Careers at Adecco
Belgian national, born 1963.
Alain Dehaze is the Chief Executive Officer of the Adecco Group since September 2015.
He 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.
Alain Dehaze joined Adecco Group in September 2009 as Regional Head of Northern Europe. He was appointed Regional Head of France in July 2011 leading the Region until September 2015 when he took up the role of Adecco Group CEO.
Since January 2016, Alain Dehaze is Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). He was Vice President of the World Employment Confederation – Europe and member of the Board of the World Employment Confederation (WEC) between December 2010 and December 2015.
French national, born 1972.
Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as Internal Auditor in 1995, immediately after his studies at the IESEG School of Management. In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco 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, leading a network of 350 branches and 1,300 employees.
United States national, born 1968.
Bob Crouch holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and a master's degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP between 1992 and 1995. Thereafter, he joined Accustaff (later MPS Group). From 2001 until 2010, Bob Crouch was Chief Financial Officer of MPS Group Inc. and was elected to the Board of MPS in 2008. Bob Crouch played a key role in developing MPS Group into the leading provider of Professional Staffing solutions in North America. From January 2011 until May 2012, he was the President of RPC Partners Inc., a consulting services firm with a primary emphasis on Financial & Management Consulting. Bob Crouch was appointed Regional Head of North America in May 2012, including the global business lines Pontoon and Beeline in August 2015.
Member of the Executive Committee since January 2014.
Mark 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.
Mark served as Adecco Group Chief Human Resources Officer from January 2014 until March 2016. He joined Adecco in March 2009 as Country Manager for Belgium & Luxembourg and previously he was 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 joining the staffing industry Mark held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.
French National, born 1962
Christophe Duchatellier joined the Adecco Group in 2010 as Managing Director, Professional Staffing in France. In March 2012, he was appointed Regional Head Asia. Prior to joining Adecco, Christophe Duchatellier was Regional Managing Director, Michael Page Europe, and a member of the company's Executive Board. He started his career with Michael Page in 1992 as Consultant Tax & Legal.
He was appointed Regional Head Japan & Asia in January 2013 and of Asia Pacific in August 2015.
Christophe Duchatellier holds a Master in Labour Law from Sorbonne, France, and a Master in Human Resources from Assas, France.
Member of the Group Executive Committee since March, 2016.
British national, born 1964.
Shanthi Flynn joined the Adecco Group as Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2016.
She completed a Bachelor of Science with joint honours in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Manchester in 1986.
Upon graduating, she began her professional career at Ford Motor Company in the UK and joined the Boots Company in 1995, where she held positions of increasing responsibility becoming Director of HR for all of Boots International in 2000. In 2003, she joined AS Watson Group in Hong Kong and in 2005 she was promoted Group International HR Director. After founding her own consulting firm, S Flynn Consulting, in 2006, she became Senior Vice President Human Resources of Walmart Asia, based in Hong Kong. In this role, she led the HR team for Walmart's retail businesses, which employ close to 150,000 people in more than 800 stores in the region.
Shanthi Flynn is Chair HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Swiss and German national, born 1965.
Stephan Howeg has a Masters Degree in History, Philosophy & Sociology 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.
Stephan Howeg joined the Adecco Group in February 2007 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Global Marketing Partnerships, and in 2008 was promoted to Global Head of Group Communications.
Prior to this, from 2003 to 2007 Stephan Howeg served as Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Cablecom. In 2001 he joined Ascom as Global Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations. Between 1997 and 2001, Stephan Howeg was Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at Sunrise Communications. Overall he has gained more than 15 years' senior leadership experience in national and international technology, telecom, media and service in both listed and private equity-owned companies.
US 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.
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.
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). From January 2009 until his appointment as Chief Sales Officer in October 2009, he served as Chief International Sales Officer of the Adecco Group. He was appointed Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA and India in October 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.
He 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. COFRA Group is a privately held company, globally active in fashion retail, commercial real estate and private equity. C&A Europe, which is part of COFRA Group, is one of the leading fashion retail businesses in Europe, with more than 1,575 stores in 21 European countries and over 35,000 employees.
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. Two years later, 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. He was appointed Regional Head of Iberia & South America in October 2009.
Member of the Group Executive Committee since January 2016.
German national, born 1969.
Franz-Josef Schürmann joined the Adecco Group as Regional Head of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) in January, 2016.
He graduated in Agricultural Economics at Bonn University and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Agricultural Economics from the Purdue University, 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, a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing.
Franz-Josef Schürmann is member of the Board of Directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board at Bitkom, the German IT and Communications Industry association, as well as member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering.
Italian national, born 1972.
Federico Vione graduated in economics from Università G. D'Annunzio in Pescara, Italy.
He joined Adecco in 1999 as Branch Manager and was soon appointed Manager of the Abruzzo-Molise area. In 2001, he became the first 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 newly created 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 and in September 2011 he also took responsibility for India.
Federico Vione is Vice President of Assolavoro (Assoziazione Nazionale delle Agenzie per il Lavoro), Italy.
He was appointed Chief Sales & Innovation Officer in October 2015.