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Hawksford Group announces 63 international promotions

7 February 2022

Global corporate, private client, and fund services provider, Hawksford, has promoted 63 employees to new roles throughout its international client facing and business services teams. These include 18 in both the Hong Kong and China offices, 14 in Singapore, 11 in Jersey and two in London. The promotions include five international senior appointments to associate director and director roles, further enhancing the company’s senior team.

The director appointments include Collette Holt (Jersey) to Director of the global Customer Service Support (CSS) Team; she already led the CSS team in Jersey and will now expand that remit globally to cover among others, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The business has promoted both Francesco Montonati and Leonardo Grattini (Hong Kong) to Director. Francesco will oversee business development, the expansion of Hawksford’s service offering and the client relationships. Leonardo will ensure the quality and the delivery of all services of the Hong Kong branch, providing continued client service tailored to individual requirements and evolving existing service practices.  

Associate director promotions include Abi Cabral to Associate Director of Finance in Jersey, leading the cost management team, supporting the management and implementation of group accounting policies, leading the global audit process and streamlining internal cost procedures across the Group.

The promotions follow a year of rapid expansion and growth after the investment by leading European fund manager STAR Capital Partnership LLP (STAR) in February 2021, which saw Hawksford expand its client services offering across the Asia-Pacific Region to now covering 13 jurisdictions.

Michel van Leeuwen, Group Chief Executive at Hawksford, commented: “I am extremely proud of the team for their dedication to supporting our international growth ambitions and these promotions reflect and recognise their commitment to our continued success as a business. Last year was full of positive change for Hawksford and it is through the dedication of our people that we have been able to continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients and expand into new markets. As we continue, our emphasis on growth, a smart working culture and flexibility across borders, undoubtably play a fundamental role in supporting our teams in achieving our joined aspirations.

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