2021 Speakers

See who is speaking at the EMEA Summit this year. More speakers to be announced soon.

Global Mobility, Compensation & Benefits EMEA

Tosin Adenrele has worked as a Global Mobility Professional for over ten years with worldwide companies across multiple industry sectors such as Financial services, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical and Technology. Since Tosin began her career as a Global Mobility Analyst, focusing on the EMEA Region, she has become known throughout the Global Mobility Industry as a “problem solver” who ensures operational excellence to Global Mobility Programs.

Tosin subsequently undertook contractual roles as a Global Mobility Specialist and Lead Consultant before launching her own Expat Consultancy providing a wide range of Expertise and Project Delivery. Tosin’s specialism is the centralisation of the Change Management, Compensation Analysis, Global Mobility Function, HR Transformation, Stakeholder Engagement and Talent Management.

This focus on delivery has seen Tosin awarded with a Recognition Award for Operational Excellence whilst at BP alongside working with the runner ups for FEM EMEA EMMA Of The Year in 2014. Tosin’s outstanding reputation has seen her share her insights as an industry expert at numerous industry events and in 2019 Tosin was elected to be one of the Next Gen GM Steering Committee Members and also appointed a Global Mobility Ambassador and Contributor to Global Mobility Journeys.

Global Lead, Mobility & Immigration Consultative Services

Ezeibe is a seasoned mobility professional with 15 years’ industry experience in immigration and global mobility. He currently leads the consultative arm of Equinix’s Global Mobility team. Ezeibe has global responsibility for day-to-day mobility case management, while simultaneously driving strategic mobility conversations with business leadership. A qualified (now non-practicing) lawyer, Ezeibe has held regional and global mobility and immigration roles spanning the Legal, IT, Advertising and Business Consultancy industries.

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company. The world’s leading businesses interconnect their digital infrastructure through Equinix’s platform, because Equinix helps to simplify and bring together the right digital foundation to solve their toughest challenges and leap ahead of the competition.

Director, Global Employment & Mobility Tax
Talent Mobility Manager,
EA (Electronic Arts)

Emma has 7 years of experience in the Mobility industry and her prior roles include Corporate Planner, HR Generalist and Rewards Analyst in the UK, US and Nigeria. Emma is the Talent Mobility Program Manager for Europe and manages relocation and immigration into and within the European region. ebalogun@ea.com Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 450 million registered players around the world.

Founder & Consultant
Sustainability in Global Mobility Group & Inspire Global Mobility Consulting

With over 25 years industry experience, Paul followed his passion for sustainability which led him to start the Inspire Global Mobility consultancy and the fast-growing Sustainability & ESG In Global Mobility LinkedIn group. Paul has a particular interest in the circular economy, Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions, the UN Global Compact and UN Sustainability development goals. He has completed studies on Concepts in Sustainable Development and has ongoing studies in wider aspects of Sustainability including the circular economy.

A writer of articles on sustainability in mobility published and widely quoted by an array of industry bodies. Paul is also the creator of what he believes is an industry first sustainability educational program for EuRA which is being released in November 2021. Paul works with Global Mobility professionals and service providers who need to change their thinking, practices, and policies to deliver a positive sustainable future.

Global Mobility Services Leader
Executive Director of Recruitment and Relationship Management
TASIS – The American School in England

Mary Biddlecombe is the Executive Director of Recruitment and Relationship Management at TASIS England where she has worked for over 5 years with overall responsibility for Human Resources, Admissions, Marketing and Relationship Management. Mary is an experienced HR leader and psychotherapeutic counselling professional who has worked primarily in the service and educational sectors in the U.K. focusing on recruitment, training, talent management, communications and brand development.

Commercial Director, EMEA
ECA International

Ema is Commercial Director at ECA. She is responsible for promoting new business initiatives, liaising with the Marketing, Production and Client Services teams at ECA to identify opportunities. Previously, Ema has worked as Head of Business Development at ECA as well as Account Manager and Software Solutions Consultant. An Italian national, Ema has presented at ECA courses and webinars, as well as speaking at industry events.

Director, Global Mobility & Immigration

Said is the Director of Global Mobility & Immigration for Elastic, a search company that builds self-managed and SaaS offerings for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. With over 2000 employees and 18 offices around the world, Said is responsible for developing a premier, global mobility & immigration practice and providing strategic direction for Elastic’s international transfers. He serves as a strategic partner for Elastic’s business leaders and HR Business Partners to ensure the highest level of compliance with immigration, tax, and relocation policies. Said has over 15 years of experience in the mobility industry and he has been a frequent guest speaker on numerous global mobility & immigration events.

