FEDEMAC is the “umbrella” Association of the European moving industry

FEDEMAC is overseen by a General Assembly, that has full authority over the affairs of the organization. The General Assembly is made up of representatives of the FEDEMAC Members (Member Associations and Direct Affiliated Member Companies). The General Assembly meets at least once a year in Europe to review the actions taken and to discuss and decide on the future policy and actions of FEDEMAC.

The Board is the executive body of FEDEMAC. The work of the FEDEMAC Board is supported by FEDEMAC Headquarters.

Bertil Durieux – President, Belgium

Born in Brussels, capital of Europe, Bertil Durieux has been involved in the moving industry for more than 35 years. He has been working in Belgium, Luxembourg and United Kingdom. In 2011, Bertil completed a successful management buyout of the company GENNÉ, that has been managed by him since February 2000.

On November 16th, 2018, Bertil Durieux was elected as FEDEMAC`s President for a three years term, from 2018 to 2021.

A passionate defender of the profession, his main objective is to find the best means to encourage all participants of the industry to differentiate themselves by applying the best quality performance on each and every move. President of the Belgian National Association (CBD-BKV) since 2017, he decided to put his company in new hands and dedicated himself to his National Association.
On May 3, 2023 in the General Assembly meeting in Tallinn, Estonia he was re-elected as FEDEMAC PRESIDENT for a further three-year term.

Stefan Dimitrov – Vice President/Board Member, Bulgaria

Stefan Dimitrov launched his family business in moving and logistics in 1990. The fall of the Berlin Wall created new and exciting opportunities for many Eastern European countries and has enabled Stefan to expand Matrix Relocations into new territories such as former-Yugoslavia and by 2004 he established the company in Greece.

In 2012, with the support of the FEDEMAC Board, President Arnaldo Righetti and the British Removal Association, Stefan actively took part in the creation of the Bulgarian Movers Association (BMA).  Later in that year, Stefan was elected as a Member of the Board of FEDEMAC.

Aivars Usans – Board Member, Latvia

Aivars Usans joined FEDEMAC as a Direct Affiliate in 2003 and just a year later he was elected to the FEDEMAC Board. From 2012 to 2015, Aivars was President of FEDEMAC and now continues to contribute to our Federation as one of FEDEMAC’s Board Members.

He established his privately-owned company “FF International Movers” which has grown to be one of the top three moving companies in Latvia, covering all Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) with extended services throughout the European Union.

Aivars has worked in several countries and has been in the freight forwarding and shipping business since 1993. He gained first experience in the area of household goods moving while working at an international freight forwarding company. He holds a degree in Economics’ and foreign affairs from Riga Technical University.

Giulio Argirò – Vice President/Board Member, Italy

Giulio is 43 years young man – born and raised in Rome, Italy. He is an Attorney at Law admitted to the Bar Association of Rome -currently specializes in Immigration and Transport Law.

Giulio is also the co-owner of the Bliss Moving & Logistics, who grew up in the moving industry since his family had been part of it since mid-seventies.

At Bliss, Giulio leads the legal office for the group’s companies, judicial litigation, out-of-court, and the Claims department. As of January 2019, he is the General Manager for the Relocation and Immigration department at the Bliss Corporation.

Giulio has been a Board Member of the Italian Member Association, A.I.T.I., since May 2014.

The FEDEMAC General Assembly elected Giulio to become a FEDEMAC Board Member in November 2017 and FEDEMAC representative for AITI.In May 2023 Giulio was appointed as FEDEMAC Vice President.

Proactivity, problem-solving ability with great initiative, professionalism and constant communication with parties are among his most distinguishing characteristics.

Dana Dascalu – Treasurer/Board Member, Romania

Growing up within the moving industry background, being a mover has been the only profession Dana Dascalu known since 2001. With a master degree in business and economics, at a young age she has established the family company CDD Relocation, who joined FEDEMAC since the beginning.

Oriented in growing and evolving, by constantly adding value to the services offered to the clients while pursuing a personal development, DD has been elected as Board member and Treasurer of FEDEMAC in 2023.

Ian Studd – Board Member, United Kingdom

Ian’s career in the industry now spans over 50 years and takes in many different operational, sales, and managerial roles in different market sectors including high end Domestic, Office and Commercial, Heritage and European moving. Ian  has also enjoyed a long involvement with the BAR, serving as a Councillor for the Commercial Moving Group for over 10 years, including a 2 year term in the Chair. He served as a director of the BAR for some 8 years and became the elected President of the association in 2012. Ian  has hugely enjoyed this involvement with the national trade association as it allowed him to have involvement and influence in the industry in which he has spent his entire career. It is for these reasons that in 2015 Ian applied to become the next Director General of the B.A.R, and having been appointed to that role, remains extremely enthused to have the opportunity to be even more involved in helping to shape the future of our industry in the UK. Ian’s ambitions for the future are very much focussed on investing in attracting and developing people with ambition and talent into the industry, and to promoting a culture of continuous improvements in customer service and service delivery. 

Outside of work, Ian is a devoted family man and shares many interests and activities with his wife Elain, their two daughters Emily and Becky together with their respective partners Joe and Jason. Becky and Jason have recently presented Ian and Elain with their first grandchild, the gorgeous Ivy, which has added another dimension totally to the family circle. 

The FEDEMAC Board meets three or four times a year when it considers . It takes into decisions and actions in response to the recommendations of the General Assembly. The Board is focused on political and economic developments on a European level which could impact the moving industry. The Board will then decide upon any actions to be taken to protect the interests of the industry.

In between the scheduled Board Meetings FEDEMAC holds regular telephone conferences to work on special topics and initiatives and establishes working and study groups to focus on specific subjects. The members of the working and study groups are chosen from the list of FEDEMAC representatives and may include any person with particular expertise relevant to the project or helpful to the work involved.

The FEDEMAC Statutes can be downloaded here.