Global Mobility Federation Selects New Senior Executive

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The FIDI Global Alliance has appointed Boris A. Populoh as new Managing Director

2009 marks a beginning of a new chapter in the nearly 60 year history of the FIDI Global Alliance, with the appointment of Mr. Boris A. Populoh as the organizations new Managing Director. Mr. Populoh, who began his tenure with FIDI on January 2, joins FIDI from the International Association of Movers (formerly HHGFAA) where he was Director of Programs and Education.

Boris A. Populoh brings extensive household goods industry experience, as well as a wide range of association management knowledge with him to his new position. In his role at IAM, Boris led a number of important initiatives, including drafting and implementing the Receivables Protection Program, a bankruptcy and protection plan for IAM members and developing an industry-wide numeric code codification standard under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO). Prior to this, Boris worked at the American Moving and Storage Association, as Vice President for International Affairs, where he managed the RIM quality program.

Boris holds a B.A in International Diplomacy from American University in Washington D.C. and an M.A. in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics Management from the George Mason University in Virginia. He is an avid cyclist and is married with two children.

"We are delighted to have Boris join FIDI. He has uniquely relevant experience, a quick wit and a sound personality. I am confident that he will bring stability to FIDI as well as setting it up for future development." Orphee Moschopoulos-Beinoglou, Chairman of Search Committee

"We welcome Boris to the FIDI family. I have been greatly impressed with his strong organisational skills and look forward to working with him over the next year." Al Mithal, FIDI President

"I am thrilled to be taking up this challenging position. FIDI is without doubt the world's leading organisation for international household goods moving. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to chart the future growth and development of the organization." Boris Populoh, Managing Director

Who is FIDI Global Alliance?
FIDI is the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies.

In 1950, FIDI was founded to represent the interests of companies specializing in international removals. Since its creation, FIDI has evolved from a European to a leading worldwide federation.
FIDI's mission is to provide a forum for the advancement of integrity, quality, and mutual co-operation to those companies focused on the intercontinental movement of household effects and to carry out programs and studies designed to help promote affiliates' competitiveness within the international moving and storage marketplace.

FIDI's vision is to be the leader in Global Mobility and position FIDI affiliates as the "mover of choice" for international relocation.

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