Meet the 2020 influencers in the €172 billion European staffing market. This list, compiled by SIA, includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and businesspeople with a wide range of skills and accomplishments who hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. We also introduce the inaugural Hall of Fame, which comprises pioneers and champions whose indelible impact is at the core of the industry’s evolution. These lists are not a ranking, but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl is tasked with growing the EMEA staffing and services business that comprises the core brands TEKsystems, Aerotek and Aston Carter. Zimdahl describes the past year as one of significant change, with Allegis Group evolving its global organisation through technology and supporting customers(…)

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of its executive board in 2018. He is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. In 2019, Randstad achieved record-high free cash flow, providing the opportunity to strengthen its balance(…)

Suzana Bernhard

Suzana Bernhard

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Suzana Bernhard is the executive VP of Dekra SE and VP of Dekra Arbeit Group, overseeing 40 offices in 20 countries. Appointed to her current position in 2000, she has led the company to more than €550 million in revenue and has helped lead its expansion across Europe. In 2019,(…)

Matthew Perrett

Matthew Perrett

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Matthew Perrett serves as chairman and board advisor to several owner-managed and private equity-backed companies operating across the international human capital services sector. With more than 20 years of experience in supporting management, Perrett has founded and exited several niche staffing and recruitment businesses — primarily in life sciences, regulated(…)

Christophe Catoir

Christophe Catoir

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Christophe Catoir was appointed by The Adecco Group as regional head of France and Northern Europe in February 2019 and this year assumed executive oversight of the company’s UK and Ireland general staffing business. A member of the executive committee since 2015, Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as internal auditor(…)

Thierry Geffroy

Thierry Geffroy

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Thierry Geffroy is chairman and CEO of Francebased Samsic RH, which operates in more than 25 countries, serves 30,000-plus customers and has turnover of £2.5 billion. Geffroy joined the group in 1992 and in 2010 became the president of Samsic RH, the group’s human resources arm, before attaining his current(…)