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.
Ineke Kooistra

Ineke Kooistra

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Ineke Kooistra has been the CEO of YoungCapital, a Dutch recruitment agency, since 2013. She has more than 25 years of experience in the recruitment and secondment industry. Kooistra has also set up and expanded various specialist roles within the IT staffing market. Her role as CEO is to get(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Lord Michael Ashcroft is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. Lord Ashcroft has varied and substantial business interests around the world in public and private companies, including serving as non-executive chairman of Impellam Group, a £2.25 billion UK-based staffing firm. He is a former treasurer and deputy chairman of(…)

Bev White

Bev White

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Bev White is CEO of Harvey Nash Group, a €1.2 billion global technology recruitment, IT solutions and leadership services group with 36 offices across the US, Europe and Asia. Following a degree in computer science, White began her career in technology, holding CIO and IT leadership positions at Schlumberger and(…)

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Sebastian Lazay became president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) in 2017 after serving as vice resident since 2011. BAP represents the interests of the personnel services and temporary employment industry in Germany. Lazay is also managing director of Hamburg-based Extra-Personalservice GmbH, and has been closely involved(…)

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 Alistair Cox is group CEO of global recruitment agency Hays plc, having held that position since 2007. He is a chartered engineer with a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Salford. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in California, US. Cox began(…)

Simon Coton

Simon Coton

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020 As COO of NES Global Talent since 2008, Simon Coton has been a key part of the executive team, delivering the sale to private equity funds advised by AEA Investors in 2012, securing a number of refinancing deals, and making seven strategic and value-adding acquisitions. During his tenure, NES expanded(…)