The FEDESSA board is made up of a member (usually the President) of the elected Associations of the UK, Spain, France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Carlo has worked within the self storage industry for 21 years. In 1999 he joined the Shurgard operations team and already after four years he was promoted to Senior District Manager. Since 2006, he has been Market Manager of four of the seven countries where Shurgard is present. In 2015 he was also the Project Leader for the big City Box acquisition in the Netherlands. Today he is back in charge of the Belgian and German operations. Carlo has also been member of the French and Dutch Self Storage Association and since 2019 he is the president of the Belgian Self Storage Association.
Christian Schmutz is the founder and CEO of Zebrabox, the leading provider of self-storage solutions in Switzerland. Zebrabox has currently 10 running stores in the metropolitan areas of the main cities. Christian joined the FEDESSA board in 2005, holds the function of Treasurer, and acted as President of FEDESSA from 2013 until 2015. Christian is also president of the Swiss Self Storage Association.
Vincent Poirot is the Deputy CEO of Homebox in France and president of the French Self Storage Association.
Prior to joining Homebox, Vincent worked for 15 years in retail, taxi and management consulting industries.
He holds a MS in Computer Science from Centrale-Supélec and a MSc in Entrepreneurship from HEC Business School.
Stuart has over 14 years’ experience in the Self Storage industry. He has been at Safestore Ltd as Head of Retail Services since September 2001 where he has seen the growth of the company from just 24 stores to over 120. Previously Stuart worked in a similar position for Pets at Home the pet superstore chain where he spent 10 years, joining when it was Pet City with just 16 stores. Stuart joined the Board in June 2015.
Cesare Carcano, is the owner and CEO of Casaforte Self-Storage Group Italy and Switzerland, President of AISI (Italian Self Storage Association), founder of the Suisse Self Storage Association, founder and President until 2018 of FEDESSA (European Federation of the Self Storage Association). With his national and international professional experiences in the development of high-end projects, Cesare has directed, developed and provided added value to Advertisement, Marketing, Strategic Consulting, Logistics, Real Estate, and Self Storage companies in Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the US.
Peter Ågren has worked for Shurgard Self Storage for almost 20 years. Over the years, he has worked as a country manager in the following countries; Sweden, Denmark, Germany and UK. Today he is once again responsible for Sweden and Denmark. Peter's main focus is on leadership.
Alberto Serrano founded the Self Storage company Trasteros Plus in 2013 in Spain. They have 4 stores now a days and they are the market leaders in the south of Spain. He joined the spanish Self Storage association (AESS) in 2015. Currently he is also the vice president of the AESS. He is an engineer and an economist. He joined the FEDESSA board in October 2020. Alberto wants to make FEDESSA grow and that all operators in the sector feel comfortable to be part of this leading european association.
Martin Brunkhorst has more than 20 years of experience in the self storage industry. He is the manager of Prime Self Storage in Germany.