CEO – Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA)


Rennie Schafer has been part of the self storage industry for over 15 years.  He was the first full time executive officer of the Self Storage Association of Australasia from 2004 until 213 during which time the membership almost doubled. He also helped in the development of the Asian market organising the first meetings of Asian Self Storage operators.  In 2013 Rennie moved to the UK to head up the UK Self Storage Association.  In 2014 his role was expanded to become the CEO of the Federation of European Self Storage Associations where he was tasked with creating common operating standards and legal terms across the growing European Industry.    Rennie has seen hundreds of self storage stores around the world and worked with a range of operators from large publically listed companies to small family run storage sites.  He has an MBA and is a member of the Oxford University High Performance Leadership Programme.