Irina’s professional experience includes private client services and philanthropy.
Having an academic background and being qualified as Trust and Estate Practitioner, Dr Irina Francken has been working as a trustee and corporate service provider in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore since 1998. She provides advice on asset protection structures using trusts, companies and foundations. She works to ensure a smooth transition of wealth from one generation to the next. Dr Francken helps clients in relocation to another country by structuring their assets accordingly.
As a philanthropy adviser she helps on cross-border charitable giving by working with Family Offices, HNW individuals, Private Foundations and corporate and non-profit organizations in order to create effective philanthropical projects.
Irina works closely with donors and volunteers in ASEAN countries. She regularly publishes her articles in the STEP magazines and has a close association with the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network.
Irina is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP, London) and she is a Senior Registered Trustee within NZ Trustee Association.