Willem Badenhorst was appointed executive financial director of ZCI Ltd in November 2012. Willem is based in Luxembourg where he is a Senior Manager and in charge of the Private Client Accounting business area of the Maitland Group, a firm that provides multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary, investment and fund administration services to private, corporate and institutional clients. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has a wide range of experience in the investment fund and professional services industry. He began his career with an audit and professional services firm in Cape Town from 2003 to 2005. At the start of 2006 Willem relocated to Luxembourg where he took up an Audit Manager appointment with Deloitte, specialising in the audit of regulated UCITS funds, offshore hedge funds and private equity funds investing in emerging market economies. Willem joined Maitland in 2009, first in a consulting role and subsequently heading up the Product Solutions business area. Since November 2011 Willem oversees Maitland’s Private Client Accounting Services business area, and is responsible for all client accounting operations across all of Maitland’s service locations across Europe, the Caribbean and South Africa.