Global investor services group IQ-EQ has announced that Elaine Smeja has joined its Guernsey business as Director, Funds, while Nel Schoeman has been appointed as Director, Corporate.
Elaine Smeja has nearly 20 years’ experience in the funds industry. Most recently, she was Executive Director at Maitland Administration (Guernsey) Limited (MAGL), where she was responsible for overseeing all areas of the Fund Administration team, reviewing oversight programmes in line with regulatory and procedural guidelines, as well as certain compliance reporting and acting as nominated officer for the company. In her new role, Elaine will lead and manage all aspects and activities relating to the development of IQ-EQ Guernsey’s Funds business.
Meanwhile, Nel Schoeman joins IQ-EQ from Stonehage Fleming (previously Maitland) where he had been since 2014 after relocating to Guernsey from South Africa. Nel holds a commerce and various law degrees and has substantial client relationship management experience. In his role as Corporate Director, Nel will initially provide additional support to the Private Wealth business on a number of key initiatives and thereafter assume responsibility for IQ-EQ Guernsey’s Corporate function on a full-time basis.
Commenting on the appointments, Greg Kok, Managing Director for Guernsey, said: “It’s wonderful to have Elaine and Nel on board, each playing a fundamental part in the delivery of our growing service offering in Guernsey. With their strong sector expertise and leadership experience, I know they’ll be great assets to our team. Welcome to the Group, Elaine and Nel!”
Pictured: Left to right – Elaine Smeja and Nel Schoeman