Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Global Businesses, will retire from the role next year, HR services provider Randstad NV has announced. The group is expanding its worldwide executive leadership team after making back-to-back appointments and multiple acquisitions in recent months.

Rebecca Henderson, outgoing CEO Randstad Global Businesses

Henderson will leave Randstad on Apr. 1, 2023, handing over her responsibilities to the newly appointed leaders, Netherlands-based Randstad NV said in a media statement.

Randstad’s Global Businesses segment, which includes recruitment marketplace, freelance marketplace, and HRTech services, saw quarterly revenue increase by 25% year-on-year. (Randstad’s operates only in Western Europe and is different from the Quess Corp.-owned Monster brand in Asia and the Middle East, and Alma Media’s Monster operating in Finland and Eastern Europe.)

Randstad has appointed a chief operating officer, chief executive of Randstad Enterprise Solutions, chief executives for Northern, Southern Europe and Latin America, chief talent officer, and chief client delivery officer, effective as of 1 January 2023.

The company named Chris Heutink chief operating officer, to drive business performance and ensure consistent service delivery to jobseekers and clients.

Michael Smith will assume the role of chief executive of Randstad Enterprise Solutions, to build long-term relationships with the biggest companies in the world.

Randstad has also created four regional market groups and made two new appointments: Dominique Hermans as chief executive for Northern Europe and Jorge Vazquez as chief executive for Southern Europe & Latin America. Karen Fichuk and Chris Heutink will continue to lead North America and Asia Pacific, respectively.

The group has also appointed Marc-Etienne Julien as chief talent officer to leverage digitalization at scale. Karen Fichuk will lead Randstad Technologies, while Jesus Echevarria was made chief client delivery officer to ensure the delivery of a full range of services globally.

CFO Henry Schirmer (LinkedIn profile), chief human resources officer Myriam Beatove Moreale (LinkedIn profile), chief marketing officer Joanna Irwin (LinkedIn profile) and chief information officer Martin de Weerdt will continue to perform their present duties.

Henderson (LinkedIn profile) has worked for Randstad since January 2008. With nearly 20 years of experience in HR, her focus has been on “supporting and creating strong female entrepreneurs and leaders.”

Randstad CEO Sander van ‘t Noordende, who took up the job last December, said: “We are very thankful for all of Rebecca’s contributions to Randstad and recognize the tremendous impact she has had on our clients, talent, and employees. I have no doubt that she will continue to make a positive impact for women in the workplace.”

Noordende added, “On behalf of the supervisory board, I would like to thank Rebecca for her remarkable contribution to Randstad over the last 11 years, in particular since joining the executive board in 2019. I would also like to congratulate all new executive leadership team members on their appointments.”

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