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.
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.
Claude Guedj has been chairman and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was first appointed to the board in 1969. Guedj is considered a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. Under his management, Groupe CRIT rose to the top five largest staffing firms in France, and top 20 globally. In 2015, Groupe CRIT largely outpaced the French market and boosted its operations in Spain and the United States.
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.
Christophe Duchatellier is global head, professional recruitment, Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark at The Adecco Group. Duchatellier first joined The Adecco Group in 2010 as director general, professional staffing. In 2012, he was appointed regional head for The Adecco Group operations in Japan and Asia and became an executive committee member for The Adecco Group. In 2015, he served as regional head of Asia Pacific. Prior to Adecco, he held leadership roles at Michael Page. Before embarking on his career in recruitment, Duchatellier studied law at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and Université Panthéon-Assas.
Daniel Augereau is chairman and CEO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. He trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon after founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. Ten years later, the company merged with another staffing firm, Sidergie, resulting in the launch of the Synergie brand. In 2016, the company reported a double-digit revenue growth rate, spurred by strong performances both in its home market and abroad.
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.
Claude Guedj has been chairman of the board and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was first appointed to the board in 1969. Guedj is considered a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. Under his management, Group CRIT rose to rank among the top five largest staffing firms in France and top 25 globally.
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.