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CEO & Founder

Arne Zeidler

Arne, the founder & CEO of Zeidler Group, has driven its transformation from a German-based boutique law firm to a global powerhouse in the funds industry, leveraging AI and tech-driven innovation. His diverse background includes studying law while working full-time as a police detective, followed by pivotal roles at Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie.

He is a fully qualified German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and an Irish Solicitor. Arne holds a Doctor of Law from Germany's leading law school, Bucerius, and is a permanent contributor to the leading commentary on German investment funds law (now in its 3rd edition).

Based in New York, bearing overall responsibility for the firm, Arne remains the driving force behind the group’s global vision.

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Delivery Officer

Maximilian Harper

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.

Executive Vice President of Product and Services

Serena Goldberg

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.

Executive Vice President of Technology

Prashant Patil

Prashant joined the team in 2018 as a Software Development Manager and has since then been promoted to Executive Vice President of Technology. He oversees our software development team and various projects related to our Swift Platform.

Prashant has more than 20 years 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.

Head of Reporting Services Division

Gemma Capelo

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.

Head of Legal Services Division

Valentin Chantereau

Valentin is the Head of Legal Services Division. 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 admitted to the Paris bar. He is currently a reserve military officer in the French army’s defence health service (Service de Santé des Armées).

Valentin speaks French, English and German.

Head of ESG

Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg

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 are Italian, English and German.

Head of Regulatory Services Division

Jasminka Makovec

Leading our Regulatory Services Division, Jasminka manages our talented team of regulatory, compliance and fund governance experts. Jasminka's work focuses on cross-border distribution, company secretary, ESG/SFDR, and counterparty due diligence amongst other areas.

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 was promoted to senior associate in 2021. Jasminka has built and nurtured
truly collaborative and lasting partnerships with our clients throughout her tenure at Zeidler Group.

When not successfully navigating the global regulatory landscape, Jasminka is a highly skilled and licensed deep-sea diver with a passion for exploring the ocean's depths.

Director

Flavio Silva

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.

Head of HR and Recruitment

Fola Oguntoye

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.

Director

Robert Boyle

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. Robert primarily advises on cross-border fund distribution matters but has broad and deep experience of UCITS and AIFs gained over his 12 years with Zeidler.

Robert holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, as well as a Diplomas in Finance Law and International Investment Funds, both awarded by the Law Society of Ireland.

Director

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.

Director

Michael Meier

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.

Senior Associate

Andjelija Miladinovic

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.

Senior Associate

Shalu Sura

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.

Head of HR (India)

Chaitali Dalvi

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.

Sr Business Development Manager

Alexandra Milongo

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.

Senior Associate

Katrina Crampton

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.

Associate

Peter Sherwood

Peter is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and joined Zeidler Group in 2020. Peter advises on matters relating to AIFs and UCITS including structuring, distribution. Peter also counsels UCITS and AIFs on meeting their legal and regulatory obligations that arise in the course of the fund's day-to-day operations. Additionally, Peter regularly advises on the provision of services in accordance with MiFID II and matters relating to data protection (GDPR).

Peter has an LL.B, an M.A. International Relations and an LL.M Commercial law. Prior to working at Zeidler, Peter was with HUB International in Vancouver as a risk advisor and claims manager.

Associate

Daniel O’Leary

Daniel is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and joined Zeidler Group in 2021. Daniel has provided comprehensive advice on ensuring compliance with both UCITS and AIFMD regulations as well as advising funds on corporate governance policies ensuring organisational compliance with governance standards, constitutional documents and
regulatory requirements on an ongoing basis.

Daniel holds an LLB degree from University College Cork and a BSc
degree from Munster Technological University.

Associate

Brigid Dolan

\Brigid is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and joined Zeidler Group in April 2021. Brigid provides guidance to UCITS, specifically Irish ICAVs, and AIFs. Brigid offers counsel on adhering to EU and national rules
and regulations and has extensive experience in drafting
policies. Brigid is committed to ensuring organisations consistently meet governance standards, adhere to constitutional documents,
and comply with regulatory demands.

Brigid has a BA in European Studies from 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.

Legal Researcher

Sabir Musthafa

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.

