Providing Strategic Global Mobility Advisory and Expert Services that improve the lives of international assignees and their families by enabling companies to operate their Global Mobility Function more:

  • Aligned with company strategy, talent management, market trends and challenges, philosophy and culture
  • Market-competitive
  • Cost-effective and efficient


  • Improving the lives of international assignees and their families
  • Aligning Mobility Programs with company strategy, talent management, market trends and challenges, philosophy and culture
  • Creating Mobility Functions that are valued by top management for their contribution to business success
  • Providing long-lasting client satisfaction


  • Working harmoniously together to achieve jointly agreed objectives in an efficient way
  • Building lasting relationships through a mutual common understanding
  • Identifying and tackling of current and future challenges and exploring innovative ideas


  • Competence
  • Professionalism
  • Passion
  • Harmony
  • Loyalty


Global Mobility Strategy and Policy Advisory

Assisting Mobility Functions with the review, benchmark, design and implementation of Global Mobility Strategies and Policies utilising nearly 20 years of professional service and market experience.

Global Employment Organisations (GEOs)

Supporting companies to understand the complexity of a GEO and identifying if there is a valid business case for the design and implementation or feasible alternatives to obtain the expected benefits.

Group Relocations

Providing strategic, project- and change management advisory for group relocations, helping Mobility Functions to succeed by understanding the pitfalls and interdependencies with the larger project (e.g. supply chain centralization, principal structures and green-field investments).

Expert Services

Helping Mobility Program Leaders through individual expert services to reach their personal and company objectives by tapping into not only management but also broad Mobility, change management and project management experience


  • Advised on more than 100 Mobility Strategies & Policies from various industries with nearly 20 years professional services experience working out of five different countries
  • Developed specific Strategies for localisation, repatriation, KPI's and RoI's, outsourcing and effective exception management in Mobility
  • Advised clients in 34 countries, among them 20 of the Dax 30
  • Former EY EMEIA leader for Mobility Advisory, Group Relocations and Global Employment Organisations
  • Frequent speaker at mobility events and multiple publications (German, English)
  • Bachelor Business Administration, Human Resources, Business School Pforzheim, Germany
  • Forum for Expatriate Management: EMMA 2012 Global Mobility Rising Star
  • Forum for Expatriate Management: EMMA 2015 Global Mobility Professional of the Year

Chris Debner Emma Award Chris Debner Emma Award


8 Building blocks of a sound Global Mobility Strategy

July 2015, LinkedIn

All it takes to develop a sound Mobility Strategy

Assignments...once upon a time

November 2015, LinkedIn

What it looked like before it became what it is

FEM: An Interview with Chris Debner

December 2015, LinkedIn

What a winner has to say…

Global Mobility Trends 2016: A professional insight

January 2016, Expatriatus Blog Network

An academic view on current trends


Based on our experience and philosophy, Mobility Advisory Services need to be tailored individually to the needs of every company. And since every company is special in its own way, please contact Chris for a discussion to understand better how you can fulfil your company’s needs and individual desires.

Chris Debner LLC
Josefstrasse 165
8005 Zurich

Tel: +41 79 79669 08