Executive Committee

Patrick De Maeseneire
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick De Maeseneire

Chief Executive Officer

  • Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Committee since June 2009.
  • Belgian national, born 1957. Patrick De Maeseneire joined the Adecco Group as CEO in June 2009.
  • He trained as a commercial engineer at the Solvay Business School of Brussels University (ULB), Belgium, and studied marketing management at Ghent University. Patrick De Maeseneire also completed studies in business management at the London Business School and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
  • From 1980 to 1997, he held executive positions at Sun International and Apple Computer, as well as senior positions at Wang in Belgium and Arthur Andersen Consulting.
  • Patrick De Maeseneire held leading positions within the Adecco Group between 1998 and 2002, starting as country manager for the Benelux region before leading the Adecco Group’s worldwide professional staffing business from New York. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Barry Callebaut from June 2002 to May 2009.
  • In 2007, Patrick De Maeseneire was granted the title of Baron by King Albert II of Belgium.

Dominik de Daniel
Chief Financial Officer

Dominik de Daniel

Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee since April 2006.
  • German national, born 1975. Dominik de Daniel joined the Adecco Group as Chief Financial Officer in April 2006, following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG.
  • Dominik de Daniel was a bank trainee at Deutsche Bank AG before completing vocational studies in banking and business administration at the Bankakademie. Starting in 1993, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Germany in various roles, including stock analyst. Dominik de Daniel joined DIS AG in 2000, and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2001 with responsibility for Investor Relations, M&A and Strategic Controlling, and became Chief Financial Officer in 2002.

François Davy
Regional Head of France Switzerland & India

François Davy

Regional Head of France Switzerland & India

  • Regional Head of France, Switzerland & India since October 2009 and member of the Executive Committee since January 2007.
  • French national, born 1956. François Davy joined Adecco as Country Manager of Adecco France in January 2007.
  • François Davy obtained a Diploma in Food Engineering at ENITIAA Nantes, France, in 1977 and absolved an Executive program at CEDEP, Fontainebleau, France in 1993.
  • François Davy started his career in sales and marketing in France, working from 1978 to 1987 at the Bel Group and from 1987 to 1996 at the Danone Group. In 1996, François Davy was appointed Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes France, a position he held until 2000. He spent the next five years with Motorola, in various executive functions, including Country Manager France. From 2005, he served as Sales and Marketing Director of the Mail Division of La Poste, France.
  • François Davy is a member of the Board of Directors of CS Communication & Systèmes, France 1. He is president of the Employment Committee and member of the Relationships and Political Employment Committee of MEDEF, France, Vice-President of the Association Entreprendre pour Apprendre, member of the board of the Monoprix Foundation and member of the board of IMS, Entreprendre pour la Cité.
  • François Davy is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

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Theron I (Tig) Gilliam Jr
Regional Head of North America

Theron I (Tig) Gilliam Jr

Regional Head of North America

  • Regional Head of North America since October 2009. Member of the Executive Committee since January 2007.
  • United States national, born 1964.
  • Tig Gilliam holds an MBA from Columbia University, USA, and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, USA. He was a partner with Price Waterhouse and, prior to its acquisition by IBM in October 2002, with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, where he spent 15 years leading consulting practices and client engagement in operational improvement, technology enablement, organisational change and performance management. From 2002, Tig Gilliam held positions at IBM, including Global Supply Chain Management Leader and Consumer Products Industry Leader for Global Business Services. He was also a member of the Integration and Values Team. Tig Gilliam joined the Adecco Group in January 2007 as Country Manager for the USA and Canada.
  • Tig Gilliam is a member of the Board of Directors of Lennar Corporation 1, USA .

