HONG KONG, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wealth-X, the world's leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence and prospecting firm, has hired Mr Jean-Luc Gustave, Esq., as Vice-President, Business Development, Luxury, based in Hong Kong. His appointment is with immediate effect.
Mr Gustave joins Wealth-X from Thomson Reuters, where he was Managing Director for their Northeast Asia business. Prior to this position, he was Country Manager of France for World-Check, a provider of risk prevention services owned by Thomson Reuters, and has previously worked for big data and intelligence leaders, including Dun & Bradstreet, SAS and Gartner.
With a focus on the luxury industry, Mr Gustave has steered many projects for clients such as LVMH Moet Hennesy, Kering, the Societe des Bains de Mer in Monaco and MYBA, the worldwide yachting association.
He is also chairman of the French chapter of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and a member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Mr Gustave is an LLM graduate with dual Master's degrees in Finance (Luxembourg University) and Business Law (Pantheon-Assas University, Paris).
Mr Gustave said: "I am excited to lead Wealth-X's business development for the luxury sector in Asia. In this region, in particular, the competition for the ultra wealthy wallet is growing fiercer every day. Wealth-X has helped many clients generate millions in new business, and I am proud to be part of an innovative firm."
Mr Mykolas Rambus, Wealth-X CEO, said: "I am pleased to welcome Jean-Luc into the Wealth-X team. His appointment demonstrates an opportunity for luxury brands to understand and do business with the nearly 45,000 UHNW individuals Wealth-X has identified in Asia."
Wealth-X is the world's leading ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence and prospecting firm with the world's largest collection of curated research on UHNW individuals, defined as those with net assets of US$30 million and above. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 13 offices on five continents.(www.wealthx.com)