Samuel Tual is president of Groupe Actual, a privately held staffing firm in the French market. In 2001, Tual co-founded the firm with his father, Gérard Tual, 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. In 2016, Actual successfully integrated a number of recent acquisitions and grew its revenue by 50%.
Claude Guedj, chairman and CEO of French staffing firm Groupe Crit, is a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. He founded the company in 1962 when it was known as Industrial and Technical Research Centre, an office of studies and calculations serving the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. With 2018 revenue of €2.50 billion, Groupe Crit now has a presence in 13 countries, 8,700 permanent employees and 30,000 corporate customers. The group this year will focus on growth opportunities to strengthen its operations and to establish itself in new countries, particularly in Europe.
Jean-Marc Brun is the CEO of the French staffing GroupeAdequat, a family-run company that he founded in 1987. He has grown the business to be among the top 10 staffing firms in the French market. In 1999, Brun founded the Domitis network, an innovative structure that enables member staffing companies to provide services nationwide to large accounts.
Alain Dehaze joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011. From 1987 until 2000, Dehaze held a number of senior positions at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became managing director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was CEO of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People in 2005, he became the COO of USG People. From September 2007 until joining Adecco, he was CEO of the Humares. Dehaze is VP of the board of the Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, and is also on the board of the Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.
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.
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.
Paul Jacquin joined Randstad in 2006, overseeing a number of geographies in Europe and Asia from a finance and strategy perspective. He led several acquisitions including that of Fujistaff (Japan) and RiseSmart (US) and co-founded the Randstad Innovation Fund in 2014. He holds board membership positions at global HR tech companies such as Goodwall, Checkster, Coffreo and gr8People as well as observer seats at Pymetrics, Wade & Wendy and Allyo. Jacquin’s deep knowledge and experience has enabled him to seize emerging technology trends as a way to build new or transform existing business models. A private investor and coach, Jacquin has been helping startups and organisations grow for over 20 years.
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.
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.
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 2016, the association will be in the spotlight again as a new labour bill is underway.