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.
Christophe Duchatellier oversees the Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark brands for The Adecco Group, a role he assumed in January 2018 as global head. Duchatellier first joined The Adecco Group in 2010 as director general, professional staffing. In 2012, he was appointed regional head for The Adecco Group operations in Japan and Asia and became an executive committee member for The Adecco Group. In 2015, he served as regional head of Asia Pacific. Prior to Adecco, he held leadership roles at Michael Page. Before embarking on his career in recruitment, Duchatellier studied law at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and Université Panthéon-Assas.
As chief commercial officer of Alexander Mann Solutions, Matthew Rodger is responsible for the performance of the Advanced Workforce Solutions division containing AMS’s most complex outsourcing arrangements. He is also accountable for the commercialisation of all products, services and partnerships and for corporate M&A activity. Rodger joined AMS in 2001 as sales director and has held a number of roles including COO APAC and managing director, contingent workforce solutions. He was recognised by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies for Outstanding Contribution in 2012 for championing APSCode, the RPO and MSP code of conduct. His 27-year staffing sector career started with an IT recruitment business where he became the UK sales director.
Farida Gibbs founded Gibbs Hybrid in 2005 as a privately held, globally certified woman-owned and ethnic minority-owned business. The company has achieved a CAGR of 29% year on year and US$100 million in revenue providing talent management services, programme technology solutions and outsourcing. Gibbs supports the “Women of the Future” Ambassadors Programme, sits on the advisory board for Mosaic Princes Trust and is a member of the WBE Council. Gibbs’ other recognitions include: E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Brummell 30 Inspirational City of London Women Entrepreneurs and Business Woman of the Year.
Richard Jager is CEO of Randstad Group Germany. He began his career as a consultant with Randstad Netherlands in 1995 and held various leadership roles including CEO of Randstad company Talisman Software. In 2011, Jager was promoted to CEO of Randstad Switzerland and in 2015 became CEO of both Randstad Switzerland and Austria, a position he held until December 2015. Jager became CEO of Randstad Group Germany in September 2017. In addition to his roles in Randstad, Jager has served on the advisory boards for Randstad, Wittenborg University and Nyenrode Business University in Amsterdam.
Sergio Picarelli has been The Adecco Group’s regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA since October 2015 and a member of its executive committee since 2009. As of January 2018, Picarelli added Lee Hecht Harrison, Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark globally to his portfolio. Picarelli joined Adecco in 1993, holding several leadership positions before becoming country manager of Adecco Italy & Switzerland from 2005 to 2009 (Switzerland until the end of 2008). He was the group’s chief sales officer from 2009 to September 2015. He is an Italian national and graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Italy.
Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms globally. The group now employs 7,000 people in 36 countries. He joined the company in 1987 — when it was still known as Michael Page — as a consultant, and became operating director in 1990. He was appointed executive director of UK operations in 2001, became managing director of UK operations in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2006. PageGroup was rewarded for Best Diversity Initiative at the CIPD People Management Awards in 2014 and recognised as LinkedIn’s Most Socially Engaged Recruiter in 2017. Most recently, the company was named as one of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” via the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.
Federico Vione first joined The Adecco Group in 1999 as branch manager and has held a variety of leadership roles since; he was appointed regional head of North America, UK & Ireland, Adecco and Pontoon in April 2017 and has been a member of The Adecco Group Executive Committee since 2009. Other roles include chief sales and innovation officer from October 2015 to March 2017; regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe & India from 2011 to 2015 (including MENA as of 2012); and regional head of Italy and Eastern Europe from October 2009 to August 2011. Vione served as VP of Assolavoro Italy between 2010 and 2012.
Rosario Rasizza, CEO of Openjobmetis, started his career in 1997 when he opened Temporary S.p.A. of Milan in Varese. In 2001, he guided the launch of a new employment agency and contributed toward the creation of Openjob S.p.A. Between 2003 and 2011, he guided Openjob through a series of acquisitions. In 2008, he was appointed Knight of the Italian Republic as well as chairman of the Italian Association of Employment Agencies. In 2015, CRIBIS D&B awarded Rating 1 to Openjobmetis, recognising the company at the highest level of economic and financial reliability — and in 2017, it further upgraded its rating to a CRIBIS Prime Company. In 2017, the group reported revenue of €583.9 million.
Simon Blockley is the managing director of Guidant, the specialist recruitment outsourcing business of Impellam. Blockley has 20 years of recruitment outsourcing and managed service expertise, covering MSP and RPO design, planning and implementation. Blockley is also an executive board member of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. He joined Guidant in 2014 as client solutions director and was promoted to managing director in May 2017. He is responsible for implementing Guidant’s three-year strategy (“People-Lead-Growth”) which sets a framework for the future direction of the business while ensuring an exceptional standard of service for clients, candidates, suppliers and for Guidant’s employees.