Jeffrey A. Joerres is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ManpowerGroup. Having joined the organization in 1993, Joerres served as Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of European Operations and Global Account Management. In 1999, he was named CEO, and in 2001, Chairman of the Board.
Joerres has led a transformation of ManpowerGroup’s business strategy, adding new business lines that have expanded the company’s ability to help clients and candidates win in the changing world of work.
Under Joerres’ tenure, ManpowerGroup has experienced rapid growth, expanding the footprint of the organization to 3,500 offices across 80 countries and territories.
ManpowerGroup has climbed the ranks of the Fortune 500 American companies list, moving from 183 to 140 in 2013. Also, for the second consecutive year, ManpowerGroup was the only company in the industry to be named to the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2011, Joerres received the inaugural Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award for significant accomplishments made throughout his career in corporate social responsibility.
In 2012, Joerres was asked to co-chair the B20 Task Force on Employment, beginning with chairing a robust track of discussions at the 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and culminating, after months of collaboration with the private and public sectors, in delivering recommendations for focused actions to inspire sustainable employment creation at the G20 Summit in Mexico. Joerres also co-chaired the World Economic Forum on Latin America in April 2012, leading discussions on the region’s role in bolstering the global economy.
In addition to the ManpowerGroup board, Joerres has been designated Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago board of directors for 2013, serves on the boards of Johnson Controls, the US Council for International Business (USCIB), and the Committee for Economic Development (CED), and is co-chair of the Future Workforce Committee of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Joerres has a bachelor's degree from Marquette University’s College of Business Administration.
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Darryl Green President, ManpowerGroup
Darryl Green is President of ManpowerGroup with responsibility for Operations in 48 countries across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Darryl started his career with ManpowerGroup in 2007 as Executive Vice President in charge of the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to joining ManpowerGroup in May 2007, Green served as CEO of Tata Teleservices, India's fastest growing telecom operator, where revenues tripled and market share doubled during his tenure, which began in 2005. Previously, Green was CEO of Vodafone Japan, a publicly listed mobile services provider, where earnings more than doubled and revenues grew to US$15 billion during his three years at the helm. From 1989 to 1998, Green held various management positions within AT&T, including three years as President and CEO of its Japanese operations.
Green holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Japanese/Asian studies from Brigham Young University. He is an American national who speaks
fluent Japanese. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the Japan Telecommunications Association and as a member of the Mizuho Financial Group's advisory board and is currently one of the directors of the Japan Staffing Service Association (JASSA).
Jonas Prising President, ManpowerGroup
Jonas Prising is president of ManpowerGroup and oversees all aspects of the company’s $12 billion business in North, Central and South America and Southern Europe. He was named ManpowerGroup president in 2012 and previously held the position of executive vice president and president of the Americas since 2008.
Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts – Europe, Middle East and Africa; and president of North America.
A recognized expert in labor market trends, diversity and workforce development, Prising is regularly invited to speak at conferences and summits. He is frequently asked to provide commentary on jobs and employment trends on national and international media.
Before joining the company, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational. During his 10-year tenure with Electrolux, he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions,including regional manager for Asia Pacific, managing director of Sales Companies in France and the United Kingdom, and finally head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-to-business divisions.
Prising is a former chairman of the board of directors of Junior Achievement USA and continues to serve on the boards of both the USA organization and JA of Wisconsin Inc. He also serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership.
Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD and Yale. He speaks five languages: English, French, German, Swedish and Italian. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.
Mike Van Handel Executive Vice President & CFO
Mike Van Handel is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ManpowerGroup. He is responsible for ManpowerGroup's worldwide finance, accounting and internal audit functions, as well as managing the company’s investor relations. He joined the company in 1989 and he has been Chief Financial Officer since 1998. Prior to ManpowerGroup, Mike began his career in the Audit Division of Arthur Andersen in 1982.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mike is a member of ManpowerGroup’s Executive Strategy Committee and is significantly engaged in developing the company’s business strategy. He is responsible for driving operational performance across all geographies and business lines. Mike has also successfully raised the profile of ManpowerGroup in the investor community, enhancing investor confidence and improving the credibility of the company with clearly articulated strategies and associated financial goals.
