Equiom Welcomes Three Key Hires to Bolster Team in the Middle East

Date 01/04/2024
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Equiom Key Hires Middle East

Equiom, a leading provider of a comprehensive range of private client, family office, corporate administration and accounting solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of three senior professionals to its growing team in the Middle East. Alistair Wellmann joins as Client Services Director (Governance Risk and Compliance Middle East), Wendie Popering joins as Head of Operations for the Middle East, and Nancy Kilany joins as Country Manager for Equiom Corporate Services in Qatar. 

Alistair Wellmann brings over two decades of experience in banking, regulatory compliance, and advisory roles across the Middle East, UK, and APAC. His appointment as Client Services Director underlines Equiom’s commitment to providing bespoke compliance solutions tailored for entities operating within the DIFC, ADGM, and onshore UAE. With a track record of leadership in regulatory consulting and risk management, Alistair’s strategic vision will ensure Equiom’s clients navigate compliance complexities with confidence and integrity. 

Wendie Popering, with her extensive background spanning over two decades in transformation and change across the financial and professional services industry, has been appointed as the Head of Operations for Equiom in the Middle East. With a key focus on client success, operational excellence, and continuous improvement, Wendie will drive operational efficiency and enhance client services across the region. Her international experience and multilingual proficiency equip her to lead diverse teams effectively and deliver exceptional results. 

Nancy Kilany, as the Country Manager for Equiom Corporate Services in Qatar, brings over twenty years of expertise in banking, financial planning, negotiation, marketing, and branding. Her appointment reinforces Equiom’s commitment to excellence in serving clients in Qatar, ensuring regulatory compliance, driving business development, and optimising operational efficiency for sustained growth. 

“These appointments reflect Equiom’s dedication to delivering exceptional service and expertise to our clients in the Middle East,” said Akeela Bharuchi, Head of Middle East at Equiom. “Wendie, Alistair and Nancy bring a wealth of experience and leadership to our team, and we are confident that their contributions will further strengthen our position as a trusted partner in asset protection and succession planning.” 

Equiom Middle East remains committed to supporting family-owned businesses, ultra-high net worth individuals, and corporate clients in the region, providing tailored solutions to meet their unique needs. These appointments are the latest in a series of key strategic hires the business has made globally as it continues to strengthen its award-winning team and drive towards new milestones in line with its ambitious growth strategy. 


About Equiom in the Middle East 

With over 45 years of experience supporting family-owned businesses, ultra-high net worth individuals, and corporate clients, Equiom is ideally placed to help clients in the Middle East set up or expand in the UAE, Qatar and Kingdom of Saudia Arabia. Upholding our vision to excel in trust and corporate services across key markets, we are renowned for our top-quality service, expertise, integrity, efficiency, and industry-leading business performance. 


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