Chief Executive Officer
Enrique Sacau has been CEO at Kneip since 2020. He joined from Equiniti Plc, the London-based specialist in technology, payments and financial services, where he was CEO of their Digital division. Prior to EQ, he was the MD for Europe at FNZ, the private-equity backed leading B2B wealth management technology provider. He started his career at Xchanging, which he joined after completing his PhD at the University of Oxford.
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Our Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Corinne Bitterlich, has been leading Kneip’s legal, compliance and risk function for over 6 years. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked for BNP Paribas, formerly Banque Paribas Luxembourg, and IQ-EQ, formerly SGG Luxembourg, in senior legal and compliance related roles.
Chief People Officer
Cathy started at Kneip in January 2019 and has almost 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She is leading the human resources department with her team. Prior to joining Kneip, Cathy worked for TMF Group and was in charge of the Human Resources for the offices in Luxembourg, France and Belgium. Prior to this, she held various HR manager roles in the plastic industry, aluminium and cast-iron industries.
Chief Financial Officer
Nick Yeates is our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Kneip in 2020, Nick was the Group CFO at Akinova, a ground-breaking electronic marketplace for insurance risk. Before, he was the Finance Director for Xchanging's Xuber insurance software division. He has also held senior positions in other large corporations, including Accenture and BT.
Chief Commercial Officer
As our Chief Commercial Officer, Jacob leads our global product and sales teams with a commercial focus on growing Kneip’s global business. He focuses on the development of Kneip’s product suite in order to help our clients and partners to navigate the regulatory landscape and operate most effectively and efficiently for them to be able to focus on their core business. Jacob brings more than 20 years’ industry experience, having joined from Refinitiv in January 2021, where he led the sales function across the EMEA region and executed on Refinitiv’s strategy. Prior to this, Jacob led the UK account management function for Thomson Reuters.
Chief Operating Officer
Cyril Molitor oversees our Operations and Technology teams with one focus: great client experience. He has 20 years’ industry experience in driving innovation in financial services and private equity backed businesses, including HSBC, Credit Suisse and AXA. Prior to Kneip he was the CEO of Woven, a leading outsourcing provider, where he drove technological innovation for the company and its clients. Before that, he was the Chief Transformation Officer and Director at Innovation Group Business Services, a leading InsureTech company which he set up in South Africa.
Mario Mantrisi is responsible for New Markets, with an emphasis on new verticals, geographies and products. He has over 30 years of experience in international finance and regulation, including senior roles in Operations, Product, Strategy and Innovation for Clearstream, Bank of Tokyo, and Banque de Luxembourg. Mario is a native Luxembourger and Kneip veteran, having spent over 17 years working for the company. Mario took a brief break in 2017 and 2018 where he was General Manager of LuxFlag, a non-profit association promoting the raising of capital for sustainable investments through granting quality labels before re-joining Kneip in 2019.
Corporate Development Director
Kieran joined Kneip from Skillcapital, an advisory firm with a PE focus. There he was responsible for financial services and fintech across Europe. Prior to this role, Kieran worked in the Global Banking & Markets division at HSBC in London. He started his career at Mazars, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant in audit and transaction support. Later he moved to the consulting division with a focus on large financial institutions.