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Paul van de Kerkhof, Chairman, Randstad India

Paul has been working with Randstad since 1981 and has had a distinguished career with the organisation. Starting his career at the branch level, Paul has grown and managed several important portfolios during his tenure such as MD Nordics/Eastern Europe & Latin America (Chile/Argentina), MD Randstad China, MD Business Concepts Development and Managing Director-Yacht International. Paul also provided operational acquisitions support to India and China.

In his current role, Paul is the Chairman for Randstad India and holds additional responsibility as MD, Nordics for Randstad Holding.

Paul has completed his Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School in Boston and graduation in Marketing from Hogere Hotel School Maastricht.

Paul Dupuis, MD & CEO, Randstad India

A global leader with a commendable track record in hands-on business growth and organizational transformation management, Paul Dupuis is currently the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Randstad India, the country’s leading HR services organization.

Paul has over 24 years of professional experience in Asia across Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong & Korea. His extensive industry experience and network has been gained from handling key leadership roles in recruitment, strategic planning and business development, spanning renowned organizations.

Prior to joining Randstad India, Paul served as the Managing Director of Professionals (Search & Selection), Engineers (temp & perm), RPO and GCS of Randstad Japan from 2013, where he was inducted as a board member in 2014. In this strategic role, his main task was to transform Japan operations from a pure-play staffing firm to an OpCo with total solution offerings, with sustainable profitability.

Randstad Japan was well recognized under Paul’s leadership, his teams have achieved impressive results and they continue on an ambitious growth path. In the past, Paul has also had successful stints as Head of APAC for a mid-sized recruitment firm where he successfully launched organic start-ups across several countries in Asia, and led M&A in the region including India.

Additionally, Paul is the Chairman of HOPE International Sustainable Development Agency (JP), focusing on clean water projects and micro-credit programs, with a mission to help the neglected poor become self-reliant. He is a graduate from The University of Windsor, has completed a Professional Development Program from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia and has also participated in executive training programs at INSEAD in France & Singapore.

executive board

Tasked with the management of the company, the executive board is accountable for developing, driving, executing and achieving the approved Group strategy and strategic targets. The executive board is also responsible for the associated risk profile, sound business and financial controls, development of results and dealing with corporate responsibility issues, while simultaneously respecting policies that have been set. The responsibility for the management is vested collectively in the executive board.

Jacques van den Broek (1960, Dutch) CEO and chairman of the executive board

Following completion of his degree in law, Jacques van den Broek held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad in 1988 as branch manager. Appointments followed as regional director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, marketing director Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as managing director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek joined the executive board in 2004, and has been appointed CEO in 2014. He is responsible for Germany, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia, Business Concept Development, Global Client Solutions, HR, Marketing & Communications and Public Affairs.

Robert Jan van de Kraats (1960, Dutch), CFO and vice-chairman of the executive board

A certified auditor, Robert Jan van de Kraats began his career with one of the big four accountancy firms. In 1989, he joined an international technology group as finance and IT director for the Netherlands. He held various senior positions with an international credit insurance group from 1994 and in 1999 was appointed CFO and member of its managing board. He joined Randstad in 2001 as CFO and member of the executive board, and was appointed as its vice-chairman in 2006. He is responsible for Group finance & accounting, tax, treasury, business risk & audit, legal, IT and investor relations. In addition he is responsible for Japan and India.

François Béharel (1970, French)

With a bachelor degree in distribution management and commercialization techniques, François Béharel joined Vedior in 1999 as a regional manager and, following various promotions, became CEO of Vedior France in May 2007. Following the acquisition by Randstad, he was appointed President and CEO of the new combined Randstad Group France and played a key role in the integration of its businesses. He is responsible for France, Spain, Belgium & Luxembourg, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Leo Lindelauf (1951, Dutch)

Following his studies at an academy for social studies, Leo Lindelauf completed a study in industrial engineering and management science. He began his career as a community worker. He joined Randstad in 1979, working as district manager and regional manager before being appointed regional director in the Netherlands. He became managing director of Tempo-Team in 1994 and managing director operations for Randstad Europe, including the position of general manager Randstad Netherlands, in 1999. Appointed to the executive board in 2001, he is now responsible for Italy, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece and Turkey. He is also a member of the supervisory board of Macintosh Retail Group NV.

Linda Galipeau (1963, Canadian)

After receiving an MBA degree in marketing and managerial economics and several years in the staffing industry, Linda Galipeau joined Randstad in 1995 as district manager in the USA. In 1997, she started the Canadian operations and in 2008 she was appointed President of Randstad Staffing in the USA. Appointed to the Executive Board in 2012, she is responsible for North America, Mexico, Professionals coordination and innovation.

Chris Heutink (1962, Dutch)

Chris Heutink obtained a master degree in history. He joined Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands in 1991. Various management positions followed until 2004 when he was promoted to become managing director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became director of operations and in 2009, he was appointed managing director of Randstad Netherlands. He is responsible for The Netherlands (Randstad, Tempo-Team & Yacht), Strategic Sourcing and Randstad Groep Nederland (social & legal affairs).