Adecco announces new regional head of France
Christophe Catoir will succeed Alain Dehaze, the designated chief executive officer of the Adecco Group, and take up his new role as of September 1, 2015.
Catoir is a French national who joined Groupe Adecco France in 1995, immediately after his studies at the IESEG School of Management. Over the past 20 years, his career has progressed through various positions of responsibility in finance, permanent recruitment and the general taffing operations.
Between 2009 and 2012, Catoir led Adecco’s operations in the South of France with 350 branches and 1,300 employees. He currently leads Adecco’s professional staffing businesses in France with a network of 3,200 employees and has been a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team since 2007.
Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of the Adecco Group, commented, “I am pleased that Christophe Catoir will become the new Regional Head of France. Christophe worked himself successfully up the ranks from the branch office, and has been with Adecco for more than 20 years, with a solid experience in both General and Professional staffing. Christophe has always shown a strong passion for our clients, the operations, for Adecco and for his teams. I wish Christophe lots of success in his new important role.”
Alain Dehaze, regional head of France and designated CEO of Adecco Group, said, “During my tenure at Groupe Adecco France, Christophe Catoir has been instrumental in the establishment and development of our Professional Staffing business in France as well as in the segmentation strategy of our General Staffing business, two of our strategic priorities globally. I’m convinced Christophe together with his team will lead our French operations to the next level of success”.
Christophe Catoir added, “After 20 years within Adecco, I am honoured to be appointed Regional Head of France. The challenging economic and labour environment in France offers Adecco room to continue growing, while providing innovative solutions for our clients’ and candidates’ needs. Thanks to the expertise and team spirit of over 5,100 passionate Adecco colleagues in France, I’m sure we will be able to seize these opportunities and to improve our industry’s development and job creation in France."