Photographic portrait of Dr. Joost Smits
Mobility should address business needs focusing on talent and workforce planning. Future of work and sustainability are key considerations to develop a global mobility policy and operating model.

Dr. Joost Smits

EY Global People Advisory Services Mobility Leader

Experienced people advisory leader who strives to align corporate objectives to enhance mobility ecosystems. Loves cycling, sports and his family.

Areas of focus Workforce Technology Tax
Office Eindhoven, NL

As EY Global People Advisory Services (PAS) Mobility Leader, Joost is responsible for the global mobility strategy and technology for the firm’s key clients. With more than 20 years of experience within PAS, he focuses on the whole mobility ecosystem to help companies improve their mobility function. Joost works closely with large global multinational companies together with his global mobility team.

Additionally, he has harnessed vast experience in working on tax, social security, and pension and labor laws, both from a cross-border as well as a national perspective. Joost has been involved in large outsourcing projects and key M&A deals with a wider focus on HR as well.

He earned his doctorate in Labor and Social Security from Tilburg University.

How Joost is building a better working world

“Joost plays a key role in enhancing the mobility ecosystem of EY clients, enabling their employees to travel and cross borders in a safe and seamless manner. 

Furthermore, he is one of the co-founders of a regional organization that supports international professionals locally by linking spouses of expats to job vacancies in the Netherlands.”