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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rolf Doerig

61 2009 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Alain Dehaze

55 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Kathleen Taylor

60 2017 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Hans Ploos van Amstel

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Rob James

57 2018 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Information Officer

Stephan Howeg

53 2015 Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Franz-Josef Schuermann

49 2017 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Sales and Innovation Officer

Christophe Catoir

46 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of France

Mark De Smedt

57 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Northern Europe

Ian Lee

56 2018 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Asia Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, and India

John Marshall

55 2017 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Professional Staffing

Sergio Picarelli

51 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA and India

Enrique Sanchez

51 2009 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Iberia & Latin America

Federico Vione

46 2017 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Adecco and Pontoon

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes

55 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ariane Gorin

44 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alexander Gut

55 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Didier Lamouche

59 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Prince

67 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Regula Wallimann

51 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nicholas de la Grense

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Rolf Doerig

Mr. Rolf Doerig has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Adecco Group Inc. since January 1, 2009. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2007, has been Mmber of the Governance & Nomination Committee since April 2017. He obtained a doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar. Furthermore, he also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (Boston), USA. After joining Credit Suisse in 1986, he held a number of executive positions in various areas of banking and different geographical markets. As a member of the Group Executive Board, he was assigned responsibility for Swiss corporate and retail banking from 2000 onwards. In 2002, he held the position of Chairman Switzerland. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Life Group from November 2002 until May 2008, when he was elected to the Board of Directors. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding AG, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of dormakaba Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors of Emil Frey Holding AG, all in Switzerland, and member of the Supervisory Board of Danzer Holding AG in Austria. In June 2017, he was appointed Chairman of Swiss Insurance Association (SIA). Furthermore, he is a member of the Board Committee of economiesuisse, Switzerland.

Alain Dehaze

Mr. Alain Dehaze has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at Adecco Group Inc. since September 1, 2015. He was Regional Head of France from August 2011 to August 2015, Regional Head of Northern Europe from October 2009 to July 2011. He has been Member of the Executive Committee since October 2009. He joined Adecco Group in September 2009 as Regional Head of Northern Europe. Mr. Dehaze trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium. From 1987 until 2000, Mr. Dehaze held senior positions in a number of European countries at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People, the Netherlands, in 2005, he became the Chief Operating Officer of USG People, with overall responsibility for operations, including the integration of Solvus. From September 2007 until 2009, he was Chief Executive Officer of the staffing services company Humares, the Netherlands. Since January 2016, Mr. Dehaze has been Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). Furthermore, he was Vice President of the Board of the World Employment Confederation Europe and member of the Board of the World Employment Confederation between December 2010 and December 2015. Since August 2017 he has been Member of the newly formed ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.

Kathleen Taylor

Ms. Kathleen P. (Katie) Taylor, J.D., has been Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Adecco Group Inc. since April 2017. She joined the Board of Directors of Adecco Group Inc. in April 2015. She is Member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee at the Company. She obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business (York University), a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University)and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada. She is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013. She has been member of the Board of the Royal Bank Canada since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada since May 2016. Ms. Taylor is Chair of the Board of the SickKids Hospital Foundation, Canada, and a member of the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institue, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.

Hans Ploos van Amstel

Mr. Hans Ploos van Amstel has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Adecco Group Inc. since from September 1, 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Economische Hogeschool of Eindhoven (Fontys College Eindhoven), and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from the University of Brabant, both in the Netherlands. He started his career in Finance at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in P&G across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium, as Vice President Finance & Operation Europe, and moved to the USA as global Chief Financial Officer in 2005. In his most recent position, he was Chief Financial Officer of COFRA Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-Chief Executive Officer of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015.

Rob James

Mr. Rob James has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Information Officer at Adecco Group Inc. since January 1, 2018. He has been Chief Information Officer (CIO) since August 2016. He gained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with Honours from University College London. He started his career in IT at Xerox in Europe in 1984. He subsequently moved to Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati and between 1988 and 2002 held positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Global CIO for P&G’s Pharmaceutical Division. In 2003 he joined Novartis as US CIO, before moving to Switzerland, where he was appointed Group CIO in 2010.

Stephan Howeg

Mr. Stephan Howeg has been Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at Adecco Group Inc. since September 2015. He has a Masters degree in History, Philosophy & Sociology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as having completed a four-year apprenticeship in Mechanics. He has taken Executive programmes in Marketing, Communications and Leadership at IMD, INSEAD and Harvard. Between 1997 and 2001, Mr. Howeg was Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at Sunrise Communications, Switzerland. In 2001 he joined Ascom, Switzerland, as Global Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Cablecom, Switzerland. Mr. Howeg joined the Adecco Group in February 2007 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Global Marketing Partnerships. In 2008, he was promoted to Global Head of Group Communications and in 2015 to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Group. At the same time he joined the Executive Committee of the Adecco Group.