Assignee Experience Lead, Global Mobility Solutions

Emma is part of the Global Mobility Solutions Team and responsible for initiatives that improve assignee experience; from developing a mobility listening strategy, to adopting a human-centered design approach building assignee feedback into new solutions and to enhancing support for our diverse assignee population and their loved ones. Emma has extensive knowledge and experience of international mobility policies, processes and

UK Director
Talent Beyond Boundaries

Marina Brizar was born in Sarajevo, and after the Bosnian War was resettled as refugee with her family in Australia. She has almost a decade of experience in immigration law, human rights advocacy and leadership, and currently holds the position of Talent Beyond Boundaries, UK Director. In 2015 she was named the Young Migration Lawyer of the Year, in 2016 the Woman Lawyer of the Year – Up and Coming, and in 2017 100 Woman of Influence. In 2018, Marina was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and researched labour mobility as a complementary pathway to humanitarian resettlement in Australia, Canada, USA, UK and Germany. In the same year, she also travelled to Syria with Australian Senator to film the documentary series “Go Back to Where You Came From”. She holds a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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.

Talent Beyond Boundaries
Lawyer, Mentor, Writer & Speaker
Global Mobility Director
Thomson Reuters

Victoria is the Global Mobility Director at Thomson Reuters. Previous roles include two years at The Boston Consulting Group in their Mobility Tax function and eight years at Deloitte in International Assignment Services, before joining Thomson Reuters in May 2015. Victoria holds a BA (Hons) degree in Spanish and Portuguese and is a Chartered Tax Advisor, holding ATT and CTA qualifications. She also took a sabbatical in 2012 to spend 4 months working as an interpreter and project manager for the youth and sustainable development charity Raleigh International in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Leadership Coach
ActionCOACH on behalf of Heart Relocation

Chris has 25+ years’ experience as a Coach helping Business Owners, Teams and Individuals to achieve their goals and ambitions through the creation of practical solutions that can be applied with immediate effect. Chris utilises 121s, workshops and facilitated learning to enable clients generate strategies to overcome the challenges they face; develop action plans to implement them; and in particular enhance their own capabilities and mindset to for personal and business growth.

Global Mobility Business Partner
Mott MacDonald
VP Technology Solutions
Equus Software

Gareth’s mobility career started out with 10 years managing expatriate tax programs with the Big Four. Leveraging his Diploma in International Human Resource Management, he switched to managing in-house cross-border programs for respected Employers within the Finance and Consulting industry – more latterly spending 7 years as the Head of Mobility for one of the UK’s iconic Aerospace / Manufacturing sector Employers. Taking this wealth of experience, in his role as VP of Technology Solutions, Gareth aspires to help Equus clients to apply the company’s technology to optimize their programs and solve their complex Global Mobility challenges.

Independent GM Professional
Independent Global Mobility Professional
Global Mobility Research, Teaching Fellow
Warwick University

Johan de Kam is a Teaching Fellow and PhD researcher at the University of Warwick, UK. Johan’s research interests focus around the social and environmental issues pertaining to Global Mobility. His professional interests are in bringing together industry leaders to take critical, reflective and collaborative approaches to GM and Sustainability.

Senior Global Mobility Consultant, Human Resources
Jaguar Land Rover

Graduated from Temple University in Tokyo, Flavia has initiated her GM career in a Big Four consulting company assisting clients with their talent mobility related challenges. Currently, as a Global Mobility Senior Consultant in Jaguar Land Rover, UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, Flavia is responsible for managing JLR’s global assignment population.

Business Immigration Partner
Kingsley Napley LLP

Ilda is a partner in the immigration team at Kingsley Napley. She is a South African qualified attorney and a British qualified solicitor who joined the firm in January 2010. Ilda has more than ten years of UK corporate immigration law experience, managing large company clients as well as handling complex matters for individuals, British nationality applications, appeals, judicial reviews and applications under European Law including Brexit related advice. Ilda also has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Points Based System, including assisting employers with their Tiers 2 or 5 sponsor registrations and advising on immigration compliance issues. Equally, she has extensive experience in advising investors, entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley LLP, Ilda was the UK Country Manager for Emigra Europe Limited, a specialist global immigration consultancy firm, with service centres on three continents, providing global immigration services for over 100 different countries. Ilda was responsible for the overall management of the UK office, including advising large multinational clients in respect of their UK Immigration related matters. She also worked as an Associate at ASG Immigration where she advised on all aspects of business and personal immigration, with an emphasis on multinational employees, skilled migrants and applications under European law. Ilda has spoken on matters of immigration law for several distinguished organisations throughout her career. She has also written several articles on a variety of subjects relating to UK Immigration law. She is recommended in the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, and is ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK 2020. She has also been recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List 2020 and is listed in Who's Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration, 2019.

