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Adecco Group appoints CFO

Hans Ploos van Amstel (50), a Dutch national, has been appointed by the Adecco Group’s board of directors as the new group CFO. He will be based in Switzerland. Hans Ploos van Amstel has 26 years’ global experience across different companies and industries. He has built an excellent track record of strong execution in retail and fast-moving consumer goods businesses, with a deep understanding of the financial markets gained working for listed and privately held global companies.

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.

From 2005 until 2009, Hans Ploos van Amstel was Group CFO of Levi Strauss & Co., based in the USA. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., he held several leading finance positions at Procter & Gamble (P&G) over 14 years in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. Hans Ploos van Amstel started his career at P&G in the Netherlands in 1989.

Alain Dehaze, Adecco Group CEO Designate, said, “I’m delighted that Hans Ploos van Amstel will join the Adecco team. Over the past 26 years, Hans has built a very strong international track record working on three continents and in six different countries. He has an in-depth understanding of the financial markets and broad experience in retail and fast-moving consumer goods businesses. Hans has worked with EVA concepts throughout his career, and together with Adecco’s strong finance organization, he will continue with the Group’s focus on strict financial control, our price discipline and cost leadership in order to further strengthen Adecco’s leading market position”.

Hans Ploos van Amstel commented, “It’s an honour for me to join Adecco, the global industry leader, and its more than 32,000 colleagues in their daily commitment to provide people with jobs and improve the world of work. We will focus from day one on Adecco’s industry-leading profitability and growth, while seizing the opportunities offered by a labour market in fast evolution”.

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