Mr Rueda joined JZ Banking Services as a director in 2013. Mr Rueda is managing partner at JZ International, with responsibility for all European investment activity. Prior to JZ International, Mr Rueda worked at Equifax and was appointed CEO for Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and Group Director for Business Development. He graduated in Business Administration and Finance from the American University in Paris and holds an MBA from Texas University. He is also a graduate of the Strategic Management of Technology Based Companies Program from the IESE Business School and Stanford.
Mr Wright joined JZ Banking Services as a director in 2013. Mr Wright is a senior partner at JZ International, with primary responsibilities for activities in Northern Europe including the UK. Prior to JZ International, Mr Wright was a director of Hambros Bank both in London and South Africa from 1993 until 2000 and ABN Amro Corporate Finance from 2000 to 2003. Throughout this period he was involved in acquiring and disposing of numerous companies as well as raising equity and debt finance. He graduated BA and MA (Hons) in history from Brasenose College, Oxford University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 1993.
Ms van der Sluijs-Plantz joined JZ Banking Services as a director in 2016. Ms van der Sluijs-Plantz is an industry specialist for JZ International, advising on European investment activity. She is a non-executive board member of Smallsteps Daycare, Telefónica Europe BV and TMF Group (where she was the CEO from 2003-2012) as well as a member of the board of trustees of KNCV TB, a Dutch NGO active internationally in combatting tuberculosis. In October 2015, she was appointed by the King of the Netherlands as a member of the board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten, on behalf of Sint Maarten. She studied Economics at the University of Tilburg and Corporate Law at the University of Leiden.
Mr Dwyer joined JZ Banking Services as a director in 2016. Mr Dwyer is the financial director of JZ International’s office in the Netherlands. Originally joining JZ International at its London office in 2005, Mr Dwyer relocated to the Netherlands in 2014. Previously, Mr. Dwyer worked for Price Waterhouse in South Africa and London, Asprey & Garrard in London and at Deloitte’s head office for Central Europe located in Prague, Czech Republic. Mr Dwyer graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a B.Acc and from the University of South Africa with a B.Compt (Hons).
Ms van den Biesen joined JZ Banking Services as legal counsel in 2016, with responsibility for all legal matters of JZ Banking Services. Ms van den Biesen previously worked as sole legal counsel for a Dutch family office, with responsibility for the legal matters of 50 Dutch entities and six Dutch foundations in addition to serving as legal coordinator for 150 entities incorporated worldwide. Ms. van den Biesen was actively involved in the acquisitions and sales process for the family office’s investment portfolio, largely comprised of real estate, art and private equity assets. She holds an MA in French Language as well as a Master of Law (Hons).