Our consultants are some of the most experienced international property experts and residency visa professionals in the market. Please take a moment to meet our team.
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 is the International Sales Manager and joined La Vida in 2007. With over ten years in the industry, Edwina has a wealth of experience advising high net worth individuals and key clients in all matters regarding residence and citizenship planning in Europe and the Caribbean. She has an extensive knowledge of the residency, citizenship processes and real estate procurement and provides clients with a seamless service. Edwina is a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC). Connect on Linkedin.
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 expert on the European, Caribbean and US RCbI programmes, Daniel graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in English and Business and has a qualification in Investment Management from the University of Geneva. Daniel speaks fluent Mandarin having lived and worked in Shanghai for five years.
Daniel是我们的商务发展经理，负责拓展我公司的投资移民项目，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。他是欧美和加勒比海投资移民项目的专家，毕业于英国肯特大学并获得英语和商务学士学位，同时拥有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.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” is our marketing manager. Lizzie works closely with both clients and our partners on a daily basis and holds a deep knowledge of international real estate opportunities in many of the countries we operate. Lizzie is our primary contact for our global partners, developers and agents worldwide and coordinates all of our international events and marketing materials. Lizzie is also a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC). Connect on Linkedin.
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 is Client 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.
Sophie is part of our Customer Sales Support team and works closely with our clients to ensure their citizenship and residency applications are processed seamlessly. After graduating from Birmingham University with a BSc in Psychology, Sophie also spent some time working in Sri Lanka prior to her role here at La Vida. Connect on Linkedin.
Paul is a Senior Consultant focusing on the European & Caribbean RbI/ CbI 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.
Hiran has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Wealth Management, having worked with a number of large international companies. As one of La Vida’s Senior Consultants, Hiran is experienced in assisting high net worth clients from all over the globe, particularly the African market. Hiran has a Law degree from the University of Westminster and is very well travelled, having spent time in West Africa, Middle East and India. Connect on LinkedIn
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
Paul has a wealth of experience in international property having spent over 15 years in the industry. Paul gained his licence as a real estate broker in the USA and also has specific experience of the UK and Spanish real estate market having run and managed several estate agencies. Paul has specific knowledge of distressed and foreclosed property options. Connect on Linkedin.
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 underwayNigeria, 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 passportNigeria, 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.Alireza, Iran, February 2020
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.
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 withChina, 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.Mr Flora, Kenya, October 2019
Managed documentation in less than 3 weeks.Will recommend
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 efficientMr 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!Fatou, Ivory Coast, January 2017
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!
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 coordinatorFaisal, 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