Vistra appoints Group CEO and CFO

Posted: 06/03/2019

Alan Brown_Vistra Group CEOTrust, fund administration and corporate services provider Vistra has appointed Alan Brown (pictured) as Group Chief Executive Officer, and Geoff Weir as Group Chief Financial Officer. 

Both will join Vistra in April, subject to regulatory approval. Based in Vistra’s headquarters in Hong Kong, they will also join the company’s board.  

Simon Hinshelwood, who has been leading the business as Executive Chairman, will resume his Non-Executive Chairman role on the board.
Alan has extensive experience leading global organisations in different sectors. He has lived and worked in the UK, Europe and Asia, and has particular expertise in China. 
He was most recently CEO of Aberdeen-based global oil and gas services company ASCO Group. Prior to this, he was CEO at Rentokil Initial and CFO at Imperial Chemical Industries (which was acquired by Akzo Nobel in 2007).

He also spent 25 years at Unilever in various roles in the UK and Europe, before leading Unilever’s operations in China and Taiwan.
Geoff Weir, meanwhile, has extensive experience across strategy, planning, operations, M&A, compliance and risk management in multiple sectors, working in Europe and Singapore.

He has held a number of group CFO roles within global companies, including management consultancy Scott Philips Associates, Exridge, Digicel and, most recently, Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group. He also held the post of CFO at Jersey Telecom between 2008 and 2011. 

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