Jean-Marc Brun is CEO of the French staffing group Adequat, a family-run company that he founded in 1987. Under his leadership, the business grew to become one of the top 10 staffing firms in the French market. The group continues to outperform the French market: The company’s revenue has increased at an average annual rate of 17% for the past 10 years. Adequat recently developed an in-house staffing service, Inside Staffing, which Brun credits as giving Adequat its competitive edge.
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. Thierry joined Samsic in 1992 and in 1998 moved into a leadership role where he was responsible for driving growth. As of 2018, Samsic RH has expanded throughout Europe with more than 300 branches in nearly 10 countries. Samsic RH had turnover of €2 billion in 2017 and has 80,000 employees.
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Samuel Tual in January 2019 became president of France-based temporary employment firm Actual Leader Group, which was established in 2018 after the merger of two temporary employment firms: Groupe Actual and Leader Intérim. Tual had been president of Groupe Actual, a privately held staffing firm in the French market that he co-founded with his father in 2001 when they merged their respective staffing firms. Actual Leader Group in July 2019 acquired a majority stake of Dutch HR services firm Flexfactory (later rebranded Flexfamily). In October 2019, Tual was elected president of MEDEF Pays de la Loire; he was formerly president of MEDEF Mayenne.
François Pinte is general secretary of the French group Synergie, the fifth-largest staffing firm in France. Pinteholds a number of positions at key institutions: president of the French staffing industry social fund FASTT; president of the audit committee of Prism’emploi, the French national staffing association; and elected member of the council of the Pays de Loire region.
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As general director, Roland Gomez runs Proman, one of the largest European players in the temporary employment market with turnover of €2.73 billion. Gomez joined the family group in 1993 and held several positions before becoming CEO in 2003. Over the last year, Proman acquired Paris-based Akuit and Epos in Spain; launched Flexeo, an open-ended contract that enables employees to secure their career while offering companies solutions in HR management; and acquired Belgian HR firm Agilitas Group, its largest acquisition to date.
YvonDrouet is the CFO of Synergie, the fifth-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.
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.
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Jean-Philippe Papin is general director of France based Actual Leader Group, established in November 2018 after the merger of temporary employment firms Groupe Actual and Leader Intérim. He had been CEO of the latter, which he founded in 1992 and was the 11th-largest staffing firm in France. Pursuing international development and moving toward its objective of 20% turnover abroad while strengthening its positioning on the European continent, Actual Leader Group in July 2019 acquired a majority stake of Dutch HR services firm Flexfactory (renamed Flexfamily in June 2020), and saw €500 million in 2019 revenue.
Christian Roulleau is the founder and CEO of the French facility management group Samsic, which provides staffing services with the SamsicEmploi brand. SamsicEmploi features among the top 10 largest staffing firms in France, and is one of the largest privately owned firms in the market. Roulleau previously held a wide range of positions within the GSF group operating in the cleaning services industry, and founded Samsic in 1986.
Alexis de Bretteville is CEO of Hudson Europe, the largest region in terms of revenue for the Hudson. Prior to joining Hudson in 2013, de Bretteville was with Michael Page for more than 20 years, serving most recently as the managing director of the company’s Americas region and as a member of its global executive board. After spending four years helping to grow the company’s French operations into the market leader, he was managing director of Michael Page Spain, Portugal and South America, and then regional managing director of Central and Northern Europe.