Chief Executive Officer since September 2015, Regional Head of France from August 2011 to August 2015, Regional Head of Northern Europe from October 2009 to July 2011. Member of the EC since October 2009.
Belgian national, born 1963. Alain Dehaze joined Adecco Group in September 2009 as Regional Head of Northern Europe.
Alain Dehaze trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium.
From 1987 until 2000, Alain Dehaze held senior positions in a number of European countries at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People, the Netherlands, in 2005, he became the Chief Operating Officer of USG People, with overall responsibility for operations, including the integration of Solvus. From September 2007 until 2009, he was CEO of the staffing services company Humares, the Netherlands.
Since January 2016, Alain Dehaze has been Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). Furthermore, Alain Dehaze was Vice President of the Board of the World Employment Confederation Europe and member of the Board of the World Employment Confederation between December 2010 and December 2015.
Since August 2017 he has been a member of the newly formed ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.
Regional Head of France and member of the EC since September 2015.
French national, born 1972. Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as Internal Auditor in 1995.
Christophe Catoir graduated from the IESEG School of Management, France.
Between 1995 and 2005, Christophe 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, Christophe Catoir was appointed Managing Director of Adecco South-East France. In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France.
Regional Head of Northern Europe since January 2016, leading also Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the same region as of July 1, 2017.
Belgian national, born 1961.
Mark De Smedt has a Degree in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels and has attended MBA programmes in Chicago, Harvard, INSEAD and the London Business School.
In 2009, Mark De Smedt joined Adecco as Country Manager for Belgium & Luxembourg. He was previously a founder of Professional Staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Prior to this, he was responsible for Adecco’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before Mark De Smedt joined the staffing industry, he held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank, and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.
Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the EC since March 2016.
British national, born 1964. Shanthi Flynn joined the Adecco Group as Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2016.
Shanthi Flynn graduated as Bachelor of Science with joint honours in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Manchester in 1986. She is a graduate of the institute of Personnel Development (IPD), UK.
Shanthi Flynn built the foundation of her HR career at Ford Motor Company in the UK between 1986 and 1995. She joined the Boots Company in 1995 where she held positions of increasing responsibility becoming Director of HR for all of Boots International retail and fmcg healthcare businesses in 2000. In 2003, she joined the AS Watson Group, Hong Kong and was promoted to Group International HR Director. In 2006 she founded her own consulting firm, S Flynn Consulting. In 2010, Shanthi Flynn joined Walmart in Asia and became Senior Vice President Human Resources for the Asia region leading the HR team for Walmart’s retail businesses in China, Japan and India. In 2015 she returned to her own Leadership consulting practice until joining Adecco.
Shanthi Flynn is a Board mentor for Criticaleye, UK and Asia and serves on the council of King George V school, Hong Kong.
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and member of the EC since September 2015.
Swiss and German national, born 1965.
Stephan Howeg has a Masters Degree in History, Philosophy & Sociology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as having completed a four-year apprenticeship in Mechanics. He has taken Executive programmes in Marketing, Communications and Leadership at IMD, INSEAD and Harvard.
Between 1997 and 2001, Stephan Howeg was Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at Sunrise Communications, Switzerland. In 2001 he joined Ascom, Switzerland, as Global Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Cablecom, Switzerland. Stephan Howeg joined the Adecco Group in February 2007 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Global Marketing Partnerships. In 2008, he was promoted to Global Head of Group Communications and in 2015 to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Group. At the same time he joined the Executive Committee of the Adecco Group.
Chief Information Officer since August 2016 and Executive Committee Member as of 1 January 2018.
British national, born 1961 in Wales.
Rob James gained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with Honours from University College London.
Rob started his career in IT at Xerox in Europe in 1984. He subsequently moved to Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati and between 1988 and 2002 held positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Global CIO for P&G’s Pharmaceutical Division. In 2003 he joined Novartis as US CIO, before moving to Switzerland, where he was appointed Group CIO in 2010.
Regional Head of Asia Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and India, and Member of the Executive Committee as of 1 January 2018.
Singapore national, born 1962. Ian Lee joined the Adecco Group as President of China in September 2017.
Ian gained his Bachelor’s degree in Finance with Honours (Magna cum Laude) in 1989 and an MBA in Finance in 1990, both from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the USA.
Ian started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1990 in Cincinnati, USA, and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in the USA, China, and Taiwan. In 2003 he joined the Whirlpool Corporation, holding various positions including VP of Corporate Affairs and Business Development, VP of Asia North, VP and General Manager of China and VP and CFO of Asia.
Ian is part of the Global Dean’s Advisory Council at Indiana University Kelly School of Business and was also Adjunct Professor of Business at Nanjing University, China, from 2010-2012.
Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Professional Staffing as of April 1, 2017. Regional Head of UK & Ireland from October 2015 to March 2017. Member of the EC since October 2015.
United States national, born 1963.
John L. Marshall III holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, both USA.
John L. Marshall III was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding and AT&T before he joined MPS Group in 1998. He started as Deputy General Counsel with an emphasis on acquisitions and public company reporting. He was promoted to President of Special Counsel in 2001 and named President of Accounting Principals in 2006. Adecco acquired MPS Group in 2010 and named John L. Marshall III President of Adecco’s US Finance, Office and Legal business unit.
Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA since October 2015, Chief Sales Officer from October 2009 to September 2015. Member of the EC since October 2009.
Italian national, born 1967.
Sergio Picarelli graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
In 1993, Sergio Picarelli joined Adecco in Italy, starting as Managing Director of an Adecco Group Company (Permanent Placement). In 1997, he was appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Director Italy. From 2002 to 2004 Sergio Picarelli served as Regional Head for Central Europe and was thereafter appointed Chief Operating Officer of Adecco Staffing Division Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009 he served as Country Manager of Adecco Italy & Switzerland (Switzerland until the end of 2008). Since January 1, 2018 Sergio Picarelli also oversees Lee Hecht Harrison, Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark globally.
Chief Financial Officer and member of the EC since September 2015.
Dutch National, born 1965. Hans Ploos van Amstel joined the Adecco Group as CFO in September 2015.
Hans Ploos van Amstel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Economische Hogeschool of Eindhoven, and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from the University of Brabant, both in the Netherlands.
Hans Ploos van Amstel started his career in Finance at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in P&G across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium, as Vice President Finance & Operation Europe, and moved to the USA as global Chief Financial Officer in 2005. In his most recent position, Hans Ploos van Amstel was CFO of COFRA Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015.
Regional Head of Iberia & Latin America and member of the EC since October 2009.
Spanish national, born 1967.
Enrique Sanchez obtained a degree in psychology at Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, and holds an MBA from IESE, Madrid, Spain.
Enrique Sanchez joined Adecco Spain in 1993 as Branch Manager. In 1995, he became Regional Manager of the Central Region. In 1997, he was appointed Operations Manager, and in 2001 President and General Manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal. From 2003 to 2005, Enrique Sanchez was General Manager for Spain and Portugal, and was also responsible for the development of the company in Latin America and Eastern Europe. In 2005, he returned to Spain, becoming responsible for Adecco Group Iberia.
Chief Sales and Innovation Officer, as of July 1, 2017.
German national, born 1969. Franz-Josef Schürmann joined the Adecco Group as Regional Head of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in January 2016.
Franz-Josef Schürmann graduated in Agricultural Economics at Bonn University, Germany and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Agricultural Economics from the Purdue University, USA, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar.
Franz-Josef Schürmann started his career at Accenture in 1996. As a member of the German and European leadership teams of Accenture, in 2008 he was named Global Client Partner for several DAX 30 companies. From 2010 to 2015, Franz-Josef Schürmann was Country Head of Germany for Infosys Ltd.
Franz-Josef Schürmann is member of the Board of Directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany, and member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany.
Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Adecco and Pontoon as of April 1, 2017. Chief Sales & Innovation Officer from October 2015 to March 2017; Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & India from September 2011 to September 2015 (incl. MENA as of 2012), and Regional Head of Italy & Eastern Europe from October 2009 to August 2011. Member of the EC since October 2009.
Italian national, born 1972.
Federico Vione graduated in economics from Università G. D’Annunzio in Pescara, Italy.
Federico Vione joined Adecco in 1999 as Branch Manager and was subsequently appointed Manager of the Abruzzo-Molise area. In 2001, he became the National Key Account Manager for the Chemical and Pharma sector, and subsequently for the Large-Scale Trade sector. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager of the Professional Staffing business Ajilon S.r.l., and in 2004 he became General Manager of Ajilon Switzerland. In 2005, Federico Vione was appointed Project Leader Global Account Management Adecco Group and subsequently Head of Eastern Europe. In January 2009, he was appointed Country Manager Adecco Italy.
Federico Vione was Vice President of Assolavoro (Assoziazione Nazionale delle Agenzie per il Lavoro), Italy, between 2010 and 2012.
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Swiss national, born 1957. Rolf Dörig has been Chair since January 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors since May 2007, member of the Governance & Nomination Committee since April 2017. He has served on the Nomination & Compensation and the Corporate Governance Committees. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Rolf Dörig obtained a doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar. Furthermore, he also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (Boston), USA.
