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PION Group is a business group that works to maximize the ability of people and companies to perform at the highest level through competence, technology and strategy. It combines Human Resources with Tech Resources.The name PION comes from the word pioneer which means forerunners, entrepreneurs and settlers. PION Group is located in Sweden, Norway and Finland and represents companies that work with Recruitment and Staffing, Consulting as well as Interim Managment, Executive Search, HR- Tech, on and offboarding and Tech and Strategy.
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Public Affairs Senior Director
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Chief Regional Officer - Eastern Europe
Chief Regional Officer - Latam, South Western Europe
Chief Regional Officer - Germany
Chief Regional Officer - North Western Europe
Chief Regional Officer - Central Europe
Chief Regional Officer - Italy
Chief Practice Officer - Outsourcing
CEO Tack TMI
Chief Practice Officer - Search&Selection and Professional
Chief Practice Officer - Outplacement
Chief Practice Officer - Temp&Perm
Chief M&A Officer
Chief Information & Technology Officer
Chief People Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Regional Officer - Apac, Baltics, Switzerland
Chief Corporate Sales Officer
Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
Chief Corporate Affairs & Compliance Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Antonio Bonardo graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. He has over 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry: he opened the first branch of Générale Industrielle Italia, known today as Gi Group Holding, in february 1998, in Milan. Than he covered various commercial leading position as Area Manager, Key Account Manager and Permanent Business Director, always adding value to people and customers. In January 2010 he created the new Public Affairs Function, of wich he was appointed Global Senior Director. Married with five children, he is a tennis player and is a great Juventus fan.
Stefano Colli-Lanzi graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. After his studies, for about ten years he devoted himself to corporate consultancy, working for Bersani-Vitale and Arca Merchant. At the same time, he also took on teaching experiences at LIUC University of Castellanza in Business Administration and at Bocconi University. In 1998, he began his entrepreneurial journey, founding Générale Industrielle Italia, known today as Gi Group Holding. Since then he has been following the growth of the company as Chairman and CEO.
Stefano Colli-Lanzi is also Professor of Business Economics at the Catholic University of Milan.
Married with five children, three of whom are foster children, he is fond of golf and is a great Inter fan.
Tiziano graduated in Economics from the University of Bari. He started his career at Manpower in 1999 and in 2001 moved to Fiat Group as Area Manager. He joined Gi Group in 2004 as Chief Operations Officer and since 2007 he has been responsible for the international expansion of the Group. Today he is in charge of the Eastern Europe region and he is also the Country Manager of Gi Group Bulgaria and Ukraine. He has built a global network of external partners and holds various positions in Confindustria and other employer associations abroad.
Rui joined Gi Group in 2012 as the Country Manager of Brazil. He has contributed to the transformation and development of the business, successfully led the growth of multiple business lines and effectively supported the presence and success of Gi Group in Latin America. He is now the Regional Head of Iberia, LATAM & Turkey.
Rui has a bachelor’s degree in English and Portuguese Philology as well as a master’s degree in Anglo-American Literature and an MBA in International Management.
Stefano Tomasi has been working in the temporary work and recruitment sector since 1998. Previously he held the roles of HR Director in a construction company and General Manager in a consultancy firm.
Since 2005 in Gi Group Holding after a few years as manager in FIAT Group.
In Gi Group Holding he has held the roles of Business Director of the legal entity Worknet, since 2010 in Global Practice Temp&Perm, since 2011 he has also held the role of Global Sales Director.
In 2013 Tomasi got promoted to the role of Country Manager Germany and additionally from 2015 also Country Manager of The Netherlands. Since 2018 he has only held the role of Country Manager Germany and today he continues to be a board member and is the Regional Head of Germany.
Married with 3 children, 5 cats, 2 dogs, birds, fish…. In love with Venice.
Paulo Joined Gi Group In 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Recruitment and Staffing industry serving as CFO and CEO in Portugal, Brazil and direct supervision of 8 Countries in Latin America. In January 2020, following the position of Country Manager in Gi Group Brazil he was transferred to London to take the same position in Gi Group UK and Ireland. In January 2023, he was promoted to Regional Head UK, Ireland and Netherlands. With an MBA and degree in management and further leadership qualifications from IMD (Lausanne), Bocconi (Milan), and Columbia (NYC), Paulo is an experienced lecturer and speaker on Leadership and HR. Fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese he was also formerly a professional basketball player.
