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.
Rosario Rasizza is CEO of Openjobmetis, which he launched (as Openjob) in 2000 to take advantage of the rapidly developing staffing market and was rebranded in 2012 following the acquisition of Metis. In 2003, he embarked on a rapid expansion scheme through a series of acquisitions. Rasizza was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2008 and was nominated president of Assosomm, an association representing employment agencies in Italy, in 2013. He founded Globalservice in the early 1990s and in 1997, with the introduction of new legislation regulating temporary agencies in Italy, Rasizza opened the firsttemporary staffing agency in Varese.
Volker Enkerts is president of BAP, Germany’s national staffing association. Since 1989, he has owned and operated Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH. In 1992, Enkerts became a board member of the BZA — BundesverbandZeitarbeit Personal Dienstleistungen (German Association of Private Employment) — and then president in 2004. In 2010/2011, BZA merged with AMP — Arbeitgeberverband Mittelständischer Personaldienstleister (Employers’ Association of Medium-Sized Personnel Services) — to form BAP. He was elected as president after the merger. Enkerts has also been a board member of the BDA, Bundesvereinigung der DeutschenArbeitgeberverbände (Confederation of German Employers’ Associations), since 1998.
Robert Jan van de Kraats became Randstad Holding nv’s CFO in 2001 and vice chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsiblefor group finance and accounting, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, IT and investor relations.He is also responsible for Randstad’s operations in India and the Yacht business. A qualified chartered accountant, vande Kraats began his career with one of the big four accountancy firms and from 1989 until joining Randstad, he held various senior finance positions in the technology and credit insurance sectors. Between 2004 and November 2013, van de Kraats was supervisory board member of two listed Dutch companies.
Alan Savage established the Orion Group in 1987. As a mechanical technician he worked his way through the ranks of engineering. Following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed the Orion Group to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Savage is a former chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club and a Manchester United supporter. Based in Inverness, Orion Group employs 425 staff across its 44 worldwide offices and manages more than 4,000 contractors annually throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Federico Vione is regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and India for Adecco. He originally joined Adecco in 1999 as branch manager and was soon promoted to zone manager for central Italy and has been a member of the executive committee since October 2009. From 2010 to 2012, Vione was president of Assolavoro, the Italian National Association for Employment Agencies, which represents the staffing industry in Italy. He graduated in economics from Università G. D’Annunzio in Pescara, Italy.
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.
Frits Goldschmeding is the founder of Randstad and the former president and CEO of Randstad Holding nv. Under his leadership, Randstad grew into one of the world’s largest temporary employment organisations. In 1999, he became a member of the supervisory board of the Randstad Group. In March 2011 he stepped down, but as the major shareholder,he still keeps an eye on his company.
Hitoshi Motohara is the senior corporate executive officer of Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the largest staffing company in Japan and fifth-largest in the world. Responsible for expanding Recruit’s business internationally, including within Europe, Motohara led Recruit’s purchase of international recruiter Advantage Resourcing and global job site Indeed in 2012. Motohara joined Recruit in 1983 as a sales and marketing associate. In 2003, he became CEO of Recruit Staffing and in 2008, became CEO of Staff Services, the No. 1 staffing firm in Japan, following Recruit’s acquisition of the company. He is a past president of Japan Staffing Services Association (JASSA).
Rosaleen Blair is chief executive officer of Alexander Mann Solutions. She has worked in the recruitment industry since 1990 and established Alexander Mann Solutions as an autonomous division of the Alexander Mann Group in 1996. Blair is widely credited as the pioneer of recruitment process outsourcing in Europe. In 2007, she led the management buyout backed by Graphite Capital and stayed with the firm after it was sold to New Mountain Capital for almost €315 million in 2013.