Jérôme Caille is CEO of Accent Jobs as well as its parent company, the House of HR. Accent Jobs was founded in 1995 and provides temp-to-perm services with one of the largest specialised branch networks in Belgium. The House of HR operates six specialised 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 has also served as global CEO of Adecco from 2002 to 2006.
Alain Dehaze was recently named CEO of Adecco. He joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. From September 2007 until joining Adecco, he was CEO of the Humares. From 2002 to 2005, he was CEO of Solvus, becoming COO of USG People upon USG’s acquisition of Solvus 2005. From 1987 until 2000, Dehaze held a number of senior positions at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became managing director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). Dehaze is VP of the board of the Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, and is also on the board of the Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.
Herwig Muyldermans is the general director of the Belgian staffing association, Federgon. He plays a central role in negotiating with the Belgian government and social partners on behalf of the Belgian staffing industry. In 2014, his perseverance resulted in the removal of one of the last restrictions to temporary agency work in the country: the coalition government announced staffing providers would be able to provide services to the public sector. Before joining the association in 1990, he occupied senior positions at the Belgian association representing the clothing industry.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.