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Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe. He served as Adecco Group chief HR officer from January 2014 until March 2016. He joined Adecco in March 2009 as country manager for Belgium and Luxembourg and was a founder of professional staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Before this, he was responsible(…)

Mark Verstraete

Mark Verstraete

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(…)

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel was appointed managing director of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, in 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 or the OECD. Prior to his appointment, he served as corporate communications director for(…)

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

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),(…)

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt has been CFO and a board member of the Dutch group USG People since 2010. Prior to that, Geirnaerdt held various senior management positions within the Group, including that of general manager of USG People Belgium’s shared service center transactions and support. She previously acted as corporate controller at Solvus N.V until the(…)

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel was appointed managing director of Ciett in April 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the World Bank and theOECD. Prior to his appointment, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France (1998-2005). He is best(…)

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

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(…)

Denis Pennel

Denis Pennel

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(…)

Herwig Muyldermans

Herwig Muyldermans

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.

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

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.(…)