Head of Global Mobility
Group Head of Global Mobility
Mott MacDonald
Global Supply Chain Specialist
Weichert Workforce Mobility
Managing Partner
Senior Global Account Director
SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving

Celebrating almost 20 years’ in global mobility, Rebecca has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and North America. She has held management roles in global account leadership, transformation change management, advisory support and business development as well as originally managing relocating employees at the outset of her career.

As Senior Director, Global Account Management, Rebecca is the client’s primary point of contact, accountability and control, leading outsourced mobility programmes and transformation projects globally for major Fortune 500 organisations. Rebecca also supports our Global Advisory team, working with organisations exploring and undertaking mobility transformation projects.

The Permits Foundation

Gill Gordon is Chair of The Permits Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation campaigning globally to improve work permit regulations to make it easier for partners of mobile employees to gain employment during an international assignment. Since its start-up in 2001, The Permits Foundation has been progressively successful in influencing change throughout the European Union as well as in the USA, Brazil, Peru and Asia (Hong Kong, India, Japan and Malaysia). Around 35 countries now allow accompanying spouses or partners to work. The organisation continues to promote best practice and monitor legislative improvements in all these countries as well as setting up new projects (for example, in South Africa and China) in its global campaign. Gill previously spent most of her career at Schlumberger, where she held a number of senior HR roles.

Group Director of Visa and Immigration Services
Santa Fe Relocation

Now in his 32nd year working in the field of Immigration, Peter’s career spans both government and private sector work. Peter spent 17 years at the UK Home Office working in both national and international immigration policy and strategy where he had the opportunity to work in every stage of the Immigration lifecycle. Peter joined Santa Fe Relocation in March 2017 after having spent the previous 10 years leading IBM’s Global Border and Immigration business. A recognised thought leader and regular speaker on Border and Immigration matters, Peter included among his clients the World Economic Forum, Interpol, Department of Homeland Security, Australia Customs, the Irish Medicines Board and the UK Home Office.

Global Mobility Manager
Comcast NBCUniversal

Órla Gray is the Global Mobility Manager at Comcast NBCUniversal and has over 10 years’ experience in an in–house Global Mobility role balancing supporting business and international assignee needs. Órla’s priority is to partner with key stakeholders and utilise her expatriate management, immigration and tax knowledge to bring value to the company and set up all international relocations for success. Órla has personal mobility experience, having undertaken international relocations to live and work in Ireland, the Netherlands and UK throughout her career which provides a well-rounded view of Global Mobility.

Global Mobility Manager
Mott MacDonald
Head of Mobility

Khadeeja has over 15 years’ experience in Global Mobility and is currently heading up the Global Mobility function for the Aggreko group for the last 4 years. She has an extensive background in mobility having previously worked for a number of large Corporates including Colt Technology, Anglo American, Credit Agricole, Unilever and Foster Wheeler, prior to joining Aggreko.

Global Specialist HR Leader / External Advisor / Freelance Consultant
Jones-May Consulting
Key Account Manager
ECA International

Talia is part of ECA's Client Services team and is responsible for supporting ECA’s key accounts in France and across the UK. She advises major multinational companies on current practices in International HR and supports the use and development of software solutions.

Director and Reader in Occupational Psychology
Birkbeck, University of London and Affinity Health at Work
Client Services Manager
Global Compensation, Equity & Mobility Business Process Lead
The Coca-Cola Company
Client Services Director
Weichert Workforce Mobility
SVP Solutions Consulting
Equus Software

Vicki has a long career in global mobility, both in-house and in professional services for the Big 4. Her experience includes responsibility for all manner of mobility services, vendors, projects, and large-scale programme change management. Vicki specialises in mobility business process ̶ particularly in ‘translating’ policy concepts into practical solutions, using a variety of technical tools and resources. Vicki heads up Equus UK and also has significant experience as an expatriate herself, having lived in Japan for almost 10 years.

VP Global Advisory Services, UK & Ireland
Client Development, EMEA
Head of School
TASIS – The American School in England

Bryan was born and raised close to Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1994, he started working as a teacher at the primary school he attended. In 1997, Bryan moved to the Bahamas and worked at St Andrews School for six years before moving to Munich, Germany, where he worked at the Bavarian International School for nine years, serving the last four as Head of School. He was then Head of School at Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut, for five years before joining TASIS England as Head of School in 2017. Amongst all of this, Bryan has been working for the International Baccalaureate Organization for almost 20 years as a Workshop Leader and Site Evaluator.

Senior Global Mobility Consultant, International Staff Mobility
University of Copenhagen

Hannah has 18 years’ experience working with compliance and Global Mobility. She recently joined the International Staff Mobility team at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as in-house tax and social security advisor. UCPH is the largest university in Denmark and has approx. 2,200 international employees, corresponding to 40% of the total number of employees. One of UCPH’s current focuses is international recruitment – attracting talent from around the Globe to carry out their research and teach at UCPH. Beginning at Deloitte in 2003, Hannah has built her career on specialising in international tax & social security advisory. In 2012, she joined Accenture and in 2016, Ramboll, working as a compliance advisor before joining UCPH in 2021.

