Adecco appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer

Adecco appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer

Adecco appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer

Chéserex, Switzerland- April 26, 2005:  The Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in human resources (HR) services, today announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Flatt (38) as the Group's new Chief Human Resources Officer. Thomas has been the Group's acting HR officer since October 2004.

In this role, Thomas will continue being responsible for all HR topics related to Adecco's 30'000 employees across the world, including training programs such as the Adecco University program at the IMD business school. His main focus will be on attracting and developing the best talent to support the group's growth strategy. "Having the best people is key to delivering the best service. It is my ambition to enhance Adecco's positioning as the employer of choice in the HR industry", he says. Thomas can draw on extensive experience in IT, telecommunications, healthcare and management consulting. He will report directly to the CEO of Adecco Group, Jérôme Caille.

Thomas holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, France, and a doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He spent five years as a project manager with Boston Consulting Group and three years in senior management positions at Swisscom AG.

Thomas is Swiss by nationality. He is based at Adecco's global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland; he enjoys playing tennis and golf in his leisure time.

About Adecco

Adecco S.A. is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. The Adecco Group network connects up to 700,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of 30,000 employees and over 6,000 offices in 70 territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to corporate clients and qualified associates.

The Adecco Group comprises three Divisions: Adecco Staffing, Ajilon Professional and LHH Career Services. In Adecco Staffing, the Adecco network focuses on flexible staffing solutions for global industries in transition, including automotive, banking, electronics, logistics and telecommunications; Ajilon Professional offers an unrivalled range of specialised branded businesses; LHH Career Services encompasses our portfolio of outplacement and coaching consultancy businesses.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on Virt-x (SWX/VIRT-X:ADEN), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ADO) and Euronext Paris - Premier Marché (EURONEXT: ADE).


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