Denis Pennel was appointed managing director of Ciett in April 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the World Bank and theOECD. Prior to his appointment, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France (1998-2005). He is best known for his advocacy work during the writing phase of the Agency Work Directive as well as his efforts to ensure the optimal transposition of the directive across Europe.
Alessandro Ramazza is chairman of ObiettivoLavoro Group, which includes ObiettivoLavoro, the seventh largest Italian staffing firm in Italy, according to Staffing Industry Analysts research.Before becoming chairman in 2005, he was the HR department director of CMC Group of Ravenna and then at the Rodano consortium of Reggio Emilia. ObiettivoLavoro has more than 500 employees and 104 branches offices, spanning four staffing markets. Ramazza has a degree in business economics and is an executive master of the London Business School.
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 2014 with the acquisition of Max StuderIntérim.
Christian Roulleau is founder and CEO of the French facility management group Samsic, which provides staffing services with the SamsicEmploi brand. Under Roulleau’s management SamsicEmploi rose to rank among the top 10 largest staffing firms in France, and is one of the largest privately owned firms in the market. Roulleau previously held a wide range of positions within the GSF group operating in the cleaning services industry, and founded Samsic in 1986.
Matthew Sanders is CEO of Brookfield Rose, a group of 13 companies, including de Poel. Awards for these firms have included the Great British Entrepreneur Award for Social Enterprise (UK), a listing for five consecutive years on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 and Top Track 250 recognitions. Sanders began his career working for a number of recruitment companies, including Manpower UK and Corporate Services Group plc (now Impellam).
Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of UK and Ireland. He first joined the Adecco Group with its 1999 acquisition of The Delphi Group, of which he was group managing director. Searle was responsible for Adecco’s Ajilon offices in Europe and APAC. In 2005, he became CEO of Adecco UK. From 2006, he was CEO of Spring Group, which was acquired by Adecco in 2009.
Luigi Brugnaro is president of Umana Holdings. In 1986, at the age 25, he founded EVERAP, a leading provider of commercial networks.In 1997, he founded Umana, which now has more than 700 employees and 114 branches. Between 2009-2013, he was President of Confindustria Venice (Italian employers’ federation). In October 2012 he was elected president of Assolavoro, which represents the staffing industry in Italy. Umana is the sixth largest staffing firm in Italy, according to Staffing Industry Analysts top staffing report for Italy. In 2006, he bought SSD ReyerVeneziaMestre, the oldest basketball sports club in Italy.
Robert Scott is group managing director of Rullion, which had revenue of £278 million in its latest reported year. The company operates in the engineering, IT, construction, commercial and industrial sectors and has 260 staff across 25 offices nationwide.
Martin Alonso was appointed regional head of Northern Europe in August 2011. Alonso joined Adecco Spain in 1993 as branch manager. In 1998, after having held various operational positions, he was appointed as the finance manager for Adecco Spain and Portugal. From 2003 to 2005, he was the regional finance manager for Adecco Central Europe. As of 2007, he also took on the role of operational manager for Adecco Portugal. From 2009 to July 2011 he held the position of finance manager for Iberia and South America.
Darryl Green was named ManpowerGroup’s first COO in May 2014 and is responsible for ManpowerGroup’s four regions — Americas, Asia Pacific Middle East, Northern and Southern Europe. He had been president and executive VP, Asia Pacific Middle East and Northern Europe. Green joined the company in 2007 as executive VP, leading the Asia Pacific Region. Green also led the development of ManpowerGroup’s Borderless Talent Solutions. Green previously served as CEO for several mobile/data communications companies, including Tata Teleservices, J-Phone (Vodafone Japan) and Global Crossing Japan. Fluent in English and Japanese, Green is a director of the Japan Staffing Service Association (JASSA).