Dirk Oppelaar

Managing Director - Geneva

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Dirk joined JTC in 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company’s Swiss operation, in addition to acting as a key figure in the ongoing development and implementation of organisational strategy. Dirk’s responsibilities also include a focus on European business development.

Raised in the Netherlands, Dirk qualified as a lawyer from the Free University of Amsterdam. He began his career in finance in 1995, working as legal counsel for a Luxembourg trust company focused on corporate secretarial work for blue chip corporates and private equity and real estate funds. He eventually assumed the position of Managing Director, before moving to a prominent global advisory firm in 2004.

Dirk remained with the company until 2013, initially restructuring its corporate secretarial team in Luxembourg and moving to its Geneva office a year later as Managing Director, where he oversaw the post-acquisition integration of a small trust company. On successful completion, his focus shifted to European business development for the group.

In 2013, Dirk assumed the position of Partner with a high-end real estate funds consultancy, with a mandate to source direct investments in European real estate for funds, family offices and ultra-high net worth clients.

In their spare time

Dirk can speak an impressive four and a half languages (Dutch, English, French, German and rudimentary Spanish). He likes cooking exotic dishes which his family assure him are really ‘interesting’ and he also enjoys cycling, hiking and skiing, although in reality he actually spends more time helping his four children with their homework.