First Names Group, a provider of independent trust, fund, real estate and corporate services, has appointed Karen O’Hanlon as managing director of its Singapore business, effective immediately.

In her new role, Karen will lead the team in Singapore and will work in close conjunction with the Hong Kong team to deliver the company long-term expansion strategy in Asia.

She has nearly 30 years of global experience in providing trust services to corporates and family businesses.

She was director for client services at Asiaciti Trust in Singapore prior to joining First Names Group. Prior to that, she was senior trust manager with HSBC Private Bank.

First Names Group CEO Mark Pesco said: “Karen is a highly experienced professional who I am certain will be an invaluable asset as we continue to attract new business and deepen our footprint in the region. Her promotion is very well earned and I am extremely happy to have Karen leading our Singapore team into 2017.

“She is a firm believer of our collaborative, client centric, people-focused approach and her impressive track record and proactive personality are important elements which have led her to this next step.”