By Yusra Barmaz
ZEDRA confirms the completion of the acquisition on 30th September of Fitzgerald & Law and the appointment of Kiki Stannard to lead its global expansion services in London.
Kiki joined Fitzgerald & Law (F&L) as a Partner in 2013 and will take up her new role on 1 October 2020. She has considerable experience in advising international businesses on their global expansion strategies and has been a regular speaker at global events.
Prior to joining F&L, Kiki held senior positions at RSM Tenon and Smith & Williamson. Kiki began her career in the tax team at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving on to EY.
Commenting on her new role as Managing Director of global expansion services, Kiki said, “My first task will be to lead the successful integration of F&L’s employees into the ZEDRA network. Our employees and clients remain our top priority and by joining forces with ZEDRA, we believe our people and our clients will benefit from enhanced global reach and a very positive cultural fit.”
Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Kiki to her new role. Kiki and her experienced leadership team will bring both experience and continuity at an important time, as we seamlessly integrate the F&L team, brand and clients into the ZEDRA group.”
ZEDRA now boasts a headcount of over 585 industry experts across 15 countries, spanning Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe. Total staff in the UK will now number over 130 and ZEDRA will gain a new footprint in Târgoviște, Romania as well as San Francisco in the US.