Randstad names new chief digital officer to exec board; tech exec added to supervisory board


Randstad appointed Chief Digital Officer René Steenvoorden to its executive board at its annual general meeting. In addition, Hélène Auriol Potier was appointed to the supervisory board for a first term of four years while Wout Dekker was reappointed for a third term of two years. The number of women on the supervisory board has increased to 43%.

Steenvoorden founded Randstad’s Digital Factory and has been instrumental in accelerating Randstad’s global digital and IT activities. He joined Randstad in 2016 and the intention to appoint him as CDO was announced in October 2019. Steenvoorden will continue to lead the development of Randstad’s digital strategy and its implementation across the company; he will also remain Randstad’s CIO responsible for IT development, maintenance and operations. 

Hélène Auriol Potier is a French national and built her career in the digital technologies and telecommunications industry in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is an experienced executive and worked at various companies such as Orange Business Services, Microsoft, Dell Inc., Nortel and France Telecom.