Berna Anderson
Director of Global Mobility

Berna Anderson is the Director of Global Mobility for BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company) one of the top 5 medical technology companies in the world. Before joining BD, Berna was the Director of Mobility for Weatherford in Houston, TX and AECOM in Los Angeles, CA. She also held Global Mobility leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories and with Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that, she served in various management roles in Germany and the greater New York Metro area within relocation and expatriate management consulting and solutions providers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers serving the expatriate management needs of many multinational companies.

Maxine Ansah
Global Employment and Mobility Tax Director
A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Maxine Ansah is the Director of Global Employment and Mobility Tax at A.T. Kearney and is based in London. Having lived in six countries, she is passionate about international experiences and Global Mobility. Maxine has significant expertise and experience in transforming and managing Global Mobility programs including policy and process design, international tax advisory and compliance, immigration and vendor management and has previously worked at KPMG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the BBC. With particular emphasis on assignment cost optimisation strategies and project mobility covering over 50 countries, Maxine has been instrumental in re-designing the Global Mobility program at A.T. Kearney where international experiences are at the core of the firm’s value proposition to its employees.

Diego Archer
Global Client Services Manager

Diego is a Client Services Manager splitting his time between Fragomen's Dallas and Houston offices, where he provides advice to clients’ offshore workers, vessel and rig operators and commissions, engineers and technical personnel. Diego is an active member of and contributor to the Fragomen Energy Maritime Engineering & Construction (EMEC) Practice Group, through which he advises on complex aspects of international transfers onshore and offshore, including multinational assignments, exploration, drilling and docking vessels. In addition, Diego works closely with clients on the application of the International Labor Conventions for Seafarers with immigration law in several jurisdictions. Diego began his career as an Advisor with the firm in 2004 where he managed the inception and development of the Latin American Regional Coordination Center. In 2011, Diego rejoined the firm after working as a Global Migration Manager at another immigration law firm.

Diego also manages content issues such as legal opinions and legislative analysis in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, as well as immigration programs for the sports and entertainment industries. He is a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate immigration for international companies and investors in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and other Latin American destinations. Diego accompanied the Salvadoran Delegation for the Application of Revision of the Judgment of 11 September 1992, before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, where he addressed nationality and immigration concerns for individuals in the disputed Honduran areas. He also served with the prosecution team for the case of Slobodan Milosevic and Milan Martic in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, United Nations and wrote memoranda for the Special Court of Sierra Leone for the Charles Taylor case. Diego served four years in the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador resolving criminal matters.

Don Atherton
Vice President
Wealth Management

Don has been in the financial services industry since 1983 and he draws upon this experience to provide leadership and direction to the Atherton-Meischen team at UBS. His knowledge of employee benefits, financial planning and investments allows him to understand and utilize clients’ employee benefits and personal assets to effectively build comprehensive personal financial plans. He has achieved numerous designations throughout his career, including Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). In addition to earning a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance, Don has taught college and graduate level retirement plan and employee benefits courses. Don is a frequent speaker and author.

Brenda Bellon
Director, Talent Mobility Consulting

Brenda Bellon is Director of BGRS Talent Mobility Consulting and has overall responsibility for the Talent Development area including intercultural and language services on a global basis. Talent Development services that Brenda manages include the design and implementation of intercultural assessment, training and coaching solutions to assist clients with building global competencies organization-wide, assessing and selecting candidates, developing globally mobile talent and maximizing repatriation and career planning. During her 20+ years with BGRS, she has managed Intercultural operations, supplier networks, account management and business development. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in Communication with concentrations in organizational communication and intercultural communication from Wake Forest University. During her graduate work, she studied at Tokai University in Kanagawa, Japan. She also holds a BA in Communication with a minor in Theatre. Ms. Bellon also has experience as an intercultural trainer, taught Public Speaking at the undergraduate level and has studied Japanese and Spanish. Brenda currently lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and daughter.

