European Fund Administration S.A. (EFA) has announced that Mr. Noel Fessey will replace
Mr. Thomas Seale as CEO, following the latter’s retirement at the end of 2017. Thomas Seale was recruited by EFA shareholders back in 1997 and has led the company
Mr. Rafik Fischer, Chairman of EFA’s Board of Directors, says: “We owe a debt of gratitude to Tom
for his inspiring leadership of our company. We are delighted at the recruitment of Noel, following
his successful career at Schroders Luxembourg. He will continue to execute our EFA Strategy
which has been so effective over the years. Over the next few months, Tom will work with Noel to
ensure a smooth handover.”
As a sign of continuity, the mandates of the entire EFA Board, along with the positions of Chairman
and Vice-Chairman were recently renewed for a 4 year period.
“I have a high respect for EFA and I am eager to work with EFA management, employees, clients,
partners and shareholders to develop the business” commented Mr. Fessey.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to have led EFA for the past 20 years and to have worked
with so many talented people to help build EFA into the success story it is today. I wish Noel and
the whole team great achievements for the future” indicated Mr. Seale.
This appointment is subject to approval by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier
Noel Fessey entered financial services in 2000 after a 13-year
career specialising in logistics and IT. He joined Schroder Investment
Management in London as the Schroders Group head of IT security,
and quickly took on additional responsibilities.
From 2003 to 2016 Noel was Managing Director of Schroder
Investment Management (Luxembourg) S.A., a regulated fund
management company licensed to manage retail and alternative
investment funds. For more than 13 years Noel led a team that
developed the company into Schroders’ largest operations centre
outside of London.
Noel has been Schroders’ global head of fund services since 2005
and chief operations officer of Schroders’ product division since 2016.
Noel was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of the
Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) from 2005 to 2016.
Noel is English, married with two children and lives in Luxembourg.