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Vidya Sagar Gannamani appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Adecco Group India

Bangalore, 13 January 2021: The Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions company, announces the appointment of Vidya Sagar Gannamani as the new Chairman and Managing Director for Adecco India. In his new role, Vidya will be responsible for leading the workforce solutions business for India with an increased focus towards cross-collaboration to enable growth and to deliver on Adecco’s transformational priorities.

With more than three decades of diverse international experience and a proven track record of leading global businesses and HR organizations, Vidya specializes in driving cultural, organizational, and business transformations across verticals. He has extensive experience in a variety of roles spanning Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands, which gives him a deep understanding of changing consumer trends as well as employee behaviors globally.

Prior to joining Adecco, he had a long career at Royal Philips and led successful transformations for the company both in the capacity as a business leader and Chief HR Officer across consumer and healthcare businesses. He later moved into management consulting and has been working as an advisor to private equity and consumer industries, while also being an investor in startups.

Marco Valsecchi who earlier served as the Country Manager and MD at the Adecco Group India before Vidya has decided to pursue opportunities outside the Adecco Group. The Adecco Group thanks him for his leadership and support for the past years and wishes him all the best.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Lee, CEO of Adecco APAC, said “We are elated to welcome Vidya as a part of our Adecco family. He is a seasoned professional with a remarkable history of great work experience. We strongly believe that Vidya’s diverse experience in both General Management and HR will be instrumental for the Adecco India team to scale up for a stellar year ahead.”

“I am excited to be joining Adecco at this juncture,” said Vidya. “I believe that the way we work is constantly evolving, and as customer solutions become more complex, Adecco’s unmatched scope of solutions and technology will remain a key differentiator. I am looking forward to working with the team to continue building on our momentum to improve the satisfaction of our clients, our associates, and our employees while delivering more value for our stakeholders”.


The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers. We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organisations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies. Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 35,000 employees, who voted us number 11 on the Great Place to Work®️ - World’s Best Workplaces 2019 list.

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and powered by nine global lead brands: Adecco, Adia, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional, and YOSS. Website:

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