Andrea Benavides
AMS Regional Lead – Global Employee Mobility
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

During her 13 years in global mobility, Andrea has excelled in a variety of roles, driving operational excellence, strategic engagements and providing thought leadership across the industry. She began her career with one of the leading Relocation Management Companies (RMC) and her ongoing success led to an opportunity with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to become the Americas Regional Leader. Her expertise and experience gathered through the years manifested in terms of her speed to value for various mission critical initiatives she’s led for the organization. Andrea holds her undergraduate degree in Business Management & Pre-Law from Ohio University as well as her CRP and GMS certifications.

Liam Brennan
CE0 & Co-Founder
Tracker Software Technologies

Liam Brennan is the CEO of GT Global Tracker a multi award winning software platform for tracking business travellers. The Tracker platform powers many of the industry products offered by Relocation Management Companies and global Tax advisories in the market today. Liam has an extensive background in Relocation, Business travel and Internet products having worked with global multinationals over the last 25 years, This combined experience helped him and his partners, Going-there and ECA International to set up the GT Global Tracker as the industry’s only bespoke business traveller management product. Liam holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a Psychology degree from University College Dublin and travels extensively to visit clients and partners.

Matthew Burns
Independent Global Mobility & International HR Leader, formerly Director of HR Operations
Lockheed Martin International

Matt was previously HR Operations Director at Lockheed Martin Corporation. During his eight and half years leading LM’s Global Mobility team, Matt improved support to 3,000 international assignees in over 60 countries, increasing satisfaction among expats for 8 years and reducing unit cost. FEM recognized the program in 2012 as the runner up for “Most Effective Relocation Management Strategy” and “Industrial/Energy Sector” corporate global mobility program. Prior to joining LM, Matt served for 26 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, including assignments to Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Italy and Israel. Matt now is self-employed as a GM practitioner.

Cara Butler
Vice President, Client Development
Going-there Global Destination Services

Cara Butler is Vice President, Client Development at Going-there Global Destination Services. She specializes in working with clients to manage and enhance their employee experience by developing programs to provide expert and local destination support to their relocating assignees. At Going-there, we take care of the more challenging parts of adjusting to everyday life in a new city, and we do it through personal on-the-ground support combined with cutting-edge technology.

Christopher Chalk
Global Mobility Manager
Siemens Corporation

Christopher has been part of the mobility industry for 18 years. In his role at Siemens Corporation he leads the global mobility operations and consultant team for long term expats and is also responsible for the global employee tax function and the inbound foreign local hire program. His team is responsible for expatriate assignments from 38 countries into the Americas and outbound to 46 countries and they have received several awards within Siemens for their innovative projects. Christopher was previously Global Mobility Manager at Doosan Infracore, and has a background in Relocation Management.

Jennifer Connell
Practice Leader, Advisory Services
Weichert Workforce Mobility

As a Practice Leader for Weichert Workforce Mobility’s Advisory Services, Jennifer Connell is responsible for consulting with clients on industry trends. With over two decades of experience in the mobility and employee benefits industries, she utilizes her first hand knowledge of policies and best practices to advance new program development and optimize the talent and mobile workforce goals of global companies. She leads major research projects by designing and implementing creative research instruments to expedite data gathering and analysis in order to develop recommendations to companies and develop programs that address their unique business needs. Jen has covered a variety of mobility topics, including rotational programs, core-flex approaches, cost savings, and most recently, Weichert’s International Extended Business Traveler survey. Jen has spoken on workforce mobility at conferences in the US and Canada, and has served as a subject matter expert for publications, such as HR Magazine, Expatica, and the Boston Business Journal.

