Our Team

Our experts are some of the most experienced investment migration professionals in the market. Clients from over 120 countries worldwide have proceeded with their residency and citizenship investment applications through La Vida. Please take a moment to meet our team and review our client testimonials.

Paul Williams, CEO and Founder

Paul is our Chief Executive Officer and founder. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with accountants PWC subsequently working with consultants Deloitte and held several senior positions at multi national companies before forming La Vida in 2002. With a career that spans 30 years, Paul has advised many high-net-worth individuals, families and companies on international accountancy, investment property, residency and golden visas. Paul is an Advisory Board Member for the Investment Migration Council, the worldwide association for investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment.  Connect on Linkedin.

Edwina Keyser

Edwina Keyser

Edwina is our International Sales Manager and joined La Vida in 2007. With over 15 years in the industry, Edwina is a RCBI expert, specialising in assisting clients to migrate, strengthen their global mobility and/or obtain specific off-shore investments. Edwina has extensive knowledge of the international property market and a wealth of consultancy experience allowing her to offer a wide range of knowledge of the various Investor Visa programmes available in both Europe and the Caribbean. Edwina also has a BA in Graphic Design, and is a certified, qualified member of the IMC (Investment migration council).  Connect on Linkedin.


Daniel Twomey

Daniel Twomey

Daniel is our Business Development Manager and is responsible for spearheading the company’s involvement with new citizenship by investment programmes, overseeing the sales process, and managing relationships with our legal partners and government contacts. An investment migration expert, Daniel has a BA in Business and English, a qualification in Investment Management from the University of Geneva, and a Master’s in International Affairs and Diplomacy from UNITAR. Daniel speaks fluent Mandarin having lived and worked in Shanghai for five years.

Daniel是本公司的商务发展经理,负责我司投资移民项目的拓展,监督销售流程,管理公司与各项目所属政府及当地法律合作伙伴的关系。作为一名投资移民专家,Daniel同时拥有联合国训练研究所(UNITAR)国际公共外交事务硕士学位,英国肯特大学英语和商务学士学位,以及日内瓦大学的投资管理资格认证。他曾在上海工作和生活过五年,普通话十分流利。Connect on Linkedin.

Lizzie Edwards


Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth “Lizzie” is La Vida’s Marketing Manager and is responsible for creating and implementing the company’s unique marketing strategy and driving brand awareness. Lizzie joined La Vida in 2013 and initially worked as a Client Consultant where she gained a deep knowledge of the various Investor Visa offerings and international real estate opportunities around the globe. Lizzie coordinates our website content, marketing materials, international events and liaises closely with our global partners and developers worldwide. Lizzie is also a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC).  Connect on Linkedin.

Jessica Brill

Jessica Brill

Jessica graduated with a degree in Spanish and International Business and originally joined La Vida to assist with our online marketing and client support matters prior to becoming a Senior Sale Consultant in 2015. Jessica has travelled extensively internationally and is fluent in Spanish as a second language. Jessica has excellent knowledge of the golden visa programmes and specialises in the Caribbean and European options. Connect on Linkedin.

Jude Clemoes

Jude is Client Relationship Manager for La Vida and plays an integral part in processing residency and citizenship applications. Jude is responsible for the company’s pre-application due diligence checks and ensuring the smooth processing of each application. Graduating with a degree in law she has a vast knowledge of the procedures involved with residency and citizenship investment. Jude is a key point of contact with our legal representatives particularly in the Caribbean and Europe. Connect on LinkedIn.

Paul Mandrinos

Paul Mandrinos

Paul is a Senior Consultant focusing on the European & Caribbean RCBI programmes. He began his career as a Portfolio Manager in wealth management working at UBS and EFG. Paul later shifted his focus to the property sector, working as an Investment Director in a privately held real-estate investment company. His background in finance and real estate in combination with his entrepreneurial drive have resulted in a strong track record of successful transactions.  Paul has attained a BA Business Studies & an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, he speaks fluent Greek. Connect on LinkedIn.

Rebecca Williams


Rebecca Williams

Rebecca is one of our Client Consultants, working daily with our new client enquiries,  assisting them to find the most suitable investment programme to proceed with. Following her graduation from the University of Exeter, where she gained a BSc in Biological Sciences, Rebecca spent a year working in the marketing field in Sydney. Rebecca also has prior experience working in the digital space for a Blue Chip company in London. Connect on LinkedIn.

Luke Coupe


Luke Coupe

Luke is one of our Senior Consultants and has an experienced background in both business and wealth management, dealing with UHNW and HNW clientele. Originally from South Africa, Luke holds a Law degree as well as two post-graduate diplomas and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Global Finance at Cass Business school in his spare time. Connect on LinkedIn 


Charlie Filleul


Charlie Filleul

Charlie is a senior consultant and advises on 18 different investor visa and passport programs. She has 20 years’ experience advising HNW and UHNW clients in international real estate transactions and specifically resort real estate transactions globally. She has a business studies degree from Westminster University. Charlie has lived and worked in several different continents and is fluent in English and Thai. Her global reach and understanding is valuable for our many applicants from over 100 countries worldwide. Connect on LinkedIn.


