The Adecco Group named a new executive to oversee its North America, UK and Ireland operations when present leader John Marshall, who served 20 years at Adecco, steps down on Dec. 31 from the role of regional head of North America, UK and Ireland.
Sergio Picarelli will take over Marshall’s role, the company announced. Picarelli will also retain his present responsibilities which include global oversight of Lee Hecht Harrison, General Assembly, Badenoch & Clark, and Spring Professional. In addition, Picarelli will take on the oversight of Pontoon, the company’s MSP and RPO business.
As part of the move, Picarelli will relinquish his present responsibilities for Italy, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He had joined The Adecco Group in 1993 and its executive committee in 2009.
Adecco also announced that Enrique Sanchez will assume regional responsibility for Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA, in addition to maintaining his responsibility as regional head of Iberia. Sanchez also joined The Adecco Group in 1993 and has been a member of its executive committee since 2009, leading its Iberia and Latin America businesses.
Federico Vione, regional head of North America, UK & Ireland, general staffing, will take over additional regional responsibility for Latin America from Sanchez. He joined The Adecco Group in 1999 and has been a member of the executive committee since 2009.
Franz-Josef Schürmann, currently chief sales and innovation officer, has decided to pursue opportunities outside The Adecco Group and will be leaving the company at the end of 2018. The CSIO position on the executive committee will not be replaced. The roles of global head of sales and global head of digital operations will report directly to Group CEO Alain Dehaze.
“This enhanced management structure expands the responsibilities of proven leaders within The Adecco Group, illustrating the depth of experience and strength of our Executive Committee,” Dehaze said.
The Adecco Group added that there will be no changes to the group’s external segment reporting structure as a result of the above executive committee changes.