In addition, Mike has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine with the prestigious America's Best CFO for Business and Professional Services award every year since 2005. He was also awarded CFO of the Year by the Greater Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008 and Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the Marquette University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management in 2011.
Mike graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting from Marquette University and holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Wisconsin.
Mike is on the Board of BMO Financial Corporation, serving on their Risk Oversight Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee. In addition, Mike is a member of the Board of Directors for Cellular Dynamics International, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the College of Business Administration Dean's Council of Excellence at Marquette University.
Hans Leentjes Executive Vice President, President of Northern Europe
Hans Leentjes joined ManpowerGroup's Executive Management team as the Executive Vice President, President of Northern Europe, in January 2011. Previous to this appointment Hans was the head of Manpower's EMEA central region (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg), where he consistently delivered superior results, both strategically and financially, and led through difficult environments successfully.
Hans began his career after completing his studies in sociology at Rotterdam University. Hans brought 15 years of employment services experience to Manpower in 2005 when he became the Country Manager of the Netherlands, leading through such projects as a new branding strategy implementation. In 2008, Hans and the Dutch team successfully finalized the acquisition of Vitae, a specialty engineering and finance firm with revenues in excess of $100 million. He also served as a board member of the ABU, the Dutch association of temporary work agencies, for five years.
Owen Sullivan Executive Vice President
Mara Swan Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent
Mara Swan is ManpowerGroup's Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, a position she has held since January 2009. Swan joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources in 2005 and has had a significant impact in both the human resources area of the organization and the strategy and contemporary talent development area.
As a recognized expert in Human Resources, Swan features regularly as a speaker at high profile events, including the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she has provided council on women in leadership, among other topics. In recognition of her success, she was named HR Executive of the Year for 2012 by Human Resource Executive magazine. Swan was also named one of Diversity Journal's "Women Worth Watching" in 2010 and a "Women of Influence" by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008.
A veteran of the human resources profession, Swan joined ManpowerGroup from the Molson Coors Brewing Company where she served as Chief People Officer for its global operations. Prior to her tenure with Molson Coors, she was Human Resources Manager for Miller Brewing Company.
Swan was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) National Class of 2012, is on the Executive Committee of the Personnel Roundtable, and is a member of the National Executive Board of the Human Capital Institute, the global association for talent management and new economy leadership. She is also on the Boards of the HR Policy Association and Boys & Girls Clubs, Greater Milwaukee, the Advisory Board of the Alverno College School of Business, and the Board of GOJO Industries, Inc.
Swan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.
Richard Buchband Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Richard Buchband is ManpowerGroup’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, as of January 2013. A seasoned corporate lawyer and executive with deep in-house experience with public company issues, Richard leads the company’s overall legal strategy and function, as well as manages corporate governance and securities.
Richard brings to ManpowerGroup valuable strategic and leadership experience developed at major public and private companies. He previously served as Partner and Associate General Counsel for Accenture plc, a $28 billion consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Richard also served as Senior Corporate Counsel and Secretary for global travel company Orbitz, Inc. and as an independent legal consultant.
Richard earned a AB degree from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia Law School.
Ram Chandrashekar Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and IT
Ram Chandrashekar is Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Information Technology. In his role, Ram is responsible for two areas: helping drive operational excellence and leading the global IT change. Both are critical in enabling ManpowerGroup to achieve its operating profit objectives. Prior to taking on this new role, Ram had an excellent track record of improving results through operational discipline, as Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific and Middle East. In his current role, Ram supports Jonas Prising and Darryl Green to drive operational discipline throughout the business.
Before joining Manpower, Ram was Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Infotech Group of companies, a diversified group with interests in high growth sectors such as communication, media, renewable energy, realty, food and wellness. During his tenure with Sterling, he built the Group's telecom business, consisting of mobile telephony (Aircel), broadband wireless (Dishnet), enterprise services (Dishnet) and telecom consulting (for Tata Teleservices and Tata Communications) and grew them to market leadership positions.
Prior to Sterling, Ram had worked with global consulting firms, Deloitte & Touché and Arthur Andersen in the US and India.
Ram holds dual Masters Degrees - Master of Professional Accounting from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and Master of Commerce from the University of Madras, India.