Franz-Josef Schuermann

Mr. Franz-Josef Schuermann resigned as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Sales and Innovation Officer of Adecco Group Inc. with effect from December 31, 2018, a position he has held since July 1, 2017. He joined the Adecco Group as Regional Head of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in January 2016. He graduated in Agricultural Economics at Bonn University, Germany and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Agricultural Economics from the Purdue University, USA, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. He started his career at Accenture in 1996. As a member of the German and European leadership teams of Accenture, in 2008 he was named Global Client Partner for several DAX 30 companies. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Schuermann was Country Head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. He is Member of the Board of Directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany, and member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany.

Christophe Catoir

Mr. Christophe Catoir has been Member of the Executive Committee and Regional Head of France of Adecco Group Inc. since September 1, 2015. He joined Groupe Adecco France as Internal Auditor in 1995. Mr. Catoir graduated from the IESEG School of Management, France. Between 1995 and 2005, he held positions as Finance Manager and Regional Manager. In 2005, he was appointed Head of Permanent Placement activities in France, and became a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team in 2007. In 2009, Mr. Catoir was appointed Managing Director of Adecco South-East France. In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France.

Mark De Smedt

Mr. Mark De Smedt has been Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Northern Europe at Adecco Group Inc. effective January 2016. He has been leading also Germany, Austria and Switzerland as part of the same region as of July 1, 2017. He has a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) and has attended MBA programmes in Chicago, Harvard, INSEAD and the London Business School. In 2009, Mr. De Smedt joined Adecco as Country Manager for Belgium & Luxembourg. He was previously a founder of Professional Staffing specialist XPE Group, acquired by Adecco. Prior to this, he was responsible for Adecco’s Benelux operations between 2002 and 2007. Before he joined the staffing industry, he held various executive positions at Wang, Apple, Citibank, and Scoot in France, Spain and Belgium.

Ian Lee

Mr. Ian Lee has been Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Asia Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, and India at Adecco Group Inc. since January 1, 2018. He joined the Adecco Group as President of China in September 2017. He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Finance with Honours (Magna cum Laude) in 1989 and an MBA in Finance in 1990, both from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the United States. He started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1990 in Cincinnati, USA, and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in the USA, China, and Taiwan. In 2003 he joined the Whirlpool Corporation, holding various positions including Vice President (VP) of Corporate Affairs and Business Development, VP of Asia North, VP and General Manager of China and VP and Chief Financial Officer of Asia. He is part of the Global Dean’s Advisory Council at Indiana University Kelly School of Business and was also Adjunct Professor of Business at Nanjing University, China, from 2010-2012.

John Marshall

Mr. John L. Marshall, III, resigned as Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Professional Staffing at Adecco Group Inc. with effect from December 31, 2018, a position he has held since April 1, 2017. He was Regional Head of UK & Ireland from October 2015 to March 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding and AT&T before he joined MPS Group in 1998. He started as Deputy General Counsel with an emphasis on acquisitions and public company reporting. He was promoted to President of Special Counsel in 2001 and named President of Accounting Principals in 2006. Adecco acquired MPS Group in 2010 and named him President of Adecco’s US Finance, Office and Legal business unit.

Sergio Picarelli

Mr. Sergio Picarelli has been appointed Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Professional Staffing at Adecco Group Inc. effective as of January 1, 2019. He has been Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA since October 2015, Chief Sales Officer from October 2009 to September 2015. Mr. Picarelli graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. In 1993, he joined Adecco in Italy, starting as Managing Director of an Adecco Group Company (Permanent Placement). In 1997, he was appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Director Italy. From 2002 to 2004 Sergio Picarelli served as Regional Head for Central Europe and was thereafter appointed Chief Operating Officer of Adecco Staffing Division Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009 he served as Country Manager of Adecco Italy & Switzerland (Switzerland until the end of 2008). Since January 1, 2018 Mr. Picarelli also oversees Lee Hecht Harrison, Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark globally.

Enrique Sanchez

Mr. Enrique Sanchez has been appointed Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Iberia, Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA at Adecco Group Inc. effective as of January 1, 2019. He has been Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of Iberia & Latin America of Adecco Group Inc. since October 1, 2009. He obtained a degree in psychology at Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, and holds an MBA from IESE, Madrid, Spain. Mr. Sanchez joined Adecco Spain in 1993 as Branch Manager. In 1995, he became Regional Manager of the Central Region. In 1997, he was appointed Operations Manager, and in 2001 President and General Manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Sanchez was General Manager for Spain and Portugal, and was also responsible for the development of the company in Latin America and Eastern Europe. In 2005, he returned to Spain, becoming responsible for Adecco Group Iberia.

