As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl leads the region’s operations for Aerotek, Aston Carter, TEKsystems and the Stamford Group. He is driven by solving customers’ business challenges. At this time, he is concentrating on the group’s digital transformation and evolution into a product based services company. Zimdahl is also passionate about his team, promoting internal mobility by moving individuals across Allegis’ global network. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out inAllegis Group acquired the company in 2011, naming Zimdahl COO of Allegis Group International in 2012 and then president for the EMEA region in 2013. During 2017, he led the acquisition of The Stamford Group.
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Jean-Marc Brun is CEO of the French staffing group Adequat, a family-run company that he founded in 1987. Under his leadership, the business grew to become one of the top 10 staffing firms in the French market. The group continues to outperform the French market: The company’s revenue has increased at an average annual rate of 17% for the past 10 years. Adequat recently developed an in-house staffing service, Inside Staffing, which Brun credits as giving Adequat its competitive edge.
Carl Camden is president and CEO of Kelly Services, the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world and the 10th largest in Europe, although the company has reduced its European network in recent years. Having earned a doctorate by the age of 25, Camden has been a marketing executive for a bank holding company, co-president of an advertising agency and co-founder of a behavioural research group. He is also a tenured university professor. A recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, Camden is a big supporter of mandated health benefits for temporary workers. He is a member of The Business Roundtable and an executive committee member of the Committee for Economic Development.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the 10 largest staffing firms in Germany. In 2010, I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being honoured seven times in a row, most recently in 2015. Hofmann is a member of the board of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers Association (BAP) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).
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, a role he fulfilled until 2009. Icke qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC before becoming CFO of investment company WolterSchaberg, and then Euronext-quoted Goudsmit, where he started to develop his expertise in both acquisitions and temporary staffing.
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 South America). Ramazza has a degree in business economics and a master’s from the London Business School.
Bettina Schaller oversees the public affairs activities of The Adecco Group, encompassing regulatory and policy issues and the group’s memberships in employers’ associations at the global and European scale. She is a board member of the World Employment Confederation, VP of WEC Europe and chair of the WEC Europe Public Affairs Committee. She is a member of the B20 Employment and Education Task Force, sits on the OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, supports the GFMD “responsible recruitment” efforts and acts as company focal point for the Global Apprenticeship Network and the World Economic Forum.
Kevin Green is CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the professional body for the UK’s £35.1 billion recruitment industry. Green joined the REC in 2008, having been HR director at Royal Mail Letters division, where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business with its 165,000 employees. The REC is committed to raising recruitment standards and highlighting excellence throughout the industry. It has more than 3,350 corporate members and 9,600 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, all of whom must abide by a code of professional practice.
Eckard Gatzke has been CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications, and human resources. He is also country general manager for sister companies Tempo-Team, Randstad Professionals and GULP. Under Gatzke’s leadership, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Before joining Randstad, Gatzke distinguished himself as an expert in the restructuring and reorganisation of leading companies in the logistics industry in Germany and Europe. His previous employers include Kuehne & Nagel, TNT, BahnTrans and Rhenus.
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 pay from day one of an assignment.