After joining Credit Suisse in 1986, he held a number of executive positions in various areas of banking and different geographical markets. As a member of the Group Executive Board, he was assigned responsibility for Swiss corporate and retail banking from 2000 onwards. In 2002, he held the position of Chairman Switzerland. Rolf Dörig was Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Life Group from November 2002 until May 2008, when he was elected to the Board of Directors.
Rolf Dörig is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding AG1, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of dormakaba Holding AG1, member of the Board of Directors of Emil Frey Holding AG, all in Switzerland, and member of the Supervisory Board of Danzer Holding AG in Austria. In June 2017, Rolf Dörig was appointed Chairman of Swiss Insurance Association (SIA). Furthermore, Rolf Dörig is a member of the Board Committee of economiesuisse, Switzerland.
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Canadian national, born 1957. Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and Vice-Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance & Nomination Committee since April 2017. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Kathleen Taylor obtained a Master’s degree of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada.
Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013.
Kathleen Taylor has been member of the Board of the Royal Bank Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016.
Ms. Taylor is Chair of the Board of the SickKids Hospital Foundation, Canada, and a member of the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institue, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.
Swiss national, born 1963. Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and of the Compensation Committee since April 2016. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes began his career in 1991 as a tax and legal consultant at Arthur Andersen in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto and its predecessor companies, Alcan and Alusuisse, in human resources and management roles in Europe and Canada, including as Senior Vice President Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of Alcan Group as well as President and CEO, Downstream Aluminium Businesses, Rio Tinto, based in Montreal. He served as Chief Human Resources and Organization Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carrefour Group, based in Paris, from 2010 to 2013. Since November 2013, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of ABB Group1, Switzerland.
French and United States national, born 1974. Ariane Gorin has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2017. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
She obtained an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and a Bachelor degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Since 2013, Ariane Gorin has been member of the management team of Expedia Inc.1, headquartered in Washington, USA, where in 2014 she was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in London, UK. Furthermore, she is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team.
From 2003 to 2013, Ms Gorin served in various functions in Microsoft Corporation1, USA: Initially as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Enterprise Services Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thereafter as Business Manager Western Europe, and from 2007 to 2010 as Marketing Director and then Sales Director Small and Midmarket Business and Distribution for France, and finally from 2010 to 2013 as Director Office Products and Services for France, based in Paris, France.
From 2000 to 2002 Ms Gorin served as consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the USA.
British & Swiss national, born 1963. Alexander Gut has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2010. He has served on various committees and is currently Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Alexander Gut holds a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Accountant.
From 1991 to 2001 he was with KPMG in Zurich and London and from 2001 to 2003 with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2002. From 2003 to 2007 he was a partner with KPMG in Zurich, where he became a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland in 2005.
Alexander Gut is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors Credit Suisse Group1, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG and SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, all in Switzerland.
French national, born 1959. Didier Lamouche has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2017 and was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee from April 2011 until April 2017. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Didier Lamouche obtained a PhD in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. He was CEO of Altis Semiconductor. From 2003 to 2005, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Operations at IBM Microelectronics. From 2005 to 2010, Didier Lamouche was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Bull. Didier Lamouche was a member of the Board of Directors of STMicroelectronics from 2006 to 2010. From November 2010 until March 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Corporate Strategic Committee of STMicroelectronics, Switzerland. In addition to this role, from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and CEO of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. Since April 2013, he has been CEO of Oberthur Technologies, France.
Didier Lamouche has held numerous mandates as non-executive Director at Boards of various listed and non-listed companies.
British national, born 1951. David Prince has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2004. He has served on various committees and is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
David Prince is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy CEO. In 2000, David Prince became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director. Since 2004 he has acted as investment advisor to companies based in Asia, China, and Australia.
David Prince was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics, UK until March 2013, and is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd1, Hong Kong and of various companies in the Wilson Parking Group, Australia. He has been a non-executive director of the Board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd., Cayman Islands1 since October 2016.
United States national, born 1947. Wanda Rapaczynski has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2008. She has served as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee since April 2011 (member since May 2008) and as a member of the Compensation Committee since April 2011, and is currently Chair of the Governance & Nomination Comittee. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Wanda Rapaczynski holds a Master’s degree in management from Yale University, USA and a PhD in psychology from the City University of New York, USA. Wanda Rapaczynski was a postdoctoral fellow at the Educational Testing Service at Princeton University, USA. Between 1980 and 1982, she held the position of Project Director at the Family Television Research and Consultation Center at Yale University, USA. She held leading positions at Citibank and was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Polish media group Agora S.A.1, Poland, where she currently serves as Member of the Supervisory Board.