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.
Christophe Catoir is the regional head of France. He joined Groupe Adecco France in 1995, after his studies at the IESEG School of Management. Over the past 20 years, Catoir’s career has progressed through various positions of responsibility in finance, permanent recruitment and the general staffing operations. Before taking up his new role, Catoir led Adecco’s Professional Staffing businesses in France with a network of 3,200 employees and has been a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team since 2007.
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.
François Béharel joined Vedior in 1999 as a regional manager. Following various promotions, he became CEO of Vedior France in May 2007. Following the acquisition by Randstad, he was appointed president and CEO of the new combined Randstad Groupe France in 2008 and played a key role in the integration of its businesses. Béharel was appointed to Randstad’s executive board in 2013. He is now responsible for France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium & Luxembourg, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay.
Denis Pennel has been managing director of the World Employment Confederation since 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank and the OECD. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France from 1998 to 2005. A work futurist, he is best known for his thought leadership role on the changing world of work, acting as a keynote speaker and writing many opinion pieces and several books including The Ego Revolution at Work (2015) and Travail, la soif de liberte, which translates to Work, the thirst for freedom (2017).
Regional head of France and Northern Europe and member of the executive committee since 2015, Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor in 1995. Between 1995 and 2005, Catoir held positions as finance manager and regional manager. In 2005, he was appointed head of permanent placement activities in France, and became a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team in 2007. In 2009, Catoir was appointed managing director of Adecco South-East France and in 2012 took over as managing director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. He was appointed to his current role in February 2019.
Jérôme Rieux joined Groupe Adéquat as sales director in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2016. Last year was the start of Adéquat’s powerful overseas development with the acquisition and integration of three staffing companies in 13 months — Totem in Canada, Sigmar in Ireland, and Connect in the Netherlands — of which Rieux is also chairman. The independent company in 2018 reached €1 billion in turnover and ranked No. 38 on SIA’s list of largest global staffing firms. Groupe Adéquat operates 270 offices in five countries and has posted the fastest growth rate on the French staffing market for the past three years.
Jean-Marc Brun is founder and chairman of the supervisory board of the French staffing group Adéquat, which he founded in 1987. Under his leadership, the business grew to become one of the top 10 staffing firms in France. The group continues to outperform the market, with revenue increasing at an average annual rate of 17% in the past 10 years. The group estimates it will reach a turnover of €1 billion for the first time in 2018. Brun is in the process of handing over the reins to a new management team that includes his son, Arnaud Brun, who serves as deputy general manager.
François Roux has been general manager of the French staffing association, Prism’emploi, since 2001. In this role, he represents the interests of the staffing industry, lobbying government and negotiating with social partners and French institutions. In 2013, Roux led the talks with trade unions that resulted in the creation of a form of indefinite duration contract for temporary agency workers. In 2017, the association will be in the spotlight again as a new labour bill is underway.
With extensive international experience, Didier Bench has more than 25 years of leadership in the development of international technology firms, digital companies and investment funds. He has held senior management positions with a series of software companies and has successfully turned them into profitable and major players. Bench has also supported investment decisions for a number of major private equity and investment funds. In addition to HgCapital, he has been a senior advisor for SilverLake Sumeru and a senior partner for CDP Technology Ventures, a Canadian private equity fund that is part of Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec operating in the North American and European markets.