CEO & Founder
Arne is the founder of Zeidler Group. He is the CEO and bears the overall responsibility for the firm. Arne studied law while working full-time as a police detective in Frankfurt and has subsequently worked for Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie also in Frankfurt.
He is a fully qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. He holds a Doctor of Law from Germany's leading law school, Bucerius, and is the co-author of a popular legal commentary on the German investment law (Weitnauer / Boxberger / Anders, KAGB, 2. Auflage, 2017). Arne is based in London.
Chief Delivery Officer (CDO)
Max is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany. He joined Zeidler Legal Services in 2011 and now acts as Zeidler Group’s Chief Delivery Officer. Max has vast experience in cross-border fund registration and fund distribution matters and advises clients on various asset management related aspects. Max also acts as Compliance Officer for German MiFID entities.
Max has graduated from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt and trained at the High Court of Frankfurt am Main. He was admitted to the Frankfurt bar in early 2015. Max speaks both, German and English.
Robert is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and also in England and Wales. He joined Zeidler Group in Frankfurt in 2012 and returned to Dublin in 2014, where he is now based. He holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, as well as a Diploma in Finance Law,
a Diploma in International Investment Funds and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts, all awarded by the Law Society of Ireland. As a Director, Robert manages some of the firm’s more complex legal work. Robert speaks English and German. Robert heads the firm's Dublin office.
Head of Software Engineering Division
Prashant joined the team in 2018 as a Software Development Manager and has since then been promoted to Head of Software Engineering Division. He oversees our software development team and various projects related to our Swift Platform.
Prashant has more than 16 year of experience in the field of software development, especially in web application development. Prashant has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Mumbai, a post graduate diploma in software development, and a MBA from University Louisiana at Monroe, USA.
Katrina joined Zeidler Group in September 2017 as a Legal Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Law with German (International) from NUI Galway and an LL.M (International and Comparative Law) from Trinity College, Dublin. She has also studied law in Germany at the universities of Göttingen and Münster.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Katrina was an intern in the Asset Management & Investment Funds department at a large Irish firm. She is based in the Dublin office and speaks English, German and Latvian.
Business Development Director
Kunal joined the firm in 2018 as Business Development Manager. He is responsible for the marketing and business development function of the business and is also involved in special projects.
He has a degree in business from the University of Delhi, as well as an MBA from Cass Business School in London. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in professional services and retail all over the world. Kunal speaks English, German and Hindi.
Principal Software Engineer
Sanjay joined the firm from Botree Technologies, where he delivered a range of projects for clients including a concierge API for an innovative health insurance platform and a novel automated solution for AdWords.
He is a seasoned Ruby on Rails expert who is focusing on the next generation of our due diligence solutions. Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s of Computer Engineering from the Gujarat Technological University.
Principal Software Engineer
Avinash holds a Bachelor of Technology (Degree) in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India.
Prior to Zeidler Legal Services, Avinash worked at a tech firm in Mumbai, India. He speaks English, Hindi and other regional languages. Avinash is based out of our Mumbai office.
Senior Software Engineer
Nilesh is a Senior Software Engineer based in the London office.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University
and has over 5 years of experience in web development.
Before joining Zeidler, he worked with IGate , Capgemini, Learning Mate and Morgan Stanley.
Some of his skill sets include Java, Java script, HTML, Node JS, Angular, React JS.
Nilesh speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.
Head of Regulatory Services Division
Jasminka started her career by volunteering at a Legal Clinic while obtaining a Master’s degree in law from University of Zagreb. Before joining Zeidler Group, Jasminka specialized in intellectual property in a law firm in Zagreb and she worked as a quality analyst in online legal operations supporting three of her spoken languages: English, German and Croatian.
Jasminka joined Zeidler Group as an associate in July 2019 and she was promoted to senior associate in 2021.
Jasminka's work focuses on cross-border distribution, company secretary, ESG/SFDR, and counterparty due diligence amongst other areas.
Peter is a legal associate and joined Zeidler in 2020. Peter has an LL.M in commercial law from the University of Edinburgh, and MA in International Relations from University College Dublin.
Prior to working at Zeidler, Peter was with HUB International in Vancouver as a risk advisor and claims manager.
