Archie Irtizaali & Michelle Panayi join ZEDRA as Client Development Directors

06 February 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointments of Archie Irtizaali and Michelle Panayi as Client Development Directors.

Based in Jersey, Archie will be reinforcing existing partnerships and building new ones globally, focusing on expanding business activity, embedding key relationships and enhancing revenue opportunities. Archie has over 20 years of client development experience working within the financial services arena, where he has held senior roles for global businesses including law firms and most recently a global funds administrator.

Michelle is based in ZEDRA’s London office and is responsible for designing, developing and implementing global client centric strategies, including ZEDRA’s key client initiatives such as the Client Listening Programme which proactively collects invaluable feedback from clients and trusted partners on ZEDRA’s offering and client service.  Michelle has over 20 years’ experience within Professional Services, including senior positions at Grant Thornton and BDO.

Archie Irtizaali, Client Development Director at ZEDRA, says: “I am thrilled to have joined ZEDRA at a time when the firm is rapidly growing globally whilst maintaining its strong people culture and its reputation for excellent client service. I look forward to working with Richard, Michelle and ZEDRA’s extensive team of experts globally to further develop our strategic proposition and achieve sustainable revenue growth across existing and new business lines.”

Michelle Panayi, Client Development Director at ZEDRA, comments: “Given ZEDRA’s rapid growth and addition of new services, our client base has broadened to include new demographics with bespoke needs. Providing our clients with a best-in-class experience has always been our number one priority and we will continually invest in this to exceed client needs and support them with tailored solutions as they grow.”

Richard Wakeham, Head of Commercial and Solutions, UK & Offshore at ZEDRA, adds: “I am delighted that Michelle and Archie have joined the team. These strategic appointments bolster our position both internally, with staff and management, and externally, with clients and trusted partners, as we move into our 8th year of sustained growth. They also highlight ZEDRA’s continued commitment to combining excellent standards of technical competence with outstanding client service.”


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