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 firm 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.
Chris Heutink started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. He would go on to hold various management positions and in 2004 he was promoted to managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations. In 2009, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink is responsible for all operations in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary), as well as for global client solutions. He was appointed to the executive board in 2014.
Rob Zandbergen is CEO of Recruit Global Staffing, headquartered in The Netherlands. Known as USG People until January 2018, Recruit Global Staffing is responsible for managing all Recruit Group’s staffing activities. He became CEO of USG People in 2010 after serving as CFO since Zandbergen was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by 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.
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.
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In addition to her role as Randstad’s managing director, global public affairs, Annemarie Muntz until September was president of the World Employment Confederation, the voice of the employment industry at the global level. She has dedicated her professional life to broadening the recognition of the positive economic and social role that the HR services industry plays. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Muntz is particularly proud of this year’s launch of the “Safely Back to Work” initiative, an alliance spearheaded by Randstad NV, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup to enable companies and workers to return to work safely.
Chris Heutink started 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, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. Heutink is responsible for all operations in the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary), as well as for global client solutions. He was appointed to the executive board in 2014.
Frits Goldschmeding founded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen in 1960, and in 1964 renamed it Randstad. Goldschmeding took Randstad public in 1990, and in 2008, merged it with the Dutch group Vedior. CEO until 1999 and a member of the supervisory board until 2011, Goldschmeding remains the largest shareholder. Goldschmeding has a doctorate from the VU University Amsterdam and was professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode Business University. He is founder and supervisory board member of the Goldschmeding Foundation.
Robert Jan van de Kraats has been CFO of Randstad since 2001 and was appointed vice chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsible for control, strategy and M&A, finance and accounting, legal, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, IT, and investor relations for the Group for operations in Japan, India, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Austria. A qualified chartered accountant, van de Kraats started his career with one of the big four accountancy firms before joining Randstad in 1989. In May 2015, he became a board member of the supervisory board of Schiphol Group.
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.
Since 2000, Aart van der Gaag has been director of ABU, the larger of the two Federations of Private Employment Agencies in the Netherlands. He became ABU’s president in May. With long-time experience at the director-level in a number of public and private staffing organisations, he is known as an influential contributor to one of the most mature staffing markets in Europe.