Implementation Lead
ECA International

As Implementation Lead, Audrey’s role focuses on the planning and execution of implementation projects for assignment management software. She works closely with ECA’s clients to scope out their requirements, and provides advice on best practices for implementing GM policies and processes in a system. Audrey also liaises with ECA’s Developers and Software teams, to ensure the successful delivery of value-adding assignment management solutions.

Managing Director - UK
CIBT & Newland Chase

As Managing Director for the United Kingdom, Ray Rackham is responsible for leading CIBT’s combined UK businesses, including Newland Chase, CIBTvisas and Newland Chase Education. CIBT has a broad set of service offerings in the UK, including UK inbound immigration, travel visas, global immigration, student visas and document legalization services.

Ray is a qualified solicitor with 20 years of experience in the private, public, legal and financial sectors. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the Inns of Court School of Law, Ray started his career holding various Government secretariat roles, including roles at the Department for International Development, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

Ray qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has successfully led a series of client and corporate immigration compliance program portfolios with some of the largest, multi-national organisations, with a proven track record of change and transformation. Ray spent the last decade building a worldwide global borders and immigration program at HSBC. He regularly speaks at international conferences on the short, medium and long-term issues surrounding corporate migration policy.


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.

Solutions Consultant,
Equus Software
Head of the CoE Global Mobility
Boehringer Ingelheim

She embarked her HR journey 30 years ago and gained broad experience in the areas of HR Services, Business Partnering and Center of Excellence in different industries. Being passionate about global HR challenges, she built up Expat Services for all OPUs within HR Germany at Boehringer Ingelheim.

In her role as an Innovation Manager Global Mobility she transformed the Global Mobility strategy and approach, which she now owns in her current role as the Head of the CoE Global Mobility worldwide.

Managing Director
Chief Nursing Officer
Wellington Hospital (part of HCA Healthcare UK)
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.

Senior Mobility Specialist
Novo Nordisk

Ulrik has 15 years of global mobility experience in global multinational companies and in the consultancy industry. Experience includes building up mobility functions, mobility programs and driving mobility transformation. Current main area of responsibility in Novo Nordisk is to lead the Global Workforce Project which is to establish a robust framework that allows Novo Nordisk to utilize the opportunities that virtual work options / remote work brings to the business and execution of the Global HR Strategy. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care serving 29 million patients in 170 countries. Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,000 in 80 offices around the world. Ulrik started his career in Deloitte advising multinational companies on international compliance and sooner joined Carlsberg Breweries to take part in building up the mobility function and first roll out of a global mobility framework. In 2015 he joined Novo Nordisk where he has held various positions all involving mobility transformation.

Director, Global Mobility Solutions
Global Mobility Manager
Novo Nordisk

Nicolai has +20 years mobility experience. He recently joined the Global Mobility CoE, which is strategic responsible for global mobility. Key responsibility areas: International Operations, Global Workforce Compliance, Mobility Technology and Systems.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,000 in 80 offices around the world.

Beginning his international career in 1997 at Arthur Andersen, Nicolai specialized in international tax and social security advisory. He continued his career at Deloitte where he was responsible for change management projects and process optimization. Before Novo Nordisk, Nicolai has head of Global Mobility in Ramboll 2013-2020.

Senior Manager

Charlotte is a Senior Manager and solicitor based in Fragomen’s London office. As a lead solicitor to clients, she provides strategic immigration advice and support across a range of industries. Charlotte regularly advises global organisations on all applications covered by the UK Immigration Rules, under the Points Based System (PBS) and beyond. She supports a range of SMEs, national and multinational corporates, alongside private and high-net-worth individuals. Her role involves remaining agile to facilitate the immigration solutions of her clients, enabling them to achieve their global mobility and business objectives in a commercially efficient and legally robust manner.

Charlotte currently leads a portfolio of accounts that includes large financial institutions, companies from the IT and media industries, as well as clients from the oil and gas sector. This has included partnering with a significant number of clients to obtain sponsor licenses and providing tactical advice on compliance concerns, right to work checks, business traveller strategies and implementing immigration solutions for the international mobility of their employees. Charlotte is part of Fragomen's core Brexit Working Group and is regularly called upon to advise clients on their Brexit business planning, including helping businesses prepare for the introduction of the new UK Immigration System in 2021. Charlotte is a frequent contributor of material to the legal press and beyond, including Law360, Best Start Human Resources and British American Business, as well as a regular speaker at webinars, seminars and events, including FEM Global Mobility Summit and Sterling Check.