Associate

Tara Dutta

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.

Associate

Patricia Nitschke

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.

Associate

Ciaran Burke

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.

Associate

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.

Associate

Alex Mercer

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.

Lead QA

Amey Morye

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), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO). 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.

Software Architect

Sanjay Prajapati

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 Behera

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

Deven Detroja

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.

Software Engineer

Harshal Thakur

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.

Senior Software Engineer

Sachin Shingade

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.

Sachin is skilled in JavaScript, React JS, Angular, Node JS, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and PHP. Based in the Mumbai office, Sachin speaks English, Marathi, and Hindi.

Principal Software Engineer

Prakash Mandal

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.

Prakash is passionate about learning new technologies and is experienced in JavaScript and C#. In his spare time, Prakash enjoys listening to Bollywood music (especially 90's songs) and going for long weekend rides.

Senior UI Developer

Sunil Andhale

Senior UX Designer

Sushant Sarfare

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.

Software Engineer -Ruby on Rails

Abhishek Soni

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.

Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Abhishek had been working with a service-based company located in Indore. Abhishek speaks Hindi and English and his skillset includes Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Armugharaj Nadar

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.

Software Engineer

Chandan Ojha

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.

Chandon's skillset includes ReactJs, NodeJs, Javascript, VueJs, and GoLang. He speaks English, Hindi and Marathi. In his spare time, Chandon enjoys playing video games.

Senior UI Developer

Mangesh Sawant

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.

Software Engineer

Abhijeet Abnave

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.

Abhijeet’s skill set includes JavaScript, ReactJS, NodeJS, Angular, AWS, HTML, CSS, Chatbots, Alexa Development, Chrome Dev Tools, etc.

In his spare time, Abhijeet has competed in many national competitions, and he enjoys painting, aeromodelling and Trekking.

Abhijeet speaks English, Hindi and Marathi languages.

QA Engineer

Megha Gaikwad

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.

Software Engineer

Prashant Dalavi

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.

QA Engineer

Umair Sayed

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.

Umair is an expert in Java, SQL, Javascript / Typrescript, Agile, BDD framework, HTML.

QA Engineer

Shital Shevate

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 is proficient in Cypress framework, JavaScript, JMeter, API testing using postman and swagger template, Accessibility testing (WCAG Compliance), and SQL.

Shital has completed Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University and courses on Cypress Automation.

Software Engineer

Prasana Shinde

Prasana Shinde has recently joined Zeidler Group as a Software Engineer. As a Full Stack Javascript Engineer, he will be working on both the front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. He will be a part of a cross-functional team that’s responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

He has 3 years of experience in software engineering, and has worked with organisations like Elementree, Applied Cloud Computing, Rebase IT Labs, Revolo Infotech and Safe House Technologies.

Prasana has studied Bachelor`s of Science in Information Technology from Mumbai University.

He is based in Mumbai Office.

QA Engineer

Shashank More

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.

QA Engineer

Deepak Godse

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.

Compliance Manager

Lynn Lyoba

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.

Junior Business Analyst

Mathilde Stich

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.

Associate

Neha Gupta

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.

Senior Associate

Priyesh Pathak

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).

Analyst

Gentijana Osmani

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.

Software Engineer

Praveen Prajapati

Regulatory Reporting Analyst

Jeet Doshi

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

Associate

Kwame Taylor

Kwame is as an ESG Associate, he focuses on ESG and sustainable finance regulatory matters at Zeidler Group. Prior to this he worked in ESG/Sustainability Consulting assisting corporates and financial institutions in improving their environmental, ethical and social impact.

He holds an LLM in International Law from University College London and graduated with a first class in LLB Law & Philosophy from the University of Essex.

Kwame is based in London and speaks English, Twi and Fante fluently.

Junior Software Engineer

Palak Chilbule

Palak has joined as a Junior Software Engineer working on Ruby on Rails projects.

She started her career with us as an Intern in web development where she got an opportunity to work on Python, PostgreSQL, and Ruby on Rails. She also have experience of hardware oriented languages such as MATLAB and Verilog-HDL.

She has completed Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from YCCE, Nagpur University.

