Jonas Prising is president of ManpowerGroup and oversees all aspects of the company’s $12 billion business in North, Central and South America and Southern Europe. He was named ManpowerGroup president in 2012 and previously held the position of executive vice president and president of the Americas since 2008.
Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts – Europe, Middle East and Africa; and president of North America.
A recognized expert in labor market trends, diversity and workforce development, Prising is regularly invited to speak at conferences and summits. He is frequently asked to provide commentary on jobs and employment trends on national and international media.
Before joining the company, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational. 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-to-business divisions.
Prising is a former chairman of the board of directors of Junior Achievement USA and continues to serve on the boards of both the USA organization and JA of Wisconsin Inc. He also 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. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.