DWF hires KPMG manager to build new global entity management service

DWF has hired Jordan Owen to lead its Global Entity Management service. Owen joins DWF from KPMG, where she spent the last five years as a senior manager in the Global Entity Management team, which she helped establish. Prior to that, she was at Eversheds for five years.  

The new service will allow clients to outsource the day-to-day management of their global entity portfolio, with complete assurance of compliance with local laws and regulations and price certainty.  Owen will work alongside DWF’s existing and established UK Company Secretarial team, led by Laura Forbes. 

Commenting on her appointment, Jason Ford, CEO of DWF Connected Services division, said that Owen will help establish DWF’s new global entity management service, working alongside our existing UK team, and further expand its range of regulatory and compliance services.  “With Jordan on board, we will be looking to rapidly expand the team so that we can quickly help fulfil our client needs,” he said.

Owen said: “DWF’s strong identity and a clear global presence is definitely a key attraction to joining the business. My experience and drive, together with DWF’s reputation in the market, will allow me to create a thriving global offering for clients. I look forward to getting started and working with the team.”

Comment: Entity management is an area of massive focus for corporates at the moment, as remote working drives the need for more automation. The sector has seen significant investment over the past year, in the likes of entity management specialist company Athennian, which in March raised a $7m Series A extension, bringing its total funding to $17m CAD. Watch out next week (2 April) for editor Caroline Hill’s interview with Hans Albers, head of legal management consulting for Deloitte in the Netherlands, in which we talk about the growth of entity management.

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