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New additions to Senior Leadership Team with Regional CEO appointments

09 May 2021 by Erin Smyth
Rafa And Julie

We are pleased to announce that Empresaria has made two senior appointments as part of its plans to strengthen and broaden its leadership team. 

Julie Smith has joined the Group as Regional CEO, UK & Europe. Julie brings over 20 years' experience in the recruitment industry and is a highly regarded industry expert across Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Managed Service Programs. Prior to joining Empresaria, she was Vice President of Operations at Volt Consulting Group where she expanded the business across 26 European countries. Julie has a track record of building strong teams, delivering results through developing strategic client relationships and driving service excellence and innovation.  

Rafael Moyano has joined the Group as Regional CEO, APAC. Rafael is a commercially astute and people-oriented leader with more than 25 years' experience working across three continents and has led a diverse workforce of 60,000 contractors and employees across the Talent Management, Recruitment, Technology, IT & Engineering industries. Rafael joins Empresaria from The Adecco Group where he spent 12 years and was most recently the CEO of Australia. Prior to this, he held the position of CFO for the Asia Pacific region, adding considerable value to both strategic direction and financial planning in 11 countries. Rafael has successfully driven and implemented large organisational and business transformations and led M&A activity to deliver sustained shareholder value.

Julie and Rafael will be responsible for the execution of the Group's strategy as well as the development and growth of operations in their regions.

Rhona Driggs, CEO of Empresaria, commented:

"I am delighted to welcome Julie and Rafael to Empresaria and I am excited about the expertise and experience they bring to the Group. The appointment of individuals of this calibre illustrates Empresaria's potential and ambition to drive significant future growth. The additions of Julie and Rafael will be key as we continue our focus on exiting the pandemic stronger than we went in and deliver on our longer-term growth strategies."