Senior Software Engineer
Deven has achieved a Masters of Computer Applications from SVICS College- Kadi and won a state-level competition for his knowledge of web portal development. Deven has a decade of experience in transforming business requirements into code.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Deven has contributed code to the retail giant known as Future Group and worked on financial projects in the US as well as educational projects for the NUS (National Union of Students) in the UK.
Deven is multilingual on and off the computer, using Scrum, Agile along with various technologies like Ruby on Rails, Salesforce using Apex and Java along with Advance Java.
Junior Software Engineer
Harshal joined Zeidler after a successful internship and is focusing on business applications for machine learning.
He has BSc and an MSc from Mumbai University in IT and professional experience with learning algorithms, chatbots and detection software.
Matt joined Zeidler Group in February 2021 as a Fund Registration Officer. He is a holder of Master’s Degrees in Law and Marketing and Management from The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Business Studies from Dublin Business School, Diploma in Internet Marketing, Social Media and E-Commerce and also Professional Certificate in Compliance from Institute of Banking, University College Dublin.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Matt gained experience in Ryanair working as a Legal Claims Administrator. Matt can speak English and Polish. He is based in the Dublin office.
Daniel joined Zeidler Group as a Legal Associate. Daniel was awarded his LLB degree from University College Cork and also holds a BSc degree from Munster Technological University.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Daniel worked in a general practice firm in Cork. He is passionate about digital transformation and innovation within the legal services sector.
Head of HR and Recruitment
Fola is a HR and Recruitment professional with experience in the banking and legal sector. She joined Zeidler in March 2021 and her role includes recruiting across all Zeidler offices. She is helping to find the right talent in order to build a successful work culture.
She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, individual career development as well as career satisfaction. Fola works hard to ensure the work atmosphere is fair, supportive, innovative, and inclusive.
Head of Reporting Services Division
Gemma leads the Regulatory Reporting Division, she is responsible for delivering the UCITS KIID to PRIIPs KID transition as well as EMT, EPT for Zeidler's clients and developing new technology solutions. She holds an English Law LLB (Hons) from the University of Dundee and was awarded an LPC from the University of Law, Moorgate.
Gemma has extensive experience in leading and directing document production and all matters relating to KIDs and KIIDs. She started her career at a US Law firm in London, before moving to the Funds & Regulatory team at Simmons & Simmons where she managed the UCITS KIID service and started the PRIIPS KID service in 2017. Gemma speaks English and Spanish.
Brigid joined Zeidler Group in April 2021. She has a BA in European Studies with Spanish and Italian from Trinity College Dublin. After graduation, Brigid worked in Trinity Research and Innovation as part of the Research Contracts Office team, responsible for negotiating and executing all funded research contracts entered into by Trinity College Dublin.
Before joining Zeidler Group, Brigid worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs as a Diplomatic Attaché in the Embassy of Ireland in Mexico. Her areas of work included trade promotion, public outreach, and political and human rights issues across Mexico, Cuba, and Central America.
Head of ESG
Elisa joined Zeidler Group in 2021 as Head of ESG focusing on all ESG and sustainable finance-related regulatory matters. Before joining Zeidler Group, Elisa worked at Invesco based in Frankfurt for almost 9 years where she held various legal positions, the most recent being as a specialist ESG legal counsel. Prior to that, she held various legal positions in London based Law Firms.
Elisa is a Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst as well as a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales and holds an LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law from the University of London, the LPC, an LL.B and a BA(Hons) degree. She also speaks five languages, three of which fluently (Italian, English and German).
Sabir joined Zeidler Group in May 2021 as a Legal Researcher. Sabir's role focuses on research, content curation and updating legal information on the Global Knowledge Hub (GKH) module. Sabir was awarded his BA LLB degree from Karnataka Law University India and was awarded a Masters in International Business Law from NUI Galway.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Sabir worked on securities, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. Sabir is based in the Dublin office.
Head of HR (India)
Chaitali joined Zeidler Group in June 2021 as an HR Manager. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from Mumbai University, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from MET Institute and Diploma in HR from Welingkar's Institute of Management.
She has also completed a few non-credit certificate courses such as ‘Effective Compliance Programs’ authorized by the University of Pennsylvania, ‘Managing Employee Performance’ authorized by the University of Minnesota and ‘Ethical Leadership Through Giving Voice to Values’ authorized by the University of Virginia. She has also been awarded ’Recognition for Dedication and Loyalty towards Service’.
