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Bridge Award Profiles: Jonas Prising
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National Bridge Awards

2015 Richard A. Gonzalez

2014 Jonas Prising 

2012 William C. Weldon

2010 John T. Chambers
2009 Michael E. Szymanczyk
2008 Indra K. Nooyi
2007 Ronald A. Williams
2006 H. Lee Scott, Jr.
2005 Jeffrey Noddle
2004 Ivan G. Seidenberg


Chicago Bridge Awards

2015 Jim Skogsbergh

2014 Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. 

2013 Don Thompson

2012 Gregory D. Wasson

2011 Patricia Hemingway Hall

2010 Frederick H. Waddell

2009 Gregory C. Case

2007 Robert W. Lane

2006 James Skinner

2005 John W. Rowe


Bridge Advocate Awards

2015 Pat Harris

2010 Maestro Paul Freeman

2009 James C. Tyree

2006 John W. Rogers, Jr.

2004 Roel C. Campos

"At ManpowerGroup, peole are the core of our values, brand, and business We embrace diversity as an essential business strategy. Through a commitment to inclusive business practices, we create an environment that gives everyone the opportunity to achieve more than they imagined.."  


Jonas Prising
Chief Executive Officer
Manpower Group

Jonas Prising, a recognized expert on the labor market and world of work trends, was named ManpowerGroup chief executive officer (CEO) in May, 2014. He is responsible for leading all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s business in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Prior to being elected CEO, Prising served as ManpowerGroup president from 2012 to 2014, leading the company’s $12 billion operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses.


Before joining Manpower Group, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational brand. During his 10-year tenure with Electrolux, he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions, including regional manager for Asia Pacific, managing director of Sales Companies in France and the United Kingdom, and finally head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-tobusiness divisions.   


Prising is passionate about preparing the workforce of tomorrow. He is a former chairman of the board of directors of Junior Achievement (JA) USA, and currently serves on the board of both the USA organization and JA of Wisconsin Inc. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership.


Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD and Yale. He speaks five languages: English, French, German, Swedish and Italian and has lived in nine countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.



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