New CEO to take over at Adecco effective July 1


The Adecco Group today announced a new CEO in Denis Machuel, who will take over the top job from current CEO Alain Dehaze on July 1. The announcement came as the company also reported first-quarter earnings.

“After a robust search and a thorough selection process, the Board is convinced that Denis is the right CEO for the Group’s next chapter,” said Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, chair of The Adecco Group. “Denis is both a values-oriented and highly execution-driven leader.”

Machuel most recently served as group CEO of Sodexo, a company with more than 400,000 employees in 56 countries, including its largest market, the US.

Prior to Sodexo, Machuel spent 16 years with Altran Group, including serving as CEO of Altran Technologies.

Machuel also served on the board of Kyndryl.

“It is a privilege to become the next CEO of the Adecco Group, a global leader with impressive businesses and talented, dedicated employees,” Machuel said.

He will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.