Chaitali has over 9 years of experience as an HR professional and has worked with several IT organizations in the past.
Chaitali speaks English and other native languages like Hindi and Marathi. She is based at our Mumbai Office.
Senior Software Engineer
Prakash joined Zeidler Group in November 2020 as a Senior Software Engineer. Prior to joining Zeidler, Prakash worked as a Senior front-end developer at Morgan Stanley's wealth management division. Prakash holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and has over 11 years of professional experience in front-end development.
Sachin joined Zeidler Group in January 2021 as a Software Engineer. He was awarded a Bachelors of Technology degree from Mumbai University. Before joining Zeider, Sachin previously worked for product-based startups and IT service companies. He is passionate about technology and particularly with quality, usability, security and scalability in technical solutions.
Senior UX Designer
Sushant joined Zeidler Group in 2021 as a Senior UX Designer. Sushant has more than 6 years of experience working in User Interface, Interaction and User Experience Design.
Sushant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University, Diploma in Software Testing from IBM Seed, User Experience Design Certifications from Interaction Design Foundation.
Head of Legal Services Division
Valentin is the Head of Legal, prior to joining Zeidler Group he worked with Nomura group where he spent the past 12 years, holding various positions in the Legal department, in London and Paris respectively. In his most recent role, Valentin was the in-house senior Legal counsel for Nomura Alternative Investment Management France and Nomura Financial Products (Europe) GmbH, French branch. Prior to joining Nomura, Valentin worked at Lehman Brothers Asset Management as a legal advisor. After spending internships at law firms, Valentin started his career in the Regulatory & Compliance department of PwC in Luxembourg.
Valentin holds a Master’s degree in European Law from the University of Lyon III. He is currently a reserve military officer, with the rank of Captain, in the French army’s defence health service (Service de Santé des Armées). Valentin speaks French, English and German.
Tara is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) in Germany. She joined Zeidler Group in 2021 as a Legal Associate. Tara has graduated from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and trained at the Higher Court in Darmstadt. She was admitted to the Frankfurt bar in early 2022.
Before joining Zeidler, Tara worked for a large international U.S. law firm as well as for an association offering pro bono legal advice for students and refugees in Frankfurt. Prior to that, she worked three years as an intern in the Legal Department of Invesco in Frankfurt. She is based in the Frankfurt office and speaks both, German and English.
Patricia joined Zeidler Group as a Legal Associate. She has studied law at the University of Cologne in Germany. Patricia is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) in Germany. Before qualifying as Attorney-at-Law in Germany, she has also studied law in Ireland. She holds an LL.M. (International Commercial Law) from University College Dublin.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Patricia was a trainee lawyer at the Higher Court of Duisburg and has worked in several international law firms as a legal researcher, both in Germany and Ireland. During her traineeship, Patricia concluded placements of the traineeship in Ireland. She is based in the Frankfurt office and speaks German, English and French.
Software Engineer -Ruby on Rails
Abhishek joined Zeidler Group in December 2021. Abhishek was awarded an engineering in computer science degree in 2017 from Acropolis Institute, Indore. He has over 4 years of professional experience in Web Development.
Kim Cuong Le
Kim Cuong Le, is an Associate in the Legal Services Division of Zeidler Group. He joined Zeidler Group from an international law firm in Luxembourg, where he worked as an Associate in investment management.
Prior to that, he started his career as a legal trainee working on transactional matters in several international law firms and banking institutions in Paris.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Law from the University of Cergy-Pontoise and graduated with first-class honours from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He is based in London and speaks English, French and Vietnamese.
Senior DevOps Engineer
Armugharaj joined Zeidler Group as Senior DevOps Engineer in January 2022. Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Armugharaj worked with Reliance Jio and Orient Technologies- for Hewlett-Packard and has over 8 years of professional experience in the IT Industry.
Armugharaj was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in E-Business from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai and he has completed a AWS Certified SAA-C03. He is based in the Mumbai office and can speak English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam.
UI - UX Designer
Mythri works in the Mumbai office as a UI-UX Designer, she has completed a Bachelor in Technology degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh. Product Design fascinates her and she has always been a part of designing impactful products that connect people and align business goals with user needs.
With over 6 years of experience, Mythri has worked on designing enterprise applications for renowned organisations like Standard & Poors (S&P Global), Bodhtree Consulting and Equivas Capital. Outside of work, she enjoys watching new things on Netflix and exploring new places.
