Olivier Thirot is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kelly Services, a global provider of workforce solutions that is always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, helping people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles.
Olivier is responsible for the financial operations of all segments of Kelly’s business. He joined Kelly in 2008 as vice president of finance for Kelly Services’ EMEA region, bringing with him a broad range of international experience in the areas of treasury, tax, compliance, budget forecasting and strategic planning. In 2011 he assumed the additional responsibility for Kelly’s APAC region. Olivier transferred to Kelly’s Michigan headquarters in 2014.
He previously worked at L. Raphael, a start-up company based in Geneva, where he served as chief financial officer. Prior to that, he spent 18 years with Bacardi, LTD in various leadership positions. Olivier obtained his Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Political Science from Universite de Bordeaux (IN -city- COUNTRY). In addition, Olivier completed the executive MBA program at the University of Virginia.