BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Knipping is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the fund services, trust and administration industry. Mr Knipping co-founded the Amicorp Group in 1992 in Curacao and went on to build the business into an international service provider with offices in numerous off-shore and on-shore jurisdictions worldwide, establishing the four key service lines of the group, Financial Markets Services, Management Services, Fund Services and Banking Services. Prior to Amicorp, Mr Knipping held roles, among others, at McLaughlin Bank NV and Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland. Mr Knipping has diverse business interests including health care, viniculture and animal conservation. He is a graduate of the University of Brabant in the Netherlands.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Lai is an experienced senior executive with sales and finance experience. He has held senior positions within the Amicorp Group since 2010, commencing as managing director of the Hong Kong office. In 2012, he became the Group’s CFO, overseeing the finance and accounting operations of the Group and subsequently from 2015 onwards as the Global Head of Fund Services – Sales, where he has been responsible for formulating the fund services business development strategy globally and driving sales. Prior to Amicorp, Mr Lai was the Head of Corporate Finance and CFO at Bunstat International Group Ltd, a company designing and constructing operating theatres for hospitals in China. Prior to that, he was the CFO at Artec Technologies (Asia) Ltd, a video streaming business and as an investment manager at BHL Investment Ltd and Burwill Holdings Ltd in Hong Kong. Mr Lai is a member of the ACCA and holds a BA from the University of Leicester and a Master of Science from the University of Southampton.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Kumar is an experienced operational and finance executive. He has held senior positions within the Amicorp Group since 2004. He has helped set up and manage the Group’s operations in Singapore, Bangalore and Curacao. In 2010, Mr Kumar became the Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Amicorp Group and was responsible for providing functional guidance ensuring standardization of operational practices across the Group and developing and implementing global systems and processes to improve efficiency. As of 2020, Mr Kumar became the COO of the Fund Services division. Prior to Amicorp, Mr Kumar was a senior consultant and project manager at Vistra Group and before that an executive at IBM India Limited. Mr Kumar is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an associate of Certified Public Accountants in Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Wong is a qualified accountant with experience in international corporate financial reporting and structuring. Mr Wong joined Amicorp in 2014, initially as a client relationship manager, subsequently becoming an associate director, director and, from 2020, the CFO of the Fund Services division. Prior to joining Amicorp, Mr Wong worked at PwC. Mr Wong is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong.
Ms Byrne has 38 years’ experience in financial services, covering insurance, savings and risk management. Ms Byrne is currently Non-Executive Director of Just Group plc’s life companies, Just Retirement Limited and Partnership Life Assurance Company Limited and is a member of the Investment Committees. She is also Non-Executive Director of two Just Mortgage companies, being Just Retirement Money Ltd and Partnership Home Loans Ltd. She has held a number of c-suite and management roles in a variety of financial services organisations, including Metfriendly, Cardif Pinnacle and Citibank Life. Ms Byrne is a qualified actuary, graduate of Imperial College, London and has an MBA from Henley Management College.
Mr Byron is a Senior Vice President in Mergers & Acquisitions at Atos SE, leading the corporate development function for Atos and, in that role, has led the acquisitions of KPMG Consulting (UK and Netherlands), Sema Group and Siemens IT Services. Prior to Atos SE, Mr Byron held senior positions at Warnaco Europe, GAP Europe and Burger King EMA. Mr Byron is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA from the University of Miami and a Master of Science from Florida State University.