Federico Vione

Mr. Federico Vione has been appointed Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Adecco and Pontoon, Regional Head of Latam of Adecco Group Inc. effective as of January 1, 2019. He has been Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland, Adecco and Pontoon since April 1, 2017. He was Chief Sales & Innovation Officer from October 2015 to March 2017; Regional Head of Italy, Eastern Europe & India from September 2011 to September 2015 (incl. MENA as of 2012), and Regional Head of Italy & Eastern Europe from October 2009 to August 2011. Mr. Vione graduated in economics from Universita degli Studi G. D'Annunzio Chieti Pescara. He joined Adecco in 1999 as Branch Manager and was subsequently appointed Manager of the Abruzzo-Molise area. In 2001, he became the National Key Account Manager for the Chemical and Pharma sector, and subsequently for the Large-Scale Trade sector. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager of the Professional Staffing business Ajilon S.r.l., and in 2004 he became General Manager of Ajilon Switzerland. In 2005, Mr. Vione was appointed Project Leader Global Account Management Adecco Group and subsequently Head of Eastern Europe. In January 2009, he was appointed Country Manager Adecco Italy. Mr. Vione was Vice President of Assolavoro (Assoziazione Nazionale delle Agenzie per il Lavoro), Italy, between 2010 and 2012.

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes

Mr. Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Adecco Group Inc. since April 2015. He served as Member of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2018 and is currently Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. He holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He began his career in 1991 as a tax and legal consultant at Arthur Andersen in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto and its predecessor companies, Alcan and Alusuisse, in human resources and management roles in Europe and Canada, including as Senior Vice President Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of Alcan Group as well as President and Chief Executive Officer, Downstream Aluminium Businesses, Rio Tinto, based in Montreal. He served as Chief Human Resources and Organization Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carrefour Group, based in Paris, from 2010 to 2013. Since November 2013, he has been Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of ABB Group, Switzerland.

Ariane Gorin

Ms. Ariane Gorin has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Adecco Group Inc. since April 20, 2017. She is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. She obtained an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. Since 2013, Ms. Gorin has been member of the management team of Expedia Inc., headquartered in Washington, where in 2014 she was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in London. Furthermore, she is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team. From 2003 to 2013, Ms. Gorin served in various functions in Microsoft Corporation, Initially as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Enterprise Services Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thereafter as Business Manager Western Europe, and from 2007 to 2010 as Marketing Director and then Sales Director Small and Midmarket Business and Distribution for France, and finally from 2010 to 2013 as Director Office Products and Services for France, based in Paris, France. From 2000 to 2002 Ms. Gorin served as consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the United States.

Alexander Gut

Dr. Alexander Gut has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Adecco Group Inc. since May 2010. He has served on various committees and is currently Chairman of the Governance & Nomination Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee. He holds a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Accountant. From 1991 to 2001 he was with KPMG in Zurich and London and from 2001 to 2003 with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2002. From 2003 to 2007 he was a partner with KPMG in Zurich, where he became a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland in 2005. He is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors Credit Suisse Group, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG and SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, all in Switzerland.

Didier Lamouche

Dr. Didier Lamouche has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Adecco Group Inc. since April 19, 2011. He has been Member of the Audit Committee since April 2017 and was Member of the Corporate Governance Committee from April 2011 until April 2017. He obtained a Ph.D. in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. He was Chief Executive Officer of Altis Semiconductor. From 2003 to 2005, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Operations at IBM Microelectronics. From 2005 to 2010, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Bull. He was a member of the Board of Directors of STMicroelectronics from 2006 to 2010. From November 2010 until March 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Corporate Strategic Committee of STMicroelectronics, Switzerland. In addition to this role, from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. Since April 2013, he has been Chief Executive Officer of Oberthur Technologies, France. He has held numerous mandates as non-executive Director at Boards of various listed and non-listed companies.

David Prince

Mr. David Norman Prince has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Adecco Group Inc. since June 29, 2004. He has served on various committees and is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In 2000, he became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director. Since 2004 he has acted as investment advisor to companies based in Asia, China, and Australia. Mr. Prince was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics, UK until March 2013, and is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong and of various companies in the Wilson Parking Group, Australia. He has been a non-executive director of the Board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd., Cayman Islands since October 2016.

Regula Wallimann

Ms. Regula Wallimann has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Adecco Group Inc. since April 2018. She is Member of the Audit Committee since April 2018. She obtained a business degree (lic. oec. HSG) from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is a Certified Public Accountant, both Swiss and United States. From 1993 to 2017, she worked for KPMG Switzerland, where she acted during 14 years as global lead partner for various listed and non-listed international and national clients. She has been advising clients in the fields of corporate governance, risk management, compliance, financial reporting, consolidation and process optimization. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Wallimann was member of KPMG Switzerland’s strategic Partners' Committee. Ms. Wallimann serves as non-executive board member and member of the audit committee of Straumann Holding AG (since 2017), Switzerland, as non-executive board member and head of the finance and audit committee of Swissgrid AG (since 2017), Switzerland. Furthermore, she serves as non-executive board member and member of the audit committee of Helvetia Holding AG (since April 2018), Switzerland. She has been member of the supervisory board of the institute for Accounting, Controlling and Auditing of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, since 2010.

Nicholas de la Grense