Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

Paul Dupuis

Paul Dupuis

Managing Director & CEO – Randstad India

A global leader with a commendable track record in hands-on business growth and organizational transformation management, Paul Dupuis is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Randstad India , the country’s leading HR services organization. Paul has over 25 years of professional experience in Asia across Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and now India. His extensive industry experience and network has been gained from handling key leadership roles in recruitment, strategic planning and business development, spanning renowned organizations. Paul has driven several transformational initiatives aimed at bringing innovation in service delivery across the various businesses at Randstad India.

A recognized thought leader in the HR services space, Paul is a frequent speaker and Op-Ed contributor on topics pertaining to leadership, transformation and workforce trends.

Prior to joining Randstad India, Paul served as the Managing Director of Professionals (Search & Selection), Engineers (temp & perm), RPO and GCS of Randstad Japan from 2013, where he was inducted as a board member in 2014. In this strategic role, his main task was to transform Japan operations from a pure-play staffing firm to an OpCo with total solution offerings, with sustainable profitability. Randstad Japan was well recognized under Paul's leadership, his teams have achieved impressive results and they continue on an ambitious growth path.

In the past, Paul has also had successful stints as Head of APAC for a mid-sized recruitment firm where he successfully launched organic start-ups across several countries in Asia, and led M&A in the region, including India.

Paul is a member of the Executive Board for the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF). Additionally, Paul is the former Chairman of HOPE International Sustainable Development Agency (JP), focusing on clean water projects and micro-credit programs, with a mission to help the neglected poor become self-reliant.

He is a graduate from The University of Windsor, has completed a Professional Development Program from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia and has also participated in executive training programs at INSEAD in France & Singapore.