Jonas Prising Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup
Jonas Prising is ManpowerGroup’s Chairman and CEO, leading all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s $20 billion business across 80 countries and territories. Prior to being elected CEO, Prising served as ManpowerGroup President from 2012 – 2014, leading the company’s operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses. Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has served in a number of executive positions in Europe and North America.
A recognized expert on the labor market and world of work trends, Prising regularly speaks at conferences and summits around the world. He actively engages in the World Economic Forum annual and regional meetings and frequently provides commentary on employment trends for national and global media.
Before joining the company, Prising worked for Electrolux, where he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions, before becoming head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-to-business divisions.
Current Vice Chairman of JA Worldwide and a board member of JA USA. He is a World Economic Forum Steward of Gender, Employment & Skills and on their Professional Services Governor’s Committee. In January, 2017, he will become World Economic Forum Chair RBC Europe. He also is a Kohl’s Corporation board member.
Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford and Yale. He speaks five languages and has lived in nine countries