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Our Team

Dr. Irina Francken has been trained as a scientist in physics and mathematics for many years in Moscow where she has obtained her PhD. After a successful career she has retired from her research and university job in 1993 by starting a new phase in her study and business. She has been actively involved in the IN Fiduciary Services's business since 1994. In 2012 she obtained the Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was registered as an official Russian interpreter with the Supreme Court of Singapore.

From 1994 she was involved in the international trade providing management and administration in reviewing and preparing sales and purchase contracts. She provided compliance advice to trading companies on regulatory requirements, internal policies and formulation solutions to support ongoing business activities and expansion.

From 1998 Irina works as a director of IN Fiduciary Services Limited a company offering private international trustee services from its offices in New Zealand and Singapore to clients internationally. She specialises in services to Asian business ladies who want to structure their assets so as to best look after the next generation.

Irina is a full member of STEP, a registered professional trustee with the NZ Trustee Association (RT), a member of the International Tax Planning Association and an associate member of the Singapore Trustees Association. In the service year 2012/13 Irina is a Director of the Rotary Club of Singapore in charge of the International Service committee. She is directly involved in a number of charities throughout Asia. She also is a member of the Fundraising Institute New Zealand (FINZ) specialising in assisting her clients in making the right and most effective charitable donations.


Sally Risacotta van Aalst joined our business around 2001. She studied business administration in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is now responsible for our group administration working in our office in Dunedin, New Zealand.


Hans van Batenburg MBA CPA has been active in many multinational and multicultural organizations. Hans joined the IN Fiduciary Services Group as business development director in Europe.

From 1984-1990 he was a director of TIP Trailer Europe Ltd and initially responsible for all corporate, investment and tax planning issues related to an MBO in 1985 and subsequent successful listing on the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges in 1987.

In 1990 he left TIP Europe and started his own business as a consultant and interim manager with C&B International in the Netherlands, he became managing partner and left this company at the end of 2009 to enjoy a sailing sabbatical in 2010. All this gave him 20 years of global experience in Asset Rental and Leasing, Corporate Finance, Trading, Production, Recycling, Logistics, Oil Storage and Trading, Publishing, Financial services, Treasury, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Pension fund management and Trust Services.

After his sabbatical he started in 2011 an executive mangement service company Klaver 4 Business Solutions and at the same time gained more knowledge and experience in (corporate) governance, mediation, coaching and comunication.

Hans is experienced with a wide range of complicated and growing organizations in challenging, national- and multinational environments and is capable to implement and organize issues within limited time frames.