The Adecco Group Canada Announces Winner of 2020 Canadian ‘CEO for One Month’

  • This year’s winner, Danny Elnatour, will spend 3 weeks under the mentorship of Gilbert Boileau, President of Adecco Canada
  • A record nearly 3,600 candidates applied for this unique opportunity to step into the shoes of a Canadian business leader

Toronto, ON, July 16, 2020 – The Adecco Group Canada has chosen the Canadian participant of its fourth ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative. ‘CEO for One Month’ which is designed to help talent increase their employability and career prospects.

Danny was chosen from a talented group of students and young professionals in Canada to be the country’s ‘CEO for One Month’. Danny is a recent Computer Engineering graduate from Queen's University. He is one of 34 ‘CEO for One Month’ participants appointed across the world and will spend time shadowing Adecco Canada’s leadership team, gaining a unique insight into the organization’s country and group operations. Danny will gain experience in HR, management, finance, marketing and public speaking. He will then have the chance to take part in a worldwide selection process to become the global ‘CEO for One Month’, working alongside The Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze.

With COVID-19 crisis still impacting our world of work, the theme of this year's CEO for One Month is to shadow Adecco Canada’s Leadership team to understand how to manage through a crisis during a global pandemic. This unique edition of CEO for One Month presents a great opportunity for Danny to gain unique experiences that couldn’t be replicated in a different year.

The Adecco Group received a record of nearly 3,600 applications in Canada for ‘CEO for One Month’, before narrowing it down to a final group of four who were then interviewed by Gilbert Boileau, President, Adecco Canada.

Danny Elnatour said:

“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to learn from and contribute to an amazing team during such unprecedented times. It’s an extremely humbling and fulfilling experience to work alongside brilliant minds whom are playing a crucial role in rebooting our economy. I look forward to the learning, personal growth, and development that will come with this once in a lifetime experience. Alongside my skills and past experiences, I hope to use everything I learn from Gilbert to also successfully compete for Canada at the Global CEO for One Month competition.”

Commenting on the program, Gilbert Boileau, Adecco Canada’s CEO, said:

“The CEO for One Month program highlights the Adecco’s aim to provide young people with real-world opportunities and help them thrive through the power of work. The invaluable insights gained from such an experience cannot be taught at school or shared in university lectures. It is an ideal launching pad for personal and professional development.”

CEO for One Month’ Program

The ‘CEO for One Month’ program began as a local initiative in Norway in 2011 and was formalized into a global program in 2014, since growing into a flagship initiative for the Adecco Group under the Adecco Group Foundation. It helps young people increase their employability and career prospects through highly effective, work-based learning inside a Fortune 500 company. The program operates under the Adecco Group Foundation which aims to improve work readiness of young people and other underserved populations who struggle to enter the workforce.

Global applications were more than 206,000; with a record 3,591 coming from Canada.

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 and we are proud to have been consistently ranked one of the 'World's Best Workplaces' by Great Place to Work®.

The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and powered by nine global brands: Adecco, Adia, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional and Vettery.


For further information please contact:

Christine Marinho
Director, Marketing