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Empresaria Group PLC
15 December 2011

15 December 2011


Empresaria Group plc ("Empresaria" or the "Company")


Directorate Changes


Further to its announcement on 8 September 2011, Empresaria, the international specialist staffing services company, is pleased to confirm the formal appointment of Joost Kreulen to the Company's board of directors as Chief Executive with effect from 1 January 2012.


Joost replaces Miles Hunt who, also with effect from 1 January 2012, will become a non-executive director of the Company. Miles will remain on the board until 31 March 2012.


Joost has been with Empresaria since 2008. He was initially responsible for its Asian operations and more recently also for a number of its UK based businesses. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive designate on 7 September 2011. Prior to joining Empresaria, Joost had spent 20 years working in various roles for businesses which now form part of Randstad N.V., most recently as head of specialist staffing operations in the Netherlands.


Tony Martin, Chairman, commented: "The Board is delighted that Joost has accepted the post of Chief Executive. He brings a wealth of international staffing experience and a track record of success in the industry. We are sure he will bring operational strength to the Board and deliver growth in the future. We wish him well in his new role."



Empresaria Group plc

01342 711 430

Tony Martin (Chairman)

Spencer Wreford (Group Finance Director)

Altium (Nominated Adviser)

0207 484 4040

Tim Richardson



Further information on Joost Kreulen:


Joost Kreulen (aged 53) holds or has held the following directorships within the last five years:


Current directorships

Past directorships


Empresaria Intelligence HR Consultants (Shanghai) Co Ltd



Vedior Groep Nederland Specialisten B.V.

Rekenmeesters Holding B.V.

F/M Group B.V.


Interactive Manpower Solutions Private Limited



PT Learning Resources Indonesia

PT Monroe Consulting Group




FINES Tokyo K.K.

Skill House Staffing Solutions K.K.



Agensi Pekerjaan Metis Consulting SDN. BHD



Common Grounds BV


Empresaria Singapore Pte Ltd

LMA Recruitment Singapore Pte. Ltd

McCall Singapore Pte. Ltd



Empresaria Asia Limited

Empresaria Thailand Holdings Limited

Interactive Manpower Solutions UK Limited


Joost holds 60,000 ordinary shares of 5 pence each in Empresaria, representing 0.13 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.


Joost Kreulen has confirmed that there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


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