Jacques van den Broek is CEO and chairman of the executive board of Randstad, the second largest staffing firm in the world. He is responsible for Germany, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia, Business Concept Development, Global Client Solutions, HR, Marketing & Communications, and Public Affairs. Van den Broek joined Randstad in 1988 as a branch manager and has held various position at the company throughout his career. He was appointed to the executive board in 2004.
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.
Annemarie Muntz is president of the World Employment Confederation, the voice of the employment industry at the global level. In 2018, she co-chaired the B20 Employment & Education Taskforce where she was a prominent voice in discussions concerning diverse forms of work in the labour market. She had a key role in driving change in the language used to refer to employment contracts, specifically removing the term “non-standard” within the international institutional employers’ community, which includes the International Organisation of Employers OE and the WEC. She previously chaired WEC-Europe from 2005 to 2018. Muntz is also managing director of global public affairs for Randstad and sits on the board of CSR Europe.
Hans Ploos van Amstel joined Adecco Group as CFO in September 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 P&G across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium as VP, finance and operation, Europe, and moved to the US as global CFO in 2005. In his most recent position, van Amstel was CFO of COFRA Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015.
Mariëtte Patijn is an official at FNV Bondgenoten, the largest union in the Netherlands. She has been a member of FNV’s executive committee since May 2013. Patijn represents the interests of temporary workers and is the union’s coordinator for collective bargaining. She joined FNV as a secretary in 1990, quickly rising through the ranks. In 1995 she was appointed director of FNV Dienstenbond, representing the services sector. Since then she has been heavily involved in the creation of collective labour agreements for temporary workers.
Patrick Tiessen is founder and CEO of Nétive VMS, the largest VMS provider based on Salesforce.com in the Benelux. Founded in 2003, Nétive started with two customers and has grown to more than 200 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.
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.