Our Leadership

Management Board

David de Buck

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee

David de Buck is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Management Board and the Executive Committee. He joined Intertrust as CEO in 2009, under Fortis ownership. Before his appointment as CEO of Intertrust in 2009, David was CEO of Fortis Lease Group. Earlier in his career, David held leadership roles in the areas of commodity finance and trading as well as global responsibilities for energy & utilities and telecom, media & technology sectors at Fortis and ING Bank. He was Supervisory board member of Fortis Groenbank and Director of the European Carbon Fund. His career spans 26 years of international experience in the financial services industry in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Geneve, London and Hong Kong. David holds a BBA from the University of Nyenrode, Breukelen, The Netherlands.

Maarten de Vries

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a Member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee

Maarten de Vries is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee. Maarten brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and international business including several executive roles within listed companies. Previously he was the CFO and member of the Executive Board of TNT Express N.V. and before that the CEO of TP Vision, a joint venture between TPV and Royal Philips N.V. Prior to this, he held various roles at Royal Philips at Group Management Committee level, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Supply Officer and divisional CFO.

Executive Committee

Johan Dejans

Chief Human Resources Officer 

Johan Dejans is the Chief Human Resources Officer. Johan has over 25 years of experience in the trust and corporate services industry and has been Managing Director of Intertrust Luxembourg since 2006. Before that, he worked as a tax lawyer in Belgium and moved to Luxembourg in 1994 to become the Managing Director of BBL Trust, later ING Trust, a position he held for twelve years. He studied Law at the University of Leuven and European Law at the University of Brussels, and subsequently specialised in EU and International Tax Law at ICHEC, Brussels. Additionally, Johan finished a Harvard Business School Leadership programme.

Colin MacKay

Managing Director, Cayman Islands

Colin MacKay is the Managing Director of Intertrust Cayman, having joined us in 2016 following the acquisition of the Elian Group. Colin was previously a Group Director of Elian with global responsibility for Elian’s Fund Services division. He joined Elian’s predecessor business, the Ogier Group, in 2003 becoming a partner in 2006 and subsequently a director of the trust, corporate and fund administration business in 2007. Colin graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991 with a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours and was admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in 1994. He worked in private practice with Maclay, Murray & Spens and MacRoberts before relocating to the Cayman Islands in 1999 and working at law firm, Ritch & Connolly, and Caledonian Bank & Trust Limited. A member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Cayman Islands Directors Association, Colin also serves as chairman of AIMA Cayman and is a registered director with the Cayman Island Monetary Authority pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.


Dick Niezing

Managing Director, Netherlands

Dick Niezing is the Managing Director of Intertrust the Netherlands. He rejoined our Group in 2012 after having worked for us and our predecessors from 1997 until 2004. He came from a previous position as member of the management team Private and Business Banking at Van Lanschot Bankiers. Prior to that, he held several management positions at MeesPierson and Fortis. Dick holds a degree in Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Henk Pieter van Asselt

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Head of Asia and Market Offices

Henk Pieter van Asselt is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Head of Asia and Market Offices since 2012. He started his career in 1997 at ABN AMRO Bank, where he held legal, commercial and management positions in The Netherlands, Curaçao and USA. He joined us in 2005 and expanded operations in North America before moving to London to re-start the UK and Ireland offices. He was appointed Global Head of Business Development in 2008 and became member of the Management Board as Global Head of Sales one year later. Henk Pieter holds a Master's degree in Civil Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Madelein Smit

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Madelein Smit is the Chief Information Officer (CIO). She has over 15 years of experience in programme management, IT strategies and execution in broad international environments, coupled with a finance and accounting background. After 10 years in professional services with PWC and EY, Madelein moved to the client side joining TMF in 2007 and then Ceva Logistics in 2011, in both companies reporting directly to the CIO. In 2013 she held the role of Senior Client Partner at Infosys BPO, a broader commercial role that sees her leading all IT outsourcing activities for one of the company's largest international clients. She joined us in 2014. Madelein is an Associated Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Frank Welman

Managing Director, Luxembourg

Frank Welman is the Managing Director of Intertrust Luxembourg. Frank joined us as Commercial Director/Deputy Managing Director Luxembourg in 2015. Previously Frank has been active in various senior and management positions within the trust & corporate services industry. As from 2005, he held the positions of Head of Benelux, Global Head of International Structuring, Managing Director of the Luxembourg office and member of the Executive Committee of TMF Group. Prior to that, Frank was responsible for a number of MeesPierson Trust subsidiaries. Frank has been involved in a vast number of international financial transactions for over 25 years and has acquired an international experience in the corporate area, with a strong focus on M&A, Private Equity, Real Estate and Structured Finance. He holds a master’s degree in Dutch tax law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. 

Paul Willing

Managing Director, Atlantic Region

Paul Willing is the Managing Director Atlantic Region and is responsible for Jersey, Guernsey, UK, Ireland, Bahamas and Bahrain. He joined us in 2016 with the acquisition of Elian, where he had held the position of CEO since 2009. Prior to becoming CEO of Elian, Paul was responsible for running the private wealth, investment funds and real estate administration businesses of that company. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with an extensive career at PwC in both Jersey and Geneva. He is a graduate of the University of London and qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 1991.