Shalu joined Zeidler Group in early 2022 as a Funds Registration Officer. Shalu previously worked for Northern Trust within the ETF Client Servicing Team; dealing with a variety of product ranges such as synthetic/physical ETFs, and Cryptocurrencies.
Shalu holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons) from Kingston University (UK) and speaks Punjabi & English.
Shalu is based in the Dublin office.
Chandon joined Zeidler Group in early 2022. Before joining us, he worked with Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited and WhiteHatjr.
Chandon was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University. He has 3 years of web development and software engineering experience.
Neha joined Zeidler Group in March 2022 as a Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Pune University. She is responsible for Business analysis, planning & estimations and project deliverables.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Neha worked with BNP Paribas, Citigroup, and Nokia with more than 15 years of professional experience as a QA & BA.
She is based in the Mumbai office.
Senior UI Developer
Mangesh joined Zeidler Group as Senior UI Developer in March 2022. Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Mangesh worked with Digital Refresh Network and Kesari Tours & Travels as a senior UI Developer and has over 10 years of professional experience in the IT Industry.
Mangesh graduated from Mumbai University with a degree in Information Technology. Mangesh is skilled in HTML, CSS, SCSS, and jQuery and speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.
Sr Business Development Manager
Alexandra joined us as a Senior Business Development Manager in April 2022. Alexandra has more than 9 years of experience in client service and delivery, account management and business development. Before joining Zeidler Group, Alexandra was a client service manager for Schroders, a global investment management firm. She also held various positions in business development and client service in the Citco group, which provides a broad range of fund administration services.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Languages from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, located in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She is a certified CFA Institute Investment Foundations holder and speaks English, German, Russian and Dutch. Alexandra is based in our Luxembourg office.
Serena joined Zeidler Group as Director in 2022. Before joining Zeidler Group, Serena worked at BNY Mellon for 9 years, holding various positions and advising on a wide variety of legal topics with a focus on the investment fund business. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Serena worked at Universal-Investment, in Frankfurt and Luxembourg respectively.
Serena is a fully qualified German lawyer (Rechtsanwältin). She has studied at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and Ruprecht-Karls-University (Heidelberg) and trained at the High Court of Frankfurt am Main. Serena is based in the Frankfurt office and speaks German and English.
Senior Business Analyst
Darshana joined Zeidler Group in May 2022 as a Senior Business Analyst. Before joining Zeidler Group, Darshana previously worked at Vitraya, Intellect Design arena Ltd, Accenture Services, and Citigroup global services Ltd, respectively. She has over 15 years of professional experience in business analysis, quality assurance, and process improvement.
Darshana was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) degree from Mumbai University and is ISTQ certified and IIBA - CBAP trained. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.
Amey joined Zeidler Group in May 2022 as QA Lead. He has over 11 years of professional experience in software testing on different platforms and business domains while working with product-based and software organisations including Discovery Inc., Turtlemint, Cox & Kings Ltd., Softlink Global and Hexaware Technologies.
He was awarded an MBA in IT from the Welingkar Institute of Management and holds a Bachelor of Science in IT degree from Mumbai University. Amey also holds the following qualifications; ISTQB, Professional Scrum Master(PSM-I) and Project Management Professional (PMP). In his current role, Amey is responsible for end-to-end test management of all quality control activities in web application development. He is based in our Mumbai office and speaks English, Marathi, and Hindi.
Flavio joined Zeidler Group in May 2022 as a Director in the Regulatory Services Division. He joined the London office to oversee our Counterparty Due Diligence tool's development from an operational standpoint and take it to the next level. Coming from the fintech industry, Flavio is an experienced risk and compliance professional with a focus on customer operations.
He has been working in onboarding and high-risk underwriting within the payments area for over eight years which has provided him with a vast knowledge of due diligence, KYC and AML requirements.
Flavio holds a BA degree in Communication and Media Studies and is fluent in English and Portuguese, with an intermediate proficiency in Spanish.
Josef El Semari
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Josef has gained extensive experience as a Head of Global Fund Registrations, supporting asset managers in cross-border registration with both legal and regulatory expertise. Josef is a tech enthusiast and has previously led the automation around the cross-border registration process.
Josef holds a degree in Business Law and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Financial Markets Law" from the University of Zurich. He has also published articles discussing the "Challenges and regulatory prospects in EU cross-border UCITS/AIF registration" in the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody.