Richard Jacks


Richard Jacks

Richard has over 10 years of experience in various sectors including offshore investment, investment migration and financial services. Originally from South Africa, Richard graduated from The University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business and Marketing. Now based in our London head office, Richard is one of our first points of contact for our clients, helping them to select the most appropriate investor visa programme to meet their needs. Connect on LinkedIn.


Chelita Virdee

Chelita Virdee

Chelita is one of our Client Relationship Executives ensuring our client’s citizenship and residency applications are processed as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Chelita graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Law Degree and speaks both English and Punjabi. Connect on LinkedIn

Sai Midha

Sai Midha

Sai is La Vida’s Financial Controller and has over seven years of experience in Finance. Sai holds an Accounting and Finance degree from The University of Kent and later trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top UK accounting firm. Connect on LinkedIn

Lukas Harries

Lukas Harries

After graduating from Swansea University with a BSc in Economics, Lukas spent 17 months working at an International Wealth Management Platform prior to joining La Vida in early 2022.  Lukas is part of our Client Relations team and works closely to support our investors throughout their journey with La Vida to ensure their citizenship and residency applications are processed as efficiently as possible. Connect on LinkedIn

Roddy Denness

Roddy Denness

Roddy is one of our Client Consultants and has an excellent understanding of international investors’ needs. Having spent most of his life living in Hong Kong, Roddy gained much of his experience working at a global financial research company, before he moved back to London in 2022 to join La Vida. Roddy Graduated from Oxford Brookes with a BSC in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education. Connect on LinkedIn

Yulia Zabyshnaya

Yulia Zabyshnaya

Yulia is part of our Client Relationship Team and is responsible for processing our client’s Citizenship and Residency applications in both Europe and the Caribbean. Originally from Russia, Yulia has over 17 years B2B and B2C commercial experience, working in both Russia and the UK. Yulia holds a Diploma in Engineering from The University of Oil and Gas in Moscow, as well as a Masters Degree in Marketing from the University of West London. Before joining La Vida, Yulia worked for three years in a Global Citizenship Advisory firm where she gained a wealth of experience in the industry. As a native Russian speaker, Yulia takes care of our Russian clients as well as many others from all over the globe. Connect on LinkedIn

Юлия является сотрудником отдела Клиентского сервиса и отвечает за обработку заявлений клиентов на  получение гражданства и вида на жительство как в Европе, так и на Карибах.Юлия родом из России, имеет более 17 лет коммерческого опыта в сфере B2B и B2C, который она приобрела, работая в России и Великобритании. Юлия имеет диплом инженера Московского университета нефти и газа, а также степень магистра маркетинга Университета Западного Лондона. До прихода в La Vida,  Юлия проработала три года в международной консалтинговой компании в сфере планирования местожительства, где приобрела богатый опыт работы в отрасли. Как носитель русского языка, Юлия непосредственно заботится о наших русскоговорящих клиентах.


It was great working with your team, they are all rock stars!

Mr S, Serbia, January 2023

Even with the long wait and us being impatient Chelita and Jude did a very good job, and Rebecca was excellent during initial stage. Good looking web page and easy-to-read information.

Mrs Inyushin, Russia / France, January 2023

This was a much better experience than I had expected. Keith and Mtonya were my main points of contact during the process. We were able to have video calls with constant contact during the process. the communication was fantastic, and the expectations that were set was exactly what happened. It is refreshing to work with a group that does what they say they will do. I am very pleased and would recommend La Vida to anyone that is looking

Mr H, USA, January 2023

Daniel from La Vida and Keith have both been very polite, solution oriented and quick to respond. I also valued cost transparency from the beginning.

Mr U, Germany, January 2023

Everything is perfect. Miss Edwina is the only point of contact so far and I appreciate the professionalism.

Mr Kumar, UAE / India, November 2022

Credit to Luke, who supported me really well. Luke was very responsive to all my questions at the beginning. He gained my trust in engaging further with La Vida. I also love La Vida's website which is very comprehensive.

Ms Chen, USA / China, October 2022

I am glad I chose La Vida, they updated me every step of the way even when they were delays. The service was impeccable and I would definitely recommend.

M. Inyang, Nigeria, October 2022

Competent, friendly and very polite and helpful

Germany, September 2022

We made calls to several companies and after talking to Charlie Filleul, we choose La Vida based on that conversation. Charlie listened to what we were interested in and presented several options and answered all of our questions. When we made our choice she quickly moved the process forward. We found Charlie and La Vida to be knowledgeable, responsive, and helpful. The process moved smoothly, everyone was competent and easy to work with.

