Bence is a pr expert, journalist and researcher of the international wealth management solutions. He became the best television reporter of Hungary in 2000, and after several years as foreign affairs correspondent at RTL Klub television, he continued his career in the public relations industry. After the successful kickstart of RE/MAX in Hungary, Bence left the marketing director role to research the Swiss private bank sector as a marketing agent. He started to explore the practical and legal immigration aspects of the several jurisdictions from 2008. Author of the books:
“Buying a second citizenship.”
“Paraguay Citizenship and the Permanent Residence Permit Programs”
Bence publishes information about HNWI immigration issues in English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
As a Business and Law Graduate, Bilal Zahoor has been advising on immigration matters of UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe to Pakistani and Middle East Clients. He started his immigration law practice in 2010 and now runs his own brand as “M.I.S Legal (Migration & Investment Services)”. In the last 9 years of his practice, Bilal Zahoor has assisted more than 900 clients in Immigration / Visa Applications. His specialty includes (but is not limited to) Skilled Migration, Business Immigration, Investment Immigration, Visa Appeals, visa Refusal Matters, Visa Cancellation Cases, Deportation Cases, and Family Immigration etc. He has also been an active participant in various immigration conferences around the globe and has prepared various reports / presentations on immigration issues. His latest work was recognized at “Cornell University – USA” where he was called for a presentation in a Migration Conference in Sep 2018.
Carlyle is Barrister and Solicitor who practices in the areas of corporate and financial services law. He admitted in Anguilla, the BVI, St. Kitts/Nevis and New Zealand, owns and manages the Stafford Group of Companies. He studied law in London at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, where he obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in 2001 and with the University of London (International Programme) from which he obtained an LLM degree in Corporate and Commercial Law in 2005. He completed the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in March 2013 and was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Anguilla and BVI in 2013. He speaks and writes widely on issues affecting international financial services and citizenship programmes and splits his time between Anguilla and Dubai. In Dubai, he manages Carlyle Rogers Legal Consultants FZE which focuses on providing wealth management and tax planning advice for HNWIs and AML/FATCA/CRS compliance.
Christian Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider (imidaily.com), the leading publication for the residence and citizenship by investment industry.
Investment Migration Insider’s readers are professionals from immigration companies, property developers, law firms, private wealth advisories and family offices, due diligence firms, policy-makers and a handful of prime ministers.The publication features breaking news, commentary on current events, interviews with key figures, an extensive overview of relevant conferences, and the only job listing site dedicated exclusively to the CBI/RBI industry.
Investment Migration Insider publishes its English-language content on imidaily.com, and in Mandarin on its WeChat platform (see 投资移民知情者), which caters to a substantial base of Chinese readers.Norwegian by birth, Christian holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of San Francisco and an MBA from University of Chongqing. He has spent the last six years living and working in Greater China and is a fluent Mandarin speaker.
Since 2005, Cayman has been the leading specialists in on-boarding foreign individuals and companies into Singapore through the provision of holistic services in Corporate Consultancy and Immigration. The Group also deals with Immigration Investments, alongside Merger and Acquisitions.
Raffles Immigration Pte. Ltd. (f.k.a Singapore Immigration Pte. Ltd.), was established in 2011 as the first fully-fledged immigration firm in Singapore. It has focused on assisting foreigners in applying for Permanent Residency in Singapore through the PTS or GIP programs. Till date, the Group has served more than 5000 foreigners by helping them settle in Singapore.
Mr. Dainial has also been on the Business Advisory Board of PSB Academy since 2015, and actively involves himself as a BoardMember with round-table discussions led by both SMCCI and ASME. These discussions are usually with governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Manpower, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, and the newly formed Enterprise Singapore.
Desmond specialises in Skilled, Business & Investment migration for Australia & New Zealand. Prior to this, Desmond worked as a Regional Internal Auditor for Singapore publicly listed companies and Japan multi-national companies across the Asian Pacific region since 1995.
Desmond was a graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His past experience in accounting and finance profession has equipped him to interact with high net wealth investors, small/medium sized businesses effectively when handling the Business & investment program.
Desmond is a member of ACCA, CA, CIA and a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461243) & New Zealand Licensed Immigration Adviser (201201134).
George Chrysochos is one of the Directors of Cyfield Group of Companies. He has been involved with the family business from a very young age, serving in all sectors of the business. Before joining the family business full time, he had worked in the United States and Greece, as a consultant for Navigant and Mckinsey & Company. He gained experience in multiple functions including strategy and operations, mergers and acquisitions and organizational restructuring. He had a diverse involvement in industrial, energy, infrastructure, telecom, pharmaceutical and financial companies. While working as a consultant he had day to day involvement with Cyfield, participating in key strategic and operational decisions. He returned to Cyprus with a vision to expand the family in business into a regional civil and EPC contractor and enter the energy market. He currently leads the contracting, manufacturing and energy companies of the group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of many professional organizations in the US and Cyprus including ASCE and ETEK.