Josef can also speak German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Regulatory Reporting Analyst
Jeet has been awarded an MBA in Finance from Dublin Business School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from S.K Somaiya College (University of Mumbai). He is also an Associate Financial Planner specializing in investment planning and portfolio management. At present, he is pursuing CFA Level 1.
Prior to this, he worked as an Operations Analyst at Covalen. Jeet has also worked as a Senior Financial Analyst and Regulatory Compliance Apprentice. He speaks three languages English, Hindi, and Gujarati
Rui Ci Lee
Rui Ci is an Associate with the Regulatory Services Division of Zeidler Group, assisting with cross-border registration of funds and ongoing fund governance.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, she practised law at Baker McKenzie’s Kuala Lumpur office, advising on Malaysian tax and commercial law issues.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Leeds. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) and has been admitted to the High Court of Malaya as an Advocate & Solicitor.
Rui Ci is based in London and speaks English, Mandarin, and Malay.
Lynn Lyoba is an Associate in the Regulatory Services Division of Zeidler Group. She joined Zeidler Group in 2022 from an international law firm based in Nairobi where she worked as an Associate in the Forensics, Risk and Compliance team. She has experience in AML, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.
Lynn holds a Degree in Psychology and International Relations as well as an LLB from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is pursuing an LLM in International Commercial Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She is based in London and speaks English and Kiswahili.
Ciaran Burke is an Associate in the Legal Services Division. He has completed a Bachelor of Law at Maynooth University and has recently passed all 8 FE-1 examinations. Ciaran aspires to become a qualified Irish solicitor specialising in funds law.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Ciaran provided banking and financial legal support while working with a audit, tax and advisory firm.
In his spare time Ciaran enjoys attending listening to and attending music festivals.
Lucia is a Counterparty Due Diligence Analyst, she has studied International Bachelor of Law with commercial specialisation (First Class) at the Hague University in the Netherlands. Lucia recently converted her degree to a English Law at a master's level at the University of Law in London.
She has gained a variety of professional work experience in European, Czech and Slovak law and developed her interest in asset management during her placement at Slovak law firm.
Lucia is fluent in English, Czech and Slovak.
Shashank joined Zeidler Group as a QA Engineer. Before joining Zeidler Group, he worked with Commtex Solutions, Learning Mate, Volody Products Pvt. Ltd. He has over 3 years of Experience in Software Testing in different domains like ERP, CRM, AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) and CLM (Contract Lifecycle Management).
He has also completed Masters in Computer Application from Mumbai University.
Shashank is based in Mumbai Office and his spoken languages are English, Hindi and Marathi.
Deepak joined Zeidler Group as a QA Engineer. He has over 3 years of experience in Software Testing on different platforms while working with Capgemini. He was awarded a Mechanical Engineering degree from MGM College of Engineering and Technology from Mumbai University.
He is based in Mumbai office and speaks Marathi, Hindi and English.
Mathilde has joined the Counterparty Due Diligence Team as an Analyst; she has studied International Business with a specialisation in Emerging Markets (Cum Laude) at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. While at University, Mathilde picked Law as an additional class which she thoroughly enjoyed. This has sparked her interest in the Legal profession.
Mathilde also has a Master’s in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics.
She has acquired experience as a researcher while working as an intern at the World Bank, where she studied criminality in Latin America.
Mathilde is fluent in French, English and German and she strives to offer the best service possible to all clients.
Megha has joined Zeidler Group as QA Engineer. She has 3 years of experience in manual and automation testing and has worked with Softwareperk Technologies as a Software Quality Analyst on projects related to telecom and investment banking domain.
Megha has expertise in selenium webdriver and is well known about Java language and SQL. She has completed Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Megha can speak English, Hindi and Marathi and is based at Mumbai Office.
Rüstem Dagtekin is a Product Owner, Director in the Regulatory Reporting Division. Rüstem has extensive experience with fund data and reporting solutions. Most recently, Rüstem served as the PRIIPs and MIFID cost and charges calculations subject matter expert at KNEIP- Deutsche Borse Group, where he was a pioneer in developing automated solutions to efficiently report and disclose MIFID and PRIIPs cost and charges figures. He has successfully developed and marketed his products throughout his career and has built an extensive client base
Rüstem earned his M.S. in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance, an Executive M.S. in Corporate Finance from NYU Stern, a double M.S. in International Finance and industrial economics from the CEFI – University of the Mediterranean, Aix-Marseille II, and a B.S. in economics and corporate management from Nancy II University. He speaks and write on topics related to quantitative analyses, model validation, risk management and is fluent in English, and French, Kurdish, and Turkish.