Arabella Downer
Independent Global Mobility Professional

Arabella Downer is a seasoned international HR professional with over 18 years of experience working with some of the largest Fortune 500 organizations. Most recently, she launched and implemented a worldwide business traveler compliance program for Apple, and previously managed international talent mobility programs inside a large oilfield services company. She is certified as a Global Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources Certification Institute, and also holds a Global Mobility Specialist certification from Worldwide Employer Relocation Council. Arabella graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

Haseena Enu

Haseena is the co-managing partner of the firm’s office in Dallas. Before moving to Texas, she was the managing partner of Fragomen’s Washington, D.C. office and, prior to that, she was responsible for overseeing a special practice of the New York office for small and emerging companies, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and other individual clients. Haseena currently represents corporate clients in a variety of industries such as telecommunications, information technology consulting, energy and manufacturing, including suppliers for the energy industry. Her practice includes all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, I-9 compliance, and immigration support for corporate restructuring.

Haseena provides pro bono immigration representation to non-citizen and non- resident students participating in the New York-based Prep for Prep program which identifies and supports exceptional minority students as potential leaders by preparing them for private secondary and post-secondary education. Haseena represented a joint venture formed from the spin-off of divisions of two major multinational corporations headquartered outside the United States, performing due diligence and advising on immigration aspects of the transaction which impacted more than 500 foreign nationals working in the United States.

Daniel Estebanez
Director, Human Resources
Ardent Global

Daniel Estebanez is Director of HR at Ardent – a global marine services and salvage company. He has spent last 20 years working in the maritime sector in a number of functions, with last 14 years in various HR functions from recruitment and talent management, to labor industrial relations and general HR leadership. He has spent a decade working primarily across the LATAM and English- speaking Caribbean.

Heather Falk
GM Specialist
Lloyd's Register

Heather is the Global Mobility Specialist, Americas for Lloyd’s Register, a company specializing in compliance, risk and technical consultancy services. LR has approximately 900 employees in the Americas area, which includes 30 offices in 13 countries. Heather’s responsibilities include the management of international assignments for North, Central and South America As well as relocations, both foreign and domestic, and immigration (for expatriates, commuters, and domestic hires) for North America.

The Americas Global Mobility Program includes 12 inbound international assignees in the US, Trinidad and Canada and 6 outbound international assignees from the US, Canada, Chile and Ecuador, in addition to many local plus transferees across the Area.

Ryan Freel
Director, Client Service

Ryan began his career with Fragomen as an Associate in 1999. As his career progressed within the firm, he managed the inception and ongoing operational development of our Singapore office. Ryan was also appointed the Senior Client Services Manager within the Asia Pacific region. In 2005, Ryan took a position as the Director of Global Immigration Services with a well-known relocation company. He subsequently joined a leading global immigration consulting firm, where he held the position of Vice President of Global Operations. Ryan rejoined Fragomen in October 2007 as the Director of International Alliances and Client Services. In this role, he also led the firm’s Co-Counsel Network and its expansion efforts in the EMEA region. From 2010 through 2014, Ryan served as an Associate, and managed the firm’s U.S.-based Global Business Visa, Passport, Document Services and Consular Teams. In this capacity, Ryan supervised the preparation and filing of all business and employment visa applications filed in the U.S. on behalf of clients. He also oversaw the procurement and authentication of documents required in support of client immigration applications, which includes obtaining personal records and corporate documents (e.g., academic credentials, criminal history reports, vital records, etc.) as well as coordinating legalizations, apostilles and translations.

Ryan relocated to Houston, TX in August 2013. In September 2014, Ryan undertook a secondment to a well-known oil field services company as the Immigration Program Lead. In this capacity, Ryan successfully implemented and co-managed a comprehensive global immigration program. He provided senior account management leadership for a large multinational IT company and a global oil field services company by establishing global best practices, refining the companies’ global immigration programs and improving operational efficiencies and process improvements to minimize client expenditures. Ryan also led the commercial management of the firm’s Global Co-Counsel Network and established policies for the qualification, selection and ongoing management of the firm’s immigration service providers. He managed the inception and ongoing operational development of Fragomen’s Singapore and South Africa offices. Ryan also served as Fragomen’s primary point of contact in the establishment and execution of a joint venture between Fragomen and Abacus Consulting in the United Arab Emirates. He researched and drafted a comprehensive best practices report analyzing five Fortune 500 companies with regard to compliance management of business travelers, immigration program management, use of technology, tracking and monitoring of expiration dates, and internal immigration policies.

