Wim Ritz

Global Head of Funds

Wim is passionate about Funds education, knowledge-sharing and professional development.

Wim has worked across all areas of the private funds industry, specialising in Real Estate and Private Equity. He is recognised internationally as a leading professional in the industry with a proven track record supporting business and market growth.

Wim has more than 25 years’ relevant experience. He started his career in Belgium at a Private Equity firm in 1988, working in mergers and acquisitions for five years. He then continued his career as attorney-at-law for nearly a decade, working with Private Equity and Real Estate clients.

In 2006, Wim joined TMF in Luxembourg, where he oversaw the Private Equity and Real Estate team.

In 2010, Wim joined one of the world’s leading fund administration and corporate services providers as Managing Director of the firm’s Luxembourg office. During his tenure, he was instrumental in growing the firm’s fund administration business in the jurisdiction, making it one of the leading fund administrators in Luxembourg.

Wim joined ZEDRA as our Global Head of Funds in 2020, working from our Luxembourg office.

Passionate about education, knowledge-sharing and professional development, Wim has held several lecturing and teaching posts alongside his professional roles, including at the Syntra Belgian Business School. Today, Wim regularly lectures at the University of Luxembourg’s Wealth Management Master program, where he is the professor for “Estate Planning”.

Wim is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Planning), and has served as a Board Member of STEP’s Benelux branch. He is also a founding Board Member of the International Business Structuring Association (‘IBSA’). Wim is a member of Global Law Experts (‘GLE’) in which he is nominated a Corporate & Fund Law Expert for Luxembourg, alongside his membership of Global Advisory Experts (‘GAE’) where he is nominated as Corporate Finance Advisor.

Wim holds joint Luxembourgish and Belgian nationality. He graduated from The University of Leuven and trained at the Belgium Bar.

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