2019 International 50

Sam Smith

2019-11-15T08:12:53-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Driven by simplicity in a complex world of work, Sam Smith is global VP of Kelly Services’ Life Sciences and Healthcare, responsible for $3.5 billion spend under management and delivering innovative solutions across all markets. This year she successfully navigated a team transition and led the expansion of Kelly’s Talent Leadership in Action community (TLIA) [...]

Yvonne Smyth

2019-11-15T08:13:36-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

As the group head of diversity and inclusion for Hays plc, Yvonne Smyth ensures Hays’ major recruitment linked activities and insights are designed to positively promote and create more diverse workforces and inclusive workplace cultures. With over 23 years professional recruitment experience, Smyth is also the national specialism director for Hays Human Resources and Hays [...]

Margriet Spijker

2019-11-12T12:08:11-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Margriet Spijker is CEO of the Dutch staffing company Timing, a part of ADG Group. Timing ranks third on SIA’s 2019 List of Largest Staffing Firms in the Netherlands. Spijker has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and employment services industry. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and has fulfilled various management [...]

Ann Swain

2019-11-12T13:36:03-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body representing the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. In 2019, Swain helped design and launch the inaugural Executive MBA in Human Capital program, which is the first qualification of its kind tailored specifically to those within the recruitment, staffing and HR arenas. She [...]

Iwona Szmitkowska

2019-11-12T13:22:10-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Iwona Szmitkowska became president of Work Service in March 2019, taking charge of the company’s restructuring. She plans to focus on further business development within the Polish and German markets. She is also president of the Work Service Foundation. She was previously VP of the management board of Work Service. Her previous roles in Work Service include [...]

Lesley Taylor

2019-11-18T06:37:45-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Lesley Taylor joined WilsonHCG 11 years ago in a recruitment delivery leadership role and is now senior VP of client strategy, EMEA. Responsible for driving the delivery of talent solutions across the group’s EMEA client base, she leads multiple partnerships that comprise thousands of hires per year in a variety of industries across 20-plus European [...]

Karina Townley

2019-11-12T12:44:19-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

As managing director of client services, EMEA at Guidant Global, Karina Townley leads a 200-plus strong team and is responsible for the delivery and growth of Guidant’s MSP/RPO business across Europe. Townley joined Guidant Global in 2004 in an on-site role. She has been instrumental in leading and growing nearly 75% of Guidant’s MSP and [...]

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen

2019-11-12T13:38:23-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen is CEO of Barona, the largest private HR agency in Finland. After the 2017 acquisition of Opteam, she integrated and transitioned the two firms and developed Barona into a stronger and more agile company with a broader service portfolio. For the past 12 years she has served in the board of the Private [...]

Carmen Watson

2019-11-13T14:41:55-08:002019 Global Power 150, 2019 International 50|

Carmen Watson is managing director and chair of Pertemps Ltd., an £800 million recruitment firm based in the UK. In 2018, she won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals and was named Director of the Year in the West Midlands in 2018 by the Institute of Directors. Her journey [...]

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