Group press release, Zurich, Switzerland, 14 January 2022.

The Adecco Group is pleased to announce that Gaëlle de la Fosse will join the company’s Executive Committee, serving as President of LHH. In her new role, Gaëlle will accelerate LHH’s journey to become the partner of choice for the provision of fully integrated HR services.

  • The Adecco Group announces the appointment of Gaëlle de la Fosse as President of LHH and new member of the Executive Committee (“EC”)
  • Sergio Picarelli, current President of LHH and EC member, has elected to step down from both roles to become President, LHH Recruitment Solutions
  • Stephan Howeg, current Chief of Staff & Communications Officer and EC member, will leave the company. His role will not be replaced, reducing the size of the EC


Alain Dehaze, CEO of Adecco Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gaëlle to the Executive Committee, which will benefit from her strong business acumen and international experiences as we continue to implement Future@Work. We thank Sergio for his substantial contribution as a long-standing Executive Committee member and, in the past twelve months in particular, for setting a clear and ambitious direction for LHH. We wish him every success in his chosen role as President of LHH Recruitment Solutions.


Gaëlle’s experience in consultancy and corporate, including her expertise in business transformation, digitalisation, and brand development, makes her ideally placed to lead the next phase of LHH’s journey. From embedding the new organisational structure, to developing outstanding and fully integrated HR services that lever LHH’s brand reach, Gaëlle’s challenge will be to amplify LHH’s growth and profitability in its market.


Gaëlle de la Fosse, President-elect of LHH, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to take on this new challenge. LHH has a compelling strategy, deep relationships with customers, a highly experienced leadership team and thousands of dedicated colleagues. I look forward to working with the teams to seize the many opportunities that lie ahead, delivering future growth and returns for Adecco Group and its shareholders.