IQ-EQ has appointed Romain Mifsud as chief commercial officer for activities in France and Switzerland.

With 14 years’ experience in the private market industry, he specialises in private equity, real estate, private debt and securitisation.

Prior to joining IQ-EQ, he was head of sales and relationship managers at Société Générale Securities Services, Paris, where he was responsible for the development of a commercial strategy for French private markets and asset managers.

Mifsud (pictured) has also held other senior roles including head of fund managers for Victoires Haussmann and head of real Estate financing with Investimo.

In this newly created role, he will oversee IQ-EQ’s commercial activities in France and Switzerland while working closely with CCOs in other jurisdictions to achieve the Group’s global growth ambitions.

He will work particularly closely with Bram Eijsbouts, chief commercial officer for Luxembourg and the Netherlands, to align opportunities for the Continental Europe region.

Misfud said: “It’s clear to me that IQ-EQ’s business in Continental Europe is going from strength to strength, and I can’t wait to get started in my new role. Our priorities for the year ahead will be building on our existing commercial infrastructure, realising the potential of new opportunities, and working with the wider team to nurture client relationships.”

Diana Senanayake, regional CEO of Continental Europe, said: “The last year was transformative for our business in Continental Europe, and as such, we’ve expanded our team to pursue significant new commercial opportunities. Romain’s experience and specialist knowledge will be an asset to our growing Commercial team, and I look forward to seeing what we can build together.”