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World – Kelly Services appoints general manager for EMEA and APAC

13 September 2013

Kelly Services, a provider of Workforce solutions, announces the appointment of Natalia Shuman to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kelly's Operations in EMEA and APAC.

George Corona, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Services said: "The progress that [former Senior Vice President and General Manager] Leif  Agnéus and his team have made ​​in EMEA and APAC will continue under Natalia's leadership. As an experienced executive in global talent workforce solutions, Natalia has insight into emerging customer needs, and deep involvement with global customers to build strong and sustainable partnerships. She will seamlessly provide the direction and innovative solutions that our clients, and employees, associate with Kelly. "

Ms Shuman's career with Kelly Services spans all three regions of the company through a variety of progressive leadership positions. She joined Kelly in 1997 and was responsible for successfully launching Kelly's recruitment business in the Moscow market. Several years later, Ms Shuman moved to New York to launch Kelly's Wall Street office and manage several branches in the New York area.

Natalia brings in rich experience of working in emerging markets like Russia and more recently in China. These markets have similarities to Indian markets structurally. Her rich knowledge of talent demand in developed economies and the talent availability in emerging markets like India will make an interesting combination in days to come. She takes the leadership mantle at a time when India has become one of the growing markets for staffing in the world.

In 2005, she joined Kelly's global client relationships team, where she was responsible for developing and executing solutions for Fortune 100 clients. Since 2008, Ms Shuman has been managing global account teams and developing global programs for Kelly. In 2011, she moved to Singapore to focus on strategy and solutions for Kelly's large accounts in APAC. For the past two years, Ms Shuman has been serving as both Vice President of Global Solutions and Chief Operating Officer of Kelly's North Asia joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions. She will retain her position as COO of the joint venture in addition to her new role.

Shuman completed a dual Global Executive MBA program through Columbia University and the London Business School, and graduated with Distinction from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance, Russia, with a BS in Finance. She will continue to be based in Singapore, but will be spending time at Kelly's Swiss headquarters with her ​​EMEA leadership team.

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