Our 2022 EMEA Summit Speakers will be announced shortly

Global Mobility Leader
CEO & Co-Founder

Vivi Cahyadi Himmel is the CEO and Co-Founder of AltoVita and is in charge of the company’s overall strategy, technology development, sales, marketing, and investor relations. She has lived in over 11 cities, including New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London, and has a background in Corporate Finance and Strategy & Management.

After relocating for her roles at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers, Vivi became aware of the challenges of relocating and launched AltoVita with co-founder Karolina Saviova in 2018 to disrupt legacy practices in corporate housing by bringing forward a technology-first solution paired by duty of care. Vivi is listed on the 2021 Global Mobility Top 100. Outside of AltoVita,

Vivi is an angel investor and a Limited Partner in several venture capital funds in the UK. She is an accomplished pianist and enjoys skiing, hiking, tennis and wine tasting.

Global Mobility Research, Teaching Fellow
Warwick University
Client Services Manager EMEA
WHR Global

Jennifer is a Client Services Manager in WHR’s EMEA office supporting international operations coming in and going out of the EMEA region. Utilizing her 15+ years of international mobility and relocation experience, she manages an international relocation team and is the single point of client contact ensuring efficient resolution of any issues and providing total account oversight to ensure policy compliance.

She has global experience in international mobility, managing international populations in a wide variety of industries, set-ups, and locations. Her wealth of international experience allows her to counsel clients on best practices for mobility, relocation policy development, application, regional/country best practices, and recommended suppliers. She is a member of EURA and ERC. A UK/US dual citizen, she speaks English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

Senior Lecturer
Regents University London

Dr. Vicky Haji-Ghassemi is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at Regents University London, teaching within HR, Management and Organisations. Dr. Haji-Ghassemi completed an MSc in International Business Management, conducting a comparative study of the pre-departure cross-cultural training of British and Japanese expatriates. For her PhD, she explored the extent to which expatriates, face-to-face interaction and physical mobility can be replaced by a ‘mixed-economy’ of ‘flexpatriates’ and communication technologies in SMEs. Dr. Haji-Ghassemi has presented at conferences covering various topics such as the traditional and modern 'flexpatriate', the role of trust, social capital and networking in relation to the performance of the internationalisation of SMEs, as well as exploring the dynamics and complexities of the dark sides of trust in SMEs within ‘Strong Ties’ and ‘Weak Ties’ concerning networks, social capital and partnerships during internationalisation’. Dr. Haji-Ghassemi is currently conducting research on the impact of Covid-19 on the performance of expatriates and ‘flexpatriates’, as well as virtual assignments and how organisations need to engage and retain their global talent.

Director of Global Operations
WHR Global

Heather is WHR Global’s (WHR) Director of Global Operations based in its US office. She oversees day-to-day operations for WHR’s three offices in the US, Switzerland, and Singapore. Heather is responsible for WHR’s global quality assurance and overall operational excellence. She oversees global account management and operational development including streamlining, developing internal teams, and continuously improving all processes related to WHR relocation operations. Heather oversees the Client Services Managers, ensuring all goals and new initiatives are met. Heather has been with WHR since 2008 and has built a reputation for service excellence. She previously served as a WHR Relocation Counselor and a Client Services Manager.

Talent Mobility Manager
Electronic Arts
Global Mobility Manager
Oriflame Cosmetics
Senior Manager - EMEA & ASIA

Ms Ruch has specialised in the field of cross-border employee assignment for more than 20 years and advises internationally active companies and executives on issues such as tax, social security and authorisation law, on the subject of payroll and remuneration as well as on the structuring and optimisation of assignment management.

Ms Ruch is one of the most experienced experts in Switzerland in the field of international employee assignment and is the author of various specialist publications, such as the practical handbook "Expatriates-Inpatriates / Handbuch zur Entsendung von Mitarbeitern" (580 pages). Ms. Ruch publishes specialist articles regularly in both domestic and international specialist journals, and is regularly invited to domestic and international specialist conferences as an expert.

AVP, Global Assignments CoE

Mark is part of the Global Mobility leadership team for Cognizant, a professional services company that is transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. From his time with the Big 4 and subsequent in-house roles, he has a wide range of experience covering expatriate taxes and global mobility strategy, policies and processes. Mark’s team has responsibility for enabling the deployment of client facing colleagues on international assignments & cross-border business travel for delivering services to clients, so a key challenge is to identify and implement solutions that enable the business while also managing risk and compliance obligations.

Global Director, Content & Events
Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, working for major publishing houses as a senior managing editor, writer and journalist, at events, in print and the digital world. As Global Director of the FEM brand, she produces and chairs all the live summits, conferences, awards (EMMAs) and digital events and webinars across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Claire also oversees the worldwide network of FEM Chapters and is keen to engage with new members and to broaden the FEM community.

Director, Global Mobility Solutions
CEO Europe

Eithan Wolf, CEO Europe PassportCard – providing international private health insurance for expats. Wolf was elected as one of the top 25 insurtech CEOs in the world in the passing year, in addition to the “Leading 1% of Top Employers” award for the year of 2022 and the German Innovation Award for the year of 2021. Wolf was previously a member founder of the Innovation and Digital Division of a tier 1 bank with worldwide branches and co-represented the Israeli law bar in the Companies Law in parliament. Wolf is also the author of the book “Companies” and currently is writing his second book in emotional quality at the service of management.

Global Mobility Lead

Louise has spent over 25 years working in Assignee Services and Global Mobility and is currently Head of Global Mobility Operations for KPMG International. This team provides governance, structure and GM strategy across the KPMG global network of 146 firms, and support to over 250 Global Mobility professionals. Previously Louise was Deloittes’s UK Head of Global Mobility and a member of the Deloitte North West Europe Global Mobility Council.