Belgian

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

Adecco
CEO

Alain Dehaze became CEO of Adecco in September 2015. He joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. Before joining Adecco, he held various leadership roles, such as CEO of the Humares and CEO of Solvus, becoming COO of USG People upon USG’s acquisition of Solvus in 2005. Dehaze became chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) in January of 2016. He was VP of Eurociett and board member of Ciett from December 2010 to December 2015.

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

The Adecco Group
CEO

Alain Dehaze is CEO of The Adecco Group. After graduating as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Dehaze rose through the ranks at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he was appointed managing director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium. Between 2002 and 2009, Dehaze held executive roles at Humares, USG People and Solvus. Dehaze joined The Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011 before becoming CEO in September 2015. Since 2016, Dehaze has been chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network. He is also a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work; steward of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work; and co-chair of the governors for the WEF’s Professional Services Industry Community. Dehaze was also vice president of the World Employment Confederation Europe.

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

The Adecco Group
CEO

Alain Dehaze was appointed CEO of The Adecco Group in 2015. He joined the group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe. Initially trained as a commercial engineer, Dehaze held senior positions in various European countries at Henkel and ISS from 1987 until 2000. From 2000 to 2009, Dehaze held leadership roles at Creyf’s Interim in Belgium, Humares, USG People and Solvus. He became chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network in 2016. Dehaze was VP of the board of the World Employment Confederation Europe and member of the board of the WEC between 2010 and 2015. Since 2017, he has been a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

USG People
CFO

Leen Geirnaerdt is the CFO and board member of the Dutch group USG People. She was nominated in 2010. Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings completed its acquisition of USG People in July. Before acting as the group CFO, Geirnaerdt held various senior management positions within the group, including that of general manager of USG People Belgium’s shared service centre transactions and support. Finally, she served as corporate controller at Solvus N.V. until the firm was acquired by USG People.

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

Recruit Global Staffing
CFO

Leen Geirnaerdt is CFO of Netherlands based Recruit Global Staffing, previously known as USG People until it changed its name on 1 January 2018. Recruit Global Staffing is responsible for managing all of Recruit Group’s staffing activities. Prior to becoming group CFO in 2010, Geirnaerdt held various senior management positions within the group, including that of general manager of USG People Belgium’s shared service centre transactions and support. Geirnaerdt studied economics at the University of Antwerp and then served as audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers before serving as corporate controller at Solvus NV until the firm was acquired by USG People.

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

The Adecco Group
CEO

Alain Dehaze became CEO of Adecco in 2015. He joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. Between 2002 and 2009, Dehaze held executive roles at Humares, USG People and Solvus. Prior to 2002, he held a number of leadership positions at Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People), Henkel and ISS.

Since January 2016, Dehaze has been chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network. He was VP of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, now the World Employment Confederation Europe, and a board member of Ciett, now the World Employment Confederation, between December 2010 and December 2015.

Mark Verstraete

Mark Verstraete

t-groep
Managing Director

Mark Verstraete is the managing director of t-groep, the sixth-largest staffing firm in Belgium and the 31st-largest in Europe with operations in the Netherlands and Poland. In 2008, Verstraete led the acquisition of the Dutch privately held human resource company Luba by t-groep, starting its international expansion and strengthening its position in the Benelux market for personnel services. In 2016, the t-groep management, alongside investor Gilde Buy Out Partners, acquired all the remaining shares held by the Flemish government. Verstraete currently sits at the management board of Federgon, the Belgian staffing association, as president of the Temporary Agency Work Commission.

Herwig Muyldermans

Herwig Muyldermans

Belgian staffing association, Federgon
General Director

Herwig Muyldermans is the general director of the Belgian staffing association, Federgon. He plays a central role in negotiating collective agreements on behalf of the Belgian staffing industry. Before joining the association in 1990, he occupied senior positions at the Belgian association representing the clothing industry.

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel

WEC
Managing Director

Denis Pennel has held the role of managing director of the World Employment Confederation (previously Ciett) since April 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organisation, the World Bank and the OECD. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France from 1998 to 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.

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

The Adecco Group
Regional Head of Northern Europe

Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe, which in July 2017 expanded to include Germany, Austria and Switzerland. De Smedt has been a member of the company’s executive committee since January 2014 and served as Adecco’s chief HR officer from January 2014 until February 2016. He joined Adecco in 2009 as country manager for Belgium & Luxembourg; previously, he was a founder of professional staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Prior to this, he was responsible for Adecco’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before joining the staffing industry, de Smedt held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.

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