KNEIP has appointed Bob Kneip, founder and formerly chief executive officer, as chairman of the company.
Marie-Jeanne Chèvremont, the former chairman remains on the board of directors as special advisor to the Kneip.
Lee Godfrey (pictured) has been appointed chief executive officer in charge of the day-to-day management of KNEIP. He will chair the management team with the objective of continuing to grow KNEIP and build on the leadership and expertise developed over the past 23 years.
Godfrey joined KNEIP in 2008, where he has served as deputy CEO. In this role, he was responsible for the day to day management of sales, IT and operations with the company. He has made significant advances in new product development, process implementation and the company’s overall expansion through both strategic acquisitions and organic growth.
Bob Kneip will lead the digital strategy and transformation, continuing to bring his vision to KNEIP and help the company bring innovation to the market. He has appointed Neil Ward, the former global senior vice president of business operations for Skype, to assist him, together with a team of specialists.
Kneip says: “Our industry is undergoing momentous change. In accordance with its founding principle from 1993, KNEIP will continually evolve and develop to help clients be efficient and sustainable. Such evolution is vital in driving the sustainability of the asset management industry as a whole.
“Focus is essential for the development of KNEIP. As a result, I will concentrate specifically on our Accelerator division. It will be dedicated to digital strategy and transformation, delivering new products and solutions for financial markets in their need to master increasing regulatory and technical challenges.
“I want to congratulate Lee Godfrey on taking this important step inside KNEIP to guarantee the growth and sustainability of our core business activities.”
Godfrey says: “I appreciate the trust Bob has demonstrated in me by appointing me as CEO of his company and I am very excited by the growth opportunities the company has. We are in a unique position to dramatically change the way our clients operate, and help them improve efficiency, reduce waste and increase transparency to the investors in their products.”