15 December 2011
Empresaria Group plc ("Empresaria" or the "Company")
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."
For further information contact:
Empresaria Group plc
01342 711 430
Tony Martin (Chairman)
Spencer Wreford (Group Finance Director)
Altium (Nominated Adviser)
0207 484 4040
Further information on Joost Kreulen:
Joost Kreulen (aged 53) holds or has held the following directorships within the last five years:
Empresaria Intelligence HR Consultants (Shanghai) Co Ltd
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
Vedior Groep Nederland Specialisten B.V.
Rekenmeesters Holding B.V.
F/M Group B.V.
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.