First Names Group promotes Karen O'Hanlon to Managing Director for Singapore

19 December 2016

First Names Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen O'Hanlon to Managing Director of our Singapore business. The appointment is effective immediately.

In her new role, Karen will lead our team in Singapore, continuing to build on the foundations developed over her last two years as Director.  With nearly 30 years of global experience providing trust services to corporates and family businesses, Karen’s extensive expertise will assist in continuing to shape and build our presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

"Karen is a highly experienced professional who I am certain will be an invaluable asset as we continue to attract new business and deepen our footprint in the region. Her promotion is very well earned and I am extremely happy to have Karen leading our Singapore team into 2017.  She is a firm believer of our collaborative, client-centric, people-focused approach and her impressive track record and proactive personality are important elements which have led her to this next step,” said CEO Mark Pesco.

Karen will work in close conjunction with our Hong Kong team to deliver our long-term expansion strategy in Asia.

Karen commented: “Singapore plays an integral role in our Asia offering, in particular for our corporate and private clients. I look forward to working closely with the international leadership team as well as my colleagues in Hong Kong and Singapore to strengthen the Group’s positioning in Asia and grow the business out here."