Alain Dehaze is CEO of the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions partner. Through its international brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, Adia and YOSS, the Adecco Group is making the future work for everyone. As a Fortune Global 500 Company, the Adecco Group connects 700,000 jobseekers with rewarding employment every day, helps 350’000 people yearly to transition to work, and supports more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, advice and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing and highly-competitive global economy. With 33,000 full-time team members in 60 countries, the Adecco Group ranked 2nd on the 2017 World’s Best Workplaces list, the only workforce solutions company in the top 25.
The 54-year-old Belgian national is graduated as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School before rising through the ranks at Henkel and ISS. He joined the workforce solutions sector in 2000, when he was appointed Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium. His path took him to the CEO position at Solvus, COO of USG People - when the latter took over Solvus - and CEO of the Dutch staffing services company Humares between 2007 and 2009. Alain joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as Member of the Executive Committee, responsible first for Northern Europe, then for the Group’s largest market France before taking on the CEO position in September 2015.
Alain plays an active role in shaping the labour markets of tomorrow as Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), as member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, as Steward of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System on Eucation, Gender and Work and as Co-Chair of the Governors for the WEF’s Professional Services Industry Community. Before accepting to lead the Adecco Group, he also held board positions at sector level with the World Employment Confederation, including the Vice-Presidency of the World Empoyment Confederation Europe (formerly EUROCIETT).