts.
Jean-Philippe Papin is the founder and CEO of the French staffing firm Leader Intérim. The company was founded in 1992 and claims an average annual growth of 20% since its inception. In 2015, the company gained market share in France, and in the first half of 2016, Leader opened four new branches in France. Leader Intérim is among the top 10 staffing firms in France, providing temporary workers, permanent recruitment services and training. The company entered the Swiss market in 2014 with the acquisition of Max Studer Intérim.
Bernard Zen-Ruffinenis is president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for Korn Ferry, which he joined in 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he was the Swiss managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles and European head of the board and CEO practice. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DHL/Danzas Latin America, a company belonging to Deutsche Post World Net group. In the 1990s he was a founding member of Precious Woods (PRWN.SW) and more recently he was a founder of Monarca Coffee Wood, two companies dedicated to counteracting the effect of deforestation and global warming. Zen-Ruffinen is the 2013 recipient of the AESC European Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Executive Search Profession.
Robert Jan van de Kraats has been CFO of Randstad since 2001 and was appointed vice chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsible for control, strategy and M&A, finance and accounting, legal, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, IT, and investor relations for the Group for operations in Japan, India, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Austria. A qualified chartered accountant, van de Kraats started his career with one of the big four accountancy firms before joining Randstad in 1989. In May 2015, he became a board member of the supervisory board of Schiphol Group.
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.
Dominik de Daniel joined the Adecco Group as CFO in 2006, following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. De Daniel was a bank trainee at Deutsche Bank AG before completing vocational studies in banking and business administration at the Bankakademie. Starting in 1993, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Germany in various roles, including stock analyst. De Daniel joined DIS AG in 2000, and was appointed to the executive board in 2001 with responsibility for investor relations, M&A and strategic controlling. He became CFO in 2002.
Steven Quinn was appointed CEO, Americas, of SThree in December 2013, after serving as the chief operating officer since 2012. Prior to that, he was group managing director of SThree’s brands across the U.K., Ireland, Benelux and the Middle East. Quinn came to the company from the Real Staffing Group (formerly Real IT) in 2010, where he was managing director. He is a lawyer by training.
Roland Gomez heads Proman, the French staffing group founded by his parents in 1990. Roland GOMEZ has worked with the business from the beginning and was appointed CEO in 2003. Since 2013, Proman has expanded its international presence through organic growth and acquisitions in different countries: UK (Heads and PROMAN Recruitment), Switzerland (3HPRO, AàZ Emplois), Belgium, Luxembourg and more recently in Canada. Since the launch, the group’s turnover has increased by an average annual rate of 25%.