Ezeibe is a seasoned mobility professional with 14 years’ experience spanning immigration and global mobility. A qualified Solicitor of England and Wales with extensive international experience in both operational and strategic mobility, Ezeibe has held regional and global leadership roles in the I.T., Business Consultancy and Advertising industries.
He currently manages global mobility into EMEA and APAC for Equinix, the world’s largest digital interconnection (data centre) company. Equinix connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the world's most connected data centers in 52 markets across five continents.
Natalie has spent most of her career in Global Mobility, working in both in-house and service provider positions, across a variety of industries, including IT, retail and financial services. Her background is in mobility operations, policy, and transformation, having supported multiple programmes within HR and as a specialist consultant.
Natalie currently works at the British Council, where she is the Global Head of Mobility, transforming the programme to become agile, cost effective and commercially driven.
Anne-Marie is currently the Global Mobility
Manager for GE Healthcare & GE Renewable Energy. Prior to this role,
Anne-Marie spent several years as a Global Mobility Specialist in GE and the
years between 2004 and 2006 with Cartus Relocation where she began her career
in global mobility. Her particular areas of interest are policy development,
digitalisation, non-traditional deployments and assignment compensation.
Anne-Marie enjoyed 16 years of expatriation with her family in various
locations, before returning to the UK to complete a BA Hons in French
Literature from King’s College London.
Liz joined Atkins in April 2012 as Head of Global Mobility for Europe. The mobility team is focused on helping Atkins to relocate employees across the world in order to win and deliver international projects, as well as helping our employees to gain valuable career experiences working on diverse, global assignments.
Liz has a background in Global Mobility, Talent Management & Reward
Pieter is an International HR Expert at Bayer AG responsible for a coordinating the country HR functions across Europe, ensuring the Country HR Heads understand Corporate initiatives and direction while representing the country perspective in HQ. Pieter has nearly 20 years of experience in international mobility and tax consulting having worked with different global tax providers and multi-national companies in the UK, Switzerland and Germany and has an extensive knowledge of the global mobility industry.
Mark began his career as expat tax advisor for international clients with PWC, and later became an in-house global mobility manager for Deloitte. He lived and worked for three years in South Africa as Global Mobility Lead for Unilever. In 2015, Mark joined Arup in London as Head of International Mobility. And since 1 November 2018 Mark is based in Amsterdam as Head of Mobility with Booking.com. Mark is a member of the Advisory Board with Certino and is a registered Global Mobility Strategic Talent specialist (GMS-T ) with the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council and a regular speaker at global mobility industry conferences
Hendrik is Head of International Transfers at BSH Home Appliances where he has been since 2012. He is responsible for the global mobility framework, policies and processes as well as cross border employment. In addition to this he just took over the role as a global business partner for the Americas, Greater China, APAC and T-MEA-CIS (Turkey, Middle East and Countries of Indepent States). BSH Home Appliances in Europe´s No. 1 home appliances manufacturer with 61,000 employees, 42 procuction sites located on every continent and a revenue of 13,4 bn EUR (2018). Prior to this role, Hendrik spent ten years in various function at E.ON, the largest german power company, as a consultant within the groups works council, HR manager and developed a national HR shared service center for 60.000 customers before taking over a Global Mobility role at E.ON.
Chris has enjoyed
an extensive and varied career within Global Mobility through a
combination of in-house, Expat tax and HR consulting roles. After specialising
in Expatriate Tax at PwC he joined Paragon Relocation to build out its
international footprint, initially leading the Operations team and latterly
moving into a Business Development role. He spent 4 years at Rio Tinto during a
cycle of change management including outsourcing and then offshoring of the GM
function, followed by leadership roles at Tata Technologies, Babcock and Citi.
This has provided him with an exceptionally broad view of how policy approaches
differ across industries and the different vendor management models that can be
applied depending on where organisations are positioned from a program size,
geographical spread and operating budget perspective. Current projects include the
deployment of a dual RMC vendor solution within EMEA and running a tender for Immigration
Services – as well as the inevitable planning and deployment activities arising
After his study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University Hans focussed on Global Mobility and Duty of Care in different positions for different companies like Van Doorne lawyers, Hagemeyer, AWVN and Royal HaskoningDHV. For this last organization he was responsible for international employment conditions, compliance and travel security for over 1.500 employees. Hans recently started working as working as Global Mobility for Royal BAM Group.
Andy is the Global Mobility Manager at Improbable, one of the fastest growing tech startups in London. He joined Improbable from Google as a technical recruiter and proceeded to set up the Global Mobility Function due to the company’s need to have access to the global talent pool. This has given Andy the opportunity to setup all relocation, immigration and tax services for the company in a short period of time, while trying to continue to help the company grow.
At the FEM EMMAs, Andy has won the Global Mobility Rising Star of the Year in 2016 and the best Small Mobility Programme of the Year in 2017.
Australian British and living in sulubrious Slough, when not working in the forever interesting world of GM, I enjoy reading, gardening, running, music festivals and introducing my 5 year old to 1990s alternative rock whilst dancing around the living room playing air guitar.
