Belgian

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(…)

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 for(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Jérôme Caille

Jérôme Caille

Jérôme Caille is the former CEO of Accent Jobs as well as its parent company, the House of HR. He currently sits on the board. Accent Jobs was founded in 1995 and provides temp-to-perm services with one of the largest specialized branch networks in Belgium. The House of HR operates six specialized HR companies: Accent Jobs (temp-to-perm), Just Work (payrolling), Home Maid, Logi-Technic(…)

Philip Gracco

Philip Gracco

Philip Gracco is the co-founder and CEO of Accent Jobs, a Belgian staffing group. He negotiated the entry of the private equity firm Gimv into the group’s capital in 2006 (which exited in 2012), an investment that boosted Accent’s growth and profitability.

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

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(…)

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 31stlargest 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(…)

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.