Dutch

Dinette Koolhaas

Dinette Koolhaas

Kelly Services
VP & Operations Leader, EMEA

Based in Switzerland, Dinette Koolhaas serves as VP and operations leader, EMEA, for Kelly Services. Koolhaas is also a board member for Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Asia Pacific. Koolhaas joined Kelly Services in 2008 as VP and regional general manager for Western Europe, where she led eight country general managers to deliver on regional and country-specific growth strategies. She was promoted to VP and operations leader for EMEA in 2013. Koolhaas started her career as a consultant at a logistic consultancy agency in Holland before moving to USG People, with whom she remained for more than 12 years. She holds an MBA and is a board member of the World Employment Confederation.

Robert Jan van de Kraats

Robert Jan van de Kraats

Randstad Holding NV
Vice Chairman of the Executive Board

Robert Jan van de Kraats became Randstad Holding nv’s CFO in 2001 and vice chairman of the executive board in 2006. He is responsiblefor group finance and accounting, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, IT and investor relations.He is also responsible for Randstad’s operations in India and the Yacht business. A qualified chartered accountant, vande Kraats began his career with one of the big four accountancy firms and from 1989 until joining Randstad, he held various senior finance positions in the technology and credit insurance sectors. Between 2004 and November 2013, van de Kraats was supervisory board member of two listed Dutch companies.

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.

Hans Ploos van Amstel

Hans Ploos van Amstel

The Adecco Group
CFO

Hans Ploos van Amstel joined The Adecco Group as CFO and a member of its executive committee in 2015. Before joining The Adecco Group, he was CFO of Cofra Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015. He started his career in finance at Procter & Gamble in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Procter & Gamble across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium as VP of finance and operation Europe, and moved to the US as global CFO in 2005.

Jacques van den Broek

Jacques van den Broek

Randstad
CEO & Chairman

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.

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.

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen

Recruit Global Staffing
CEO

Rob Zandbergen is CEO of Recruit Global Staffing in the Netherlands. The group was previously known as USG People until it changed its name on 1 January 2018. Recruit Global Staffing is responsible for managing all of Recruit Group’s staffing activities. Zandbergen was appointed as the CEO of USG People in 2010, after serving as the company’s CFO since 2005. He 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 Recruit Global Staffing, 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.

Jacques van den Broek

Jacques van den Broek

Randstad
CEO and Chairman

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.

Margriet Spijker

Margriet Spijker

Timing
Founder and Managing Director

Margriet Spijker is founder and managing director of Dutch staffing firm Timing, a part of the ADG services group. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, Timing was the fifth-largest staffing firm in the Netherlands in 2017. Spijker has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and holding various management positions, including deputy manager, before being appointed general manager in 2012.

Frits Goldschmeding

Frits Goldschmeding

Randstad
Founder & Largest Shareholder

Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame |  2020

In 1960, Frits Goldschmeding cofounded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen — renamed Randstad in 1964 — after writing a thesis on temporary work for his master’s degree in economics. CEO for 38 years, he grew the company into a global giant and actively lobbied to improve the image of the staffing industry as well as strengthen the legal position of staffing employees. Randstad is now the largest staffing firm in the world. Goldschmeding retired as CEO in 1999 and joined the supervisory board of Randstad Holding; he retired from the board in 2011. He continues to be the largest shareholder in the company. In 2015, he founded the Goldschmeding Foundation, which supports projects that respond to important societal issues involving people, work and economy.