Location: Luxembourg

Richard Browne

Richard brings 25 years’ experience in the finance industry, with expertise in building, developing, and leading talented teams dedicated to service excellence. In this role, Richard plays an instrumental part in enhancing client satisfaction, loyalty, and retention, as well as achieving operational excellence, driving continuous improvement, and contributing to the overall success and growth of the business in Europe and globally.

In his previous role, Richard served as Deputy CEO and Head of Private Asset Fund Administration at Credit Suisse Fund Services Luxembourg for the last four years. Prior to that, he worked as Managing Director, Director of Operations, and other roles at Citco Fund Services Luxembourg (and Guernsey) for 14 years.

Richard’s experience encompasses areas including certification of business controls (ISAE 3402 Type II certification), business development and client relationship building, upgrading platforms and implementing new client portals, and a strong focus on process efficiency and automation to achieve scalable operations. Richard received his Bachelor of Business Management degree at IT Sligo in Ireland

Gareth McKeon

Gareth McKeon is Head of Client Integration and Operational Change at Gen II Luxembourg. With over 20 years of operational experience, Gareth started his career in Dublin working for Bank of Ireland Securities Services.

He then moved to Luxembourg where during the last 17.5 years he has worked for State Street Bank Luxembourg, State Street Alternative Investment Solutions, and International Financial Data Services (“IFDS”) Luxembourg. Most recently he was Head of Research and Development at IFDS.

Gareth is a Business graduate of the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Christophe Ponticello

Christophe Ponticello oversees the firm’s strategy and partnerships with regional and local stakeholders. He brings over twenty years of experience in financial services and private equity administration.

Prior to his time with Gen II Luxembourg, Christophe served as a director at Ipes (now Apex Group), where he was responsible for the management of the client relationship and the operational functions of the Luxembourg office. Before Ipes, Christophe headed the private equity and real estate accounting team at Caceis Bank Luxembourg, where he helped establish the PERE fund administration department. Christophe graduated with a master’s degree in management control, accountancy, and financial management.

Colin Hade

With over 25 years of experience in financial services administration – including transfer agency operations, AML, registration, client services as well as operational control management and legal entity governance, Colin serves as Gen II’s Global Head of Investor Services. Prior to joining Gen II in June of 2023, Colin spent over 20 years with JPMorgan in Luxembourg, where he held various leadership roles including Head of Transfer Agency and Head of Legal Entity Control Management.

Colin studied accounting at the Dublin Business School and is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Michael Mekhaeel

Prior to joining Gen II, Michael was the head of the governance program at BBH Luxembourg SCA and a leader in the creation of BBH Luxembourg’s Depositary Bank function covering UCITS and alternative investment funds (AIFMD). Michael has been an active member of the ALFI/ABBL Depositary Bank Forum and co-chaired the other asset supervision depositary working group.

Michael brings to the firm over 25 years of global financial services experience within depositary services, governance, risk management, internal audit, outsourcing, and relationship management. Michael is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a financial risk manager (FRM). He has also previously served a three-year appointment as the advocacy chair for the Board of the CFA Society Luxembourg.

Sundhevy Debrand

Sundhevy serves as the chief compliance officer for Gen II Luxembourg Services S.à r.l. Prior to Gen II, she was the financial crime leader at Nordea Asset Management, where she supported the development and implementation of the company’s financial crime change program.

Sundhevy came from Nordea Asset Management, where she supported the development of the firm’s financial crime change program and successfully implemented the AML/CTF and sanctions program.

Before Nordea, she was the risk and compliance director of Intertrust Luxembourg (a listed company and the second-largest corporate services provider in Luxembourg). Sundhevy also worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Banca Intesa, Nikko, HSBC, and PayPal where she deployed internal audit, risk, and compliance programs, expanding her professional knowledge.

Sundhevy has been a member of the Association of Luxembourg Compliance Officers (ALCO) Board since 2002, and she is an associate professor of the European Banking and Financial Law master’s program (LL.M) at the University of Luxembourg. Sundhevy is a graduate of the EDHEC Business School, and she holds a Master in Business Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Eva Ntovolou

With over twelve years of experience as a legal consultant specializing in data protection and privacy, Eva is a certified data protection officer (“DPO”) and serves as the global DPO for Gen II.

Prior to Gen II, Eva worked for the legal department of Deloitte Luxembourg, leading the group’s GDPR implementation and data protection program. She also held several roles in the fields of privacy and data security, serving as in-house and external legal counsel throughout different countries in the EU. Eva also founded her own law practice in Athens, Greece. Eva is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and speaks seven languages.

Svitlana Dobrovolska

Svitlana has significant knowledge of the financial service industry in Luxembourg, across the private equity sector, where she has extensive experience in both UCITS and AIFs. She has strong knowledge of fund administration of Luxembourg-domiciled funds and has successfully assisted her clients in establishing fund structures across a variety of asset classes.

Svitlana is responsible for overseeing the delivery of fund services through Gen II’s Luxembourg office. Her focus is on building and strengthening relationships with new and existing clients through the provision of bespoke, tailored solutions. In addition, Svitlana also supports the implementation, development, and strategic growth of funds services through Luxembourg.

Sanjeev Jewootah

Sanjeev has over 20 years’ experience in corporate and fund administration. In his current role, Sanjeev is responsible for servicing diverse corporate and institutionally owned multi-jurisdictional structures, consisting of companies, limited partnerships, and other vehicles. Prior to joining Gen II Sanjeev was a Director in Crestbridge’s Luxembourg office. Before this, he was a director at a trust services company in Mauritius and a manager with a leading corporate and fund administration provider in Luxembourg.

Sanjeev is a chartered certified accountant, a fellow of the ACCA, and a member of the ABIAL (Association of the British and Irish Accountants in Luxembourg). He also holds a diploma from ICSA in offshore finance and administration.

Christophe Sieger

Christophe has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He has expertise in fund management, but also has extensive knowledge of fund operations, risk management, in-house finance operations and accounting services.

At Gen II, Christophe’s role maximizes his considerable industry knowledge, as he oversees the seamless operation of the business’s delegated functions within the European Management Company division including portfolio management, central administration and distribution, as well as the valuation and risk management services. He also has strategic involvement in the NAV accounting and validation services.

Christophe holds a Master’s degree from ICN Business School (Nancy) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Réviseur d’Entreprises). He is fluent in French, English and German.