Dr Rachel Lewis is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, who works both as an academic (at Birkbeck, University of London) and as a practitioner (Director at Affinity Health at Work, a niche occupational health psychology research consultancy). Rachel and colleague’s research and work has been multi-award winning, aims to improve levels of employee health, wellbeing and engagement, and enhance people management and leadership skills. Rachel is passionate about promoting evidence based practice and does this by taking a rigorous approach that builds and gathers both academic research and practitioner expertise.
Nicole leads the Global Mobility for EMEA and Greater Asia within BD. With over 15 years’ mobility experience and having lived and worked in countries including, UK, USA, China, Hong Kong, Israel and Poland – Nicole understands the complexities faced in different regions as well as the move process from a business and consumer perspective. Prior to working with BD, Nicole has worked with PMI, EY, Deloitte, Grandbond and RBS. Nicole has a varied experience base and has managed teams and strategic projects, and function transformations to achieve objectives and create sustainable mobility functions.
Viv Mott has 30+ years experience in the Global Mobility field working in the Financial Services sector. She started off her GM career at Citibank (now Citi), joining the GM team in London as a Junior Relocation Specialist in 1986. Viv left Citi in 2007 after working her way up thru the ranks to Vice President managing an in-house team of 7 handling an average of 800 cross border moves annually. During her time at Citi Viv encountered many changes in the GM function with the decentralisation of the GM team in the early 90’s to the centralisation of the GM function in 1997, and then finally the outsourcing to a third party provider late in 2007.
Since leaving Citi Viv has held GM managerial roles at ABN AMRO and then RBS where in addition to managing Senior moves and vendor management Viv was a major player in reviewing the local support provided to Expats assigned to India, the highest Expat destination for RBS. Viv completed a 12 month contract role in the International Mobility team at Barclays during 2015 where she managed the EMEA operational team and at the end of 2015 joined Aviva as the Head of Global Mobility.
In November 2015, at the EMEA Forum for Expatriate Management EMMA Awards, Viv received the FEM annual award for her Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility, richly deserved after 30 years in GM !
Charlotte Sword – Senior Partner heads the Global Human Resources function at Foster + Partners, a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design. She is a Fellow of the CIPD and has over 20 years of cross sector HR experience. She is responsible for the strategic and operational people practices including: resourcing; talent management; reward; wellbeing and learning. Under Charlotte's leadership Foster + Partners has attained Top Employer accreditation, Best Wellbeing, Best Learn & Development and Best Global Mobility solutions.
Anja leads a culturally diverse, virtual team based in eight countries. She is responsible for managing developmental mobility programs and pipelines at EY and for providing new and better talent management tools across the assignee lifecycle, improving assignee experience and optimizing EY’s Mobility Framework. During her 20 years in EMEIA and the US, Anja has engaged in rethinking and redesigning existing mobility practices and establishing new products. Coming from a legal background, she combines in-depth technical knowledge with a practical focus on building teams across borders. Anja is deeply passionate about mobility and supporting EY's strategic vision through innovative mobility solutions.
Marco started his career as tax advisor with PWC. Later, Marco joined FrieslandCampina (a global dairy company with offices in 34 countries) as the Manager Global Mobility. He led the Global Mobility department for about 7 years and headed the transformation of this department with the establishment of a new strategy, full review of vendors and implementing new procedures and processes. In 2016 the team won the following EMMA Awards: “Best Global Mobility Team” and “Best Family Support Program”. Currently Marco is the Manager Compensation & Benefits / Global People Services EMEA at Driscoll’s, a global berry company.
Valerie started her career at Arthur Andersen (September 2000) - incorporated in Deloitte - Manager Global Employer Solutions (Personal & Expatriate Taxation) - Belgium, outsourcing projects to BNP Paribas Fortis and Bekaert within international mobility departments (Belgium). Valeria then went on to join NV Bekaert in January 2015.
Nicolai is Head of Global Mobility at Ramboll where he has been since 2013. He is responsible for global mobility framework and policies; managing Centre of Excellence and leading the team through many changes.
Ramboll is a leading engineering company founded in Denmark with over 15,000 employees spread across 35 countries.
Beginning his international career in 1997 at Arthur Andersen, Nicolai specialized in international tax and social security advisory; adding client-focus into his core corporate DNA. He continued his career at Deloitte where he was responsible for change management projects and gaining expert knowledge in process optimization. Winner of the Global Mobility Professional of the Year EMMA Award.
Susan is the IBM Global Mobility Policy & Program Manager for host country short term assignment and relocations. Susan has extensive experience assessing, designing and implementing global solutions that are designed to meet business needs, whilst still adhering to country specific practices. With over 20 years' professional experience covering all aspects of Human Resource Management, Susan has specialised in both Global Mobility, Compensation and Benefits. Together with her team, committed to client experience, they have experience of assignee management and transfers across 80 countries worldwide.
I have spent over 24 years working in Assignee services and Global Mobility. This was initially advising on UK and US tax compliance matters for assignees but for the previous 7 years I was the Head of Global Mobility for Deloitte UK and a member of the Deloitte North West Europe Global Mobility Council. I am delighted to be applying this knowledge in my current role with KPMG and to my judging of these awards.