As part of its on-going strategy to focus on talent development to meet the needs of its expanding international business, The ILS Group has relocated former Isle of Man student Sam Critchley to its Shanghai office.
Following a varied 11-month management training programme across ILS’s global offering, Sam has now been made Business Development Manager for ILS in Asia.
During the training programme, Sam, who is the first graduate management candidate to be fully trained by ILS, was based at ILS’s headquarters in the Isle of Man, but also spent time in the London, Dubai and Hong Kong offices.
Sam will be looking to strengthen ILS’s preeminent position within Asia’s offshore financial services industry. His primary focus will be on servicing China’s rapidly growing outbound investment flows. Sam will be working closely with ILS Asia’s branch managers Lilian Cheung in Hong Kong, Cindy Cheng in Shanghai and Ruth Guo in Beijing. He will report to ILS Asia Managing Director Chris Eaton.
Sam said: “I am delighted to be joining ILS Asia at this exciting time for the business. I have received amazing support during my time working for ILS so far and can see that I will need all of my training to deliver on the fantastic opportunity we have to build on our current success in Asia.
“Our proposition in Hong Kong and China will continue to drive business through our global network of offices and I will be looking to manage these trends by making ILS Asia further integrated into The ILS Group. It is a great challenge and a fantastic opportunity for me.”
Sam previously worked and studied in Shanghai when he completed an international MBA program at the East China University of Science and Technology in 2012.
In addition to his MBA, Sam has an MSc in International Management from the ICN Business School in France and an honours degree in History from the University of Durham.
Chief Executive Officer of The ILS Group Chris Eaton said: “Sam has been a key member of the team since he joined the business in December 2012. He has spent time in a number of our offices in order to develop his knowledge of the business and I am delighted to see the first ILS graduate training programme completed successfully. This is a further demonstration of ILS’s commitment to continue to expand our international business and build upon and improve the talent pool within ILS.”
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