As CEO of Impellam Group’s UK-based technology staffing firm Lorien, and its sister company Onezeero, Claire Marsh has led the organisations through an intense recent period of growth and continues to expand by providing bespoke MSP and RPO talent solutions to organisations that see technology as a differentiator. Over the last 18 months, Lorien expanded into Ireland and the DACH region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland to support businesses’ overseas operations, and also launched an all-encompassing Statement of Work solution.
Denis Pennel has been managing director of the World Employment Confederation since 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank and the OECD. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France from 1998 to 2005. A work futurist, he is best known for his thought leadership role on the changing world of work, acting as a keynote speaker and writing many opinion pieces and several books including The Ego Revolution at Work (2015) and Travail, la soif de liberte, which translates to Work, the thirst for freedom (2017).
Paul Jacquin joined Randstad in 2006, overseeing a number of geographies in Europe and Asia from a finance and strategy perspective. He led several acquisitions including that of Fujistaff (Japan) and RiseSmart (US) and co-founded the Randstad Innovation Fund in 2014. He holds board membership positions at global HR tech companies such as Goodwall, Checkster, Coffreo and gr8People as well as observer seats at Pymetrics, Wade & Wendy and Allyo. Jacquin’s deep knowledge and experience has enabled him to seize emerging technology trends as a way to build new or transform existing business models. A private investor and coach, Jacquin has been helping startups and organisations grow for over 20 years.
Frank Farrelly is COO and co-founder of Sigmar Recruitment; he oversees 140 recruitment professionals across 14 specialist teams. Since the company’s management buy-out in 2009, he helped grow the company fivefold. In 2018, the company launched Sigmar IT International and formed a strategic partnership with French staffing firm Groupe Adéquat. Farrelly was instrumental in bringing the 2018 World Employment Confederation to Dublin, in addition to hosting the event. Farrelly also is president of the National Recruitment Federation’s executive committee, where he represents the Irish recruitment industry with government and state bodies at international conferences and think tanks.
Under the guidance of its CEO Sergey Salikov, Ancor Holding completed a rebranding last year that underscores its new focus on digital and HR advanced technologies. Ancor counts five strategic business units across five countries and serves 1,600 clients. Consolidated revenue for 2018 exceeded US$230 million. Salikov joined Ancor Holding in 1994. He became CEO in 2008 after developing the firm into one of the largest recruitment and staffing services companies in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries. Salikov for six years has ranked among the Top 1,000 Russian Managers by the Association of Managers and Kommersant Publishing House; he was featured in the top 250 senior managers in the Professional Services segment.
As president of Asempleo, the association of private employment agencies in Spain, Andreu Cruañas represents Spain in the World Employment Confederation. In 2018, Asempleo reached the first agreement in Europe with the most-represented Spanish unions. The organisation also approved a code of good practices for employment agencies. Cruañas consults on public affairs and regulation and in the public sector as secretary of labour affairs of the Catalan government and Director General of Employment and the Public Employment Service. Cruañas is also vice president and general council of the National Employment System (Ministry of Labour) and a member of the executive commission of the Public Employment Service of the State and of the National Vocational Training Council.
Sebastian Lazay has been president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) since 2017 after serving as vice president since 2011. Lazay is also managing director of Hamburg-based Extra- Personalservice GmbH, and has been closely involved with temporary work for more than 20 years. For many years, he also participated in collective bargaining for temporary employment. Lazay is a member of the executive committee of the BGA, the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services, and since 2015, he has been vice president of large-scale services for the BGA.
Since 2012, Camelia Slivneanu has been executive director of the Romanian Association of Temporary Agents (ARAMT), recognised as a staffing industry voice by both authorities and social partners. Slivneanu has led the organisation as it identifi ed and promoted quality standards and best practices for the staffing industry and improved the industry’s public image. She involved ARAMT in any project aimed at developing young people, resulting in an increasing number of white- and blue-collar jobs created by ARAMT members. ARAMT last year helped prepare a proposal to amend the legislation in the field of temporary work; the proposal will be the subject of a public-private project.
Charles-Henri Dumon is CEO and co-founder of talent solutions firm Morgan Philips Group. Dumon’s commitment to investing in the latest digital and data-led solutions, and disrupting conventional approaches to talent solutions, led him to launch the firm in 2013. Prior to this he worked for 27 years with Michael Page, where he was a member of the board of directors. Last year, Morgan Philips Group acquired Hudson Global’s recruitment and talent management activities in Europe (except for the Benelux countries) and launched Morgan Philips Hudson Talent Consulting in the UK, France, Spain and Poland.
Jérôme Rieux joined Groupe Adéquat as sales director in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2016. Last year was the start of Adéquat’s powerful overseas development with the acquisition and integration of three staffing companies in 13 months — Totem in Canada, Sigmar in Ireland, and Connect in the Netherlands — of which Rieux is also chairman. The independent company in 2018 reached €1 billion in turnover and ranked No. 38 on SIA’s list of largest global staffing firms. Groupe Adéquat operates 270 offices in five countries and has posted the fastest growth rate on the French staffing market for the past three years.