Gen II expands European team with double hire

Firm makes new executive appointments to operations and client services as well as global data protection roles in Luxembourg office.

By Richard Schwartz

Independent private equity fund administrator Gen II Fund Services has added to its Luxembourg-based team.  

Duncan J. Christie has joined the firm as head of operations and client services and a member of the executive committee, while Eva Ntovolou has joined the firm as global data protection officer. 

A seasoned operations executive, Christie will focus on developing the firm’s operational model and client delivery, helping to drive Gen II’s continued growth across Europe.  Ntovolou, who is also an attorney, will support the firm’s data protection needs across Europe and the US.

Prior to joining Gen II, Christie served as COO at International Financial Data Services Luxembourg (IFDS), where he was responsible for operations, client service, managing business transformation, and research & development. Before that, he was COO and a member of the Board of Directors of State Street Services Luxembourg, focused on private equity and real estate servicing.

“We are excited to have Duncan join Gen II,” said Norman Leben, co-founder and managing principal, Gen II. “He understands that the client experience drives our business, and his extensive operational experience and commitment to client service will be valuable assets to Gen II and support the firm’s growth objectives.”

Ntovolou, meanwhile, most recently led the group’s GDPR implementation and data protection function at Deloitte Luxembourg. Prior to that, she held several roles in the field of privacy and IT security and as an in-house legal consultant as well as founding her own legal practice.

“We are very pleased to have Eva on the Gen II team,” said Steven Millner, co-founder and managing principal, Gen II. “With her data protection expertise, legal background and European experience, we are confident she will provide immediate contributions in support of our clients’ global data protection needs.”