STEP Benelux appoints new chair

Simon Gorbutt, Director Wealth Structuring Solutions (WSS) at Lombard International Assurance, has been appointed Chair of STEP Benelux.

Gorbutt, who specialises in cross-border wealth planning for high net worth individuals, is a solicitor, qualified in England and Wales, and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Based in Luxembourg, he leads an in-house team of industry experts providing wealth structuring services to Northern European and US expatriate clients. He is a regular speaker on insurance-based wealth solutions, a member of ITPA and has been actively involved on the STEP Benelux Board for the past 3.5 years.
 
Axel Hörger, CEO of Lombard International Assurance, says: “Simon is a recognised subject-matter expert in cross-border wealth structuring and an active contributor in our field. His appointment is a strong endorsement of his expertise and commitment to our industry and we wish him well with his chairmanship.”
 
Gorbutt adds: “I am excited to be taking on the role of Chair and would like to thank the STEP Benelux Board for their confidence, and Lombard International Assurance for its support.  Part of a uniquely multi-disciplinary organisation, the STEP Benelux branch plays a crucial role not only in Luxembourg but across the Benelux region working with lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help individuals and families plan for their financial futures.”