Providing inspiration to Talent Mobility Functions and its provider ecosystem through advisory, education, events to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the future of work and HR
  • Understand the challenges and solutions
  • Create better EX – employee experience
  • Operate market competitive, cost-effective and efficient


  • Creating better employee experience for Talent Mobility functions, providers, international assignees and their families
  • Inspiring in times of rapid change how to cope with the challenges of the future of work through thought leadership
  • Supporting effective change processes to create strategic Mobility functions and efficient client – provider relationships


  • 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
  • Passionate about sharing experience and inspiring other people


  • Competence
  • Professionalism
  • Passion
  • Harmony
  • Loyalty



Global Talent Mobility Strategy and Policy Advisory

Assisting Talent Mobility Functions with the review, benchmark, design and implementation of Talent Mobility Strategies and Policies, utilising more than 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 Talent 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

Keynote speeches for conferences and client events. Customised support for events, publications. Academic and corporate training provision. Individual mentoring services.



  • Advised on more than 150 Talent Mobility Strategies & Policies from various industries with 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 Talent Mobility
  • Supported Talent Mobility providers with go to market advice, customized trainings and as facilitator and speaker for events
  • Advised clients in 36 countries, among them 20 of the Dax 30
  • Former EY EMEIA leader for Mobility Advisory, Group Relocations and Global Employment Organisations
  • Recognised Talent Mobility Thought Leader and frequent speaker at HR and Talent Mobility events and multiple publications (German, English)
  • Founder and coordinator of the Swiss SMI Mobility Network
  • Facilitator of the Swiss GEC Networking Club
  • Lecturer for Global Mobility at Erasmus University Rotterdam and School of Management Fribourg
  • 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


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Toxic leadership behaviour – the poison pill for the future of work


The future of work presents a growing number of challenges to organisations, and at the same time there are many “voices” in HR that discuss ideas and solutions to tackle these challenges. What is often overlooked is the impact of toxic leadership on the workforce, and how it can be the detrimental killer aspect of many good ideas and solutions for the future of work...

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Based on my experience and philosophy, Talent 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. If you want to learn more about me, please connect on LinkedIn and see more about me.

Chris Debner LLC
Josefstrasse 165
8005 Zurich

Tel: +41 79 79669 08

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