Zanders expands its leadership team with six principals

16 December 2021 1 min. read
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International treasury and risk consulting firm Zanders has per 1 January 2022 expanded its leadership team with six principals.

Four of the new principals are based in the Netherlands, where Zanders is headquartered: Martijn de Groot, Erik Vijlbrief, Hendrik Pons and Koen Reijnders. De Groot and Vijlbrief are both a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice; the prior focus on services in the field of credit risk and data analytics, while the latter specialises in model risk management and asset & liability management.

Pons and Reijnders both focus on clients in the public sector. Alongside their work for governments, public institutions and municipalities, the duo has been tasked with expanding two of Zanders’ offerings in the sector: a cloud-based treasury solutions (TREASURYnxt) and managed services for funds in the Netherlands and abroad.

Zanders expands its leadership team with six principals

Based in the United Kingdom, Birgita Gjirja will focus on further growing Zanders’ London-based team, scaling up the corporate treasury services in the Nordics and intensifying the collaboration with channel partner FIS. Zurich-based Martijn Wycisk will further develop the firm’s financial risk management footprint in the DACH region and spearhead the opening of a new office in Germany.

“We are very proud to recognise the loyalty and experience of our colleagues – together our six new principals represent more than seventy years of experience at Zanders. During the past several years, they have convincingly demonstrated their qualities and we believe that they are ready to extend their responsibilities in taking the next steps with our company,” said Laurens Tijdhof, the CEO and Managing Partner of Zanders.

“These appointments are part of our accelerated growth strategy to become the leading treasury and risk consultancy firm globally,” he added.

Zanders currently has 225 consultants working from seven offices globally; in Utrecht, London, Stockholm, Zürich, New York, and Tokyo. The firm is led by a nine-strong partner team.