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The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors, chaired by Jan GUPTA, oversees the company’s management. It advises and controls the Group Executive Committee on the course to take in its activities and ensures that the interests of the Group’s stakeholders (shareholders, employees and customers) are met.
Dr. Jan Gupta, a German national, brings extensive experience of managing successful global teams in engineering and technology businesses. With a strong academic background in mechanical engineering and economics, his career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company. He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions. Dr. Gupta holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University, Germany. He will be based at The Adecco Group’s global headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Coram is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of The Adecco Group since May 2020. Coram Williams trained as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and held several other senior leadership positions in finance and operations at Pearson Plc until 2013. Coram Williams was CFO of Penguin Random House from 2013 to 2015, based in New York, US. From 2015 until April 2020 he served as CFO of Pearson Plc. Coram Williams holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford, both in Great Britain.
Gordana is Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of The Adecco Group since January 2019. Gordana Landen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development and Labour Relations from Stockholm University, Sweden. Gordana Landen held a number of senior positions at Ericsson in Sweden, the UK and the United States from 1993 to 2008. Between 2008 and 2015, she was Senior Vice President Group Human Resources and a member of the Executive Management Team at Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Sweden. From 2015 to 2018, Gordana Landen served as Group Chief Human Resources Officer at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), The Netherlands.
Veronique Rodoni is the Group SVP HR Modis since May 2020. She oversees the full HR activities spectrum while driving Modis organizational transformation. She brings a wealth of experience in HR Strategy, organizational design, and talent acquisition, gained while working for industrial international companies. She was HR Operations Head at Oerlikon Surface Solutions, Global HR Business Partner at Pentair Valves & Controls. She held several leadership HR positions for Alstom GE Power Generation. Veronique holds an executive MBA and an Engineering Master degree.
Andre Van der Toorn
Andre van der Toorn is Board member of AKKA Technologies SE and is Group SVP Finance & Integration Akkodis since 1 April 2022. Andre joined the Adecco Group as Head of Group Treasury in 2016 and, from 2019, his responsibilities were expanded to also include leading the Mergers & Acquisitions and Group Procurement functions. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, he was Group Treasurer for Royal Ahold and UCB Biopharma. He was also Director Corporate Finance and Treasury for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Head of Treasury and Investor Relations for Royal Wessanen. André has over 20 years of Corporate Finance experience, across multiple industries and geographical regions
Jean-Luc Perodeau was appointed to the AKKA Board in 2017. An engineer by trade, he currently holds the position of Project Manager at Aeroconseil, working within the Production division of its Aircraft Modification department.