Estera appoints managing director for Americas and Caribbean

Corporate services provider Estera has appointed Sonal Patel as managing director and head of sales for the Americas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Patel will focus on implementing Estera’s regional growth strategy and develop relationships with US clients and intermediaries for Estera Bermuda, BVI and Cayman.

Patel has more than 20 years’ experience at BNY Mellon in business development, sales and relationship management. Most recently, she was the managing director – business development, US and Americas.

James Maitland, regional head of Americas, Bermuda and Caribbean at Estera, said, “We are pleased to welcome Sonal to Estera as we continue to execute our key strategic business priorities and enhance our client experience. Sonal’s partnership and expertise will play a key role in driving our growth across the region.”

Farah Ballands, Group CEO at Estera, added, “The last few years have been tremendously successful for Estera. We have seen very strong results with significant revenue growth and we have built a well-diversified business. As well as investing in the growth of our long-established corporate and trust business, we have also built a fully fledged global funds capability.

“The wealth of experience that Sonal has will be invaluable to Estera, and her appointment will help take us to the next level, particularly in servicing US clients.”

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