Regional head of France and Northern Europe and member of the executive committee since 2015, Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor in 1995. Between 1995 and 2005, Catoir held positions as finance manager and regional manager. In 2005, he was appointed head of permanent placement activities in France, and became a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team in 2007. In 2009, Catoir was appointed managing director of Adecco South-East France and in 2012 took over as managing director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. He was appointed to his current role in February 2019.
Roland Gomez runs Proman, which was founded in France in 1990 by his parents. In 2018, Proman had €1.93 billion in turnover. Gomez joined the family group in 1993 at the end of his studies. He held several key positions until he was appointed CEO in 2003. He continues the organic rollout in France and develops the business internationally. Under his leadership, the first strategic acquisitions abroad began in 2012. Since then, he has accelerated the growth of the company by focusing on preserving the company’s historical values, the human, the proximity and the responsiveness.
As group COO, Adrian Adair drives Morson Group’s diversification into new markets and transformation of the technical recruiter’s brand as a UK engineering expert into a global specialist in permanent and interim talent-based solutions. With 19 years’ industry experience, Adair identifies the right internal talent to drive Morson International and the wider Morson Group toward its goal of becoming a £1 billion business. Since he was appointed as COO in October 2018, business turnover is up 39% and profit is up 131%. Adair facilitated Morson International’s partnership with the Girls’ Network and the launch of its Salford division. He’s also involved with Northern Power Women, an organisation that promotes equality in the workplace.
Richard Jager, CEO of Randstad Germany, eagerly develops talents throughout the organization. He has been a member of the management of the Randstad Group Germany since 2017. Jager started his career at Randstad Netherlands in 1995 as a consultant and then took on additional responsibilities in regional Dutch management. In 2010, he became CEO of Randstad Switzerland. Most recently, he was responsible for the international Randstad Global Client Solutions business, which deals with strategic business, HR and talent issues. The economist also sits on the advisory board of Wittenborg University and Nyenrode Business University in Amsterdam.
Federico Vione first joined The Adecco Group in 1999 as branch manager and has held a variety of leadership roles since; in 2019, he was appointed regional head of North America, UK & Ireland General Staffing & Latin America. He has been a member of The Adecco Group’s executive committee since 2009. Prior 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.
Yasmin Parvizi is COO of Russell Taylor Holdings, a £100 million UK staffing provider with over 210 locations via a number of specialist high-volume and niche resourcing businesses. Her role is to ensure operational excellence across the company’s client portfolio, which uses in excess of 10,000 contingent and permanent staff a week. Parvizi previously worked for Nexus People GRI and Capita. She has over 11 years’ experience in high-volume and specialist staffing in various sectors. Over the last year, she launched cloud-based vendor management platform Hybrid, a marketplace that optimises high-volume and specialist staffing supply and engages labour providers.
Petar Divjanovic joined personnel services firm Dekra Arbeit Group in 2013 as a business development intern in Croatia; in 2018, he took the lead of its portfolio line, Digital HR Solutions, at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Divjanovic now oversees innovation and digital transformation projects in 19 European countries, plus Morocco. His team designs new HR business ecosystems through digitalizing already existing portfolio offerings and developing new HR-based platforms. The division’s new web collaboration tool, D-Works, improves internal processes for international HR project management and provides individual dashboards for partners to collaborate with Dekra operations in multiple countries.
Rob Zandbergen is CEO of Recruit Global Staffing, headquartered in The Netherlands. Known as USG People until January 2018, Recruit Global Staffing is responsible for managing all Recruit Group’s staffing activities. He became CEO of USG People in 2010 after serving as CFO since Zandbergen was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by USG People. Zandbergen is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Flower Group and was appointed to the supervisory board of Dutch energy company Eneco Holding in March 2015.
Isabelle Eynaud-Chevalier was appointed general manager of Prism’emploi, the French association of employment agencies, in May 2018. Prior to Prism’emploi, she was deputy director general strategy and social innovation for Lee Hecht Harrison-Altedia. Eynaud- Chevalier began her career with the Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1991. She then joined the HR department of the Ministry of Culture and Communication; in 2003 she joined the Regional Directorate of Work, Employment and Vocational Training of Ile-de- France as deputy director responsible for the labour market. Throughout her more than 20 years’ work within the French government, she held various positions in the fields of employment, vocational training and HR management.
Anne Heraty has been CEO of Cpl Resources plc since founding the company in 1989. Ireland’s largest recruitment company now counts 22 brands and 48 offices in several countries. Revenue for the last six months of 2018 increased 9% year over year to €278.6 million and gross profit increased 15% to €46.4 million. Heraty last year helped launch Open Doors, a group focused on increasing access to the labour market for marginalised groups. Cpl Resources last year was named one of the best large workplaces in Ireland at the Great Place to Work awards for the fifth consecutive year and won the Best Company Social Responsibility Award at the 2018 NRF Awards.