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LISA FROMMHOLD BECOMES THE ADECCO GROUP GLOBAL ‘CEO FOR ONE MONTH’ 2018


  • Lisa Frommhold now has a once-in-lifetime opportunity to work alongside Alain Dehaze, the Adecco Group CEO, for one month
  • Lisa showed a winning combination of entrepreneurship, a passion to learn and strong communication skill
  • More than 204,000 candidates applied from around the world.

Zürich, Switzerland, Sep 20, 2018 

Lisa Frommhold was today named the Adecco Group’s 2018 ‘Global CEO for One Month’, chosen from more than 204,000 applicants from 47 countries. Aged just 23, she will now spend one month shadowing the Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze, attending international business reviews with senior managers, contributing to strategy meetings and offering fresh ideas around the future of work. As Lisa learns how senior executives run a large, global business, the experience will set her on the way to a successful leadership career in business.

This year’s CEO for One Month selection process began in February, and following a rigorous country-level review, 47 talented people were chosen to shadow their Adecco Group country CEOs, gaining a unique insight in to the business and the challenges faced by top executives. These 47 then underwent further challenges and assessments, from which 10 finalists were chosen to take part in a ‘global bootcamp’ that took place in London this week.

The bootcamp was comprised of individual and group challenges that tested the leadership, creativity, lateral thinking and innovation of the finalists. Lisa impressed the selection panel the most, with a combination of natural ability and willingness to learn, combined with strong communication and stakeholder management skills.

The Adecco Group’s CEO for One Month programme is a unique opportunity to help young people thrive in their careers, by giving them highly effective work-based learning and increasing their confidence and exposure.

The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze said:

“Congratulations to Lisa Frommhold on an amazing achievement. We were particularly impressed with Lisa's all round skills and leadership potential, and her positive attitude throughout the process. I am looking forward to working closely together. I would also like to congratulate the finalists, who are all amazing and talented people, with bright futures ahead of them. I wish them every success for their careers ahead.”

Commenting on the announcement, Lisa Frommhold, the Global ‘CEO for One Month’ 2018 said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the Adecco Group as the Global CEO for One Month, and very much looking forward to the challenges ahead. Yesterday I was feeling extremely nervous, but got confidence from the other finalists who all extremely talented and deserved to be here. Thank you to everyone for making it possible.”

Registration for the next CEO for One Month programme, opens in February 2019.

The ‘CEO for One Month’ programme began in Norway in 2011 and has since grown in to a flagship initiative for the Adecco Group. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective work-based learning. In the last five years, more than 200 candidates have had the opportunity to shadow the Adecco Group leadership in their country of residence for one month. One exceptional candidate is also chosen to shadow the CEO of the Adecco Group globally for a month. Applications for the 2018 programme exceeded 204,000.


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