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NEW FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING TEAM AT GRAEBEL

  Graebel has announced a restructured financial and accounting management team with four functional service groups all reporting to Cheir Financial Officer, Bradley Siler.   “Year-to-date, our global organisation has experienced organic double-digit growth, and business development is on pace for a record-breaking year in new client acquisitions in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions," said Bradley. "Because Graebel Companies is privately-held, we are unfettered by red-tape and able to transform our backroom functions rapidly, based on solid business forecasts, and customers’ evolving needs. As our organisation expands, this presents exciting career growth opportunities for our people. It is my pleasure to formally announce our industry-experienced people that will lead our financial and accounting function groups.” The four financial and account group leaders are:   World Headquarters’ Corporate Support Services: •Contract Administration,...

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MATTHIEU ODIJK JOINS ASPIRE AS GENERAL MANAGER OF MOVING SERVICES

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  Copenhagen based Aspire Mobility Group has appointed Matthieu Odijk to the position of General Manager of the Group’s  moving activities. Mattieu, a graduate from The Hague University, joins Aspire Mobility from the Voerman Group in the Netherlands with eight years of international moving and business development experience under his belt. Before entering the moving and relocation industry Matthieu worked for three years with Norfolk Line in Belgium and the Netherlands.   Reporting to Gunnar Moeskjaer, Aspire Mobility Group Director, Matthieu will oversee the Group's international service centres in Denmark and Sweden and work closely with the Group’s Relocation and Furniture Rental teams to further develop the Aspire Mobility comprehensive and customer-centric, one-stop-shop relocation strategy.    “We are very happy to welcome Matthieu into Aspire Mobility Management team,” said Gunnar Moeskjaer. "Matthieu has the right age, background...

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DESPERATE VENEZUELAN SITUATION GETS WORSE

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Juerg Degenmann, General Manager of Mudanzas Internacionales Global in Venezuela has provided an update on the social and business situation in Venezuela to help agents and customers understand the difficulties of working in the country and as a way of managing expectations.        He explained that the country’s Vice President, Jorge Arreaza has announced measures designed to reduce energy consumption in the country.  Public servants in the country are now working only from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Private sector malls and hotels are urged to use their own generators in an effort to decrease the demand of energy provided by the state and also to restrict energy use between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. proven to be the highest consumption times.  Despite these measures Juerg explained that his company is experiencing power cuts during the day and on one day last week had to send staff home because there was no power from 9 a.m....

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GRAEBEL ANNOUNCES NETWORKING AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN APAC

Graebel Relocation, has announced that its APAC regional business centre in Singapore is to host and participate in a variety of networking and educational events in the coming weeks. Earlier this year the company said that a new global era would emerge such as expanded and enhanced global relocation managed services. These events are:    •20 May, Singapore: insideMOBILITY housing and regional mobility trends presentation •4 June, Shanghai: insideMOBILITY, housing, and visa and immigration presentation •10 June, Hong Kong: insideMOBILITY, visa and immigration updates presentation •16-17 June, Singapore: HRO Today, Global APAC Forum - silver sponsor •24 June, Singapore: insideMOBILITY, global relocation policies presentation   insideMobility is a Graebel Relocation forum that has brought together human resource, talent management and mobility professionals to connect and share information concerning the latest global mobility trends and best...

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NEW ACCOUNTS STRUCTURE FOR GRAEBEL

Bradley Siler, Chief Financial Officer at Graebel Companies, Inc. has recently announced a new finance and accounting organisational structure for the company.  This follows Graebel's sale of its U.S. household goods moving services divisions earlier this year.  The Company’s finance and accounting departments have strategically streamlined its service groups into four functional areas: corporate support services, accounting services, financial planning and analysis, and financial governance. This transformation became effective immediately.   Core responsibilities for the Corporate Support Services team include companywide contract administration pricing, treasury, in addition to compliance, risk mitigation and management roles. Accounting Services shall manage all day-to-day accounting activities that are performed both domestically in the U.S. and the Graebel international offices. Financial planning and analysis will lead the firm’s reporting and analysis...

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GRAEBEL PRESENTS SERVICE AWARDS AT EURA

On 22 April Graebel Relocation bestowed a service award on two of its key global network suppliers at the 2015 EuRA Porto International Relocation Congress that was held in Porto, Portugal.  The awards were:     •Choice Contributor Award presented to Dwellworks for its contributions and positive service delivery impact in Luxembourg; •Graebel Choice Award presented to Silverdoor for the firm’s high-quality service and outstanding partnership in 2014.   Graebel Relocation senior vice president global supplier development, Andrew Pierce said: “Dwellworks and Silverdoor are two key providers that have proven to withstand our supplier development team’s mission to source and manage a global partner network in a manner that is consistent with our company’s safety and security objectives while exceeding the expectations of our clients. Their partnership and outstanding contribution is an extension of Graebel Relocation and the Fortune...

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RAHUL PROMOTED TO CEO OF INTEREM

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  Rahul Pillai has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Interem Relocations Group having previously served as the company’s Regional Director India & Middle East.     Rahul started working with Interem Relocations in January 2001 as Sales & Marketing Manager for the New Delhi Branch. He subsequently held multiple positions in the Group and, following year-on-year, double-digit growth in India, he was promoted as Regional Director for India & Middle East in 2012 as part of the internal restructuring.  During the last few years Rahul has spent close to 100 days in a year in the Middle East market to grow the business in the local markets. Today Interem Relocations has a presence in India, UAE, Qatar & Kuwait with 14 offices, five of which are FIDI accredited.     As CEO, Rahul will be responsible for the profit and loss of the Group and aims at building a self-sustainable business model wherever Interem Relocations...

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A ROUND WITH THE ANIMALS

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It was a hot day at the Elephant Hills Golf Course in Zimbabwe when the OMNI field lined up to tee off on what was possibly the most unusual course any of them had played.  Most courses around the world have their share of wildlife, but the Elephant Hills is a little special in this regard.  Baboons shared the trees with the amazing Weaver Birds who spin their nests only on the western side to protect against the prevailing winds.  Impala and Wildebeest help to crop the fairways short, and Warthog crawl on their elbows, nibbling the shortened grass, expertly dodging the works of Slazenger that fall around them.  In the wet areas there was always the risk of a Crocodile or two; whereas the deep rough threatened the attentions of the local Leopard – best avoided.   As day-to-day life went on all around them the OMNI golfers battled the somewhat unconventional conditions, to put in some creditable rounds.  Bill Lloyd from Asian Tigers in Indonesia, playing...

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