This year’s programme exceeded 147,000 applications, across over 30 countries and Mani Makkar has been named as the Global CEO for One Month.  Congratulations to Mani and all of those who have taken part. Keep an eye on our Social Media channels to find out how to register for next year’s CEO for One Month programme..

Winner of CEO for One Month 2021

Mani Makkar

India
Mani Makkar
India

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Empowering.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Learning how leaders of today are navigating the new normal & contributing to building the future of work.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Curiosity to learn, asking the tough questions & finding the method in madness.

Meet our 10 Finalists

Nivea Arruda Camara Virgolino

Brazil
Nivea Arruda Camara Virgolino
Brazil

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Change.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I'm looking forward to all the connections I'll make. Not only connections in terms of networking, which has always been an incredible part of this journey, but also connections in term of knowledge that I'll acquire and form. I'm excited to understand more in depth how a organization works and how my work can impact, in a positive and meaningful way, the world.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Understanding who I'm and how I see and do this. This allows me to understand and rely on my strengths but also see what I've to improve. This understanding allow me to be resourceful and opinionated but also humble and open.

Elina Makela

Finland
Elina Makela
Finland

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Impact.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

What excites me most is the prospect of learning lots of new things and meeting lots of interesting, inspiring people (at Adecco Finland as well as the other country CEOs!)

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

My big passion in life is understanding what kinds of knowledge and skills we need to build to survive and thrive in the future of work - it's what I've focused on in my studies and work and what I've written my master's thesis about. What I want to bring to my CEO for One Month experience is this energy, passion and commitment to solving the problems and leveraging the opportunities of the future of work also in the 'real world' outside of the theoretical realm of university courses.

Federico Tangorra

Italy
Federico Tangorra
Italy

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you? 

Experience.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Discovering what's behind the vision Andrea gives to the whole Group.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I will bring hard work, a solid critical point of view and my analytical skills.

Ana Leticia Rodríguez Barroso

Mexico
Ana Leticia Rodríguez Barroso
Mexico

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Challenge.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Observing, learning and proposing.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Open-mindedness.

Sofie Klausen Loenseth

South Korea
Sofie Klausen Loenseth
South Korea

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Development.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Getting inside into what it is like to be the local CEO of a global company.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Global perspective and positive spirit!

Guillermo Pujadas Alonso

Spain
Guillermo Pujadas Alonso
Spain

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Future.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Experience first-hand what being a CEO implies; my dream and ultimate long-term professional goal. Being the CEO of a multinational corporation at age 21 is something inconceivable that only this program can make come true.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

My ability to identify people’s strengths and weaknesses and based on that boost their maximum potential.

Gaurav Pande

Turkey & UAE
Gaurav Pande
Turkey & UAE

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Transformative.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

To experience being part of high-level executive meetings alongside the CEO, learn from such meetings, and hopefully contribute something new and meaningful.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I will bring a positive learning mindset which means that I will stay curious, listen actively, and be highly proactive about learning from different departments to make the most of all the projects that I will undertake.

Brandan Powell-Josiah

UK & Ireland
Brandan Powell-Josiah
UK & Ireland

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Exposure.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

The learning opportunity. CEO1M is an unparalleled opportunity to gain real insight into how senior executives think about and approach business problems at an early stage in my career!

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Curiosity.

Catherine Liang

USA
Catherine Liang
USA

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Synergetic.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I'm thrilled to learn about what it takes to be a leader who places people at the center of an organization's vision and mission. I'm grateful for the opportunity to shadow executives and senior leaders to understand how we can augment upskilling initiatives in a rapidly evolving workspace.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I'm excited to bring a global citizen's open heart and an open mind to work with my peers and mentors in finding a future of work that is inclusive of all talented individuals.

2021 Finalists

Palak Agarwal

Asia Cluster
Palak Agarwal
Asia Cluster

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Inspiration.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Witnessing the aspects of leadership that people often overlook.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Intellect, honed from positive thinking and global exposure.

Ewhen Jardon Angonoa

Argentina & Uruguay
Ewhen Jardon Angonoa
Argentina & Uruguay

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Excellence.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Learn how to lead an international organization, making decisions that will have an immediate impact on people's lives.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

The quality I will bring to my unique experience is the perspective and aspirations from someone just entering the workforce, adding a new point of view to the top of the company.

 

Saksham Yadav

Australia & New Zealand
Saksham Yadav
Australia & New Zealand

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Networking.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Actively participating in executive meetings and learning about the role of the CEO and senior management in making critical business decisions. I am also looking forward to contributing my own skills and expertise to drive business outcomes whenever the opportunity arises.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Developing innovative solutions to complex problems through emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

Cas De Schinkel

Belgium & Luxembourg
Cas De Schinkel
Belgium & Luxembourg

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Determination.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Seeing how my theoretic knowledge from my background in economics is used in practice.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

My enthusiasm, ambition and negotiation skills.

