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Apex Group builds on APAC momentum with new hires

05 August 2021

Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, appoints Head of Real Estate Asia Pacific and Head of Private Market Sales – Australia

Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, announces today the appointments of Andrea Gallenca as Head of Private Market Sales – Australia and Prakash Kharel, Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific. These hires are further evidence of Apex’s continued commitment to growth across the APAC region to provide clients with the broadest range of locally delivered solutions in the industry; across, fund administration, corporate solutions and ESG services.

Based in Sydney, Andrea will oversee the Group’s Private Markets’ sales operations in Australia. Andrea brings more than 18 years of experience in the private funds industry, with a focus on Fund Administration, Trust and Corporate Services. Prior to joining Apex, Andrea was Head of Sales at Alter Domus Australia where he built and managed multi-service and -jurisdictional relationship with clients across APAC and EMEA. He previously worked as Director of Global Business Development at TMF Australia.

Prakash joins Apex in Singapore from Revantage Asia, provider of corporate services to Blackstone’s real estate investment structures and investment entities, where he was Head of Finance. He brings a wealth of experience in the Real Estate sector, having held senior finance roles at JLL in Sydney and Singapore. He is a qualified accountant by training and began his career in accountancy practice in Australia.

Apex opened its first office in Asia in 2007 and now has seven offices across the region, over 190 employees in the APAC region and circa $40bn in regional AUA, making it one of the largest financial services providers in the region.

This latest appointment follows Apex’s recent hires of Debbie Lee as Country Head, China and  Claudia Bolanos as Head of Corporate Services, APAC and Apex’s successful bid for Australian fund administrator Mainstream Group.

Valerie Mantot-Groene, Head of APAC at Apex Group comments: “Asia’s private markets, including real assets have continued to mature, supported by several new and updated onshore fund structures introduced over the last year.  As service providers, we must be equipped with the best talent in the market to deliver our single-source solution to meet the increasingly sophisticated service requirements of our clients. We look forward to working with Andrea and Prakash, who join at an exciting time for our business in the APAC region as we grow our locally delivered financial services offering.”

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