Meet the 2023 champions of change in the €230 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 honour the 21 members of the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame 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.
Sylvestre Blavet

Sylvestre Blavet

Sylvestre Blavet is Chairman and CEO of French staffing group Freelance.com as well as chairman for its largest shareholder, CBV Ingénierie Group. Freelance.com operates across seven countries in Europe and under Blavet’s leadership continues to grow at a record pace, with 2022 revenue experiencing a year-over-year increase of 59%. With this type of growth and(…)

Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

As CEO of Irish professional services firm Org, Seb O’Connell is spearheading the provision of integrated solutions across advisory, resourcing and delivery to client companies. Org comprises recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, Org Advisory and BPO provider Abtran. Prior to joining Org, O’Connell was president of Global Markets at Cielo Talent and also held a leadership(…)

Miles Hunt

Miles Hunt

Miles Hunt is a recruitment industry entrepreneur, investor and strategic advisor with more than three decades of expertise in the sector. In 2013, he founded Benula Capital, a private equity firm with nine investments in the staffing sector, HR consulting firms and recruiting technology providers. Prior to Benula, Hunt established UK-based international staffing specialist Empresaria(…)

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni is the country manager in Italy for Gi Group Holding, a staffing firm that has grown to cover 30 countries across three continents. He recently shifted his role from global innovation and technology to ensure the company’s brands work together to create a sustainable and flexible global labour market that includes professional staffing,(…)

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

An industry veteran of more than 20 years, Sebastian Lazay was president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) in Germany since 2017 and previously was its VP since 2011. This year, Lazay helped lay the groundwork for the merger between BAP and the Interest Group of German Temporary Employment Agencies to form(…)

Valérie Beaulieu-James

Valérie Beaulieu-James

Valérie Beaulieu-James joined The Adecco Group as chief sales and marketing officer and member of the executive committee in 2020. This year, she also became president of Pontoon Solutions, part of The Adecco Group. Previously, she was chief marketing officer for Microsoft US. Beaulieu-James has been VP of the French Foreign Trade Advisors since 2015(…)