Global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra has picked a new chief executive and group chief financial officer.
Alan Brown is joining the company as CEO while Geoff Weir will be taking the role of CFO, with their appointments being subject to approval.
The positions will be based in Vistra’s headquarters in Hong Kong.
Simon Hinshelwood, who has been leading the business as executive chairman, will resume his non-executive chairman role on Vistra’s board.
“Vistra has been on a rapid growth journey, expanding from a local company operating in five markets 10 years ago, to a truly global organisation with over 4,300 employees in 46 jurisdictions,” Mr Hinshelwood said.
“I am confident that Alan and Geoff’s strong track record and expertise will enable Vistra to achieve its continuing growth ambitions and I look forward to working with them both.”
Mr Brown was most recently CEO of ADSCO Group, a Scotland headquartered global oil and gas services company.
He had previously been CEO at Rentokil Initial and CFO at Imperial Chemical Industries, along with spending 25 years at Unilever in various sroles in the UK and Europe, before heading up its operations in China and Taiwan.
“I am delighted to be joining Vistra with the opportunity to lead the company in the next stage of its exciting growth and transformation journey,” Mr Brown said.
“I look forward to working with Simon, the board, and our colleagues across the globe to maximise the opportunity the organisation has for both our clients and employees.”
Mr Weir has held a number of group CFO roles with global companies, including Scotts Philips Associates, Exridge, Digicel and most recently, Sinar Mas in Indonesia.
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