Elizabeth Walsh and Daniel Koczur, USA, August 2022

I have had a very good experience till now with La Vida. Charlie Filleul was fantastic in her support. He professionalism coupled with excellent communication skills stood out! The responses were timely too. Overall, a very trust worthy experience!

Mr Sekar, UAE & India, August 2022

La Vida provided the service in a professional manner. Staffs are friendly and willing to help.

Simon Chang, China & Germany, Aug 2022

We got the best services with La Vida's company, Jude was so helpful and answers all questions on time. Jessica from the beginning answered our questions well and clear every area we need clarifications on. Everything was perfect for us

Mrs Oguzie , Nigeria, April 2022

Just excellent in all ramifications. I give them A-star. Have already started strong recommendations to friends

Dr Izinyon, Feb 2022

Service was excellent from start to finish. Jude and Chelita were exceptional, extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Paul was also great in providing me with the initial information on the different options and choices available which helped me in making my decision. I will highly recommend La Vida to anyone looking to embark on the Investor Visa Programme.

Samrette Johnston, UK, Jan 2022

Fantastic service from the team. Chelita was very responsive and it was a pleasure working with her and the team.

Toyin Kehinde, Nigeria, Jan 2022

The whole process was so organized and the staff were so helpful. Special thanks to Paul Mandrinos and Jude Clemoes, Jude was extremely helpful and easy to talk to.

Nigeria, July 2021

The service I received was very commendable and especially the dedication of Jessica Brill. Well-coordinated service with the law firm in St Kitts

Mr Amechi, Nigeria, July 2021

The service was quite satisfactory. I was very impressed with my handler - Jude Clemoes. She was very professional and patient

Mr Etonye, July 2021

The team did a great job supporting us along the way, tackling hardships, and finding great solutions to the issues we came across

Mr Abdullah, Syria, July 2021

Service was great and level of assistance and communication were exemplary

Mr Oladeji, Nigeria, July 2021

Excellent service. Jessica was very helpful throughout the application process. Very professional and poses a high degree of commitment.

Mr Zimbeva, Zimbabwe, May 2021

It was fantastic!

Mrs Odusanya, Nigeria, March 2021

The team provided timely information to move the process forward and frankly they were on top of the process. Overall, the service provided was very professional.

Nigeria, March 2021

Paul and Jude were exceptionally helpful and kept in contact throughout the process

Nigeria, Dec 2020

I am very satisfied with the services provided by La Vida. I will like to say thank you to Daniel, Jude and Sophie.

Nigeria, Dec 2020

I’m very much satisfied by the service and your choice of partner in the home country. As well, the Team was always responsive at all times during the entire process.

Mr Chukwuemeka, Nigeria, Dec 2020

The service provided was impeccable. The 2 people I dealt with are Ms. Jude Clemoes (that frankly was exceptional) and Daniel Twomey. I really enjoyed working with La Vida and would recommend it to others.

Mr Hinnawi, Lebanon, Nov 2020

My experience with La Vida was amazing. Although the process involved a lot of documentation, Jude made everything seamless. I really appreciate the effort and service provided by the La Vida team.

Nigeria, Nov 2020

Service provide was on point, almost flawless I might say.

Mr Apiafi, Nigeria, Nov 2020

Excellent service. Jude was absolutely fantastic while handling our issues and documentation, especially when it came to managing expectations when the application has a few delays. There fact that we were also able to communicate with the local agent in Grenada at later stages also gave us quite a lot of comfort. La Vida is truly 5 star

Nigeria, Nov 2020

Allow me please, to express my profound thanks and gratitude for your professional & outstanding service! Your patience, support etc., will never go unnoticed. This was indeed GOOD NEWS!
Your are the most trusted team.

South Africa, Oct 2020

The service was professional, efficient and feedback was always very quick. Even though our application was delayed due to the pandemic, we received several assurances which was very helpful. I have recommended your firm to two of my very close friends and their applications are already underway

Nigeria, August 2020

Daniel was so patient with all my voluminous emails / questions without any complaint when we started this journey. His professionalism, openness and willingness to help actually encouraged me to sign up with La Vida. Fabulous and ever ready Jude, who despite her busy schedule, took me by hand through all the processes and documents with smiles all through until the submission of the applications and finally delivery of the PASSPORTS ! For sure, I will recommend LA VIDA to anyone anytime who is interested in obtaining a second citizenship - Your Integrity and Professionalism is EXCELLENT. Please keep it up!!

Mr Ogilo, Nigeria, August 2020

I would like to thank Jude and her team for their help. I had contacted another agency previously and was not satisfied with their lack of answers and guidance, vague timelines and payment information. La Vida had everything down to a science. Although I live on another continent, I always got an answer within 24 hours. They told me in the beginning that my project would take approximately 45 days and it was finished well before that timeline. No matter how many questions I had, the team was always courteous and attentive.

