Geoffrey Ghyoot is Chief Operating Officer of Dentons Global Advisors Public Affairs EMEA. Mr. Ghyoot joined the firm in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, and used his international finance background in the healthcare and industrial engineering sectors to lead the firm’s finance department. Now at Dentons Global Advisors, he continues to carry on those duties, and he is responsible for delivering on the long-term company strategy, including all corporate affairs, M&A and investors’ relations. He is also responsible for the firm’s legal, compliance, human resources, and IT departments at the group level.
Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Ghyoot spent two years as head of international finance at Amicus Therapeutics in London, where he was responsible for building out the company’s international operations. Preceding that, he was head of finance, Europe, at Shire Pharmaceuticals in Zug, where he helped the business grow through multiple mergers and acquisitions.
Before moving into the health sector, Mr. Ghyoot held key international financial positions in industrial engineering. One of these positions was as director of finance, EMEA, for Tuthill Corporation in Chicago.
Belgian by birth, Mr. Ghyoot considers himself a true “internationalist.” He has spent his career living in different countries, including the U.S., Switzerland, and the U.K. He is fluent in French, English, Dutch, and Spanish, and holds a master’s degree in finance and applied economics from the ICHEC completed studies at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. Outside of work, Mr. Ghyoot enjoys playing music and field hockey.