Priyesh Pathak is a Product Manager in the Reporting Services Division; he has 7 years of experience working in various techno-functional roles and he has worked in the asset management industry for over 3.5 years. Priyesh has experience in PRIIPs (transaction costs, EPT, KID), MiFID II (EMT), DCPT, and ICT regulations. As well as client operations, client delivery, pre-sales, and product teams, while managing BAU of more than EUR 1.5 million and leading more than 7 onboarding projects.
Priyesh is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner and has made significant contributions to process and product enhancements while improving client relations.
Priyesh has a Bachelor of Engineering from PES Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht and he can speak English (Proficient), Hindi (Native), German (Basic).
Shital has joined Zeidler Group as a QA Engineer.
Prior to joining Zeidler, she worked with Ajackus Consultancy LLP, a service based firm. There she worked on different domains and technologies, handling and delivering independent deliverables.
Shital has completed Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University and courses on Cypress Automation.
Umair Sayed has joined Zeidler Group as an QA Engineer, he has worked at Jio Haptik which targets creating chatbots on different platforms like WEB, andrioid sdk and whatsapp. He has also worked on retail/ecommerce projects for Reliance industry.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Umair also worked at eClinical Works, the second largest Healthcare IT firm in the US, where he extensively worked with huge clients like Walmart, NBA and multi-speciality hospitals as their dedicated resource in their product customisation.
Umair has completed Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Mumbai University, and courses on Selenium and Cypress frameworks development.
Roberta Urbonaviciute has joined the Legal Services Division as an Associate, she will provide legal and co-sec support. She holds an L.L.M in International Commercial Law from the University College Dublin and has qualified as a Barrister at Kings Inns in 2020.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Roberta has also worked as a legal researcher/executive in a number of international law firms.
Roberta is based in the Dublin office and speaks English and Lithuanian.
Andjelija has joined the Legal Services Division as a Senior Associate. Andjelilja has previously worked for KPMG, McKinsey and reputable funds management firms in Luxembourg. She has gained extensive legal and compliance experience over the years and managed a legal team focused on servicing clients in the alternative investment funds (AIFs) sector.
Andjelija has also obtained a Bachelor and Master of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Zürich.
Andjelija can speak English, German and Serbian fluently as well as French and Spanish.
Alex Mercer has joined the Legal Services Division as an Associate; he has obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D) from the University of Arizona. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Arizona State.
Before joining Zeidler, Alex worked as an Associate at Goldman Sachs within Financial Crime Compliance.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys baking and programming.
Madeline has joined the Legal Services Division as an Associate; she is obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and will then sit for the Arizona Bar Exam. Madeline has specialized in international law during law school.
Before joining Zeidler Group, Madeline has worked for small to mid-sized U.S. firms on litigation matters, she also volunteers with the Florence Project helping clients with asylum proceedings.
Madeline has also participated in several research projects to support indigenous groups gain access to justice and support.
Gentijana has joined the Reporting Services Division as an Analyst and supports with documentation production for KIDS/KIIDS, factsheet production and client onboarding assistance. She has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Bayes Business School in London, which explored the mechanics of financial markets, investment decision making and portfolio management techniques.
Gentijana has a keen interest in the asset management industry, her recent dissertation focused on the presence of smart money in a large portfolio of actively managed German mutual funds.
Gentijana is fluent in English and Albanian.
Melanie Obrowski Aguirre
Melanie has joined the Counterparty Due Diligence team as an Analyst. She has studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at King’s College London. Her interest in the legal sector was sparked after an internship with Volkswagen Group UK’s legal team, which led her to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Law.
Melanie also has a Master of Laws in Legal Practice from BPP University.
Melanie has gained work experience in the legal field working as a student advisor at the BPP Legal Advice Clinic. She has also acquired experience in the automotive industry as an intern at companies such as SEAT S.A..
Melanie is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Zeel Doshi is an Analyst in the Reporting Services Division, she assists with the documentation production for KIDS/KIIDS, factsheets as well as providing client onboarding support.
