Zedra, the corporate, trust and fund services provider that was created last year from the amalgamation of several businesses in the corporate services area, has named David Inglesfield to the newly created post of managing director of its London office.
Zedra said Inglesfield would be tasked with “spearheading” Zedra’s growth across Europe and the emerging markets.
Inglesfield spent more than 20 years in various roles at Barclays, the UK-based banking group. As reported here in October, the UK- and non-UK trust businesses of Barclays formed the nucleus of the company now known as Zedra, after being acquired by a group of investors.
Most recently Inglesfield has been regional director of European client solutions for the Asiaciti Trust group, where he was responsible for overseeing the development of the Singapore-based trust company’s European business. According to a statement issued by Zedra announcing his appointment, Inglesfield is a STEP-qualified trust and estates adviser, and holds the Chartered Institute of Tax’s Advanced Diploma in International Tax as well as the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
In the statement, Inglesfield noted the importance of London as a “destination of choice” for the new wealth being created in the emerging market economies.
Zedra currently employs around 380 staff globally, operating out of 11 jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland.