IQ-EQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Ad de Beer, who joins the firm as Group General Counsel and a member of the Group’s executive leadership team.
Ad boasts an impressive career working with top tier financial, fiscal and legal professional intermediaries and regulators across Europe and Asia and over a 30-year professional career has held a number of senior and executive positions that provide him with a depth of relevant experience for this role. Prior to joining IQ-EQ he held the role of Group Legal and Compliance Lead with an independent provider of trust and corporate services operating internationally, and before that was Group General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of an international provider of corporate services and Global Head of Compliance Private Banking with a leading private bank.
His professional experience includes leading international intra-group, legal and expert teams, acting as company secretary for board, executive and risk committees, deal handling, due diligence and expert consultancy in mergers, acquisitions and integrations in addition to managing cross-jurisdictional internal legal and corporate secretarial functions.
A legal specialist by academic training, Ad holds a Master’s in Civil Law from the University of Utrecht.
Commenting on his new role, Ad said:
“I am proud to join IQ-EQ and look forward to working with the team to further develop our growing global business. IQ-EQ perfectly combines the old with the new – an impressive business heritage and reputation with a fresh and dynamic new brand and commercial ethos. The future potential for this business is great and I am keen to play my part in delivering its success.”
Mark Pesco, IQ-EQ’s Group Chief Executive Officer, added:
“As one of the world’s leading investor services groups globally there has never been a better time to join this business. We have set ourselves a number of key development goals for the future and having somebody on board with Ad’s extensive international experience can only be a good thing for the Group as a whole. I am delighted that he has decided to join us and I look forward to working with him and benefitting from his wealth of experience as we take the next steps on our IQ-EQ journey.”