Palak is based in Mumbai Office she is Beginner level in French language.

QA Engineer

Maheswari Rayavarapu

Maheswari Rayavarapu has joined Zeidler Group as a Quality Assurance Engineer.

She has 2.7 years of experience in software testing in Legal Services domain and has worked with CalibreCode Solutions.

She has studied Bachelor`s of Technology in Computer Science from Sri Vsvodaya institute of Technology and Science (VITS) College, Kavali.

Maheswari is based in the Mumbai Office and can speak English and other regional languages like Kannada and Telugu.

Finance and Accounting Manager

Viral Shah

Viral has joined Zeidler Group as Finance and Accounting Manager. He has more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Taxation, have worked across various industries and assisted many chartered accountants and tax professionals in his career. Prior to Zeidler he worked as Chief Financial Officer for brand like Captain Zack.

His skill set includes financial analyst, accounting, financial planning, risk management, business acumen, budgeting, management reporting, and various finance and tax related services like Direct and Indirect Tax Compliances, Audits, Assessments, Appeals, Registrations, etc.

Viral holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce specialised in Finance and Accounting from Mumbai University, is a certified GST practitioner of the Maharashtra State, and also cleared Chartered Accountants Foundation Course.

Viral can speak English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi and is based in Mumbai Office.

Software Engineer

Kenish Sindhi

Kenish has joined Zeidler Group as Software Engineer. He has passion for problem-solving and innovative solutions.

With a robust background in backend development , he has worked with renowned organizations like Cogoport, contributing to critical modules and driving impactful results. His expertise lies in developing and deploying APIs, optimizing systems, and enhancing user experiences.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

He is well-versed in a range of programming languages, including Ruby, Kotlin, and Python, and proficient in frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Django.

Kenish is based in Mumbai Office.

Software Engineer

Alihasan Mulji

Alihasan has joined Zeidler Group as Software Engineer. He will be working as Full Stack Javascript Engineer on both the front-end and back-end part of the application.

With extensive experience of 3.7 years in software design and development, he has worked with DronaHQ.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Computer Applications from Mumbai University.

He is well versed with technologies like Angular, Pokedex APIs, React, Redux, MongoDB, and Nodejs.

Alihasan is based in Mumbai Office.

Senior Software Engineer

Pallavi Kankure

Pallavi has joined Zeidler Group as Senior Software Engineer. She will be working on Ruby on Rails framework which is a programming language used to build websites and applications more efficiently.

She has 4.8 years of experience with proven expertise in
translating the client's specific needs into easy-to-understand software solutions and has worked with organisations like Webkorps Services India Pvt.Ltd., Learnyst Insights Pvt. Ltd., SolbegIndia Pvt. Ltd., and Allerin Tech Pvt. Ltd.

She holds a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Information Technology from Mumbai University.

She has worked on various technologies like Ruby on Rails and databases like PostgresSQL and MySQL.

Pallavi is based in Mumbai Office.

QA Engineer

Hirday Surtani

Hirday has joined Zeidler Group as Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. He will be responsible to create tests to identify if there are any issues with software before a product launch.

He has 4.3 years of experience in software application testing, across multiple domains and having a solid history of finding and contributing in resolving defects to ensure delivery of high
quality software; and has worked with organisations like eClinicalWorks and BombayWorks.

He holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Information Technology from Mumbai University and is also a ISTQB certified software tester.

He has worked in environment of both manual and automation testing.

Hirday is based in Mumbai Office.

Business Development Manager

Kate Horgan

As Business Development Manager, Kate is responsible for spearheading the business development initiatives for Zeidler's US operations while overseeing the firm’s global marketing activities.

Joining Zeidler Group in February 2021 as Marketing Manager, Kate brings a wealth of experience from diverse roles in business development, sales operations, project management, demand generation, and marketing, with previous stints in Dublin, New York, and London.

Kate holds a First-Class Honours BA in English and History and achieved a First-Class Honours MA in Business Management from the University of Limerick and was highly commended in the Global Undergraduate Awards.

She also studied History at Aarhus University in Denmark. In 2016, Kate earned a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Development from the Irish Management Institute.

