EuRA is managed by an elected governing council of nine, with a President and a Vice-President in office for a period of one year, which can be extended to two at the invitation of the Council. At the end of the term of office of an Executive Group member, we send out details of the region available to all full voting members of EuRA. If more than one candidate for the space becomes available, we then hold an election.
Council members serve for a two year term on a voluntary basis. Each council member represents their local region, ensuring any national issues are addressed on a European level.
The Executive Group is made up of representatives from EuRA's six regions; UK & Ireland has two members, Nordic consisting of Denmark, Sweden, Norway & Finland has one member. Southern consisting France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & Greece has two members. Central consisting Germany, Austria and Switzerland has two members. Benelux consisting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg has one member. Eastern consisting Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia & Ukraine has one member.
This is your EuRA Executive Group:
The Northern Region is also represented by Michèle Bramstoft of Copenhagen Relocations – Immigration & Relocation Solutions. “I am honoured to have this opportunity to be part of the EuRA board. The EuRA has been a guiding force throughout my relocation career and I aim to help it continue this positive vein.”
In relocation terms, Michèle is a ‘3CK’ or 3rd Culture Kid, having spent her formative years living outside of the USA in the Saudi Aramco residential compound of Dhahran. She joined the relocation industry 20 years ago after moving to Denmark [from France]. Michele holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Thomas, [Houston]Texas and a ‘Brevet d’État from C.R.E.P.S. in Bordeaux, France. Michèle now makes her home with her husband and daughter in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Relocations provides comprehensive immigration and destination services into and out of Denmark; and is committed to adding value to the relocation process and improving the quality of expat life in Denmark. We envision “Happy Transferees”, when the person moving is happy, mobility stakeholders are happy and relocation is successful.
Copenhagen Relocations has been a member of EuRA since 2000 and is a proud holder of the EuRA Global Quality Seal since 2010.
Isabel lived as an expat child until she was 19 years old and returned to her home country, Portugal, for university studies. By the age of 13 she had lived in 6 different countries (Brazil, Portugal, Bahrain, Spain, Luxembourg and France), been to 5 different schools and learned 5 different languages - it was my "normality".
As a professional, Isabel started working in destination services firstly at international events, later developing and specializing in global mobility. She created her first DSP company in 2003, paving her way into a recent industry in Portugal.
As founder of Moving-ON Professional Mobility, the motivation to innovate and diversify mobility support services came first in the agenda. As a result, Isabel worked on a research & development initiative, on the new business area of online relocation support services and launching the world’s first relocation e-shop in 2013.
Diverseness also came with expanding the operation to new African locations, with offices in Mozambique, where experience and industry knowledge become a motivation to continue recreating and a challenge for continuous improvement.
“I soon understood the crucial role of being part of EuRA, reaching to global partners and alliances, to the latest industry trends in a changing world, undergo training, network and learn. Industry meetings over the years have proved to be the most valuable assets in my relocation career, in the consolidation of my company and in the professional development of my teams.”
Process improvement oriented, customer-centred and motivated by new projects, in 2008 Isabel was part of the Eura Development Committee, a committee helping set up the guidelines and contents for the Eura Global Quality Seal.
Alistair has worked in the relocation industry for over fourteen years, working in Senior Management positions for both a Relocation Management Company and Destination Service Providers. He was Managing Director of Relocation Support Services (RSS) one of the leading providers of Destination Services in the UK for six years, before taking up his current role as Chief Operating Officer at Packimpex. Here he is responsible for the international destination service units in Germany and Belgium, the continual programme of international expansion and strengthening customer experience by working closely with the innovation team.
He drives business goals with enthusiasm and professionalism, and continuously demonstrates excellence in all he does, ensuring that the end result is always a completely satisfied customer.
He has completed the MIM and MIM+ training, the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication.
Isabelle Prémont is the owner and managing director of Map Relocations and am&pm Relocation. Born in Belgium and raised around the world. After her expat experience in the United States, she settled in Belgium where she studied hotel management. Before making her entrance into the world of global mobility, she enjoyed a career in the hospitality business with emphasis on sales and marketing.
In 2011 Isabelle joined Map Relocations as Operations Director and shortly after she decided to take over the company. Although Map Relocations has been delivering relocation services to expats in Luxembourg and The Netherlands since 1998, Isabelle opened offices in the cities of Luxembourg and Rotterdam, to cement Map's presence in those regions.
In May 2015 Isabelle became president of the Belgian Association of Relocation Agents (ABRA) and in 2016, with the desire to grow and extend the range of services, she took over the Belgian company am&pm relocation.
Irina joined Intermark, now leading relocation, immigration and moving company in Russia and CIS, in 2007. During her tenure, Irina grew to become Managing Partner and Shareholder of the company while continuously driving and perfecting the business to expand in both service and geographical coverage. Under Irina’s supervision, Intermark established in 10 countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, launched in-house operations of relocation, immigration and HHG moving services provided to international corporates and relocation management companies.
Sophie Rehberg, Managing Director of Professional Organizing Relocation Consult GmbH comes from a family background in this industry. Her mother founded the company in 1982, and Sophie has taken over the business since 2016. Sophie has a degree in business & logistics and started her career in equine transport, shipping the world’s most expensive sport horses.
Professional Organizing Relocation Consult GmbH has been a member of EURA since the early 90’s and delivers inbound and outbound DSP & Immigration Support Services. The company holds the EGQS and ISO 9001:2015 Seal.
Sophie has a strong focus on change management and represents a young, diverse and motivated generation within the industry.
Sophie joins the EG in June 2020
I am the Business Development Director at TTHCurzon Relocation and have worked in both Sales and Business Development within the UK and Global Corporate Relocation Industry for over 20 years. I truly love the industry we work in, for everyday is different. One of my key strengths is being able to forge and maintain very productive business relationships which is crucial in winning and maintaining clients in this very competitive industry. I have established an extensive network of contacts throughout the wider Relocation world, many of whom I would regard as friends as well as work colleagues. I pride myself on being an individual, that Clients, Prospects and colleagues have trust in as well as being confident that I always do my utmost to ensure I provide the very highest level of advice and guidance on both a process and policy front. Outside of work, I am married with three grown up children and have been a school Governor for over 20 years and I am a past chair of the Association of Relocation Professionals.
Simon joins the Executive Group in June 2020