Equiom has announced the appointment of James Russell as Managing Director of Equiom Hong Kong.
An award-winning trust professional named on ePrivate Client’s 2015 ‘Top 35 Under 35’, James has almost 20 years’ experience in the industry with a deep understanding of private and corporate client matters. Prior to joining Equiom, he worked in senior roles within international companies serving clients across the Isle of Man, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Singapore. His highlights include successful IPOs of Asian businesses listed on AIM, extensive experience of commercial property structuring in Europe for worldwide investors, and working with international law firms to build innovative trust and foundation structures for Asian families. James is a qualified Chartered Secretary.
At Equiom, James has responsibility for managing the company’s strategy in Hong Kong and overseeing the overall performance of the business. He leads a team of specialists focused on the delivery of professional services including private trust, company administration, tax, legal compliance, accounting and immigration. As a member of the Equiom Asia Board, James also contributes towards Equiom's strategic and tactical corporate development.
Equiom’s Global Chief Operating Officer, Nick Evans commented:
‘It is a pleasure to welcome James to the team. With ambitious growth plans in Hong Kong, Equiom requires a leader with an understanding of the trust industry coupled with the ability to realise the full potential of a diverse range of disciplines. James’ strong leadership and his enthusiasm for the business makes him a great fit for the role and our business. I have no doubt that our Hong Kong proposition will benefit tremendously from his appointment as James helps to maximise the potential of our expertise and service offering. I would like to extend a warm welcome to James and wish him the very best in his new role.’
‘I am delighted to take on this new role and I believe there are significant opportunities for Equiom Hong Kong as it continues to grow in Asia. I am looking forward to guiding Equiom to becoming a first choice industry leader in the wealth management space in Asia by providing exclusive, personal and customised solutions for our clients in Asia, with the support of our international network. As we continue to attract and grow high calibre staff, providing the right training and expanding our expertise in new areas, I am pleased to be part of this inspiring organisation and a member of the dedicated teams in Asia and around the world.’