Altair Global announces today the intention of George Powdar, long-time Senior Vice President of Global Reporting & Compliance at Altair Global, to hang up his hat and retire after a remarkable career in global mobility.
Powdar answered the call from global mobility in January 1984, and within these nearly four decades drove meaningful advances in how the industry approaches compliance, reporting, and accounting. In his 15 years with Altair Global, Powdar proved instrumental in shaping the company’s compliance practices, acting as a key driver of many aspects of its corporate strategy. During his tenure, some of Powdar’s key contributions include the opening of Altair’s offices in the UK, Singapore, and China; the implementation of several very large clients’ reporting, financial, and compliance functions; and creating the company’s governance, risk, and compliance program, including SOCII and GDPR compliance.
In Powdar’s own words, however, his top achievement was “my contributions to Altair’s global expansion. When I joined Altair in May of 2008, the company was operating in only four states in the U.S. and had just started the planning process to open an office in London. Today, Altair operates 11 offices in seven countries. I’m very proud to have been part of this growth.”
A known leader throughout the industry, it wouldn’t surprise many to learn that one of Powdar’s top CliftonStrengths traits is “responsibility.” He has served three terms as Chair of the Worldwide ERC’s Regulatory and Compliance Forum and was honored with WERC’s Meritorious Service Award in 2022. He has lent his expertise to countless industry panels, webinars, and articles.
Powdar’s final day will be Friday, April 28. He and his wife, Juliet, will be relocating back to Connecticut to be closer to their daughters. After that, you can find him catching a Manchester United match or exploring his love of history by traveling the world.