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.
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
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.
Jean-Marc Brun is the CEO of the French staffing group Adequat, a family-run company he founded in 1987. He has grown the business to rank among the 10 largest staffing firms in France. In the past ten 10, years the company’s revenue increase by a staggering average compound annual rate of 17%. In 1999, Brun founded the Domitis network, an innovative structure that enables member staffing companies to provide services nationwide to large accounts.
Étienne Colella is chairman and founder of Pixid Group, a VMS provider headquartered in France. Launched in 2004, the firm offers an SaaS application compliant with the European regulation for providing and using temporary staff. In 2015, private equity fund Keensight Capital took a majority stake in the company to help it become a leading player in the European market. Pixid bought The Internet Corp. (UK) in 2017 and Carerix (Netherlands) in 2018 to strengthen its value proposition by adding a sourcing component and expanding its operations in Europe. Previously, Colella spent 14 years in the IT industry in various senior positions.
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.
Christophe Catoir is the regional head of France for Adecco, and has been a member of the executive committee since September 2015. He joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor in 1995, immediately after his studies at the IESEG School of Management. In 2012, he was appointed managing director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. 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. Catoir was appointed managing director of Adecco South-East France in 2009.
Thibault Lefebvre was appointed CEO of Grafton Recruitment Group in 2015, managing strategy, performance and organisation of Grafton Recruitment’s permanent and temporary businesses across all its locations. He was previously CEO of the Grafton Recruitment brand. Prior to Grafton Recruitment Group, Thibault held key managerial roles at PageGroup, including as managing director for Eastern Europe for the Michael Page and Page Personnel brands as well as managing director at PageGroup for Russia, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe for nine years. He previously held key financial roles at Richemont, Gucci, Parisot Group and Valeo.
François 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. It started when he joined Vedior in 1999 as a regional manager. Following various promotions, he became CEO of Vedior France in May 2007. Following Vedior’s acquisition by Randstad, he was appointed president and CEO of the newly combined Randstad Groupe France in 2008 and played a key role in the integration of its businesses.
Claude Guedj, a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry, has been chairman and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. 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. The group then expanded its service offerings to temporary work. Guedj was first appointed to the board in 1969. Under his management, the group rose to rank among the five largest staffing firms in France, and the largest 20 globally. In 2017, the group reported revenue of €2.42 billion.