French

Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin

Leader Intérim
Founder and CEO

Jean-Philippe Papin is founder and CEO of the French staffing firm Leader Intérim. The company was founded in 1992 and claims average annual growth of 20% since its inception. Leader Intérim is among the top 10 staffing firms in France, providing temporary workers, permanent recruitment services and training. The company entered the Swiss market in 2014 with the acquisition of Max Studer Intérim. In 2016, Leader Interim counted more than 110 branch locations across France, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.

Roland Gomez

Roland Gomez

Proman
CEO

Roland Gomez heads Proman, the French staffing group founded by his parents in 1990. Gomez has worked with the business since its inception and was appointed CEO in 2003. Since 2013, Proman has expanded its international presence through organic growth and acquisitions in different countries: UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and more recently across the Atlantic in Canada and the United States

Etienne Colella

Etienne Colella

PIXID
CEO

Etienne Colella is the CEO of PIXID, the largest VMS in France, which he founded in 2004. PIXID offers a complete SAAS application that is compliant with the many aspects of the regulation required to provide and use temporary staff in France. In 2015, the private equity fund Keensight Capital took a majority stake in the company. Previously, Colella spent 14 years in the IT industry, where he held various senior positions. Colella graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Thierry Geffroy

Thierry Geffroy

Samsic RH
CEO

Thierry Geffroy is the CEO of Samsic RH, the staffing business owned by the French facility management group Samsic. Samsic RH ranks among the 10 largest staffing firms in France, and as one of the largest privately owned firms in the market. In March 2017, Samsic RH announced the acquisition of two staffing businesses in Spain.

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual

Groupe Actual
President

Samuel Tual is president of Groupe Actual, a privately held staffing firm in the French market. In 2016, he won the Ernst & Young Strategic Vision Award for the West Region in France. In the same year, Actual successfully integrated a number of recent acquisitions and grew its revenue by 50%. Actual was co-founded in 2001 by Tual and his father from the merger of their respective staffing firms. In 2014, Samuel Tual was able to secure investments from private equity partners CM-CIC Capital Finance and Ouest Croissance in order to pursue the group’s growth strategy in its home market.

Nathalie Jaoui

Nathalie Jaoui

GroupeCrit
Deputy CEO and Head of Temporary Employment and Recruitment

Nathalie Jaoui became deputy CEO and head of temporary employment and recruitment at GroupeCrit in 2002. Jaoui oversees the ongoing series of acquisitions that is driving GroupeCrit’s growthin the U.S. market. She joined in 1989, served as a director of the company since 1992 and later served as the CFO. Jaoui has also been a director of the French staffing association Prism’emploi since 2003.

Jean-Philippe Papin

Jean-Philippe Papin

Intérim
CEO

Jean-Philippe Papin is the CEO of the French staffing firm Leader Intérim. The company was founded in 1992 and claims an average annual growth of 35 percent since its inception. Leader Intérim is among the top 15 staffing firms in France and provides temporary workers, permanent recruitment services and training.

Samuel Tual

Samuel Tual

Groupe Actual
Chairman

Samuel Tual is chairman of Groupe Actual, the tenth largest staffing firm in France and one of the top privately held staffing firms in the market. Tual co-founded Gérard Tual in 2001 with his father from the merger of their respective staffing firms. In 2014, Samuel Tual was able to secure funding from private equity partners CM-CIC Capital Finance and OuestCroissance in order to pursue the group’s growth strategy in its home market. In 2013 Tual led the acquisition of French firms ObjectifIntérim and Réalis RH.

François Béharel

François Béharel

Randstad France
CEO

François Béharel is president and CEO of Randstad France. Béharel joined VediorBis in 1999 as a regional director in the North of France. He was appointed CEO of Vedior group in France in 2007, becoming president and CEO of Randstad Group France in 2009 after it acquired Vedior. In 2012, the supervisory board of Randstad appointed him to the executive board for an initial four-year term. Béharel has responsibility for France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Uruguay. In 2014 he also assumed responsibility for Belgium and Luxembourg.

Yvon Drouet

Yvon Drouet

Synergie
Deputy General Manager and CFO

Yvon Drouet is the deputy general manager and CFO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France and one of the largest staffing firms in Europe. Publicly listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, the company is expanding rapidly outside its home market. Drouet oversees group finance and investments and plays a key role in Synergie’s international expansion. Spain, Italy and Belgium have become key markets for the group, accounting collectively for more than 30% of revenue in 2016. The Acorn subsidiary is at the core of the group’s expansion strategy in the UK and Australia. In 2017, international operations represented more than 50% of Synergie’s revenue.

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