London: Flexible furnished housing company AltoVita has announced the appointment of Brian Friedman as a non-executive board adviser.
Known for founding The Forum for Expatriate Management [FEM], Friedman has worked in the relocation and global mobility market for over 40 years and has grown to be one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in the profession.
Prior to his current advisory roles as strategy director at Benivo and board adviser to a leading London-based law firm, he worked as managing partner, human capital at EY, where he was responsible for the human resources and global mobility service line.
Friedman will be a catalyst in AltoVita’s rapid scale-up phase, providing insights and influence on the travel and mobility sector, as well as building new client relationships. He will also lend his industry expertise and vision to creating the corporate accommodation industry’s latest series of AltoVita events, focusing on key issues such as ESG and relocation management.
Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, CEO and co-founder of AltoVita, said: “I am so excited to be working with Brian. He is a true legend in our industry and his reputation and years of experience will help take AltoVita to the next level.
“Brian will be an invaluable source of industry expertise and a true mentor to me, my co-founder, COO Karolina Saviova, and our leadership team. Brian will also be actively involved in our upcoming summit to be launched this week and which will be held in London in May 2022,” she added.
Friedman said: “I have watched in awe as AltoVita has come from a small startup to become the leading technology platform for corporate accommodation in just four short years. Vivi and Karolina are inspirational female role models and what they have established is truly breathtaking.
“I am delighted to be working with them both as they continue to build the best technology platform in the corporate accommodation industry,” he added.
AltoVita powers the corporate accommodation sector with enterprise software layered with a human-centric approach, and aims to provide every corporate traveller with exactly what they need.
The company’s fast-growing global footprint currently spans 165 countries and 1,238 cities.