Kneip appoints new Chairman of the Board
Fund data management platform Kneip has named Hugues Delcourt as Chairman of the Board whilst founder and previous Chairman, Bob Kneip, moves into the role of Vice-Chairman.
Delcourt brings with him a wealth of experience, with 30 years in the banking industry accrued in Europe and Asia, working for global institutions, including Indosuez, ABN AMBRO and UBS. Most recently, Delcourt was the Group CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, a position he held for five years.
In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Delcourt will offer guidance and support to the executive leadership team, headed up by CEO Neil Ward. Delcourt will help the company to continue to navigate industry challenges as the team expands its offering in markets across EMEA and APAC whilst ensuring Kneip’s continued recognition as the leader in fund data management.
After successfully establishing and then leading the business for 26 years, Bob Kneip has decided to take a step back as the industry continues to evolve and pass the baton. He will continue to be Kneip’s main shareholder and be fully invested in the wellbeing of the company and its employees. Bob’s new role will allow him to spend more time focusing on his passion for the arts and charities, as well as selected independent board memberships.
Delcourt says: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Kneip. This is an exciting opportunity that fits perfectly with the vision I had of my next undertaking. I look forward to working with the board, Neil, the management team and everyone at Kneip as well as, of course, the shareholders to make the company even greater for the benefit of its clients and employees.”
Bob Kneip says: “To disrupt, you have to disrupt yourself. I am very pleased that Hugues accepted my invitation to become the new Chairman of Kneip. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate his independence of thought, human values, rigour in execution, vision of the financial sector as well as his global experience and network. Hugues shares our vision to build the fund data management institution of the future. Together with Neil and a supportive and strong leadership team, he will contribute to reinforce our global leadership in the investment fund industry."
Ward, says: “Transforming Kneip to become a world class digital fund data management company has been our goal. Two years of radical change now leaves us on the edge of a significant opportunity to service clients more efficiently and with agility.
“Hugues arrival as Chairman is welcome, timely and pivotal to our ability to scale the business towards global status, building on Kneip’s long heritage to date. Clients, Kneipiens and shareholders should be very reassured that Kneip has secured such a high-profile successor to our benefactor Bob Kneip. Welcome Hugues”