Casey Goode
Global Mobility Manager
BAE Systems, Inc

Casey is the Global Mobility Manager for BAE Systems, Inc. Casey has spent the majority of her professional career in Global Mobility specifically in the defense industry. At BAE Systems, Inc. she is responsible for Global HR operations including expatriate out-bound and in-bound assignee administration, international compensation build-up and new market entry. On the strategic side, Casey also works on policy development, global mobility processes and procedures for the enterprise, international vendor management and provides subject matter expertise and consultation to the business on their international pursuits.

Gina Gramatis
CEO and Founder
ELT, Executive Language Training LLC

Gina is the CEO and Founder of ELT, a global language solutions company. For the past 15 years Gina has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies from many industries to identify language training and development needs and provide interactive engaging and results oriented language solutions for employees at all levels of the organization. Gina has lived and worked in the US and Greece. Prior to founding ELT in 2004 Gina founded Executive English Services in Athens Greece working with international companies in training their future leaders. In addition, she developed language services for a cross-cultural company leading the initiative across three global offices. Gina received her BA degree from the University of Illinois and has served as the Chicago FEM chapter lead since 2016.

Anthony Hanshaw
Senior Global Mobility Analyst
The Mosaic Company

Tony is Mosaic’s primary contact for all relocation and Global Mobility programs. He works closely with management at all levels to devise employment strategies that engage Mosaic’s current and future global operations in the Americas, Middle East, and Asia. Tony also serves as the company’s HR Generalist to the Wa’ad Al Shamal Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia. His role supports 35 expatriates establishing mining operations to fulfill the King’s promise to bring economic prowess to its remote Northern Province. Prior to Mosaic Tony served 26 years in the United States Air Force and lived over 10 years overseas.

Abigail Harris
Senior Director, Career Mobility, The People Office
FIS Global

Abigail Harris is an experienced senior global mobility professional with over 19 years of experience in global mobility and international tax, in both in house and Big Four roles, and more recently in career mobility. Abigail is currently Senior Director, Career Mobility at FIS, a global leader in banking, eCommerce and payments solutions. In 2018 Abigail’s team remit was expanded from Global Mobility to Career Mobility, with responsibility for driving internal mobility across all types of career moves at FIS – including those with no physical location change. Global program responsibilities include the FIS employee Grow Your Own Career framework (designed and implemented in 2018), the Global Mobility Program, and the Global Business Traveler Program. Abigail has previously headed up International Mobility at Macquarie Bank, and prior to that worked at KPMG in Paris and Sydney in international tax and mobility consulting roles.

Josh Heimann
Head of Sales and Business Development
Wealth Management Americas - International at UBS Financial Services Inc.

Josh has worked at UBS Financial Services Inc. for more than 16 years. He is currently Head of Sales, Wealth Management Americas – International and is based in New York. He has previously held roles as Complex Director, Houston, and Complex Director Texas International Complex UBS International (Houston, McAllen and San Antonio) and Branch Office Manager, San Francisco. Prior to joining UBS, Josh was Sales Manager, New York International at Merrill Lynch and before that, Republic National Bank, Deputy Managing Director, Trading and Private Banking, New York, NY and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Josh holds a BA, Third World Studies from Hampshire College, and an MBA in Finance from New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Cathy Heyne
Managing Director
Living Abroad

As Managing Director of Living Abroad, Cathy has been involved with the core service, the International Relocation Center, for over 20 years. Cathy oversaw the successful transition of hard copy to the current online service under the Craighead name. Current clients of Living Abroad are many of the Fortune 1000 and government organizations. Cathy was instrumental in the development of two new services - the Global Business Travel Center and the Culture Coach Online. Cathy has presented many times at past FEM conferences as well as Global HR News forums on the topic of "Technology Tools for Short-term Assignees and Business Travelers.” Her latest presentation was entitled, “The New Expat.” She is facilitator of the Forum for Expatriate Management New York City Chapter, which brings mobility thought leaders to the corporate community.

