The Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on Global Mobility

Many in our community are providing around-the-clock assistance to expats and employees in Ukraine and Russia – both to those who are leaving and those staying behind to maintain operations.
This online panel session will provide insights on the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the global mobility industry, the people caught up in the crisis, and the implications for current and future business in the region.

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CE Credit for CRP and GMS.


Lynn Shotwell | President and CEO at Worldwide ERC®

Nino Nelissen | Managing Director, Executive Mobility Group

George Powdar | Senior Vice President, Global Reporting & Compliance, Altair Global

Jurga McClursky | Partner, Head Of Immigration, Deloitte - UK


The Speakers

President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide ERC®

Lynn Shotwell, GMS, SHRM-SCP
Worldwide ERC®

Lynn Shotwell is President and CEO of Worldwide ERC, the world’s leading association for professionals engaged in global talent mobility. She is a mission-focused, visionary leader with unique expertise in the intersection of international employment law, global talent mobility and corporate social responsibility. For over two decades, Lynn has helped top organizations create global workforces by developing education and networking programs for HR, immigration and mobility professionals, as well as advancing public policy by building coalitions with key stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to joining Worldwide ERC, Shotwell served as Senior Vice President, Global Outreach and Operations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. Earlier in her career, Lynn served as Executive Director at the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI)/American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), where she drove significant growth and led the organization’s merger with SHRM in 2018.

Shotwell currently serves as co-chair of the Business Migration Advisory Group to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, and as chair-elect of World Education Services.  Lynn received her JD from the University of Michigan and BA from Michigan State University and holds GMS and SHRM-SCP certifications.

Managing Director

Nino Nelissen
Executive Mobility Group

Nino Nelissen is managing director with EMG, Executive Mobility Group, based at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Nino is a tax lawyer that graduated from Maastricht University, and worked as an expatriate tax lawyer for the past 27 years in the Netherlands, Washington DC and Tokyo, Japan. Nino started his career in the Big 4 environment, and resigned as a partner in one of the Big 4 firms to found EMG, a business that integrates Tax services, Immigration services, Destination services, HR consulting services and Move manager services. In addition, Nino is a partner in Vydenz, a company offering expansion services to companies wishing to expand in Europe.

Senior Vice President, Global Reporting & Compliance

George Powdar
Altair Global

George Powdar has over 35 years of experience in the relocation industry and joined Altair Global in May 2008. He is currently responsible for Altair’s reporting services group and, as the company’s appointed Data Protection Officer, plays an integral role in maintaining Altair’s global compliance practices. George has been a key resource in development and execution of Altair’s global expansion strategies, implementation of our compliance program, including SOC II, GDPR and most recently, CCPA regulations. George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.


Jurga McCluskey

Partner Jurga McCluskey leads Deloitte’s UK and European immigration practice, one of the largest in the industry, and is part of the global leadership team. She is an award winning immigration expert with some 20 years’ experience in immigration. In 2019, Jurga was appointed as Chair of the Immigration Committee of the Worldwide ERC. In 2022, she was invited to attend the International Migration Review Forum at the United Nations representing WERC and the Business Community on the need for more flexible migration across borders. Jurga also spoke as part of the panel at the UN Business Flagship Event for the International Organisation of Employers.