Paolo has around 25 years of experience in the staffing industry. He joined Gi Group in 2016 as the International Practice Temp & Perm Senior Director and worked closely with the Innovation & Change function to add value through innovative business models and value propositions. After three years, Paolo became a board member and Regional Head of Western Europe. Today he continues to be a board member and is the Regional Head of Central Europe.
Luca has been CEO of Jobtome since March 2021, he joined the company in 2019 as COO. He is a company builder and an expert in digital advertising, branding and strategy.
Before joining Jobtome, Luca was VP Research Director at Forrester Research, leading the Marketing Automation and CMO global practices.
Earlier, he was head of industry marketing for Google in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), looking after sales and marketing strategy for advertising products across several industry verticals. In addition, Luca has more than 10 years of senior marketing and strategy roles at some of the world's largest brands, including Ferrero, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, and Prada, working in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Russia. Luca holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Francesco has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Milan Polytechnic. In 2006, he joined IBM as Partner of the Global Business Services Division where he led management consulting, system integration and outsourced projects mainly for the industrial sector. After four years, he moved to the Lombardy region as the General Manager for Strategic Planning and Finance. Francesco joined Gi Group in 2014. After being in charge of the Global Business Innovation and IT function as Senior Executive, since 2019 he has been the Regional Head of Italy.
Luis has huge experience in the Outsourcing and Staffing Industry. Luis began his career in staffing in 1998 as the General Director of Flexiplan (Grupo Eulen), Umano Group (Grupo Prosegur). He went on to become the local Vice-President of Randstad in Spain. Driven by a need to improve the productivity of companies through outsourcing, in 2003, Luis founded the Avanza Externalización de Servicios, S.A. – a Spanish multinational leader in outsourcing. In 2016, he brought his expertise to Gi Group and joined us as our Global Outsourcing Practice Senior Director.
Luis has an Industrial Engineering degree from Madrid Polytechnic University and completed his MBA at IE Madrid.
Jim is an experienced professional with extensive knowledge of the latest L&D trends and practices. He joined Gi Group in 2019 but prior to this, he was the Global Leader of Learning and Development, overviewing the EMEA and LATAM markets for Ken Blanchard Companies. Jim has worked with some of the world’s foremost Learning and Development experts to design and deliver multi-year, multi-site and multi-level development interventions. He has extensive experience in creating and growing, efficient training companies by creating both direct and indirect business development models and leveraging group relationships.
Jerome began his career at Michael Page where he worked for nine years. He then joined Multiposting as the Managing Director for two years and in 2016, took on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grafton Recruitment in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary before the company was acquired by Gi Group. He played a key role in leading the integration of Grafton and Gi Group as Country Manager in Poland. In 2021, Jerome got promoted to Global Search & Selection Practice Senior Director at Wyser and he was also in charge of the Global Candidate Experience function. In 2023, he became Chief Practice officer.
Continuous questioning and always looking to the future - this is the spirit with which Cetti started her career with Continuous questioning and always looking to the future – this is the spirit with which Cetti started her career with Nielsen where she worked for close to four years. From June 2014 to December 2019, she took on the role of President at AISO, the Italian Association of Outplacement Companies, which is committed to the dissemination of outplacement and career development culture in Italy. After more than five years in this role, Cetti joined Intoo, a Gi Group company in 2011 and has been the President of Career Star Group since 2016. She helped create this global organisation in 2011 which specialises in professional outplacement, career development and coaching. Cetti is now the Managing Director of Italy and the Global Outplacement Practice Senior Director, helping coordinate the international growth of our company.
Barbara joined Gi Group in 2002 and developed her career path in our Temporary and Permanent Staffing business in Italy. She took on the role of Service & Delivery Manager from 2007 to 2011 and was also our Operations Manager for the Search & Selection business in Italy in 2010. Two years later, Barbara was appointed as the Senior Director of International Service and was given the opportunity to develop the Temporary and Permanent Staffing corporate service model at a global level.
Over the years, Barbara has moved up the career ladder several times – from Service Director for Germany in 2013 to International Talent & Candidate Senior Director in 2018. In 2019, Barbara took charge of the Global T&P Practice with the aim of developing the strategy and business model of the Group’s core business.
Maurizio has been in charge of the international development of Gi Group since 2007, taking on the role of Head of International Business, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to this, he was an international entrepreneur who covered several top management positions in many countries around the world including Brazil, China and Eastern Europe. Maurizio has an economics degree from Bocconi University and he is a member of Alumni London Business School.