Attorney Guillaume Matz completed a Master in Political Sciences in France and became a member of the Paris Bar Association.
He gained experience in commercial and litigation laws in Paris and London before expanding to the international scale.
Mr. Matz specialized in cross-boarding transactions and immigration. He holds a strong experience in South East Asia, where he advises corporations on offshore strategies and high net worth individuals on structuring their private wealth.
Guillaume is fluent in French, English and proficient in Thai and Vietnamese.
Harvey Law Group (HLG) was founded in Montreal, Québec in 1992 by Attorney Jean-François Harvey. Mr. Harvey completed a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ottawa and was appointed to the Québec Bar in 1992, and is a member in good standing of both the Québec and Canadian Bar Associations.
Mr. Harvey is recognized internationally as an expert in Immigration Law, and he brings a wealth of experience in providing comprehensive immigration law services to corporations and high net worth individuals.
Mr. Harvey also brings extensive experience in commercial legal matters, and in particular has advised on many high-value due diligence and merger and acquisition activities for a broad range of International and multinational industries.
Appointed in July 2018, Huw Wedlock is Director of The Fry Group’s Singapore operation. Huw has 20 years industry experience working with financial advisers in multiple jurisdictions. He previously worked at Old Mutual International, where he has spent 15 years, most recently as Area Manager, ASEAN. Earlier in his career he worked as a Business Consultant with Skandia UK prior to the acquisition by Old Mutual, and prior to that he worked for Friends Provident for three years as a business consultant. A committed and passionate individual, Huw is focussed on raising standards and transparency in the Financial Advisory Industry.
Joined the Diplomatic Service of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985.
Served at the Ministry’s HQ, at the Deputy Minister’s office until (1985 – 89), as First Counsellor at the Directorate for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe (1999), as Deputy Head at the Directorate for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2000), as Director for European Integration and Economic and Monetary Policy (2008), as Director for Justice, Home Affairs & Schengen (2009 – 2011) and as Director for Common Foreign and Security Policy and Political Cooperation of the European Union (2015 – 2017).
Deputy Head of Mission at the Greek Embassies in Dublin (1993 – 1996) and Buenos Aires (1997 – 1999).
Consul in Perth, Western Australia (1989 – 1993), Consul General in Bucharest (2001 – 2003) and Consul General in Sydney (2004 – 2007).
Ambassador to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives (2012 – 2015).
Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos (2017)
Chairman of the European Union Working Groups for Visa and Schengen Evaluation (2003)
Leading EU Expert for the Evaluation of the correct application of the EU Acquis on Visas by Portugal and Spain (2003), by Spain (2011) and by Lithuania and Latvia (2012)
Chairman of the EU Expert Group for carrying out targeted Evaluation missions of the Local Consular Cooperation (2004 – 2006).
Vanuatu Information Centre, Official Appointed DSP Citizenship Representative
Prior to relocating to Asia in the mid-1990s, James spent time in a United Kingdom Government role specializing in bi-lateral relations between the UK and Central and Eastern Europe.
With a consulting career in Asia spanning twenty plus years and, residing in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok, James has acquired an extensive understanding of issues surrounding global mobility, initially as the owner of a Hong Kong-headquartered executive search company, working with many multinational companies around the world.
After his business was acquired by a global top five firm, James settled on a broader consulting career, capitalizing on his wide range of contacts to assist companies with market-entry and business development in Asia. Involvement in the area of “Citizenship by Investment” was a natural progression and, it is through this that James came into contact with the Government of Vanuatu to support the launch of their 2017 “Development Support Program” (DSP), and the growth of the Vanuatu Information Centre (VIC) network.
James has a key role in developing strategic Investment-Migration Industry relationships on behalf of the DSP, as well as supporting the Vanuatu Government in seeking greater opportunities internationally for Investment, bi-lateral trade and inbound tourism. He is currently planning the 2018 opening of a VIC in London to provide support to Vanuatu in the markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
James is originally from the UK and a graduate of Brunel University (WLI).
Strategically located in Singapore, James is at a nexus for investment and migration flow between Asia and both Australia and New Zealand. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, he mentors and trains registered agents and licensed immigration advisers, in addition to consulting on migration practice establishment. To date he has guided the establishment of 6 migration firms across Asia. Prior to the migration industry, James had corporate management experience across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. James is qualified as an Australian registered migration agent (#0428740) and a NZ licensed immigration adviser (#200800600).
