We are delighted to announce that our Group Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin O’Connell, has been named in the eprivateclient ‘50 Most Influential’ for 2019. This is the third year that Kevin has been recognised by this prestigious annual list, having previously been included in 2016 and 2014.
The eprivateclient 50 Most Influential has become the definitive ranking of key movers and shakers in the UK and Crown Dependencies’ private client sector. It not only serves to identify, recognise and promote leading practitioners, but reflects the breadth and depth of talent at the forefront of the industry.
After more than 20 years driving the successful growth of the First Names Group business, Kevin has taken on a key role as Group Chief Commercial Officer with SGG Group, following our successful acquisition of First Names Group back in July.
Part of our Group Executive Committee, Kevin is now primarily responsible for steering the organic growth strategy across our 24 jurisdictions worldwide. He is also a regular contributor of industry thought leadership and spends a significant percentage of his time working directly with family offices and clients, ensuring he remains closely in tune with their evolving needs against a rapidly changing legal and regulatory backdrop.
Having become part of First Names Group in 1995, Kevin quickly rose through the ranks, holding the role of Jersey Managing Director for five years before joining the Group Board and then taking on the role of Chief Commercial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining the Group, Kevin practised as a lawyer in Ireland and holds an Honours law degree from the National University of Ireland as well as a Diploma in Property Tax from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.