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Adecco appoints exec to oversee online staffing businesses

December 11, 2018

The Adecco Group appointed Teppo Paavola as chief digital officer and a member of the executive committee, effective Jan. 14, 2019. 

Paavola will oversee the Adecco Group’s portfolio of digital businesses, including Adia, a platform launched in 2017 that enables employers to request temporary staff for hourly or daily assignments; Vettery, a New York-based online recruitment platform for professional permanent recruitment that Adeco acquired this year; and YOSS, its new online staffing marketplace for freelancers and large enterprises. 

Paavola will also work to build more synergies between the group’s online and offline businesses, and to further develop opportunities with technology partners. He will be based at The Adecco Group’s global headquarters in Zurich.

Paavola, a Finnish national, has extensive experience in building and scaling digital businesses. He most recently was chief development officer and general manager of new digital businesses at BBVA Group, and previously held senior business and corporate development, partnering and business unit leadership roles at PayPal, Nokia and GE Capital.

“Teppo is a proven leader with a strong track-record of establishing and growing digital startups, including within multinational organizations,” Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze said.

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