Isabelle Eynaud-Chevalier was appointed general manager of Prism’emploi, the French association of employment agencies, in May 2018. Prior to Prism’emploi, she was deputy director general strategy and social innovation for Lee Hecht Harrison-Altedia. Eynaud- Chevalier began her career with the Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1991. She then joined the HR department of the Ministry of Culture and Communication; in 2003 she joined the Regional Directorate of Work, Employment and Vocational Training of Ile-de- France as deputy director responsible for the labour market. Throughout her more than 20 years’ work within the French government, she held various positions in the fields of employment, vocational training and HR management.
Thierry Geffroy is the CEO of Samsic RH, the staffing business owned by the French facility management group Samsic. Samsic RH is part of the top 10 largest staffing firms in France, and one of the largest privately owned firms in the market. The Samsic group was created by current CEO Christian Roulleau. Recently, Roulleau announced that Thierry Geffroy would be taking over the leadership for the whole group in the next couple of years.
Claude Guedj has been chairman and CEO of GroupeCrit since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was firstappointed to the board in 1969. Under Guedj’s management, GroupeCrit rose to be among the five largest staffing firms in France and top 25 globally.
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.
François Roux has been general manager of the French national 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.
Jean-François Denoy, managing director for Manpower France since 2012, has contributed to the firm through various roles during his career with Manpower, alternating operational management responsibilities with positions in the human resources department. He returned to the HR organisation in 2000 to take charge of the training department, then of career management and HR development. Denoy served as HR director from 2006 to 2010 and was appointed HR & Services managing director of ManpowerGroup France in 2011, taking over responsibility for operational support in charge of the back office and information system of Manpower.
On the heels of Randstad’s internal promotion policy, François Béharel devotes his energy to writing a new page in the group’s history. He joined the Vedior group in 1999 as regional director in the north of France. He was appointed general manager in charge of the Vediorbis Network in 2006 and took the chair of the group a year later. Since Randstad’s merger with Vedior in 2009, he has been chairman of the Randstad France Group. In 2013, he was appointed as a member of Randstad’s executive board in charge of France, Belgium & Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay.
Regional head of France and member of the executive committee since 2015, Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor in 1995. He then held positions as finance manager and regional manager until 2005, when he was appointed head of permanent placement activities in France; he joined the Groupe Adecco France management team in 2007. In 2009, Catoir was appointed managing director of Adecco South-East France, and in 2012, he became managing director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. He graduated from the IESEG School of Management, France.
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.
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.