Michael Hughes

Arpin International (China)

Vice President, Global Business Development



As Vice President, Global Business Development, Michael is responsible for contributing to the expansion of Arpin’s exceptional customer experience while enhancing new client relations and corporate account development. He oversees sales teams from the USA, UK and Europe, UAE, and APAC regions.

A Boston, MA native, Michael is an expat himself and accustomed to working in emerging markets. After completing a bachelor’s degree in cross-cultural studies with a concentration on comparative religions, he resided on research trips throughout the world. He has extensive international experience having lived and worked in Egypt, China, Korea, and parts of Europe. A native English speaker, he also speaks Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and now is working through acquiring fluency in the Dutch language.

After a decade of experience living overseas servicing the international moving and relocation industry, Michael brings with him a unique knowledge base from former stints in operational roles, sales and marketing, and country management developing inter-regional partnerships. He has an acute awareness of a multitude of business functions, with his first-hand knowledge being indispensable in advancing a profile of successful service renderings for our customers with empathy and aptness.

Since joining the team, Michael has been instrumental in growing Arpin’s presence in international markets, has advanced strong supplier-partner relationships throughout the APAC region, and continues to ensure that Arpin’s global clientele experience the highest level of service quality.

Michael holds certifications in the Lean Six Sigma methodology, GMS with the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (WERC), as well Google AdWords.

On a personal level, he participates in many charitable endeavors including Habitat for Humanity and People-4-Pets.