Board of directors

Rob Zandbergen, Chief Executive Officer

Rob ZandbergenRob Zandbergen (1958) has been CEO of USG People since 1 July 2010 and has been active in the temporary employment sector since early 2003. In addition to his work at USG People, Rob is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Flower Group and Eneco, and he is a member of the governing board of the The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek). He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Economics and Management (Tilburg University). Rob graduated from the Royal Netherlands Military Academy in Breda after which he studied business economics at the University of Amsterdam. Rob has held various national and international executive and supervisory positions at publicly listed companies. Rob Zandbergen holds Dutch nationality.

Leen Geirnaerdt, Chief Financial Officer

Leen GeirnaerdtLeen Geirnaerdt (1974) joined the Executive Board of USG People as Chief Financial Officer on 1 November 2010. Leen started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked as an auditor and manager for six years before moving to Solvus Resource Group in the position of Corporate Controller. After the acquisition of Solvus NV by USG People Leen Geirnaerdt held various senior management positions at USG People Belgium. Leen studied Applied Economics with an Accountancy option at the University of Antwerp. Leen Geirnaerdt holds Belgian nationality.

Koji Sakamoto, Chief Integration Officer

Koji Sakamoto in tuinKoji Sakamoto joined Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. in 1996 where he acquired specialist knowledge of the company's services, sales and marketing strategies as well as extensive knowledge of the company's legal policies and procedures. He joined Staffmark as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 when this company became a part of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. Prior to joining Staffmark Mr. Sakamoto served on the Board of Directors and as Senior Vice President of the Business Planning Team with The CSI Companies, Inc. While with The CSI Companies, Mr. Sakamoto assisted the CEO in creating policies and procedures, supporting the implementation of Recruit's unique management system, and developing the company's M&A strategy. Koji Sakamoto holds Japanese nationality.

Hitoshi Motohara, Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Hitoshi MotoharaHitoshi Motohara is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand Recruit’s Staffing business internationally. Mr. Motohara joined Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. in 1983, beginning his career with the company as a sales and marketing associate and rising to the position of CEO of Recruit Media Communications. In 2003 he became CEO of Recruit Staffing. In 2008, following the acquisition of the company by Recruit, Mr. Motohara was appointed CEO of Staff Service, the largest staffing company in Japan. In 2010 he headed Recruit’s successful acquisition of The CSI Companies and then assumed the responsibility of Chairman of CSI. Subsequently Mr. Motohara expanded the operations of Recruit through the acquisition of Staffmark (US) in 2011, Advantage Resourcing (US) in 2012 and the Australian businesses Peoplebank and Chandler Macleod in 2015. 
Mr. Motohara is a graduate of Hiroshima Shudo University School of Law in Japan and served for two years as the President of the Japan Staffing Services Association. Hitoshi Motohara holds Japanese nationality.

Takashi Nishimura, Non-Executive Director

Takashi NishimuraTakashi Nishimura joined Recruit in 1997 and has since served in the HR department, New Business Development Office, Corporate Strategy Office, and Corporate Business Management Office, respectively. He also currently serves as Executive Manager of the International Business Management Office. He is responsible for auditing international subsidiaries and supporting their strategic planning. Takashi Nishimura holds Japanese nationality.

Graeme Maude, Non-Executive Director

Graeme MaudeGraeme Maude is a chartered accountant with extensive international experience and a successful career in the staffing industry spanning over 15 years. Mr. Maude joined the Recruit business through the acquisition of Advantage Resourcing in 2012 and subsequently moved to Recruit Holdings in 2014 to support the International expansion of Recruit’s Staffing activities. He was a key member of the team involved in the acquisition of USG People and this involvement, combined with his own personal experience of working at a business acquired by Recruit, will help to ensure the successful integration of the USG People business. Graeme Maude holds British nationality.

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