Senior Operations and Back Office Manager

Harsh Mehta

Harsh has joined Zeidler Group as Senior Operations and Back Office Manager.

He is a seasoned Operations professional with over 12 years of experience in diverse industries, including investment banking, technology, and employee benefits, he has successfully led large multinational teams. Managing services with an annual revenue of more than 2.5 million USD, he is highly solution-oriented and relies on critical thinking to achieve business process excellence.

Holding a Bachelors degree in Management Studies and a Masters with specialization in Business Management from the University of Mumbai, he garnered individual and team awards for outstanding performance during his tenures at J P Morgan Chase, Marsh & McLennan group, and Cactus Communications.

He is proficient in English, Hindi, and Gujarati, and can also converse in other regional Indian languages.

In his leisure time, he enjoys playing various sports, with a special affinity towards tennis.

He is based in Mumbai Office.

Junior Accountant

Amruta Patil

Amruta has joined Zeidler Group as a Junior Accountant.

She has a blend of 3 years of experience in Banking and Accounting sector where she has handled customers and provided them good service on the topmost priority and independently handled US Tax Verification and Accounting.

She has studied Master`s in Commerce in Accounts and Taxation.

Amruta can speak fluently in English, Hindi and Marathi and she is based in Mumbai Office.

Business Development Administrator

Azhar Shaikh

Azhar has joined Zeidler Group as Business Development Administrator.

He has 14 years of experience as a Sales and Business Development Coordinator where his key skills involved building relationship with clients, coordination with them, and providing after sales support.

He has studied Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai. In his previous work experience, he has been awarded with Employee of the Year for constantly achieving the target with control in budget, and also Most Punctual Employee of the Year.

Azhar can speak in Urdu, English, Hindi, Marathi and is based in Mumbai Office.

Senior Software Engineer

Nitish Parkar

Nitish has joined Zeidler Group as a Senior Software Engineer. He brings over 9 years of software engineering experience to Zeidler, specializing in Ruby on Rails and Go. He joins us from Simpl, where he was instrumental in developing a mobile-first digital credit card platform.

His expertise extends to DevOps for microservices and web applications, with a recent foray into Language Learning Models (LLMs).

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mumbai.

Outside of work, he enjoys all things like tech, reading, cycling, finance, and hiking.

Nitish is based in Mumbai Office.

Head of US

Scott Parkin

Scott joined Zeidler Group as Head of the US, focusing on US investment management issues for global asset managers. Before joining Zeidler Group, Scott was Senior Vice President and Head of International Legal at AllianceBernstein, responsible for managing all legal matters related to AB’s international asset management business.

Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Scott was Senior Legal Counsel at HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. covering similar legal matters. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor from Western New England School.

Accountant

Pranali Chikhale

Pranali has joined Zeidler Group as an Accountant.

She has total 11 years experience in Accounting & Finance with vast experience in General Leger, Balance Sheet Payroll Reconciliation, Payroll, Monthly Closure Book, and Accounts Payable/Receivable.

She has completed her Bachelor`s Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

Pranali can speak English, Hindi and Marathi, and is based in Mumbai Office.

Analyst

Luis Conduto

Luis Conduto has joined the Reporting Services Division as an Analyst to support with the documentation production of KIDS/KIIDS, factsheets and client onboarding. Luis has obtained a BA (Hons) Business Economics degree and has gained experience working with LaSalle Investment Management assisting with the management of multiple asset classes across a range of real estate funds.

Luis is very passionate about working with asset managers and expanding his understanding of the role technology can play in providing an efficient service. Luis is proficient in Excel, Python, SQL and Power BI and he can speak Portuguese and Spanish.

Associate

Anoushka Pant

Anoushka Pant has recently joined the Regulatory Services Division as an Associate. She will be supporting the division with fund registration, ongoing fund governance, client management office and EFA contract management.

Anoushka is a qualified Nepalese lawyer, she has gained experience in corporate law, assisting clients with foreign direct investment (FDI). Anoushka has also completed a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics, graduating with an overall merit, specializing in IT and Communication Law.

Anoushka belongs to a policy think-tank to understand how global economics impacts policy making and she can speak English, Nepali and Hindi.

