Leadership Changes at Equiom Group

Date 04/11/2019
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Sheila Dean - Executive Chairman

Equiom is pleased to announce changes to our senior leadership as we plan the future growth of the business. Sheila Dean, our long-term Global CEO and original leader of the management buyout from Anglo Irish Bank that led to the creation of Equiom in 2006, is moving to Executive Chairman of the Group with effect from 1 November 2019.

The announcement follows our update in May, introducing our new private equity partnership with Värde Partners, who sit alongside longstanding partner LDC. 

In her new role, Sheila will focus on managing important external relationships for the Group, and continue to maintain her longstanding existing client relationships. Sheila will work with the new CEO and the Global Board on key strategic initiatives, including expanding the breadth of services Equiom offers, understanding our clients evolving needs and realising the synergies of the Group’s M&A activity, as well as continuing to act as a global ambassador for the business.

Recruitment for a new Global CEO is underway as we position ourselves to achieve ambitious growth plans both in our client value proposition and geographical footprint over the next 3 to 5 years. Sheila will ultimately move to Non-Executive Chairman of the Group when the new CEO joins.

Sheila Dean commented:

‘Having been part of this business almost from the very beginning I’m excited about this next stage, not only of my journey with this business but the journey of the business itself. We have such a strong platform on which to build and deliver our ambitious plans for growth, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that and supporting the new CEO and the Board as we set about achieving those goals’.  

Elena Lieskovska, Partner and Head of European Financial Services at Värde, added:

‘We are excited about our partnership with Equiom and looking forward to supporting the new leadership team with future growth of their business’. 

Yann Souillard, Head of London at LDC said:

‘It has been very rewarding to see the success and growth of Equiom since we started our relationship with Sheila and the team in 2013, and we’re very much looking forward to continuing our relationship and that success alongside our colleagues at Värde’. 

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