Our Team

Frank Thies

PARTNER

Pygg - Curacao Based Family Financial and Corporate Management Services

Direct:  +5999 843 2736

Mobile: +5999 514 1333

Mobile: +31 613 945 897

e-mail: frank.thies@pygg.nl

Frank has more than 25 years of experience in the financial service industry. He has held senior positions at PWC and Citibank, both in New York and Amsterdam.

He was co-founder and managing partner of the international investment bank InnoCap NV.

As an investment banker Frank mostly focused on structured finance and asset based finance products. This included developing, structuring, closing and managing (alternative) investment funds for financial institutions and MFO’s. During the last years he was active in advising private clients on wealth planning including handling all tax, legal and compliance issues.

Frank studied Economics & Tax Law at the University of Groningen.

Sharita Raktoe

PARTNER

Pygg - Curacao Based Family Financial and Corporate Management Services

Direct:  +5999 843 2736

Mobile: +31 624 246 072

e-mail: sharita.raktoe@pygg.nl

Sharita graduated from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) in 2008. Immediately after obtaining her LL.M title, she started working at a large trust service company in Amsterdam.

In 2010 Sharita moved to Curacao, where she worked as a lawyer in several areas including criminal, labor, civil and corporate law. In 2012 Sharita returned to the trust service business and worked at several international firms. She also was on the board of multiple Curacao based companies. In 2016 Sharita founded Blue Corporate Management BV a central bank licensed service company.

Sharita is very experienced with a broad range of legal matters including general compliance, corporate governance and shareholders services.

With her background in forensic accountancy, she provides an important addition to the team. Sharita is based in Europe and Curacao.

Frank Lammers

PARTNER

Direct:  +5999 863 2772

Mobile: +5999 564 1333

e-mail: frank.lammers@pygg.nl

Frank started his career with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1995 after which he entered the worlds of financing, investments and trust & corporate services in 1999.

During the last 20 years he held various specialist and management positions with ABN AMRO Bank and its legal predecessors Fortis and MeesPierson, Orco Bank, Amicorp and Amergeris.

His knowledge and out-of-the-box thinking with regards to corporate, private and investment banking, investments structuring, exchange listing and IPO/RTO’s  are appreciated by private as well as corporate and institutional relations.

Frank studied Business Economics and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, his city of birth.

Fred Klaassen

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR

Pygg - Curacao Based Family Financial and Corporate Management Services

e-mail: fred.klaassen@pygg.nl

Fred has been a tax partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) working in the international environment for more than 30 years and has been active in Amsterdam, New York, Curacao and Latin America. Fred currently focuses on helping family-owned corporate clients structure their international projects, and offering advice in the area of family governance, including succession and inheritance planning.

As an Executive Advisor he is closely involved in advising the board and as a senior counsel he forms part of the PYGG team for our clients on a project-by-project basis.

Christian Ellul

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR

Pygg - Curacao Based Family Financial and Corporate Management Services

e-mail: christian.ellul@pygg.nl

Christian completed his Doctorate in Law in 2005 furthering his studies with an Adv. LL.M in International Taxation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Christian has worked as a tax advisor for a Big 4 Audit firm in Malta as well as a reputable local Corporate Service provider.

In 2010 he co-founded E&S Consultancy, PYGG’s partner office and Corporate Services Provider in Malta. Christian currently sits on the board of all of the companies within the E&S Group and his competences include Malta direct and indirect taxation, international tax structuring, taxation of tokens, crypto currencies, ICOs, trusts, corporate and company law, and related legal advice.

Advisory Board:

Gustave Ho-Meau-Long

Fred A.H. Klaassen

Web & IT Support:

Karl Marchant

e-mail: karl.marchant@pygg.nl