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Optimal was created in 2005 in order to provide high-quality, personalised HR services to medium and large-cap companies operating in the Middle East. In 2013 we established UAE operations in Dubai.
Uniflex is a registered Staffing Agency. We assist with hiring, recruitment and reassignment of staff in the following professional sectors: Warehousing, Construction, Electricity, Customer Service, Sales, Administration, Industry/Industrial.
We are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap and operates in Sweden, Norway and Finland. We are also a member of Almega Recruitment Companies and have collective agreements with LO, Unionen och Akademikerförbunden. Our company adheres to high standards and are environmentally, quality and work environmentally certified.
With over 110 years of experience and expertise, Tack TMI is your global learning and development expert. Tack TMI Middle East & North Africa (operated by CCM Consultancy), has been active in the region for over 30 years.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Regional Head Italy
Regional Head – APAC, Switzerland, Lithuania
Regional Head Central Europe and Country Manager Poland
Regional Head – LATAM, Iberia, Turkey
Regional Head Western Europe
Regional Head Eastern Europe and Country Manager, Bulgaria and Ukraine
Global Temp & Perm Practice Senior Director
Global Outplacement Practice Senior Director and Managing Director – Intoo, Italy
Global Search & Selection Practice Senior Director and Global Candidate Experience Senior Director
Chief Executive Officer Tack TMI
Global Outsourcing Practice Senior Director
Global & Italy Public Affairs Senior Director
Global Legal Senior Director
Global Corporate Affairs and Compliance Senior Director – Gi Group Italy
Global Sales Senior Director
Global Marketing & Communication Senior Director
Global Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
Global HR Senior Director
Global IT Senior Director
Head of M&A
Group CFO of Gi Group
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.
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.
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.
Paolo has over 15 years’ experience in the staffing industry. He joined Gi Group in 2016 as the International Practice TPaolo has over 15 years’ 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. Furthermore, he is the Country Manager of Poland.
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.
Thibault has years of experience in the general management of finance and business operations for mid- to large-sized organisations. In board functions, he has helped businesses maximise profits and secure private equity. He has held key financial roles at Richmond, Gucci, Parisot Group and Valeo. In 2004, Thibault joined Page Group as the Managing Director for Russia, Switzerland and Central & Eastern Europe. Almost nine years later, he took on the role of Chief Executive Officer at Grafton Recruitment Group where he managed operations performance and the organisation of the business. He then got promoted to Regional Head of Central Europe and today he is the Regional Head of Western Europe.
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.
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.
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.
JJerome 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 is also in charge of the Global Candidate Experience function.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.