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François Davy to head Adecco operations in France


Zurich, Switzerland - November 10, 2006: The Adecco Group, the world leader in human resource services, has announced that François Davy will take responsibility for Adecco operations in France, Adecco’s largest single market, with sales of more than 5 billion Euro in the first 9 months of 2006.

François Davy (50) will become Country Manager of Adecco France as of January 1, 2007. He will join Adecco from La Poste, the French Postal Services, where he is the director of sales and marketing of the mail division.

François started his career in various marketing and sales functions at Bel and Danone. He then became General Manager of Cadbury Schweppes France. Prior to joining La Poste he was with Motorola (2000-2005), first General Manager of Motorola France and later Head of Motorola’s European operations.

Dieter Scheiff, Adecco Group Chief Executive Officer said: “François brings to the company the experience and knowledge needed as we transition into a new era of temporary staffing. I am sure he will be of immense value to both our general staffing and professional staffing business in France.”

The current Country Manager of Adecco France, Gilles Quinnez, will step down from his office and will remain with the company as a special adviser.

Dieter Scheiff commented: “I would like to thank Gilles for the excellent job he did for Adecco France over the past five years, navigating the company successfully through difficult times.”

About Adecco
The Adecco Group is the world market leader in Human Resource services with sales of EUR 18.3 billion in 2005. The Adecco network connects over 700,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of 35,000 employees and 6,700 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. Headquartered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, Adecco delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing solutions to corporate clients and qualified associates.


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