Kenneth Camilleri is a Senior Partner at Chetcuti Cauchi, an international firm with offices in Valletta, Cyprus, London, Zürich and Hong Kong. Mr Camilleri assists clients with corporate and personal relocation as well as tax and VAT. The firm has been actively involved in the Asian market by providing tax and immigration advice to HNWI clients and firms alike, as well as assisting with international investments. The firm has also been actively participated at various conferences throughout the years.
Mr Camilleri is a key advisor on Malta Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes, the Cyprus Investment Programmes, and Permanent Residency Programmes, as well as the Caribbean Programmes and other International Citizenship and Residency Programmes.
A lecturer in the ACCA papers in taxation, Mr Camilleri also sits on the Taxation Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Taxation Committee of the Institution of Financial Service Practitioners.
For more than twenty years, he has represented multinational businesses in the field of immigration law. Mr. Azarmehr has represented individual EB-5 investors since 1996. During this time he has represented Regional Investment Center and individual clients. He is has provided presentations regarding the EB-5 program in China, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Vietnam and other countries.
Mr. Azarmehr has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. He first served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General’s office; then from 1996 to 1998, he practiced immigration law at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
He is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas. His professional activities include: State Bar of Texas; American Immigration Lawyers Association; State Bar Foundation Fellow; Past Chair, State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Section; Past Associate Editor-in-Chief, State Bar of Texas, Environmental Law Journal.
His publications include:
• Immigration Options and Procedures for Healthcare Workers, Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals (2010-12).
• Natural Resources Damages Under CERCLA Sec. 107: How the Liability Rules Differ Between Actions for Natural Resource Damages and Response Costs, 21 Environmental Law Reporter No. 10 (1992).
• Status of Joint and Several Liability under CERCLA after Bell Petroleum; 24 Environmental No. 5 (1994).
• CERCLA Joint and Several Liability in the Fifth Circuit after Bell Petroleum, State Bar of Texas, 25 Environmental Law Journal No. 1 (1994).
His recent and upcoming presentations include:
• Investment Based Immigration Presentation
• Singapore, Malaysia – April 19, 2016
• Jakarta, Indonesia – April 20, 2016
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April 22, 2016
• Hanoi, Vietnam – April 14-15, 2016
• Creative Solutions for Immigration and Recruitment, Austin, Texas – February 23, 2016
• Mergers & Acquisitions: What Talent/Human Resource Professionals Need To Know, Austin, Texas – January 26, 2016
Mr. Azarmehr graduated from the University of North Texas with Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Economics and from St. Mary’s University School of Law with Juris Doctor. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
Vietnam & South East Asia Operation Countries Manager
Michel Verdy is a serious and dynamic Entrepreneur with an impressive personal and business background. Michel has over 39 years of experience in the Asian and Canadian business environment, where he has gained the trust of thousand of people spanning across industries and cultures.
After 9 years spent in the retail industry for a major Canadian Department Chain Stores in 1978, Michel Verdy’s career in banking began in 1987, as Branch Manager with the Bank of Montreal. His achievements and contributions to the Bank and the local business community were quickly noticed. In 1993, Michel Verdy chose to pursue his career as an Investment Executive with Scotia McLeod, a subsidiary of Scotia Bank, where he cofounded, managed and promoted the Immigrant Investor Programs in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan as the Managing Director until 2000. In May 2000, Michel Verdy played an instrumental role in the second start up of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Programs at the second time around, were he was the Managing Director and shareholder of an important independent Dealer. In May 2006, Michel has accepted it’s third start up and has occupied the role of Vice-President of the Immigrant Investor Programs at Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. (LBS) until September 2011, where he successfully expand there activities in Asia. During those past 18 years, Michel has helped more than ten thousand of Asian business people in securing their future and those of their children in Canada. Michel is the co-founder of LBV & Partners, a Hong Kong based Company, specialised in M&A, Business Global Citizenship by Investment and International Real Estate. Michel is the Operation Vietnam Country Manager and South East Asia business Development for Aristo Developers since December 2016.
Michel Verdy is a famous lecturer. Michel is often invited in private and public conferences on immigration and bilateral investment in Asia andCanada.
Michel Verdy has always contributed as a volunteer for various community projects through Charity Clubs. Michel likes helping non-profit organization for their fundraising activities, for the benefit of the poorest young generation. Michel Verdy was a member of The Rotary International.
Michel co-founded the Greater Montreal Sino-Canadian Business Centre and is active in it’s development projects.
The network of Michel Verdy makes him a key resource for your projects in Asia and Canada.
Citizenship by Investment Unit, Saint Lucia (CIP Saint Lucia)
Mr. Alfred career has been primarily within the financial services sector, having worked in the domestic and offshore financial sector. He has held senior and executive positions within the banking sector in Barbados, Cayman and Saint Lucia as well as working experience in taxation; auditing and regulation/supervision.
