meet our executive board.

The executive board is accountable for developing, driving, executing and achieving the approved Group strategy and strategic targets. The executive board is also responsible for the associated risk profile, sound business and financial controls, development of results and dealing with corporate responsibility issues, while simultaneously respecting policies that have been set.

Jacques van den Broek

jacques van den broek (1960, dutch).

CEO and Chair of the Executive Board

  • first appointment 2004
  • appointed as CEO and Chair of the Executive Board in 2014
  • current term 2018-2022

After graduating in law, Jacques van den Broek held a management position with an international trading company until he joined Randstad as a branch manager. Appointments followed as Regional Director in the Netherlands and, subsequently, as Marketing Director Randstad Europe. In 2002, he moved to Capac Inhouse Services as Managing Director, also taking on responsibility for Randstad in Denmark and Switzerland. Jacques van den Broek is responsible for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay). In addition, he is responsible for Business Concept Development, HR, Public Affairs, Global IT and Marketing & Communications.

Henry Schirmer

henry schirmer (1964, german).


  • first appointment 2018
  • current term 2018-2022

Henry Schirmer holds a Master’s degree of industrial engineering and management from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Germany. He joined Randstad as CFO and member of the executive board in 2018 and brings more than 25 years international management and leadership experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry and industrial sector under public and private equity ownership. Prior positions include CFO Unilever Europe and CFO Unilever North America. Henry Schirmer is a member of the Board of Directors of General American Investors and the non-profit organization Results for Development. Henry Schirmer is responsible for Global Finance and Accounting, Business Control, M&A, Tax, Treasury, Business Risk & Audit, Investor Relations and Legal.

Rebecca Henderson

rebecca henderson (1963, american).

  • first appointment 2019
  • current term 2019-2023

Rebecca Henderson joined Randstad in 2012 when the company acquired SFN Group. She brings over 25 years of strategic client experience in both technology and HR services. She has spent her time at Randstad developing market leading solutions in Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Managed Services Programs globally delivering added value to our enterprise clients. Rebecca Henderson is responsible for Global Businesses: Monster, Randstad RiseSmart, Randstad Sourceright and twago. In addition, she's responsible for  Randstad Enterprise Group, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Chris Heutink

chris heutink (1962, dutch).

  • first appointment 2014
  • current term 2018-2022

Chris Heutink obtained a Master's degree in history. He started his career at Randstad as a consultant in the Netherlands. Various management positions followed until 2004, when he was promoted to become Managing Director of Randstad Poland. After moving back to the Netherlands in 2007, he became Director of Operations. In 2009, he was appointed Managing Director of Randstad Netherlands. Chris Heutink is responsible for the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, the Greater China region, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Karen Fichuk

karen fichuk (1965, american).

  • first appointment 2019
  • current term 2019-2023

Karen Fichuk is an American national and holds a degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Colorado State University. She has 25 years of experience as a commercial and functional leader at The Nielsen Company. Most recently, she was President Developed Markets and Strategic Initiatives responsible for North America, Western Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Karen Fichuk has a strong track record of leading organizations where performance, client centricity and people development are the key pillars. Her expertise around data, analytics and technology will help drive Randstad's digital transformation. Karen Fichuk is responsible for the US and Canada.