Laurie Jones
Global Mobility Manager
GKN Aerospace

Laurie has over 15 years of progressive experience in the field of Global Mobility – HR operations, policy design, payroll, compensation and tax compliance. She recently joined GKN Aerospace, Inc. after leading KPMG LLP’s global mobility practice in Dallas, Texas for 10 years. While at KPMG, Laurie managed a client portfolio of over 1,000 mobile employees, supervised client payrolls for 75 countries and chaired the U.S. firm’s internal global mobility learning and development program. Laurie is active in the Global Mobility community, serving as an advisory board member for the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Dallas/Fort Worth chapter. She is a frequent trainer and contributor at local and national global mobility events.

Karen King
Senior Global Mobility Manager
A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Karen is the Senior Manager of Global Mobility for A.T. Kearney, a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative management consultants that deliver immediate, meaningful results and long-term transformative advantage to clients. Karen is based in Chicago with more than 30 years of experience in the corporate global mobility industry, including mobility strategy, policy and process design and delivery, immigration, assignment compensation and tax, domestic and international relocation, international benefits, vendor management. Karen was on assignment in London and has traveled extensively throughout her career. Additionally, Karen has a wealth of corporate experience establishing and transitioning global mobility functions for several Fortune 500 organizations. Through business and talent alignment, operational effectiveness and compliance, Karen is building and reshaping A.T. Kearney’s global mobility function in support of a core part of the firm’s strategic vision, which is to provide unsurpassed personal growth opportunities to its people.

Tama Klosek
Managing Member
Klosek & Associates PLLC

Tama’s legal practice is a tax practice focused on both the domestic and international aspects of estate planning and family wealth transfer and tax exempt organizations. Following graduation from Harvard Law School in 1999, Tama began her legal career with Vinson & Elkins in the Probate, Trusts & Estates Group of the Tax Section. After almost 10 years at Vinson & Elkins, Tama continued her legal practice with Klosek Howes LLP and formed Klosek & Associates PLLC in June 2013. Tama is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been widely recognized in Houston and in the State of Texas by her peers, as well as her clients, as an outstanding attorney in her field. Tama has significant experience in income, nonprofit (including private foundations), estate, gift, trust and generation-skipping transfer taxation. She has advised a variety of clients on domestic and international tax matters. Tama holds a Doctorate in Law from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Robert Lesser
Independent Global Mobility & International HR Leader, formerly Chief Operating Officer,
Morgan Stanley Firmwide Sourcing

Robert Lesser a retired lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in major international organizations, including Morgan Stanley and Arthur Andersen. At Morgan Stanley, Rob handled international tax, relocation and immigration and is widely credited with building a best-in-class program, saving the company nearly $200 million. Since retiring, Rob has advised the World Bank, GE, and Johnson & Johnson and presented to numerous corporations and industry organizations. He previously headed the Expatriate Management Committee of the NFTC and has lectured in the US, Europe and Canada to organizations such as the World Bank, Manhattanville College, Rutgers, Clark University and Harvard Business Schools.

Eric Loff
Managing Director
Global Tax Network

Eric has nearly 25 years of global tax experience and currently serves as Managing Director for GTN’s West Central region. Eric is recognized for his ability to serve as a bridge between a company and its mobile employees and being a valuable resource for his clients and their mobility tax questions. Eric graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in Economics, later earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is a CPA. He is a frequent writer and speaker on managing international assignment programs and the related tax, human resource, and payroll matters.

