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 Swaab

Carlo Swaab

President FEDESSA
Chair Belgian Self Storage Association

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

Christian Schmutz

Treasurer FEDESSA
Chair Swiss Self Storage Association ( 3SA)

Christian Schmutz is the owner of Zebrabox, the leading provider of self-storage solutions in Switzerland.  Zebrabox has currently 9 stores in the metropolitan areas of Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich. Christian joined the FEDESSA board in 2005 and from 2013 until 2015 he was the president of FEDESSA.  Today he is FEDESSA Treasurer and he is also president of the Swiss Self Storage Association. 

David Varet

David Varet

Executive Council
Chair French Self Storage Association - Chambre interprofessionnelle du Self-Stockage

David Varet is the CEO of Homebox in France and since 2019 president of the French Self Storage Association. 

Stuart Beavers

Stuart Beavers

Chair UK Self Storage Association

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

Cesare Carcano

Executive Council
Chair Italian Self Storage Association - Associazione Imprese Selfstorage Italiane

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. 

Alberto Serrano

Alberto Serrano

AESS - Asociación Española de Self Storage

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

Martin Brunkhorst

Verband deutscher Self Storage Unternehmen

Martin Brunkhorst has more than 20 years of experience in the self storage industry. He is the manager of Prime Self Storage in Germany.