Mr. Arton has an extensive background serving the specialized needs of high net worth investors around the world. His career began in the wealth management division of BMO Nesbitt Burns and evolved as an Executive Director with Hampton Securities. His present position as Vice President of the Immigrant Investor Program at Arton Investments is an asset to the organization and to the clients. Mr. Arton is also registered Consultant Lobbyist with the Government Authorities in Canada. He graduated with a BA in Finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and an International Baccalaureate from College Brebeuf. His professional designations include: Chartered Investment Manager and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Mr. Arton is a Patron of the Sovereign Art Foundation and is actively involved in various charity organizations around the world helping unprivileged children and supporting education. Mr. Arton is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organisation.
With a career that started in IT and spans over 10 years, Mr. Eid was part of the inception of the Arton Capital office in Dubai. He has been a contributory team member responsible for more than 100 high net worth individuals and generating over 50 million euro in foreign direct investments since May 2009. Through his exhibition of effective communication skills, Mr. Eid maintains good client and personal relationships. His passion for the industry can be traced back to the various positions he has held with companies such as Stargate Cyber Active Co. LTD, Jumeirah International and Reach Media LLC.
Mr. Kolev’s financial education and professional managing experience in Bulgaria and other EU countries were invaluable assets in the implementation and the establishment of the Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship in Bulgaria. His efficient and result-oriented collaboration with the government authorities, financial institutions and foreign agencies was a stepping stone for our success in Bulgaria. Presently, he is coordinating clients’ applications and related financial processes as well as providing valuable investment advice on other opportunities in the country and the region. Mr. Kolev is also actively involved in the development of the Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program.
Mr. Shahmooradian is amongst one of the most experienced industry professionals. He has a long track-record working with leading Canadian and US financial institutions, managing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals. Prior to joining Arton Capital, Mr. Shahmooradian was the business development manager for the Immigrant Investor Program at one of Quebec’s largest financial institutions, for several years. He has an impressive track record of success stories in this field, including management of client relations, contract negotiations and business development. His profound understanding of the industry is instrumental in the structuring and implementation of new projects by Arton Group.
With a career that spans over 20 years, Ms. Georgieva oversees Arton Capital’s worldwide operations spearheading the development and effective growth strategies and processes. Ms. Georgieva has extensive experience in aligning policies and procedures, managing and coordinating projects, handling internal affairs, progress tracking. In her role as project leader under Arton's Sovereign Platform, she is responsible for delivering development projects of varying size and complexity as well as for directing, organizing and controlling project activities.
Mr. Stojanovic’s proven track record and managerial experience in Montenegro and other EU countries were invaluable assets in the establishment of Arton’s operations on the Balkans. His targeted and efficient collaboration with Montenegrin government bodies, foreign agencies and the business sector is one but many of his strengths. Previously he has been involved in business ventures in multiple domains such as F&B, aviation, real estate, construction and others. His knowledge of the political landscape of the region combined with his educational background in Business Administration from John Cabot University in Rome make him an invaluable asset to the organization.
Professor Craig Barker is the Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. As an international lawyer, Craig’s expertise is in the areas of diplomacy and diplomatic law, immunities from jurisdiction, international criminal law, international commercial law, and law and international relations. Craig has authored three books and has published a number of articles in leading international law journals. He has served in an editorial role with both the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and the British Yearbook of International Law and is a regular contributor to British and international media on issues of international law.
After 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Kim entered the private sector in 1998 as a risk manager. During his tenure with IPSA, Kim rose to be President of the company which focused on establishing compliance in the Immigrant Investor Industry. Under his guidance and vision, programs in the Caribbean and elsewhere developed rigorous due diligence processes that are now the accepted standard in the industry. Also during his tenure with IPSA, he was instrumental in establishing the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Compliance Association. Kim's professional qualifications include Certified Fraud Examiner (1994) and Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (2007).
Mario David brings to Arton's Board of Advisors a wealth of experience in European politics. Mr. David is a Vice President of the European People’s Party and a Member of the European Parliament from Portugal. A medical doctor, he joined the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in 1979 and was elected to the European Parliament in 1989. In 2002 he became political adviser to Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso and in 2004 he was appointed Secretary of State for European Affairs.
The Hon. Philippe A. May has enjoyed a distinguished career of two decades in the financial industry, and is a part of the inception of the Arton Capital office in Singapore and oversees the Asia Pacific Region. His career began as a Portfolio Manager for Asian Equities at Credit Suisse in Zurich. After his move to Singapore he became Vice President of EFG Private Bank and Director of VP Bank, in charge of high net-worth clients in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. Before joining Arton Capital he set up the Singapore office of investor migration consulting firm CS Global Partners. Mr. May is a Swiss-certified Financial Planner and Banking Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2011 the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines appointed him as its Honorary Consul to Singapore.
Ms. Niki Ioannou is a BA degree holder in Business Administration from the University of Reading (UK). She has 20 years of experience mainly in marketing, public relations and the marketing of property. Over the recent years she has been involved into the Cyprus Citizenship and Residency Program. Ms. Ioannou brings into the Arton Group her experience in international marketing and her knowledge and contacts in relation to the development of the program in Cyprus.
A senior consultant at EPPA and previously at PACT European Affairs in Brussels, Steven has built up significant expertise in the EU decision-making process, in particular legislative procedures and secondary legislation, and delivers strategic advice, legal analysis and monitoring to a range of clients across various EU policy areas. Steven is an Irish national who holds a degree in Law and French from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.