14:30 – 15:15

Running Europe's largest self storage company

45 mins Session

Hear from Marc Oursin, the CEO of Shurgard the largest European self storage company, on the growth of his business, challenges he has faced, operating in mutiple countries, and his predictions on the future of the industry.


Marc Oursin


Marc Oursin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Shurgard Self-Storage since January 2012.  During that time, the portfolio has almost doubled in size to around 250 self storage centres in 7 European countries.  He also managed the listing of the business on the Euronext stock exchange.  Marc has been a board member and national council member of FEDESSA.

Prior to working for Shurgard, Marc held different executive positions for major retailers including Sport 2000 in France, Promodes in France and Switzerland, and Carrefour from in France, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Belgium.  Marc holds an MBA from Essex Business School Paris and a Master degree in Agricultural Engineering from AgroParisTech.