As managing director, Europe, Manuel Roger is responsible for Beeline’s operations in Europe. He joined Adecco Group in 1998 as an international IT project manager, where he was responsible for front-office solutions, online testing and e-commerce platforms. In 2002, Roger became an IT international procurement manager for Adecco Group. In 2014, he became Adecco Group Global procurement director and successfully developed Adecco Group’s global procurement department. Roger served as Adecco Group’s LATAM zone finance director from 2009 to 2011. He then became senior VP international product management at Beeline to expand Beeline’s product and service offerings outside of North America.
Farida Gibbs founded Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions in 2005 as a privately held, globally certified, woman-owned business enterprise and ethnic minority owned business. The company provides talent sourcing, talent management, programme solutions and a technology consultancy. Gibbs supports the ‘Women of the Future’ Ambassadors Programme and sits on the advisory board for Mosaic Princes Trust. Gibbs’ other recognitions include: E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, Brummell 30, Inspirational and City of London Women Entrepreneurs.
Andrew Preston joined de Poel healthcare in 2013 as managing director and was responsible for a period of significant growth, which led to his appointment in 2015 as group managing director. Following a September 2016 management buyout, which he led, Preston became CEO and is currently delivering record revenue and double-digit EBITDA growth for the UKbased firm. Preston has worked in healthcare and the wider public sector for almost 20 years after starting his career in the National Health Service. An experienced business leader with a global health background — including the sale of his own clinical service business to global service provider Serco Group plc — Preston has experience in growth and development of FTSE 100 companies, PLCs, private equity-backed and private organisations.
James Reed is chairman of REED, which was founded by his father, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960. The company has 2,883 permanent employees working across 456 business units in 137 locations worldwide. Reed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was formerly an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and a member of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s business-led taskforce on race equality and diversity in the private sector. Reed is coauthor of the best-selling books Put Your Mindset to Work and Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again.
Sergio Picarelli was appointed regional head of Italy; Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa; and India for Adecco in October 2015. In 1993, Picarelli joined Adecco in Italy, starting as managing director of an Adecco Group Company (Permanent Placement). In 1997, he was appointed chief sales and marketing director, Italy. From 2002 to 2004 Picarelli served as regional head for Central Europe and was thereafter appointed COO of Adecco Staffing Division Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009, he served as country manager of Adecco Italy and Switzerland (Switzerland until the end of 2008). From January 2009 until his appointment as chief sales officer in October 2009, he served as chief international sales officer of the Adecco Group. Picarelli graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
Claude Guedj has been chairman and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was first appointed to the board in 1969. Guedj is considered a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. Under his management, the group rose to rank among the five largest staffing firms in France, and the largest 20 globally. In 2015 and 2016, Groupe CRIT largely outpaced the French market and boosted its operations in Spain and the United States.
Frits Goldschmeding founded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen in 1960, and in 1964 renamed it Randstad. Goldschmeding took Randstad public in 1990, and in 2008, merged it with the Dutch group Vedior. CEO until 1999 and a member of the supervisory board until 2011, Goldschmeding remains the largest shareholder. Goldschmeding has a doctorate from the VU University Amsterdam and was professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode Business University. He is founder and supervisory board member of the Goldschmeding Foundation.
Sergey Salikov is CEO of ANCOR Holding, one of the largest recruitment and staffing services companies in Russia and the CIS countries. Salikov joined ANCOR in 1994 and was appointed the director of ANCOR Far-East regional office in Vladivostok the following year. In this new role, he successfully formed the Eastern division and added Irkutsk and Khabarovsk offices to the ANCOR network.
Since moving to Moscow in 2004, Salikov has held a number of senior positions and was also appointed to the management board. Under his leadership, the company has increased its client base, diversified and extended its product line, and become nationally recognised.
Andrew Hogarth is CEO of Staffline, which supplies up to 35,000 workers daily to more than 1,300 clients. Staffline also provides services to the UK government-funded Welfare to Work and Skills arena. Hogarth has been with the company since 2002. Private equity firm Living Bridge funded the management buyout of the firm in 2000 and introduced Hogarth as finance director. Hogarth helped float the firm on AIM in 2004, became managing director in 2005 and has been chief executive since 2009. He is a certified neuro-linguistic programming coach.
Chris Heutink started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. Various management positions followed until 2004, when he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink is responsible for all operations in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary), as well as for global client solutions. He was appointed to the executive board in 2014.