Milestone Group appoints Marian Azer as Managing Director of Asia Pacific
By Edil Corneille
Sydney-based Milestone Group, a global investment FinTech firm announced today the appointment of Marian Azer as Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC). Azer will be reporting to London-based CEO Paul Roberts. She will have the overall responsibility for market engagement, client success, and go-to-market strategy across the APAC region with particular emphasis on the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Paul Roberts stated, “We’ve created this role as a key element of our refreshed global strategy, which puts additional weight and attention on the APAC markets, with Australia and New Zealand being a focus. As an Australian-headquartered company, Milestone Group has put significant energy into becoming a recognised global player, innovator and category leader in key disciplines. With this accomplished, Marian’s background and commitment to innovation is ideally suited to our agenda, making it an exciting time to lead our APAC and Australian business as we begin this chapter of sharing international capabilities and solutions with the market for the benefit of our clients and their investors.”
Roberts added, “Globally, we are focused on being a specialist provider to asset managers, asset owners and asset servicers, delivering market-leading technology driven solutions that change what is possible, and often, how organisations think about what they need from technology in a changing world. Marian’s background, expertise and collaborative approach will serve to strengthen our value and presence, and we are excited to have her as part of our management team.”
Azer joins Milestone Group with extensive experience in financial services across a range of relevant and complementary disciplines, including roles focused on investment consulting, superannuation, fund management, and investment operations. Most recently, she held the position of Managing Director at RBC Investor & Treasury Services, with responsibility for the APAC and Global Middle Office Product functions, as well as Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Coverage for Australia. Marian was previously Head of Product, Investor Services in Australia & New Zealand at J.P. Morgan Chase. She has also held senior roles at Mercer and BNP Paribas.
Marian mentioned, “I have watched Milestone Group grow and evolve over the years and have always been impressed by the way it thinks differently to solve the challenges our industry faces. I see a real opportunity to add value at a time asset owners, managers and servicers are seeking fresh ideas and approaches and I am personally delighted to be leading that effort.”
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