Adecco have made some changes to its executive committee. To begin with, John Marshall is set to retire from the Adecco Group after 20 years of service. He will leave the Executive Committee (EC) and his role as regional head of North America, UK & Ireland, Professional Staffing on 31 December 2018. Sergio Picarelli will take over his role and hand over his responsibilities for Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA. Sergio will retain global oversight of Lee Hecht Harrison, General Assembly, Badenoch & Clark and Spring Professional and expand it to include Pontoon. This, says the Group, will allow them to better realise synergies and opportunities for collaboration amongst the Group’s professional recruitment brands and global solutions. Sergio has been with the Adecco Group since 1993 and joined the EC in 2009. He brings a wealth of expertise from across the Group.
Enrique Sanchez will assume regional responsibility for Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA, in addition to maintaining his responsibility for Iberia. As regional head of Iberia, Italy & EEMENA, Enrique will further build on the excellent work done by Sergio and his team, and leverage best practices across the region. Enrique also joined the Group in 1993 and has been a member of the EC since 2009, leading the Group’s highly successful Iberia and Latin America (Latam) businesses.
Federico Vione, regional head of North America, UK & Ireland, General Staffing will take over additional regional responsibility for Latam from Enrique Sanchez. Federico joined the Adecco Group in 1999 and has been a member of the EC since 2009. Federico brings extensive experience and strong leadership to his expanded role, building on the solid foundations laid by Enrique and his team in the Latam region over the last 15 years.
Franz-Josef Schürmann, currently chief sales and innovation officer (CSIO), has decided to pursue opportunities outside the Adecco Group and will be leaving the company at the end of 2018. The CSIO position on the EC will not be replaced. The non-EC roles of Global Head of Sales and Global Head of Digital Operations will report directly to Group CEO Alain Dehaze. The Board of Directors and the EC would like to thank Franz-Josef for his dedicated service, having helped to build and grow a successful international sales operation and significantly develop and expand the Group’s digital ventures. The Board and EC wish him all the best for the future.
Alain Dehaze, CEO of the Adecco Group, said: “This enhanced management structure expands the responsibilities of proven leaders within the Adecco Group, illustrating the depth of experience and strength of our Executive Committee. It allows for a natural streamlining of regional responsibilities and will help to drive synergies amongst our brands, to add more value for our clients and candidates. We have an experienced team in place, committed to driving performance, transformation and innovation across the Group, and to making the future work for everyone.”