Frits Goldschmeding is the founder of Randstad and the former president and CEO of Randstad Holding nv. Under his leadership, Randstad grew into one of the world’s largest temporary employment organisations. In 1999, he became a member of the supervisory board of the Randstad Group. In March 2011 he stepped down, but as the major shareholder,he still keeps an eye on his company.
Jan Arie van Barneveld is CEO of Brunel International nv, a Dutch firm with global operations focusing on the recruitment of professionals in sectors such as IT, engineering, legal and finance. Van Barneveld succeeded founder and major shareholder Jan Brand in 2000, which makes him one of the longest-sitting CEOs in the Dutch staffing market.
Jacques van den Broek joined Randstad as a branch manager in 1988. Appointments followed as regional director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as marketing director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as managing director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. He was appointed to the executive board in 2004 and as CEO and chairman in 2014. Van den Broek is responsible for Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore & Malaysia as well as group business concept development, HR, marketing and communications, and public affairs.
Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, helping to create a legal environment in which private employment agencies are able to prove their important role in a functioning labour market; she has been tireless in her work on the Agency Work Directive.
Margriet Spijker is CEO of the Dutch staffing company Timing, a part of ADG Group. Timing ranks third on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 List of Largest Staffing Firms in the Netherlands. Spijker has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and employment services industry. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and has fulfilled various management positions, including deputy manager and general manager. ADG Group acquired staffing firm In Person last year, which also came under her supervision.
As CEO Randstad Group the Netherlands, Chris Heutink is responsible for Randstad Group’s operations in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He began his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. Various management positions followed until 2004, when he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, Heutink was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink was appointed to Randstad’s executive board in 2014.
Jacques van den Broek is CEO and chairman at Randstad Holding nv, the second-largest staffing firm in Europe and the world. He joined the company in 1988 and was appointed to the executive board of Randstad Holding in January 2004. Since that time, he has been responsible for a significant boost to Randstad’s global accounts, which account for approximately a quarter of Randstad Group’s revenue.
As venture partner, Ilonka Jankovich manages the Randstad Innovation Fund, which has made 17 investments in HR technology since its inception in 2014. Jankovich began her career as an M&A lawyer and in 1996 founded Legal FlexForce, a permanent recruitment and contracting fi rm based in the Netherlands. Monster/TMP bought the company in 2001. Jankovich then launched professional recruitment firm ProfiPower in 2004, selling the business to Randstad in 2010, at which time she was appointed general manager of Randstad Hungary. She left Randstad in 2012, returning in 2013 to launch the Innovation Fund. Jankovich also is a supervisory board member for several HR tech firms.
Jurriën Koops was appointed director of the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies, ABU, in 2014, having joined the organisation in 2002. In addition to his work with ABU, Koops is also chairman of the Foundation for Training and Development in the Flexible Staffing Industry. Prior to joining ABU, Koops worked as a policy advisor for trade union CNV, which represents the interests of workers in construction, the industrial sector, transportation, food and services. He was also a senior consultant for business development for Dutch staffing firm Start People, a USG People company.
Frits Goldschmeding is the founder, former president and CEO of Randstad Holding. Under his leadership the company became one of the largest staffing firms in the world. In March 2011 he stepped down from the company but remains the largest shareholder. On his 80th birthday in 2013, Goldschmeding was awarded the Gold Medal of the City of Amsterdam, the highest honour the city can bestow. The Gold Medal is typically awarded to mayors at the end of their term in office; however, under exceptional circumstances, it is also presented to persons who have made outstanding contributions to Amsterdam. Notable recipients include Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Dwight Eisenhower.