Ten finalists from across the country vie for the chance to become the ‘CEO for One Month’ of a Fortune Global 500 company

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 26, 2020 – The Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions company, will host its annual ‘CEO for One Month’ program, Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29. Ten ambitious finalists will face a series of virtual challenges designed to put their skills to the test. At the end of the week, one individual will have the honor of being named the Adecco Group’s 2020 ‘CEO for One Month’ in the U.S., a paid internship opportunity to shadow the company’s executive leadership.

In the weeks leading up to boot camp, the finalists began to get an inside peek into the Adecco Group, learning the organization’s key values and culture. Now as the boot camp officially launches, finalists will engage in a series of activities, such as a virtual escape room and business-related case studies, testing their skills in leadership and innovation. Along the way, top leaders from the company will serve as mentors, and ultimately judges when they choose who will be the next U.S. ‘CEO for One Month.’

“In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever to empower the next generation of leaders, and this is an unparalleled opportunity for them to learn first-hand how businesses are navigating a global crisis,” said Joyce Russell, president of the Adecco Group U.S. Foundation. “There is no doubt in my mind that every single one of these bright individuals will go on to make a positive difference in the world of work.”

This year’s boot camp finalists were selected from a pool of over 5,800 competitive applications, representing more than 1,200 colleges and universities:

  • Zack Arnold (University of Florida)
  • Jordyn Bunning (Washington University)
  • Anna Effenberger (Cornell University)
  • Abby Geigerman (Rice University)
  • Ashley Hegwood (University of Georgia)
  • Kevin Liu (University of Michigan)
  • Yash Modi (Vanderbilt University)
  • Elektra Petrakis (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Sidney Smith (Northeastern University)
  • Jordan Topoleski (Harvard University)

Across the company’s global footprint, the ‘CEO for One Month’ program will run in more than 40 countries. Those selected to be their country’s ‘CEO’ will have the opportunity to make the shortlist of 10 country finalists and participate in a global boot camp. From there, one will be named the Adecco Group’s 2020 ‘Global CEO for One Month’ and learn from the organization’s global CEO, Alain Dehaze.

To keep up-to-date throughout the week, follow @CEOforOneMonth, @AdeccoGroupNA and #CEOforOneMonth on social media.

About the Adecco Group

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 organizations 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 Vettery.