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Hawksford appoints business development director to drive Asian growth


Hawksford has appointed a private client and corporate business development director to its Singapore office.

Irene Lee (pictured), who has over 15 years’ financial services industry experience, will be responsible for building the company’s relationships with intermediaries and partners serving high net worth individuals and corporate clients in the Asian marketplace. As part of the newly created role, which underscores the importance of Asia to the corporate, private client and funds company, Irene will help to increase brand awareness for Hawksford’s wide range of services within the Asia Pacific region.
‘I look forward to contributing positively towards Hawksford’s business and its private client and corporate expertise in the Singapore market, as well as the wider Asia Pacific region. My background, which encompasses marketing, business development and customer service, puts me in an excellent position to recommend appropriate and customised solutions for our clients,’ said Irene.
Irene joins Hawksford from Equiom Singapore where she was head of business development. Prior to this she held senior business development and marketing roles at Icaza, Portcullis TrustNet, Citibank Singapore and OCBC Bank.
Stephanie Rose, global head of corporate services at Hawksford, says: ‘Irene has over a decade of industry specific experience servicing intermediaries and their high net worth and corporate clients. The Asian market is a central focus in Hawksford’s strategic growth plans and Irene’s understanding of the region, vast network of contacts and industry experience will be integral in delivering on the company’s objectives.’
Lee holds the STEP Certificate for Financial Services – Singapore, Trusts and Estate Planning and in 2015 was recognised as ‘Professional of the Year 2015-2016’ by The Worldwide Who’s Who Registry. A board member of the Private Wealth Association of Singapore, Irene also speaks fluent English and Mandarin as well as conversational Malay, Japanese and a number of Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew).

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