Gabriela-Luliana Stan

Bulgaria, Greece & Romania
Gabriela-Luliana Stan
Bulgaria, Greece & Romania

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Growth.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Interacting with like-minded people and building meaningful connections.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

An enthusiastic and positive approach to tackling various tasks.

Mylene Tu

Canada
Mylene Tu
Canada

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Growth.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Being able to work alongside forward-thinking individuals and learn from industry leaders to help me become a stronger leader.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Empathy & an unwavering desire to make a positive impact.

Nicolas Larrain

Chile
Nicolas Larrain
Chile

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Challenge.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Knowledge.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Creativity.

Yunqi Xu

China
Yunqi Xu
China

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Touchstone.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Skills improvement.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Innovative thinking and conscientiousness.

Camila Patricia Loaiza

Colombia & Ecuador
Camila Patricia Loaiza
Colombia & Ecuador

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Empowerment.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Innovate and learn.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Influence people in a positive way.

Krzysztof Sulinski

Czech Republic & Poland
Krzysztof Sulinski
Czech Republic & Poland

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Learning.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

To observe and understand the process of making important decisions and to contribute opinions from the perspective of a representative of the younger generation.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Ability to listen to people and understand their needs in solving problems.

Celia Hammour

France
Celia Hammour
France

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Mentoring.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

To learn how to manage in a global group like " The Adecco Group " : The people, the transformation and the commitment.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

"The ardour of youth "/ My persistence.

Marie-Chantal Lages

Germany
Marie-Chantal Lages
Germany

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Growth.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Learning more about what is most important for a CEO when it comes to the interaction with other people from different social, cultural, and personal backgrounds in highly diverse settings. Experiencing this vibrant and fast changing environment while getting to know many different people at different levels within and outside the company is what I look most forward to.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

The mindset that every person brings their very own skillset to the table which is why I can learn from anyone I get to talk to and empower them by actively listening to what they have to say and by truly understanding what their personal beliefs, ambitions, and dreams are.

Bence Albert

Hungary, Serbia & Slovenia
Bence Albert
Hungary, Serbia & Slovenia

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Trust.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I am looking forward to try myself out at the highest level and learn from experienced professionals, while extending my network with like-minded people.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Critical thinking, Communication, Passion, Resilience.

Lily Suzuki

Japan
Lily Suzuki
Japan

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Implementing my idea.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Connect with talented, creative people and get closer to realizing my dreams.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Dialogic leadership (coaching skills).

Imme Degreef

Netherlands
Imme Degreef
Netherlands

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you? 

Fortitude.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I am really looking forward to push the boundaries and create connection with everybody in the whole organization, this to make them feel even more connected to the Adecco Group. Additionally, I look forward to the diversity of tasks and the exceptional insights into this side of the organization.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I would consider myself as a very dynamic, energetic person. The sky is the limit and the more outside of the box it gets, the more energy it gives me. When something brings me energy, I am very dedicated to empower people and to add even more value.

Hakon Tomter

Norway
Hakon Tomter
Norway

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Development.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I look forward to a hands-on experience with great people and a great group and see the positive impacts we can achieve together.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I am humble and genuinely interested in other people. I believe that this combination allows for deeper relations and, that it stimulates others to prosper and do their best.

Henning Gutierrez Vasquez

Peru
Henning Gutierrez Vasquez
Peru

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you? 

Happiness.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I hope to learn as much as I can and that I can bring creative solutions to the organization.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I will bring my hard work, creativity and ideas to the organization.

Miguel Toscano

Portugal
Miguel Toscano
Portugal

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Opportunity.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Learn how a CEO copes with adversities and how they surpass them.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Creativity and Enthusiasm.

Glen Ang

Singapore
Glen Ang
Singapore

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Self improvement.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Learning as much as I can and understanding how the local CEO thinks and makes decisions.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

Endless curiosity, a different perspective and gratitude.

Felix Dellner

Sweden
Felix Dellner
Sweden

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Change.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

Being challenged and challenging simultaneously!

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

An open, positive mind and a drive to change things.

Emre Yigit Kayalar

Switzerland
Emre Yigit Kayalar
Switzerland

In one word, what does the CEO for One Month programme mean to you?

Opportiunity.

The thing I most look forward to in my month of local CEO shadowing is:

I am looking forward to experience how a listed company like Adecco will manage to steer out of the crisis into the ''next normal''.

The special quality/attitude/skill I will bring to my CEO for One Month experience is:

I bring the cultural awareness to work harmoniously and effectively in a multinational team.