ManpowerGroup President of Southern Europe Francoise Gri to Become CEO of
Pierre & Vacances - Centers Parcs Group
ManpowerGroup Experience and Exposure Demonstrates Model for Leadership
PARIS, Nov. 5, 2012
PARIS, Nov. 5,2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions, is proud to announce that effective
January 1, 2013, Francoise Gri, ManpowerGroup President of Southern Europe
will become Chief Executive Officer of Pierre & Vacances – Centers Parcs Group
based in Paris, France.
"Francoise has been a highly valued member of our executive team and it's a
testament that her exposure and experience at ManpowerGroup has prepared her
well to take on this level of responsibility," said Jeff Joerres, Chairman and
CEO of ManpowerGroup. "On behalf of our entire organization, I am personally
proud and excited for her."
Gri's contributions to ManpowerGroup's success are numerous. She began her
career with the company just over five years ago as Executive Vice President &
President of Manpower France, ManpowerGroup's single largest market. Over the
past two years, Gri expanded her responsibility to lead ManpowerGroup's
recently created Southern Europe region. Gri's leadership went beyond the
company's walls. Her involvement in organizations such as the World Economic
Forum Women Leaders Programme and her recently published book on "Women Power"
are clear demonstrations of her commitment to women in the workforce, as well
as at ManpowerGroup. In 2009, Gri received the prestigious Chevalier de la
Legion d'Honneur (equivalent to a knighthood) by former French Prime Minister
Jean-Pierre Raffarin. This world-renowned Order is the highest decoration in
France. Last month, Gri was named to Fortune's International 50 Most Powerful
Women in Business list for the ninth consecutive year. Despite this year's
fierce competition, Gri retained a ranking of 31^st position from 2011.
"I am proud that we could be part of helping Francoise achieve this
prestigious recognition for the valuable work that she does," added Joerres.
"Francoise has been a great ambassador of the ManpowerGroup brand, and I know
that she will continue to be as she moves on to the next stage of her career."
"The past 5 and half years as President of ManpowerGroup Southern Europe have
been a rewarding and passionate experience," said Francoise Gri, President of
ManpowerGroup Southern Europe. "I take with me the great learnings and
experiences that I've had during my time in this truly unique company, and I
move on knowing, with confidence, that the ManpowerGroup team is engaged,
committed and ready to lead as the global innovative workforce solutions
provider in the marketplace."
Alain Roumilhac, who most recently served as President of Experis and
ManpowerGroup Solutions in France as well as Segment leader for Experis
Southern Europe, has been promoted to President of ManpowerGroup France,
effective immediately. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Alain was previously
CEO of Osiatis - a French company that specialized in IT Management services.
And prior to that, Alain had spent 20 years in various positions in IBM, with
his last position there as Vice President of Business Lines IBM Global
Services West Region.
Gri will continue leading Southern Europe until her planned departure at the
end of the year. ManpowerGroup's going forward leadership strategy for
Southern Europe will be announced in due course.
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solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients
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In January 2011, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos,
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