Managing Director and Co-Head, Greater China
Joe joined Vistra in May 2016 as Operations Director for Vistra Hong Kong. His mandate was to help with the integration of the Orangefield and Vistra corporate and private client services teams and the implementation of new business systems. He currently is the Managing Director of Corporate & Private Clients, having day to day responsibility of the corporate and private client services business lines in Hong Kong.
Joe began his career in the corporate and trust services industry in 2006 as a consultant with a multinational fiduciary services business in Hong Kong. In 2007, he was sent to Singapore to setup a new office for this group. He was recalled back to the Asian headquarters in Hong Kong in 2013 to take up management of that office of 50 plus employees while remaining responsible for the operations in Singapore. Joe was also tasked with integrating the acquisition of another corporate services provider in Shanghai By 2015 Joe was Head of Asia with overall responsibility of 90 employees spread across 4 offices.
Over the course of 10 years in the corporate and trust services industry Joe has aided numerous entrepreneurs with setting up cross border business structures in various jurisdictions. He has also consulted many wealthy families on their succession and estate planning issues using trust structures. Joe’s experience includes assisting clients with establishing pre-IPO structures and employee stock ownership plans as well as establishing alternative fund structures.
Joe holds a Master of Science Degree issued by the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He was born and raised in the Netherlands. Dutch is his native language and he speaks English and Cantonese fluently.
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