Patrick De Maeseneire rejoined the Adecco Group as CEO in 2009. He had held leading positions within the Adecco Group between 1998 and 2002, starting as country manager for the Benelux region before leading the Adecco Group’s worldwide professional staffing business from New York. De Maeseneire served as CEO of Barry Callebaut from 2002 to 2009 and in 2007, he was granted the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium. From 1980 to 1997, De Maeseneire held executive positions at Sun International and Apple Computer, as well as senior positions at Wang in Belgium and Arthur Andersen Consulting.
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 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 for personnel services. In 2016, the group announced it is looking for new investors to fund further expansion plans. Verstraete currently sits at the management board of Federgon, the Belgian staffing association, as the president of the Temporary Agency Work Commission.
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.
Leen Geirnaerdt is CFO of the Dutch group USG People, which became a Recruit Holdings subsidiary in 2016. She assumed her role in 2010 and retained it after the acquisition was complete. Prior to 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 center transactions and support. She served as corporate controller at Solvus NV until the firm was acquired by USG People.
Herwig Muyldermans is the general director of Federgon, the Belgian staffing association. He plays a central role in negotiating with the Belgian government and its social partners on behalf of the Belgian staffing industry. His perseverance is helping result in the removal of one of the last restrictions to temporary agency work in the country; the federal government announced in 2014 that staffing providers would be able to provide services to the public sector, and the Flemish government echoed the decision in 2016. Before joining the association in 1990, Muyldermans occupied senior positions at the Belgian association representing the clothing industry.
Mark De Smedt has been the The Adecco Group’s regional head of Northern Europe since January 2016, leading also Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the same region as of July 2017. He joined The Adecco Group in 2009 as country manager for Belgium & Luxembourg. He was previously managing partner of professional staffing specialist XPE Group. Prior to this, he was responsible for The Adecco Group’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before joining staffing, De Smedt held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank, and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.
Denis Pennel has held the role of managing director of Ciett since 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 or the OECD. Pennel published a book in 2013, Travailler pour soit (Working for oneself), which explores recent trends in the labour market. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France (1998- 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.
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.
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 (outsourcing), Bekaert Technics (secondment) and Peak6 (HR consultancy). Under Caille’s leadership, the company gained market share in Belgium and the Netherlands, and developed operations in France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Romania. Caille also served as global CEO of Adecco from 2002 to 2006.