23 FEBRUARY 2023, SINGAPORE - Randstad Singapore started the new year with the appointment of Maxim van Damme as the company’s Country Director. This executive appointment solidifies the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional results through building sustained relationships with its customers, talent and employees in Singapore to retain our position as the employer of choice.
In his newly appointed role, Van Damme will be managing approximately 130 employees to drive growth for Randstad Singapore’s specialised permanent talent recruitment and professional contracting talent business as well as local business operations.
Commenting on his new appointment, Van Damme said, “We are on a quest to become the world’s most equitable and specialised talent company, and our operations in Singapore play a critical role in our efforts to achieve this global ambition. I’m excited to be part of a highly committed and high performing team at Randstad Singapore and look forward to continuing our efforts in building meaningful connections with our partners and talent. Together with our team of diverse and insightful employees, I’m confident that we’ll be able to achieve greater success and make a positive impact on the lives of working people in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.”
van damme’s work history
Before joining Randstad Singapore, Van Damme held the position of Managing Director of Strategic Client Solutions at Yacht Group Nederland BV, where he was responsible for the growth of large and strategic customers. Yacht is a Randstad company that connects qualified and highly skilled professionals with organisations through recruitment and secondments.
Van Damme brings a wealth of leadership and entrepreneurial experience from his time at Yacht. Under his remit, Yacht saw a 20 per cent year-on-year growth led by a 38-strong account workforce in 2022. Van Damme co-founded Yacht Trainees shortly after joining Randstad as a management trainee in 2013.
Van Damme holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. A Dutch national, Van Damme currently resides in Singapore with his wife and daughter.
maxim van damme succeeds jaya dass
As Country Director at Randstad Singapore, Van Damme reports to Jaya Dass, Managing Director of Singapore and Malaysia as well as the Regional Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment in Asia Pacific at Randstad.
Dass said, “From building new connections to realising people’s true potential in their work lives, Randstad Singapore has achieved many new goals since our inception in 1993. We showed great tenacity when faced with adversities, and great adaptability and agility when servicing our clients and talent, which have secured our position as the market leader in talent recruitment and HR solutions in Singapore. With his vast management capabilities and loyalty to Randstad, I look forward to what Maxim can bring to the table and support Randstad Singapore in reaching greater heights.”
randstad singapore: 30 years and going
Since 1993, Randstad Singapore has continuously transformed its service offerings to evolve with the changing demands of the labour market. Today, the company offers specialised talent recruitment solutions which include Executive Search, Talent Contracting Services, Parkover and Payrolling, as well as white-collar recruitment services to business clients ranging from start-ups to multinational companies in Singapore.
Besides talent consultancy and recruitment services, the company conducts global surveys like Workmonitor and Employer Brand Research to help business leaders and human resources professionals strengthen their talent attraction and workforce management strategies. In Singapore, the company also partners with various public and private companies for outreach programmes designed to drive talent development and help people realise their true potential.