Zeel has obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, a Diploma in Financial Management and a First class Master of Science in Investment and Finance from Queen Mary University, London.
Zeel has a keen interest in the asset management industry, she previously worked as an Analyst at Arham Global Services, Mumbai and with a registered insurance agent in Mumbai.
Zeel can speak English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and conversational German.
Emily Andrews has joined the Legal Services Division as a Legal Researcher. She will be supporting the production of content for the GKH Global Knowledge Hub. Emily has obtained a Bachelor of Law and Politics at Dublin City University and a Masters in Law at University College Cork.
Before joining Zeidler, Emily also gained practical experience working with a litigation law firm.
Software Engineer - Full Stack JS
Dorcas Schippmann is an Analyst in the Counterparty Due Diligence team. She has obtained a Bachelor of Law with Business at Nottingham Trent University and completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The LPC is the traditional route to qualify as a Solicitor.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Dorcas has gained legal work experience in both the UK and Germany. She has worked on complex disputes and compliance investigations and she is fluent in German and English.
Neha is as an Associate in the Counterparty Due Diligence team. She will provide ongoing support to our clients in Melbourne, Australia. She has gained previous experience in Anti Money Laundering in Banking with Citibank N.A. (India) and Fund Management Services with Iress (Melbourne).
Neha has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from University of Delhi and Master of Business Administration from ICFAI Business School (Hyderabad) India. She has most recently completed Diploma in Financial Planning from Monarch Institute, Melbourne.
Michael Meier has joined the Regulatory Services Division as a Director. With a proven track record in supporting asset managers through the Swiss registration process, Michael brings a wealth of expertise to our team. His ability to establish trustworthy relationships and anticipate customer needs has been instrumental in expanding our Swiss Representative business line.
Michael has a deep understanding of the Swiss regulatory landscape, he provides valuable guidance to clients on new regulations and excels in fulfilling supervisory tasks as a Swiss legal representative of foreign investment funds.
Michael holds a Master's degree from the esteemed Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) and can speak French, English, and German.
Annie joined Zeidler’s Business Development team as Marketing Manager. With a career spanning over a decade in the retail investing industry, she has held Sales & Marketing positions in brokers across Cyprus and London, where she now resides.
Her key areas of expertise include content and brand, which she’s specialized in since first leading Community Management at eToro during the company's transition from traditional online trading into social and copy trading.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Annie was of Head of Communications and PR at a boutique CFDs and spread betting brokerage. She is a fluent speaker of English, Greek, and Afrikaans.
Marketing and Business Development Assistant
Simran Pathan joined Zeidler Group as a Business Development and Marketing Assistant. Prior to joining Zeidler, Simran gained valuable experience in sales and marketing roles with IndusInd Bank and Brightchamps. She also interned as a Marketing Associate with Skoda Volkswagen in India.
Simran has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University and completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from ICFAI Business School, Mumbai.
Simran is based in London and can speak English, French, Hindi and Marathi.
Full Stack Engineer
Abhijeet has joined Zeidler Group as a Software Engineer. He has obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology and a Masters in Computer Science from Pune University. He has worked with Winjit Technologies, Axcelinno (now Mainline Information System), and JP Morgan and Chase.
In his spare time, Abhijeet has competed in many national competitions, and he enjoys painting, aeromodelling and Trekking.
Abhijeet can also speak English, Hindi and Marathi languages.
Bojan is an Associate in the Regulatory Services Division, prior to joining Zeidler Group Bojan worked as a fund regulatory specialist, mainly supporting clients with cross-border fund registrations in the EU, Switzerland, Singapore and the UK, as well as with the provision of Facility Agent service. Bojan also supported the automation of these services, particularly ongoing fund administration.
Bojan graduated from the University of Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a bachelor's degree in German language and literature. After joining the industry, he completed various fund training courses at the Fund Academy in Zurich and completed training as an Information Security Officer at the TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany.
Bojan can speak Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and he is also fluent in German and English.
Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails
Prashant has joined Zeidler Group as a Ruby on Rails Software Engineer. He has extensive experience in back-end development and has experience with Ruby on Rails, jQuery, AWS.
Prashant is passionate about learning new technologies and has worked as a Technical Team Lead.
Prashant holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication. In his spare time, Prashant enjoys listening to Bollywood music.