Associate

Chad Allen

Chad has joined the Legal Services Division of Zeidler Group as a Software Engineer and a member of the Innovation Lab. He has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Before joining Zeidler Group, Chad worked as a Software Developer for General Motors at the Arizona IT Innovation Center, specializing in full stack development and operations of backend and logistics infrastructure.

Outside of work, Chad enjoys homebrewing beer and fitness. He speaks Italian at an intermediate (B2) level.

Director

Haojin Ba

Haojin is a director with a focus on the digital transformation of products and services. Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Haojin has over 10 years of experience in IT companies specialising in data management and regulatory reporting for asset managers. She has successfully developed a regulatory reporting platform based on a SaaS model, managed numerous client onboarding projects and led a client service team serving the BAU process. She has also gained extensive experience in Agile development methodologies as a Product Manager, Product Owner and Scrum Master in Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework.

Haojin holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, a Master of Science from ENS de Cachan in France and a Bachelor of Science from Fudan University in Shanghai. She is fluent in English, Chinese and German.

CEO & Founder

Arne Zeidler

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Delivery Officer

Maximilian Harper

Executive Vice President of Product and Services

Serena Goldberg

Executive Vice President of Technology

Prashant Patil

Head of Reporting Services Division

Gemma Capelo

Head of Legal Services Division

Valentin Chantereau

Head of ESG

Elisa Forletta-Fehrenberg

Head of Regulatory Services Division

Jasminka Makovec

Director

Flavio Silva

Head of HR and Recruitment

Fola Oguntoye

Director

Robert Boyle

Director

Josef El Semari

Director

Michael Meier

Senior Associate

Andjelija Miladinovic

Senior Associate

Shalu Sura

Head of HR (India)

Chaitali Dalvi

Sr Business Development Manager

Alexandra Milongo

Senior Associate

Katrina Crampton

Associate

Peter Sherwood

Associate

Daniel O’Leary

Associate

Brigid Dolan

Legal Researcher

Sabir Musthafa

Associate

Tara Dutta

Associate

Patricia Nitschke

Associate

Ciaran Burke

Associate

Kim Cuong Le

Associate

Alex Mercer

Lead QA

Amey Morye

Software Architect

Sanjay Prajapati

Principal Software Engineer

Avinash Behera

Senior Software Engineer

Deven Detroja

Software Engineer

Harshal Thakur

Senior Software Engineer

Sachin Shingade

Principal Software Engineer

Prakash Mandal

Senior UI Developer

Sunil Andhale

Senior UX Designer

Sushant Sarfare

Software Engineer -Ruby on Rails

Abhishek Soni

Senior DevOps Engineer

Armugharaj Nadar

Software Engineer

Chandan Ojha

Senior UI Developer

Mangesh Sawant

Software Engineer

Abhijeet Abnave

QA Engineer

Megha Gaikwad

Software Engineer

Prashant Dalavi

QA Engineer

Umair Sayed

QA Engineer

Shital Shevate

Software Engineer

Prasana Shinde

QA Engineer

Shashank More

QA Engineer

Deepak Godse

Compliance Manager

Lynn Lyoba

Junior Business Analyst

Mathilde Stich

Associate

Neha Gupta

Senior Associate

Priyesh Pathak

Analyst

Gentijana Osmani

Software Engineer

Praveen Prajapati

Regulatory Reporting Analyst

Jeet Doshi

Associate

Kwame Taylor

Junior Software Engineer

Palak Chilbule

QA Engineer

Maheswari Rayavarapu

Finance and Accounting Manager

Viral Shah

Software Engineer

Kenish Sindhi

Software Engineer

Alihasan Mulji

Senior Software Engineer

Pallavi Kankure

QA Engineer

Hirday Surtani

Business Development Manager

Kate Horgan

Senior Operations and Back Office Manager

Harsh Mehta

Junior Accountant

Amruta Patil

Business Development Administrator

Azhar Shaikh

Senior Software Engineer

Nitish Parkar

Head of US

Scott Parkin

Accountant

Pranali Chikhale

Analyst

Luis Conduto

Associate

Anoushka Pant

Associate

Chad Allen

Director

Haojin Ba

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