Huw Longmore
Regional Security Manager
International SOS

Huw Longmore joined the Joint Venture between Control Risks and as a Security manager in its London Office. Since joining International SOS, he has been involved in supporting clients and their travellers both in planning for and managing crises across Europe, Africa and North America.

In May 2017, Huw was promoted to the role of Regional Security Manager, based in Houston advising organisations on Travel Risk Management through policies, planning, training and exercises.

Before joining International SOS, Huw worked in security and resilience roles and was an Officer in the British Army for nearly 10 years, serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Palestinian Occupied Territories and North Africa.

Brian Madine
Director, Global Mobility
McDonald’s Corporation

Brian manages the development of McDonald’s Global Mobility and US Domestic Relocation programs. In previous positions at Deloitte in London and Chicago, he worked with multinationals to evaluate their effectiveness in compensation, talent management and assignee administration. He holds a Master’s of Science in Taxation from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor degree in European Business with French from the University of Ulster in Ireland. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Tax Technicians in the UK, and the NFTC’s Expatriate Management Committee.

Jennifer Manis
Manager, International HR Centre of Excellence

A native of Houston, Jennifer is an Accounting graduate of the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. On graduating, she became a CPA for the State of Texas, then joined Deloitte where her work with start-up and IPOs introduced her to HR. A successful decade in recruitment led her to Haliburton in 2011 where she managed Talent Acquisition and Retention before becoming Western Hemisphere Global Mobility Manager managing all international assignment programs. She then led Haliburton’s International HR Center of Excellence with oversight for 5,000 globally mobile employees. Most recently, Jennifer was HR Director, Team Industrial Services.

Rita Meouchy
Independent Global Mobility Leader, formerly Senior Tax Manager

Rita has more than 19 years of experience in global mobility. With Deloitte and KPMG, she provided cross-border tax compliance; tax planning for international assignments; and global mobility co-sourcing for clients. As Senior Manager in International HR Operations with Lockheed Martin, she managed Lockheed Martin’s Expatriate Tax Program, including cost estimation of expatriate assignment-related costs; managed payroll delivery to UK local national population; and coordinated HR operations support for local nationals in Asia Pacific and EMEA. Rita is a CPA, she has had both short and long-term assignments in Asia and EMEA, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Mary Beth Nitz
Vice President, Global Consulting Services
Altair Global

Mary Beth joined Altair’s Global Headquarters and Central Service Center as Director, Global Consulting Services, in Plano, Texas, in 2011. Since beginning her relocation career in 1992, she has acquired extensive experience in human resources, relocation, and global consulting. Mary Beth holds the Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP), and Senior Global Mobility Specialist: Strategic Talent Mobility (SGMS-T) designations from Worldwide ERC®. She has received a Meritorious Service Award and a 2016 Distinguished Service Award from WERC for her contributions. In addition, Mary Beth received the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management®.

Kristen Pontarelli
Vice President Strategic Marketing
Laura Rodriguez
Global Mobility Leader, formerly Global Director, Talent Mobilit

Laura is an accomplished Human Resources Leader with expertise managing talent across global geographies. Most recently Laura served as Global Director for the enterprise Expatriate Mobility function at Johnson & Johnson, providing program management for both US Domestic and International talent moves. Over her career, Laura has supported companies in the Healthcare, Information Management and Telecommunications industries (Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Mountain Bell). In her various generalist and specialist roles, Laura has engaged with leaders in multiple global geographies (Americas, EMEA, Asia) and functions including Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Finance, Quality Assurance, Legal, Compliance and Health & Safety, as well as Research and Commercialization staff. Her areas of specialization include Benefits, Compensation, Organizational Redesign, HR Process and Systems Transformation, development of HR Strategies aligned to Business priorities, Shared Services Operations and Expatriate Programs Strategy and Operations.

