Genie Martens

    As a senior member of AIRINC’s Client Engagement team and Advisory Consultant, Genie counsels Global 500 companies on designing, implementing and managing effective mobility programs for their international employees. With over thirty years of experience in the field of global mobility, Genie’s areas of expertise include mobility program and pay design, and development of data solutions to support mobility programs. Genie frequently interacts with clients and their stakeholders in business case presentations and workshops, and has traveled to over forty countries in connection with these activities. She works with a diverse range of industries including consumer goods, EPCM, financial services, energy and non-profit sectors. Genie is also focused on providing support to existing programs with respect to communications, training and problem-solving, and is a frequent contributor and speaker at AIRINC’s educational seminars and roundtables.

    Recent Posts

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is significantly increasing VAT

    May 15, 2020 @ 02:41 PM / by Genie Martens

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    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently announced that effective July 1, 2020 the current 5% VAT (Value-Added Tax) rate on almost all goods and services bought and sold by businesses within the Kingdom will increase to 15%. There are no changes to the list of goods and services to which VAT applies.

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    Should assignees on Short Term Assignments receive a Per Diem or COLA?

    Dec 03, 2018 @ 02:25 AM / by Genie Martens

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    AIRINC’s Short Term Assignment (STA) survey confirmed that although the typical STA is defined as unaccompanied and 3 to 12 months in duration, many companies reported that their policies include significant flexibility around STA arrangements and entitlements.

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    The Impact of Volatility in Emerging Markets: Argentina, Turkey, Brazil, and more!

    Oct 23, 2018 @ 10:38 AM / by Genie Martens

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    News about extraordinary economic volatility in major emerging market countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, and others has global mobility departments questioning whether they need to take any special measures to address the concerns of their international assignees.

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    Currency Devaluations and Cross-Border Assignments: Do's and Don'ts, Part II

    May 05, 2016 @ 03:32 PM / by Genie Martens

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    Has your organization been faced with major currency devaluation issues in the past year?

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    Currency Devaluations and Cross-Border Assignments: Do’s and Don’ts - Part 1

    Dec 18, 2015 @ 09:30 AM / by Genie Martens

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    Major and sudden currency re-alignments can pose some immediate and practical problems for mobility practitioners responsible for managing compensation arrangements for cross-border assignees.

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