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Peter Searle
Regional Head of UK & Ireland

Peter Searle

Regional Head of UK & Ireland

  • Regional Head of UK & Ireland and member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
  • British national, born 1962. Peter Searle rejoined the Adecco Group in October 2009 as Regional Head of UK and Ireland.
  • Peter Searle holds an honours degree in business and a post-graduate diploma in marketing.
  • Following Adecco’s acquisition in 1999 of Delphi Group, of which he was Group Managing Director, Peter Searle took on responsibility for all the European and Asia Pacific offices of the professional services companies of the Adecco Group, under the brand name of Ajilon. In 2005, he became Chief Executive of Adecco UK in a role that covered a variety of sectors, including general recruitment, IT, engineering, finance and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). From 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Spring Group which was acquired by Adecco in 2009.

Andreas Dinges
Regional Head of Germany & Austria

Andreas Dinges

Regional Head of Germany & Austria

  • Regional Head of Germany & Austria and member of the Executive Committee, both since October 2009.
  • German national, born 1959.
  • Andreas Dinges graduated in business administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Andreas Dinges started his career at 3M Company in 1988, working in various positions, with a focus on marketing and sales. From 2002 to 2006, he was the spokesman of the Executive Board of 3M ESPE AG, assuming responsibility for 3M’s dental business in Europe, including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joined the Adecco Group in 2006 as CEO of DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG. In January 2009, he was appointed Country Manager for Germany.
  • Andreas Dinges is a commercial judge at the district court in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is a member of the board of the Bundesverband Zeitarbeit Personal-Dienstleistungen, Germany.

Mark Du Ree
Regional Head of Japan & Asia

Mark Du Ree

Regional Head of Japan & Asia

  • Regional Head of Japan & Asia and member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
  • United States national, born 1961.
  • Mark Du Ree holds a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies from Brigham Young University, USA.
  • Mark Du Ree began his career at Adecco Japan (formerly Adia) in 1985 as a sales representative and held various functions before transferring to the USA in 1993 to work in strategic planning for the Adia Group. In 1996, he became Director of Strategic Planning and Financial Planning & Analysis, including responsibility for coordination of Adecco’s M&A activities. In 1999, he returned to Japan to manage the acquisition and integration of Career Staff into Adecco Japan. He has been the Country Manager of Adecco Japan since January 2002, serving concurrently from July 2002 to December 2005 as Zone CEO Asia Pacific. Since 2006, Mark Du Ree has been a Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Mark Du Ree is member of the board of Japanese staffing organisations.

Alain Dehaze
Regional Head of Northern Europe

Alain Dehaze

Regional Head of Northern Europe

  • Regional Head of Northern Europe and member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
  • Belgian national, born 1963. Alain Dehaze joined the Adecco Group in September 2009.
  • 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 joining Adecco, he was CEO of the staffing services company Humares, the Netherlands.
  • Alain Dehaze is Vice-President of the Board of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett). He is a member of the Board of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).

Federico Vione
Regional Head of Italy & Eastern Europe

Federico Vione

Regional Head of Italy & Eastern Europe

  • Regional Head of Italy & Eastern Europe and member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
  • 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 Adecco Group. In January 2009, he was appointed Country Manager Adecco Italy.
  • Federico Vione is President of Assolavoro (Assoziazione Nazionale delle Agenzie per il Lavoro), Italy.

Enrique Sanchez
Regional Head of Iberia & South America

Enrique Sanchez

Regional Head of Iberia & South America

  • Regional Head of Iberia & South America and member of the Executive Committee since October 2009.
  • 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.

Sergio Picarelli
Chief Sales Officer

Sergio Picarelli

Chief Sales Officer

  • Chief Sales Officer and member of the Executive Committee 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). From January 2009 until his appointment as Chief Sales Officer, he served as Chief International Sales Officer of the Adecco Group.

Christian Vasino
Chief Human Resources Officer

Christian Vasino

Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee since April 2007.
  • Italian national, born 1972.
  • Christian Vasino holds a law degree from Turin University, Italy, and started his career as a lawyer.
  • From 1998 to 2001, he held various management functions in HR management and from 2001 to 2003, he was Director of Human Resources of Irisbus Italy (IVECO Group). In December 2003, he joined Adecco Italy as HR Director, based in Milan. In May 2005, he became Vice-President Group Human Resources.