Luxembourg, 16 September 2020 – Arendt Services welcomed Benjamin Collette as new CEO on September 1st. He replaces Olivier Hamou, who will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
Benjamin Collette spent most of his career as a partner at Deloitte in Luxembourg. His areas of expertise include asset management and services for traditional and alternative assets, global custody and private banking as well as wealth management.
“Benjamin’s skills and vision will be valuable assets for the continued growth of Arendt Services and the development of our teams, both collectively and individually”.
Claude Niedner, Chairman of Arendt.
“I am delighted to join a partnership and a firm with such a great entrepreneurial spirit and ambition, with extremely strong local independence and global reach”.
Benjamin Collette, CEO of Arendt Services.
Arendt Services is also pleased to announce that it welcomed Jean Brisbois on September 1st as COO, a newly created position. Prior to joining Arendt, Jean Brisbois spent 15 years with Alter Domus. He brings his wide-ranging experience in content management, digitalisation and operational efficiency improvement.
“With the arrival of Benjamin Collette as CEO and Jean Brisbois as COO in September and the upcoming move to our brand new building ‘Arendt 9’ in 2021, the next few months promise to be very exciting for all of us. I’m very confident in our future as we build it”.
Claude Niedner, Chairman of Arendt
Arendt Services is Arendt’s corporate and investor services company established in 2009. We act as a business facilitator: supported by a team of over 170 experts, we offer a full range of services to businesses for the efficient set-up and management of their operations. We specialise in corporate services, including company incorporation administration, accountancy and tax compliance. In addition, international asset managers rely on our comprehensive suite of fund services to develop and administer their corporate and fund structures in Luxembourg. We are a Professional of the Financial Sector practicing under the supervision of the CSSF, and are an authorised central administration and transfer agent for regulated and non-regulated investment funds.
Arendt Services is one of Arendt’s several affiliated service companies that have developed over the years to complement the legal services offered by Arendt & Medernach. Arendt offers its large base of Luxembourg and foreign institutional clients end-to-end specialist advice, covering all the legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg. Each one of the service companies in the Arendt group provides access to a one-stop shop to meet all the legal and business needs of our clients.
Benjamin Collette is Partner at Arendt and Chief Executive Officer of Arendt Services.
Before joining Arendt Services, Benjamin was an Advisory & Consulting Partner at a Big Four company in Luxembourg. He specialised in strategy, regulatory, operations set-up and efficiency engagements for alternative, vanilla investment funds and wealth managers. He was a member of the Executive Committee in charge of Strategy, Clients and Industries, and the head of the Strategy, Corporate Finance and Regulatory consulting practices. He also served on the Global Financial Services Industry Council and led the EMEA AIFMD and Wealth and Private Banking practices.
Prior to this, Benjamin served as Management Consultant with a leading strategy consulting firm, and as Director for a company servicing independent financial advisors. He began his career at a major banking institution, where he worked in the Trading Room as a currency options trader and in the Corporate Finance department on various M&A files.
Benjamin holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Liège.
Jean Brisbois is Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Management Committee of Arendt Services.
Before joining Arendt Services, Jean was Director in an international fund and corporate service administrator, where he led global technology platforms, change management, business efficiency improvement and business performance management. He spent two years in Chicago (USA) optimising business technology platforms, connecting operational layers and transforming the operational model.
Prior to this, Jean spent ten years leading the development and international market release of key platforms like client portals, as well as foundation platforms (electronic document management, workflows, dashboards and client key information databases).
Jean was also a technical engineer at a leading life insurance company, and an application support manager at a pharmaceutical company.
He began his professional life in 1994 within a large global chemical company in Brussels (Belgium).
Jean is member of the board of FedISA (Fédération de l’ILM, du Stockage et de l’Archivage). He is a PMI-certified ScrumMaster (Project Management Institute).
Jean obtained his biochemistry diploma in Liège.
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Arendt Services is Arendt’s corporate and investor services company. As a business facilitator, Arendt Services offers a full range of services to businesses for the efficient set-up and management of their operations in Luxembourg.
Arendt Services specialises in corporate services, including company incorporation administration, accountancy and tax compliance.
Arendt Services is supported by a team of over 170 people, all experienced in providing corporate and investor services support.
Arendt Services is a Professional of the Financial Sector (PSF) practicing under the supervision of the CSSF (Luxembourg supervisory authority of the financial sector).
They are an authorised central administration and transfer agent for regulated and non-regulated investment funds.
Our clients seek a proactive attitude, a pragmatic approach, tailored solutions and high-quality services, which should be delivered in the most timely and appropriate manner.