Adecco Chairman says CEO had said he wanted to step down
ZURICH (Reuters) – Adecco Chief Executive Alain Dehaze wanted to step down, Chairman Jean-Christophe Deslarzes said, after the staffing company on Thursday announced his surprise departure.
“After seven years at the helm, Alain had shared with the board his preference to step down before the next strategic cycle,” Deslarzes said after Adecco appointed former Sodexo boss Denis Machuel as its next CEO.
“The board believes now is the right time for CEO transition, building on the strong foundations that are now in place,” he said. “This decision is the culmination of a carefully planned succession process.”
(Reporting by John Revill)