Mr. Alfred has also acquired extensive experience in the area of compliance and anti-money laundering during his stint as Head regulator/supervisor for Saint Lucia’s offshore sector and Registrar of Insurance. He is a trained IMF/Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluator and was the financial expert in the 1st mutual evaluation exercise conducted on Guyana.
Mr. Alfred is also an appointed Commissioner to CARICOM Competition Commission.
Olderigo is a tax partner with more than twenty-five years of tax specialist experience within Deloitte in Italy, in the US and, currently, in China.
In Italy, after working at Deloitte’s Rome and Milan offices, he became tax partner in Florence, where he established and led the local tax practice from 2000 to 2008.
From 2008 until 2012, he worked at Deloitte US in New York as Managing Director of the Italian Desk, assisting many Deloitte US clients with their investments in Italy.
From 2012, Olderigo is at the head of Deloitte Italy’s China Desk in Hong Kong, where he supports Italian firms based in China and Asia-Pacific with their local tax issues and consults Chinese groups in the acquisition process of investments in Italy.
Sam Bayat is a Quebec (Canada) licensed attorney with background in international law and is specialized in corporate migration. He has over twenty years experience in business immigration and citizenship consultancy.
He was the former president and vice president of Canadian Bar, International Section in Quebec. He had lectured in the International law at the Concordia University in Montreal. He is the senior resident lawyer of the law firm, Bayat Legal Services (BLS) in Dubai.
As the pace of immigration for Canada out of the Middle East stepped up, Sam Bayat set up in 1993 a small law practice in Dubai. Today BLS an international law firm, working with a network of law firms, legal professionals and trade consultants, around the world.
The group has specialists working on sanction, corporate/commercial, investment/banking, and arbitration laws. But the group main focus continues to be on business migration, residency and economic citizenship laws.
Bayat has published two books on Canadian immigration law in 2000 (All you need to know about moving to Canada and in 2003 (Canada after September 11, immigration and settlement).
He also has written two books on immigrants’ lives in Canada Canada’s immigrants, heroes and countrymen (Vol. I and II).
His has written several chapters in a new book published in collaboration with International Bar, corporate business immigration review, describing several countries business immigration laws.
He has been raised and studied in Canada, Tony Le is leading his businesses in Immigration, real estate and manufacture. From those experiences, He coached and helped many Vietnamese families to settle successfully in Canada, USA and Euro.
Based in HCMC, Mr. Duong has been involved in the Immigrant Investor Programs for more than 5 years. He is the founder of DNTCO established early 2015. He has obtained his B.A. degree in 1999 and joined HSBC as a financial services representative in 2000. Prior to establishing DNTCO, he has been spending more than 15 years working in Logistic & Supply Chain, C-level Executive Search and Inspection & Certification industry with multi-national companies such as Kuehne+Nagel, Navigos Group, Odgers Berndtson and SGS.
Venkateswaran Palat Krishnan, MBA, MBus(Aus), BGL, LLB, Juris Doctor, LLM (Aus), is a Senior Consultant with over 14 years of experience with Australian and New Zealand immigration.
He is the Director of “Invest and Settle”. He is an Australian Lawyer, Registered Migration Agent [No: 0530932] for Australia and was the first to obtain New Zealand Immigration Advisor License [License No: 200800438] in India. He has over 34 years of experience in various fields including Marketing, Administration, and Immigration Law and had held senior management positions in various industries. He has vast experience of serving clients from almost all over the globe including India, South Africa, West Indies, Europe, USA, Iran, Angola, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and also Middle East countries like Oman and UAE.
Dr. Yanfeng Chen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DEZHU US with extensive experiences of real estate development, strategic direction, fund raising, capital management, project planning, and operation overseeing to lead various projects into successful businesses. Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate studies and obtained his master’s degree at Peking University, China and received his PHD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and has served in state’s institute, federal government, and private sectors for more than 20 years.
Zac is a practicing lawyer with over 20 years legal experience, admitted to practice in England & Wales, and is a former Partner of various international law firms including, Harneys, Ogier, Lawrence Graham and Gowling WLG advising on all areas of international private client law, including cross border wills, trust and estates and business succession planning.
Zac has particular expertise advising on international regulatory law and has lectured and written extensively on the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS). As a result, Zac has been retained by a number of leading private banks, trust companies, wealthy individuals and families and a governmental authority to advise on the practical implementation of the CRS.
Zac has now taken the step, in founding Centenal Legal Technology Group, to leverage the power of information technology to create innovative enterprise application software solutions for use by Financial Institutions, Business Professionals and UHNW families and individuals.