Adecco Board appoints Alain Dehaze as CEO
“Patrick strengthened the Group’s leading position globally, accelerated the growth into Professional Staffing and prepared Adecco for the digital transformation with the launch of the global IT platform. He increased Adecco’s profitability to a historic record and laid the foundation for future growth. The Board thanks Patrick for his personal commitment and dedication to Adecco and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.”
The Board of Directors has appointed Alain Dehaze as the new chief executive officer of the Adecco Group. Alain Dehaze is currently regional head of France and member of the executive committee since 2009. He will take up his new role as of September 1, 2015.
“The fact that the Board decided for an internal successor stands for continuity. Alain Dehazeis a proven leader, with an international track record and profound industry knowledge,“ said Rolf Dörig. “Alain Dehaze led his team to successfully turn around the business in France, Adecco’s largest market, in a very challenging environment. With his combination of strong leadership and people skills and his operational experience, Alain Dehaze will lead the Adecco Group to the next stage of success.”
Alain Dehaze commented, “I am honoured to be appointed CEO of the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions – a company with strong core values, a great leadership team and more than 31,000 passionate colleagues around the world.
“The opportunities ahead of Adecco are vast. Indeed with increasingly volatile economies, there is a crucial need for more flexible innovative human resources solutions. At the same time, our candidates are looking for a career-long mentor in their professional development. Together with the senior leadership team and all our talented colleagues, I look forward to leading Adecco and seizing the opportunities for future growth.”
Alain Dehaze (51) is a Belgian national. He joined the Adecco Group in 2009 and since August 2011 has successfully led Adecco France – the Group’s largest market with 23% of total sales and 27% of EBITA in 2014.
Between 2009 and 2011,he was regional head of Northern Europe (comprising the Benelux and Nordic regions). From 2007 until joining Adecco, he was CEO of Humares, an international Professional Staffing company based in the Netherlands.
From 2002 to 2005, Dehaze was CEO of the listed company Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People in 2005, he was appointed COO and deputy CEO of USG People, with responsibility for operations and the successful integration of Solvus. Prior to that, he held executive positions in a number of European countries for Henkel and ISS.
Dominik de Daniel, chief financial officer, will leave Adecco at the end of July, 2015. He joined the Group as CFO in April 2006 following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS AG, Adecco’s Professional Staffing business in Germany. With the introduction of the Economic Value Added (EVA) approach he built the foundation for strong financial discipline, industry-leading profitability and strong cash flow generation.
In addition to his role as Group CFO he successfully led Adecco’s Global Solutions businesses, comprising Lee Hecht Harrison, Beeline and Pontoon, and was instrumental in the successful development of the FESCO Adecco joint venture in China. “Dominik established and led a strong Finance organisation globally and made an outstanding contribution to Adecco’s profitable growth,” Rolf Dörig said. “I thank Dominik for his exceptional contribution to Adecco’s success. The Board wishes Dominik all the best personally and professionally.”
The Board of Directors will appoint the new Group CFO and Regional Head of France in the coming months.