Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA), a trade association dedicated to assisting self-storage operators and industry suppliers working in emerging markets along the Pacific Rim, named Andrew Work as its new executive director. He replaces Luigi La Tona, who has accepted the position of chief operating officer for self-storage operator StorHub in Singapore, according to a press release.
Work was involved in SSAA’s founding and is the master of ceremonies for its annual expo. Previously, he was executive director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He also founded a public-policy journal in Hong Kong and an economic think-tank advising policy influencers on economic-development issues. Most recently, he’s been working in the technology-innovation space.
Work will bring his business-association experience and new ideas to expand the self-storage market and industry in Asia. He’s keen to work closely with SSAA members, support their businesses, and create a better regulatory and operating environment, the release stated.
Launched in 2014, SSAA provides information, education and support to facility owners/operators and industry stakeholders. Its mission is to build a platform that supports its development and establishes industry standards.