Belgian

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(…)

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

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.(…)

Alain Dehaze

Alain Dehaze

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(…)

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(…)

Patrick De Maeseneire

Patrick De Maeseneire

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt

Leen Geirnaerdt is the CFO of the Dutch group USG People. She has held various senior management positions within the group, including that of general manager of USG People Belgium’s shared service centre transactions and support. She previously acted as corporate controller at Solvus N.V. until the firm was acquired by USG People.

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),(…)