Silvia Louro, director of international operations of Arpin International Group, has been elected president of FIDI USA.
As president, Louro will represent the USA section of FIDI to voice the views of its members and serve as U.S. delegate during FIDI’s general assembly. She will also be responsible for coordinating and leading separate FIDI USA board meetings and USA Association meetings. She will discuss board initiatives and proposals, disseminate relevant FIDI information to the board and its membership, as well as address questions and concerns on its behalf.
“FIDI has an essential role in raising the bar for professional standards in the international household goods forwarding industry,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “We are incredibly proud of Silvia’s leadership in FIDI over the years. In her new role, representing the interests of USA FIDI members, she will continue the association’s important work of advancing the state of our profession and promoting best practices.”
Louro has 21 years of experience working in the household goods moving and storage industry. At Arpin International Group, she is involved in the strategic development of management of the company and its subsidiaries, with her area of focus being the overall operational management of Arpin’s strategic service centers around the world. She is a dual citizen of Portugal and the U.S. and speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Louro resides in Cranston, Rhode Island.
FIDI is the largest global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies, with 25 FIDI Associations representing over 600 affiliates in more than 100 countries spanning five continents. When an international moving company joins FIDI, it becomes a FIDI Affiliate and automatically joins the FIDI Association representing its country or region. With 35 affiliate companies, FIDI USA is one of the largest associations in FIDI.