Dutch

Jurriën Koops

Jurriën Koops

ABU
Managing Director
Dutch

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Since 2014, Jurriën Koops has served as the managing director for ABU, the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies. Under Koops’ leadership, ABU, fellow organisation NBBU and the unions negotiated a collective labour agreement in 2019 for all of Netherland’s temporary workers. This is the first time that the industry has seen such an accomplishment in 25 years and is a major victory for Koops. In the coming years, ABU hopes to generate increased support for temporary work. ABU has outlined six strategic projects that focus on the quality and benefits of temporary employment to help them realise this goal.

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen

USG People
CEO

Rob Zandbergen was appointed CEO of USG People in 2010, having served as the company’s CFO since 2005. Zandbergen was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by USG People. In addition to his work at USG People, Zandbergen is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Flower Group and was appointed to the supervisory board of Dutch energy company Eneco Holding in March 2015.

Hans Leentjes

Hans Leentjes

ManpowerGroup
Executive VP

Hans Leentjes joined ManpowerGroup’s executive management team as the executive VP, president of Northern Europe, in January 2011. Previous to this appointment he was the head of ManpowerGroup’s EMEA central region. Leentjes joined ManpowerGroup in 2005 as country manager of the Netherlands, leading the company through a successful new branding implementation, a more client-centric and solution-driven sales approach and the acquisition of Vitae, among other achievements. Leentjes was a board member of ABU, the Dutch association of temporary work agencies, for five years. In May 2014, Leentjes was elected as VP of CIETT, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services.

Frits Goldschmeding

Frits Goldschmeding

Randstad Holding
Founder, Former President and CEO

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.

Margriet Koldijk

Margriet Koldijk

Randstad Sourceright
Chairman

Margriet Koldijk is chairman of the Randstad Sourceright global leadership team and managing director of global client solutions at Randstad. Koldijk joined Randstad in 2006, having previously worked as COO of Dutch marketing and media company Novamedia. In her current role, Koldijk advises executives on strategic business, HR and talent issues around the world. With a focus on total talent architecture, Randstad Sourceright delivers outsourcing programmes throughout the world with a team of professionals with expertise in RPO, MSP, blended workforce solutions, payrolling and independent contractor solutions.

Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker

Timing
General Manager

Margriet Spijker is general manager of private Dutch staffing firm Timing, a part of the ADG services group. According to research from SIA, Timing is the sixth-largest staffing firm in the Netherlands. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and held various management positions, including deputy manager, before being appointed general manager in 2012.

Jurriën Koops

Jurriën Koops

ABU (Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies)
Director

J.H. (Jurriën) Koops, managing director at ABU — the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies — since 2014, is responsible for the daily management of the bureau. In 2018, ABU introduced a social agenda to enhance public support for temporary work in the Netherlands. The agenda also guides the members of ABU in their daily business. Koops joined ABU in 2002 as head of its Labour Conditions and Legal Affairs team. He was appointed assistant director in 2009 and named director of social affairs in 2012. Koops is also a member of several boards, including the Foundation for Training and Development in the Staffing Industry (Doorzaam) and SNCU.

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Brunel International
CEO

Jan Arie van Barneveld has been CEO of Brunel International since 2000, succeeding Jan Brand who had held the position since founding the company in 1975. He started his career as a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PwC. Van Barneveld then held successive management positions at companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. His most recent position before moving to Brunel International was Director of Avero Life & Mortgages, which is part of the Achmea Insurance Group.

Richard Jager

Richard Jager

Randstad NV
CEO Randstad Germany; CEO Randstad Group DACH
Dutch

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

CEO of Randstad Germany since 2018, Richard Jager in January took on the additional role of CEO Randstad Group DACH. Randstad now has an active role in Germany’s Federal Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers and the German Association of Employers as well as in the lobbying circuit in political Berlin. Randstad Germany is the country’s leading personnel service provider with 2019 sales volume of nearly €2.1 billion; under Jager’s leadership it has gained market share for two years in a row in a heavy downturn market. Jager takes every opportunity to improve the image of the staffing industry in Germany.

Patrick Tiessen

Patrick Tiessen

Nétive
Founder and CEO

Patrick Tiessen is founder and CEO of Nétive VMS, the largest VMS provider in the Benelux. Nétive started in 2003 with two customers and has grown to more than 170 customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Finland and the UK. Nétive focuses on creating the best possible cloud software to manage contingent workforces and recruit permanent staff within one single solution. Before Nétive, Tiessen worked as international IT Manager at Kelly Services for eight years. In 2010, Nétive acquired Brightbox HR, the first freelancer management system in Europe and in 2012 it acquired a VMS Solution for SAP customers.