2020 International 50

Sam Smith

2020-11-16T10:56:14-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Sam Smith believes being agile and embracing new ideas powers growth — an approach that influences her role as VP and managing director of KellyOCG EMEA. Smith is passionate about connecting people to work that creates meaningful experiences for everyone. She thrives on designing tailored talent solutions that address her clients’ challenges to get work [...]

Yvonne Smyth

2020-11-13T17:48:10-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Yvonne Smyth is the group head of diversity and inclusion at Hays plc, one of the leading global providers of qualified, professional and skilled recruitment. With more than 23 years of professional recruitment experience, Smyth helps ensure the company’s major recruitment activities and insights are designed to positively promote and create more diverse workforces and [...]

Ann Swain

2020-11-16T10:58:04-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body she founded in 1999 that represents the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Swain and the APSCo team actively advocated for the industry regarding government policy developments and launched a number of initiatives during lockdown. One [...]

Iwona Szmitkowska

2020-11-16T08:17:10-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

As president of Work Service from March 2019 to August 2020, Iwona Szmitkowska led the company through a restructuring process and was a key player in the majority stake acquisition of Work Service by GI Group, which was finalized in August 2020. Now VP of Work Service SA, she plans to focus within the Polish [...]

Karina Townley

2020-11-16T08:17:46-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 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. Over the last year, Townley has played an integral role in Guidant’s senior leadership team, helping the business to navigate through an ever-changing landscape [...]

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen

2020-11-16T08:21:30-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Minna Vanhala-Harmanen is the CEO of Barona, Finland’s largest staffing firm with revenue of €264.1 million in 2018. She was the CEO of Opteam when it was acquired by Barona in 2017. As a recognized work-life influencer and popular speaker, Vanhala-Harmanen is a strong supporter of new, emerging forms of job opportunities as the route [...]

Melanie Vinci

2020-11-16T08:22:08-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Melanie Vinci is a member of the executive board of Persona Service, one of the leading personnel service providers in Germany. Vinci joined the company as a personnel dispatcher and is today responsible for the operational business of the 217 Persona service branches in Germany and the development of recruitment services, especially in the commercial [...]

Carmen Watson

2020-11-16T08:20:02-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Carmen Watson, chair and managing director of Pertemps, is one of the UK’s most successful recruitment leaders. Watson joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and grew revenue tenfold between 1983 and 2000. She became managing director in 2000 and chair in 2012. In 2018, Watson was named Director of the Year by The Institute [...]

Bev White

2020-11-16T08:19:04-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

Bev White is CEO of Harvey Nash Group, a €1.2 billion global technology recruitment, IT solutions and leadership services group with 36 offices across the US, Europe and Asia. White believes deeply in the power of people and aims to build a sustainable culture where people can thrive. After earning a degree in computer science, [...]

Sarah Wong

2020-11-16T08:19:23-08:002020 Global Power 150, 2020 International 50|

As a VP at Allegis Global Solutions, Sarah Wong is responsible for growing the company’s recruitment process outsourcing and managed service provider business in the APAC region. When Covid-19 first hit, Wong was one of the industry pioneers to embrace a fully flexible, virtual workforce in China and throughout Asia-Pacific. She continues to inspire teams [...]

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