Massimo joined Gi Group in October 2020 as Global IT Senior Director. He has a strong IT background and spent many years covering CTO and CIO roles in the Banking, Management Consulting and Insurance industries. Massimo began his career at Deutsche Bank where he worked for over 20 years. In 2018, he joined Marsh & McLennan Companies, covering Chief IT European roles. Over the years he has taken on several international roles which focused on complex IT reorganisations, agile digital transformation and automation of processes.
Maria Luisa graduated in Business Economics and entered the recruitment industry in 1998, when she joined Adecco. She helped develop the French-Swiss multinational company in Italy – first as a Sales Manager and then as the Operations Manager for the North-Central area. Maria Luisa then went on to join Trenkwalder, an Austrian multinational company in 2007 as the Commercial Director and contributed to the market positioning and national development of the business.
Maria Luisa has been part of the Gi Group team since 2010 and became our Global HR Senior Director in 2014, after managing the strategic marketing and business development function in Italy for four years.
Luca joined Gi Group in September 2018 as our Global Marketing & Communications Senior Director. He has several years of experience in business management and brand building across multiple geographies. After earning a master’s degree in Business Strategy in Finland, he spent most of his career working in Procter & Gamble in Geneva, Switzerland. Luca is known for his strong entrepreneurial mindset. Furthermore, he is someone who is passionate about helping businesses grow.
Nicola joined Gi Group in 2019 as our Group Chief Financial Officer. He is a senior executive with extensive experience in the corporate and banking sector and has worked in the US as well as multiple European countries. Nicola has been part of significant business restructuring operations. He has also taught at business schools, written several articles and contributed to books on business finance.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature from Pavia University, Daniele started his career with Fastweb in Customer Care and Training. In 2007, he joined Gi Group as a Branch Manager in Italy and rapidly moved up the career ladder taking on multiple roles including Country Manager in China and several interim Country Manager roles in Romania, Bulgaria and France. Over the years, Daniele has supported the development and organisation of our Global operations and consistently made a positive impact on our people and the business. In 2019, he got promoted to Regional Head and today he is in charge of our business in APAC, Switzerland and Lithuania.
Domiziano was appointed as our Global Sales Senior Director in February 2020. He joined Gi Group back in 2004 as a Sales Branch Manager in Piedmont and two years later got promoted to Area Manager for South Lombardia. Over the years, he has taken on 8 different roles including Sales Director in Poland, Area Manager of Eastern Europe and Sales Director of Western Europe. Domiziano has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law obtained in Turin, where he currently lives.
Luca joined Gi Group in 2021 and he is leading the Global Digital and Innovation Function.
Luca has over 20 years of experience in Innovation, Technology and Business Intelligence. He brings to Gi Group the experience of a career path spent shaping a methodology and winning mindset in Formula 1, breaking markets with innovative hi-tech start-ups and shaping new innovative business models for consultancy and service corporations.
In 1989, Davide began his career as a Contract Manager with a company belonging to the Finmeccanica Group. 11 years later he brought his skills and expertise to Gi Group and joined us as an Executive – Head of the Italian Legal and Corporate Affairs function. From 2008 to 2016 he was a valuable member of the Supervisory Board of Gi Group and has been in charge of our Global Corporate Affairs and Compliance function since 2015.
Davide is also our company secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Gi Group Holding S.r.l., Gi Group S.p.A. and many Italian and foreign subsidiaries belonging to the Group.
Dario began his legal career at an Italian boutique law firm. From 2002 to 2006 he took on key legal roles for US and Dutch multinational companies before joining Cirsa in Legal Affairs. After working with the company for eight years he decided to bring his expertise to Gi Group and joined our business in 2015 as the Global Legal Affairs Director. Since then, he has done a brilliant job managing numerous major international transactions, deals and important litigations for the company.
In 2018, Dario was included in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist for his outstanding efforts in driving our business forward, increasing the speed and quality of legal services to the Group, and in 2019 he joined our Board of Directors.
GI GROUP HOLDING S.p.A. – With Sole Shareholder
Headquarter: Piazza IV Novembre, 5 – 20124 Milano
With fully paid-up Share Capital of € 10.000.000,00 – R.E.A. n° MI – 1539598 – Registered in the Milan
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