Ajay Badal (Chicago Bridge & Iron Company) 

Ajay is the Employee Mobility Tax Director of CB&I and is located in The Woodlands, TX, USA. He joined the Company in the Netherlands in April 2006 as Human Resources Tax Manager after a period of 2 plus years working for the Company through an external party and was relocated to Company’s administrative headquarters in the US in 2013. Ajay has 15+ years of experience in international expatriate taxation (wage-, personal income - & social security taxes). In his current role he is responsible for managing the global expatriate tax program of CB&I. Prior to joining the Company he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands as Tax Consultant in the Human Resources Solution department dealing with international expatriates tax matters. 





Karen Beyer Priolet (General Electric)

Karen is responsible for Global Mobility Policy and Strategy at GE.  During her 18+ years with the company she has performed several roles within Global Compensation and Benefits. Upon joining the company in 1999 her first position was Corporate Consultant on Expatriate Practices.  In December 2001, Karen was asked to lead the initiative to launch the GE Shares Plan, a stock purchase plan offered to GE employees outside of the US.  The plan is now offered to GE employees in 50+ countries.  In June 2002 she took on the lead role in Global Benefits as the Global Benefits Manager.  In this role, she was responsible for the oversight and design of benefits outside of the US, management of the preferred insurance brokers/multinational pools and introduction of the GE Benefits Governance Committees.  Prior to joining General Electric, Karen was an International HR consultant for Deloitte, Manager of the Expatriate Services Group at Lehman Brothers and worked in the International HR groups at PacTel Cellular and Salomon Brothers.  Karen received her BS in Business Administration from New York University.



Frank Schuitema (Int. Flavors & Fragrances)

In his current role as Director Global Compensation & Benefits Frank provides strategic leadership in the area of compensation, benefits, talent mobility and M&A integration practices. He is also responsible for the design, implementation, planning and administration of all non-executive compensation programs including job evaluation, benchmarking, salary survey participation, market reviews, base salary structure development, variable pay and special pay programs. He oversees the management of (the administration of) executive compensation programs and the management of the international assignment and global mobility programs.

Prior to his start at IFF, he held various Compensation & Benefits roles with increasing responsibilities within EAME and Asia.

Natalie Navarro (Microsoft)

Natalie is Microsoft´s HR Director / Global Mobility since 2010







Annemarie Verwaaijen (Expedia.com)

Annemarie is Senior Director Payroll and COE at Expedia, Inc. Prior to joining Expedia Annemarie was senior Manager Global Mobility at Amazon.com in Seattle US responsible for Amazon’s global mobility program. After her study at  the University of Derby she started her career as payroll manager at KPMG Meijburg and as pan-European payroll manager at Foot Locker Europe.