Mr. Armand Arton, CEO of Arton Capital, has been appointed Special Economic Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council by the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Mr. Arton joins the likes of respected Hollywood icon Robert De Niro and billionaire financier Martin Franklin who were appointed in December 2014.
Commenting on Armand Arton’s appointment, the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda said: “I am delighted to announce that Armand Arton will act as a Special Economic Envoy for our country. My government feels that Mr. Arton’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Economic Citizenship will be beneficial in helping us to achieve our vision of positioning Antigua and Barbuda as a best practice model for citizenship and residency programs in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and beyond.”
In his position as a goodwill ambassador, Mr. Arton’s role is to attract foreign direct investment to Antigua and Barbuda by advocating the country’s citizenship by investment program. One of the most recent achievements of Mr. Arton in this regard is the attracting of a strategic prominent investor from the UAE in the Callaloo Cay real estate project on the island.
“The commitment to Antigua and Barbuda is aligned with Arton’s multifold strategy of developing a sustainable future for the industry,” according to the country’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr. Casroy James. In 2014 alone, the company published three specialized reports, in collaboration with prominent partners and organizations. The findings of these papers are now available to industry stakeholders, who can utilize them in the process of technical analysis and strategizing.
Commenting on his nomination, Mr. Arton said: “Promoting global citizenship as a way of life comes with certain responsibilities. It is our obligation to advocate transparency and to nurture best industry practices so that global citizen programs can play their primary role in the modern economy – serve as a means for sustainable development and strengthening multicultural dialogue.”
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