Mr Suess, USA, August 2020

‘'Excellent response and service. The whole service was well explained. Jude and Leslie-Ann took me through the entire process of application until completion. Very well experienced team. Excellent, would recommend to anyone.’’

Mr Flora, Kenya, August 2020

Very efficient. The uploading of documents to Dropbox for screening and vetting work very well.

South Africa, June 2020

It was very easy to coordinate, and no matter how much help was needed La Vida staff were very helpful.

Hamza, Pakistan, June 2020

Service was excellent, and I have not stopped to make recommendations to my friends who have shown interest in a second passport

Nigeria, April 2020

Very happy with the services your company offered, special thanks to Daniel & Jude for their help and support, very patient answering all the questions, always accessible, respond to emails and phone calls even during weekends. Thanks, Daniel & Jude you did Fantastic job.

Anna, Malta, March 2020

I would like to express our gratitude to both of you (Jude and Daniel) for your fantastic job and patients. I am so happy to have chosen your company, definitely recommended, professional and responsive. Thanks again for your support, tireless effort, and understating.

Libya, March 2020

I would like to start by thanking you and your team for your tireless efforts. The service provided was very professional and efficient.
We are happy to have chosen your company, and to have had the chance to have you and your colleagues to guide us through the process.

Alireza, Iran, February 2020

Very good service , and special thanks for Mr Paul Mandrinos for the advice he gave me to obtain Saint Lucian passport , and thanks to Jude Clemoes for all the support along the process.

Libya, November 2019

Simply flawless. Great communication and exceptionally helpful compared to other citizenship service providers I have been in touch with

China, October 2019

I worked with Paul Mandrinos, who has been very helpful on the entire process. I felt the information he gave me was accurate and honest.

USA, October 2019

Great service. Was handled by Paul Mandrinos and he took me trough the entire process.
Managed documentation in less than 3 weeks.Will recommend

Mr Flora, Kenya, October 2019

Response times to e-mails and requests for phone calls was always very quick. When something was promised to be sent in the future then it was delivered on time. Service was always professional and my needs were understood before giving advice, and staff were patient to respond to all my questions, regardless how major or minor they were. The price was within reasonable range relative to competitors.

Canada, October 2019

Jude was exceptional in service and is always so pleasant. Even when we were a bit agitated due to delays experienced during the process, she had a very canny way of restoring calm and confidence. La Vida most surely delivered on their promise. My family and I have already started enjoying the freedom provided by our second passport!

Nigeria, October 2019

Paul Mandrinos was very helpful and informative. He made himself very accessible every time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested.

Nigeria, October 2019

I found their service to be the most informative and helpful. I felt secure with La Vida regarding confidentiality. Very professional and quick, with Nancy in the Dominica being very responsive and efficient

Mr Roux, South Africa, April 2018

Love Daniel, he really went above & beyond. Great guy and super knowledgeable & helpful, throughout the process. I found their service to be the most informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Rob, USA, March 2018

We are very happy for all the services your company has offered, staff are so kind, especially Jessica is very helpful and spared us the hassle when we visited Cyprus and made our buying decision. Yes, we’ll definitely recommend you to our friends and family.

Christina, China, November 2016

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Daniel Twomey as he was of great help to us in our process of applying for Hungary Residency, he always responded to e mails, phone calls even during weekends. Surely I will recommend friends and family who are interested is such project to apply through La Vida due to the fact that the process went smoothly and according to our requirements.

Lana, Iraq, January 2017

Thanks a lot! Your team down here is just great!
It is so amazing! I just succeed to do all in one day!
With Pico and Joao and Ana, all went so fine!
Thanks again for your support! I will keep in touch with you!

Fatou, Ivory Coast, January 2017

Very professional attitude of the team and fantastic local partner in the country of residence program.

Hamzeh, Armenia, March 2018

It was my great pleasure to work with you and La Vida team including Catarina... All went well so far and hope we would conclude the investment next month as planned; I also wish the investment will serve the main purpose of having a citizenship at the end. Honestly, I was satisfied at all levels including legal, contractual, property purchase & price, payment terms, relationship with Counsel, Local Banking and local coordinator

Faisal, UAE, February 2017

I did a lot of research before making contact with La Vida when I was looking to buy an apartment in Spain. I have to say that I made the right choice because they were extremely helpful and professional. It certainly made the buying process far simpler than it could have been. I also want to pay special thanks to Lizzie Edwards of La Vida who was absolutely fantastic throughout and couldn’t do enough to help. I would certainly recommend La Vida to my friends.

John Vicars, UK, January 2015
* Client names amended for confidentiality