Anupam Singhal
Co-founder & CEO

Anupam is co-founder of Monaeo, Inc., a high-growth tech firm. Over the 15+ years investing in and helping build world-class technology companies around the world, he has been both an active business traveler and an expat. A road-warrior – he has worked in or traveled to over 30 countries – Anupam founded Monaeo to empower enterprises, traveling employees, and higher income / ultra-high net worth individuals with mobility-focused, contextual data analytics so they can better understand and manage risks as well as harness opportunities created by travel. Monaeo’s software system has rapidly evolved to become the most advanced technology platform of its kind, benefiting the largest number of industry-leading Fortune 2000 companies across multiple industry verticals. Anupam previously worked for Silver Lake Partners, General Atlantic, and Morgan Stanley in the U.S. and abroad. He holds an MBA from Harvard, and a BS from Carnegie Mellon and the London School of Economics.

Elizabeth Soley
Managing Partner
Jacob Street Partners LLC

As the child of a transferee, Elizabeth relocated all over the United States. Through this experience Elizabeth learned first-hand the challenges and anxieties of being the new kid in town. In 2002, on the heels of a bursting tech bubble, Elizabeth left the software industry to pursue a career in corporate relocation accepting a position with a national corporate housing provider. Later she expanded her knowledge of relocation by working for a premier provider of relocation management and domestic and international household goods services. Additionally, Elizabeth worked as a strategic advisor to Global 100 accounts helping them manage relocation costs, benchmark their program to determine the effectiveness of their global relocation program and employee satisfaction.

In addition to her experience in relocation, Elizabeth comes from a long line of insurance professionals. In 2010, she saw the need for foreign nationals to have an advocate to help them with their insurance requirements. Working with many different insurance carriers, she developed solutions to help transferees and their companies manage risk on a global basis. Currently, Jacob Street provides innovative insurance solutions in all 50 states and 180 countries including insurance protecting those staying in temporary housing, group global renters program, life, health, kidnap & ransom and international transit insurance. Elizabeth has been the Chapter Lead for the Connecticut Forum for Expatriate Management since 2011. In addition, she is also actively involved in local charities.

Patricia Tavares
Global Mobility Lead Americas

Patricia has over 20 years’ experience with Project Management and has spent the last 15 years dedicating this experience to Global Mobility. In her current role as Global Mobility Lead Americas for Unilever she manages the Global Mobility team in the US and Brazil. She is also in charge of policy review and global vendor management. Prior to this role, Patricia worked as the Global Mobility Lead Americas for HSBC in New York where she gained valuable experience of being an expat herself. Since 2015, Patricia has also been a valuable FEM Chapter Lead, managing FEM’s Chapters in Brazil, including the São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Blumenau Chapters.

William Taylor
Head of Strategic Partnerships

William Taylor is Head of Strategic Partnerships at Relocity, a destination concierge company that is revolutionizing the destination services industry. He has over 20 years of experience in the Global Mobility industry with expertise in building programs and policies that enhance the employee experience and position Global Mobility as a strategic partner to the business. Prior to joining Relocity, William was Head of Global Mobility at Adobe and practiced law at a distinguished, global immigration firm. William served as President, Bay Area Mobility Management from 2016-2017. He is a well-recognized leader in the Global Mobility industry and a frequent speaker at industry events.

Claire Tennant-Scull
Global Head of Content & Events Director
Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire has more than 20 years’ experience in publishing, working as a Managing Editor, writer and journalist, both in the print and digital world. She has worked for major publishing houses, real estate and technology companies, and before moving to FEM, was previously the Online Editor at Relocate Global. Now managing the FEM website and associated reports, Claire also leads the London Chapter meetings and chairs all the major conferences, summits and EMMAs in EMEA, APAC and the Americas where she is keen to meet new members and to broaden the FEM community.

