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 Northern Europe 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 and in 2012 took over as Managing Director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. Most recently, in February 2019, he was appointed as Regional Head of France and Northern Europe.
Dr. Jan Gupta, a German national, brings extensive experience of managing successful global teams in engineering and technology businesses. With a strong academic background in mechanical engineering and economics, his career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company.
He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions. Dr. Gupta holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University, Germany. He will be based at the Adecco Group’s global headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland.
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.
On January 1, 2020 he was appointed to the newly created role of Chief of Staff and Communications Officer for the Group. In this capacity, he works closely with the CEO to coordinate and drive the Group’s strategy development, its implementation and Groups transformation. In addition, he leads Operational Effectiveness, Communications, Thought Leadership and Sustainability activities globally.
Stephan Howeg started his second career in Communications & Marketing as Press Officer at NCR. Between 1997 and 2001, Stephan Howeg was Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at Sunrise Communications, Switzerland. In 2001 he joined Ascom, as Global Head Marketing, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for UPC Switzerland. Stephan Howeg joined the Adecco Group in February 2007 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Global Marketing Partnerships. In 2008, he was promoted to Global Head of Group Communications and in September 2015 to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and member of the Executive Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of the Adecco Group.
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.
Swedish national, born in 1964. Joined the Adecco Group in 2019, and Member of the Executive Committee since January 2019.
Gordana graduated from Stockholm University with a BSc in Human Resource Development and Labour Relations.
Before joining the Adecco Group, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) in Amsterdam from November 2015. Between 2008 and 2015, she was Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Swedish paper manufacturer SCA.
Gordana spent 15 years working for Swedish telecoms company Ericsson in Sweden, the UK and the United States. She was Vice President for Human Resources, Organisation and Business Services between from 2006 to 2008, having risen through the ranks with a wide range of human resources roles, including Regional HR Manager and Director for Human Resources and Organisation.
Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland Professional Staffing & global oversight of Lee Hecht Harrison, General Assembly, Badenoch+Clark, Spring Professional & Pontoon since January 2019. Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA from October 2015 to December 2018. 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.
British born, Coram Williams joined the Adecco Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Committee in May 2020.
Before joining the Adecco Group he served as CFO of Pearson Plc from 2015. Prior to that Coram was CFO of Penguin Random House from 2013 to 2015, based in New York. He also held several other senior leadership positions in both finance and operations within the Pearson Group. Coram’s experience spans Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford.
Regional Head of Iberia, Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA since January 2019. Regional Head of Iberia and Latin America from 2003 to 2018. Member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
Spanish national, born in 1967.
Enrique Sanchez has a degree in Business Psychology by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has taken Executive programs in Business management and Leadership at IESE, IMD, IE and INSEAD.
Enrique joined The Adecco Group in 1993 as Sales representative. Branch manager in 1994, and Regional Manager of Madrid in 1996. In 1998 he was appointed Operations Manager of Adecco Spain, in charge of the Staffing business. In 2001 he became Country Manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal. Since 2003 until December 2018, Enrique has shared his responsibility as Country Manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal with the management of the operations in Latin America. Additionally, between 2004 and 2005, he took the responsibility of Italy, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe.
As from January 2019, Regional Head of Iberia, Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA.
Finnish national, born in 1967. Joined the Adecco Group in 2019, and Member of the Executive Committee since January 2019.
Teppo holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Prior to joining the Adecco Group, he served as the Chief Development Officer of Spanish multinational bank BBVA Group, and the General Manager of its New Digital Businesses unit from October 2014.
Teppo was previously Vice President, Head of Global Business Development, M&A and Developer Relations at PayPal. He held several executive positions at Nokia between 2004 and 2012, including Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Financial Services. He gained financial expertise working for GE Capital in London, Stockholm and Helsinki.
Teppo is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded five start-ups. He is currently also Board member of 3 Step IT. Previously, he has also acted as a member of the Board of multiple companies, most recently Simple Finance, Atom Bank, and Propel Venture Partners.
Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland General Staffing & Latin America since January 2019. Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, General Staffing and Pontoon from April 1, 2017 to December 2018. 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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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 since April 2017 Vice-Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. Furthermore, she has been a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. 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 in 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 a member of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has also served as Chair of Altas Partners, Canada, since April 2019. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016. Kathleen 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 in Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.
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Swiss national, born 1963. Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2015. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors since April 2020 and has been member of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018. He was Chair of the Compensation Committee from April 2018 until April 2020 (member since April 2016) and a member of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2018. 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 Switzerland. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto and its predecessor companies, Alcan and Alusuisse, in human resources and general 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 Canada. He served as Chief Human Resources and Organisation Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carrefour Group, based in France, from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2019, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes was Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of ABB Group1, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Since February 2018, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB India Limited1, India.
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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 and has been Chair of the Digital Committee since April 2019. 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 Group1, headquartered in the USA. In December 2019 Ariane Gorin was named President of the Expedia Business Services brand. She previously was President of the Expedia Partner Solutions and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in the UK. She is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team.
From 2003 to 2013, Ariane 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 France. From 2000 to 2002 Ariane Gorin served as consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the USA. Ariane Gorin is a member of the Supervisory Board of Trivago, Germany.
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British and 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 has been Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018 and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Compensation Committee from April 2015 until April 2019. 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 was a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group1 (until April 2020) and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG (until April 2020), both in Switzerland. Until June 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, Switzerland.
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French national, born 1959. Didier Lamouche has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. He has been Chair of the Compensation Committee since April 2020 (member since April 2019) and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Audit Committee from April 2017 until April 2019 and 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 and Engineer Degree in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
He was CEO of Altis Semiconductor from 1998 to 2003. 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. As of 2006 he held various Board and Executive roles at STMicroelectronics, Switzerland and from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and CEO of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. From April 2013 to October 2018, he was CEO of Idemia (formerly Oberthur Technologies), France. Since 2019, Didier Lamouche has been chairman of the Boards of UTIMACO, Germany and QUADIENT1, France.
Didier Lamouche has held numerous mandates as non-executive director at boards of various listed and non-listed companies.
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Swiss national, born 1967. Regula Wallimann has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2018. She has been Chair of the Audit Committee since April 2019 (member since April 2018). Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
She obtained a business degree (lic. oec. HSG) from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is a Certified Public Accountant, both Swiss and US.
From 1993 to 2017, Regula Wallimann worked for KPMG Switzerland, where she acted during 14 years as global lead partner for various large listed and non-listed international and national clients. From 2012 to 2014, Regula Wallimann was member of KPMG Switzerland’s strategic Partners' Committee.
Regula Wallimann has been non-executive board member and member of the audit committee of Straumann Holding AG1 since 2017, Switzerland, and Chair of the audit and risk committee since April 2019. In addition, she has been non-executive board member and head of the finance and audit committee of Swissgrid AG since 2017, Switzerland. Furthermore, she has been a non-executive board member and member of the audit committee since April 2018 and member of the nomination committee since April 2019 of Helvetia Holding AG1, Switzerland. She has been member of the supervisory board of the institute for Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, since 2010.
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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 has been Chair of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2019 (still a member) and a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2017. 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. 1, Cayman Islands since October 2016. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of FESCO Adecco Human Resources Service Shanghai Co., Ltd since May 2020.
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