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Robert Jan van de Kraats

Robert Jan van de Kraats

A certified auditor, Robert Jan van de Kraats joined Randstad in 2001 as CFO. Van de Kraats was appointed as vice-chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsible for Japan, India, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In addition, he is responsible for group finance and accounting, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, legal, IT(…)

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld has been CEO of Brunel International since 2000. Van Barneveld started his career as a senior manager at Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to form PwC. He then held successive management positions at companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. His most recent position before moving to(…)

Frits Goldschmeding

Frits Goldschmeding

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. He was CEO until 1999 and a member of the supervisory board until 2011 but remains the largest shareholder. Goldschmeding has a doctorate from the VU(…)

Frits Goldschmeding

Frits Goldschmeding

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(…)

Wessel van Alphen Sr.

Wessel van Alphen Sr.

Wessel van Alphen Sr. is the founder and CEO of IT-Staffing, one of the largest IT specialist staffing firms in the European market and the fifth largest staffing firm in the Netherlands. Van Alphen started his first company in 1978 providing the services of self-employed IT specialists to clients. In December 2013, van Alphen Sr.(…)

Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker is general manager of Timing, the seventh-largest staffing company in the Netherlands and part of the ADG Group. She joined Timing in 1988 as a consultant, followed by various management positions, up to deputy manager, a role in which she worked alongside Annemarie Laan van Dongen, who retired as general manager in January(…)

Jan Arie van Barneveld

Jan Arie van Barneveld

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(…)

Wessel van Alphen

Wessel van Alphen

Wessel van Alphen is founder (1986) and owner of the Dutch company IT-Staffing, one of the largest IT specialist firms in the European staffing market. Following the launch in 1978 of his first company providing the services of self-employed IT specialists to clients, van Alphen was involved in the creation of numerous other businesses, ranging(…)

Patrick Tiessen

Patrick Tiessen

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(…)

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz is president of the World Employment Confederation, representing labour-market enablers in 50 countries and seven of the largest international workforce solutions companies. She also chairs its European counterpart, WEC-Europe. She is an influential lobbyist at the global level and at the European Union, representing the interests of the employment and recruitment industry at(…)