ZEDRA, a specialist in trust, corporate and fund services, has widened the scope of its client offering with the appointment of Bridget Barker as executive director funds and corporate.
Barker (pictured) will participate in key networking events, global panel discussions and spokesperson opportunities.
Barker joins ZEDRA from city law firm Macfarlanes with almost 36 years’ experience and is one of only three Senior Statesmen for private equity funds listed in the Chambers Legal Directory, 2017. Her experience in legal issues, particularly related to fund raising in the areas of private equity and real estate, is extensive.
Barker has a wealth of experience having spent many years working in the private funds industry with a special focus on private equity, real estate and credits funds as well as advising investors from across the world. She is renowned as a leading professional in the market and has been consistently ranked in the Who’s Who over the past decade as one of the world’s top private funds lawyers.
During her career with Macfarlanes, Barker developed and headed its funds group, as well as leading the wider Macfarlanes investment group which comprised of 90 lawyers.
Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA group director corporate funds and legal, says: “We are delighted to welcome Bridget to our team. We’re committed to continuing to grow our funds and corporate services office and Bridget has particular strengths that will fully complement our existing team. Bridget has an extraordinary industry profile and with our growing service capabilities here at ZEDRA, she will have the perfect platform to help us build our firm in the UK and beyond.”
Niels Nielsen, ZEDRA CEO, says: “Bridget’s appointment underscores our commitment to drive company growth by developing and investing in our fund and corporate services which is in line with our overall business strategy. Her vast knowledge and broad range of experience will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”
ZEDRA is based in 11 jurisdictions around the globe and currently employs 370 staff worldwide.
Barker will work closely with Ivo Hemelraad and the wider ZEDRA funds team to ensure new business goals are being completed in line with ZEDRA’s strategic vision, whilst providing a clear and tactical path to grow and develop existing client relationships as well as establish new ones.