Simone van der Schalk
Director, Global Mobility

Simone van der Schalk is the Director of Global Mobility at ConocoPhillips. She has 20 years of global mobility experience, including 13 years on the tax side with KPMG and 7 years with ConocoPhillips. Her responsibilities within ConocoPhillips range from managing the global and domestic US, CA and UK relocation programs, as well as vendor management of the relocation, tax and immigration vendors. She is further responsible for overseeing the individual tax compliance for cross border employees. Her team is responsible for the entire suite of mobility policies and manages all requests for exceptions. Their focus this year is on redesigning some of the current processes to make the program more nimble, advance technology solutions and elevate the business and employee experience. Simone works closely with the HR business partners to better understand the need of the business. Simone has a law degree from the University of Leiden, NL, is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS and has completed her GPHR certification.

Dimitri Vigushin
Strategic Enterprise

Dimitri Vigushin has over 19 years of experience in the global mobility industry both on the customer and supplier sides of the business. He is currently a Strategic Account Executive at Topia and has been responsible for introducing global mobility technology solutions to many of the world’s largest and most trusted brands. Prior to joining Topia, Dimitri worked as a Global Mobility Manager at both Dell and Microsoft. He is active in the global mobility community and has participated and held leadership positions in various industry workgroups and committees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud Texas Longhorn.

Lynn Wagner
Client Relationship Executive
Impact Group

As a Client Relationship Executive, Lynn Wagner has developed a passion for and expertise in empowering clients and their employees to increase productivity and engagement while strengthening their future leaders. With 20 years of experience in client relationship management, Lynn specializes in program/project management, business development, and HR policies and practices. Prior to her career at IMPACT Group, she served as an Account Executive and Senior Consultant at Vandover, as well as a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young. Lynn is a Certified Relocation professional and certified Global Mobility Specialist – T through Worldwide ERC.

Christopher Ward
Relationship Manager

Christopher is the Relationship Manager for Associates for International Research, Inc (AIRINC). He began his mobility career in 2009 as an Intern in EMC’s Global Mobility department after graduating from UMass Amherst. In early 2010, he was relocated to Minneapolis for an International Relocation Counselor role with EMC’s 3rd Party Relocation provider. In Spring 2011, Christopher was sent on a 12-month assignment to support the opening of the company’s first global office in London. After repatriating, he transitioned back to the corporate mobility side and began a Global Mobility Analyst role at Seagate Technology’s Minnesota Research & Design Facility. Christopher was relocated back to Massachusetts in 2015 where he began his business development career.

Juergen Wegner
Head UBS-SFA (CEO UBS Swiss Financial Advisers)
Nitzan Yudan
CEO and Founder

Nitzan Yudan is the founder and CEO of Benivo (formerly FlatClub for Business). He founded FlatClub in 2011 during his MBA at London Business School, after struggling to find accommodation in London for a few months. Since then the company developed into a B2B business with 70 employees and offices in London (UK) and Yerevan (Armenia). Nitzan Yudan is an active promoter of equal opportunities to employees regardless of their financial background or origin, a popular speaker at business school, nominated and won personal and company awards including the EMEA EMMA for Rising Star in Global Mobility from FEM. He was also recently invited to the Houses of Parliament to speak about the importance of welcoming employees.

Rob Zeits
Client Engagement Manager

Robert is a Client Engagement Manager for Associates for International Research (AIRINC), supporting clients in the Central US and Canada. In 2014, he began his AIRINC career in a data research role with AIRINC’s Housing and Goods & Services teams. In 2015 he moved to a client-facing role, working primarily with companies with smaller international programs (50 or fewer assignees). In 2017 he began to work with companies with mid-sized and large programs, and currently supports programs that have anywhere from one assignee to thousands. He works with a wide-range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, and Retail. Recently, he has worked on a number of advisory and benchmarking projects, as well as internal work with AIRINC’s Technology team to coordinate the introduction of new programs. His favorite part of the job is partnering with clients to develop solutions that enable Mobility to improve their program.