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Senior Moves at JTC to Bolster Middle East and Caribbean Growth

1st Jun 2022

JTC has announced that Naro Zimmerman will be assuming the role of Deputy Head of Caribbean – Private Client Services, while Alia Haskouri has been promoted to the role of Director – Head of UAE as part of the firm’s growth strategy across the two regions.

Naro will be moving from Dubai to the Cayman Islands to take up his new responsibilities, which will include working closely with JTC’s Caribbean Head, Michael Halsey, and other members of the regional team to deliver a series of specific projects and support the growth of the offices in Cayman and the BVI.

Prior to moving into this new role, Naro was Head of JTC’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices, having originally joined JTC in 2020 as an Associate Director based in Guernsey. Naro has worked in the fiduciary industry for over 15 years and has experience in both independent and bank owned fiduciary companies. Much of his work has focused on looking after Middle Eastern clients, with a particular focus on structures holding real estate. He is a member of STEP and a Chartered Manager through the CMI.

Replacing Naro in the Middle East, Alia will be responsible for the running of JTC’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. She joined JTC’s Dubai office in 2020, having previously worked for an administration services firm.

With a strong track record in maintaining and managing key client relationships, Alia has deep knowledge of the UAE and wider GCC market and considerable expertise in the management of corporate structures. She has a degree in Law from Edinburgh University.

Iain Johns, Group Head of Private Client Services, commented: “Naro has strong expertise, having worked across the European and Middle Eastern private client space.  He has great commercial awareness and a strong focus on providing client service excellence. In his new role, he will be instrumental in supporting the continued growth of our team in the Caribbean.

“Our Middle East offering has developed considerably over the last few years, including the opening of our office in Abu Dhabi last year. Alia has played a key role in this, and we congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion. We look forward to seeing Alia lead our Middle East region to further growth.”

Michael Halsey, Regional Head of Private Client Services, Caribbean, added: “Naro has a track record of delivering on strategic growth initiatives, and we are excited to welcome him to the Caribbean. We are currently seeing a considerable uptick in new business in the region, and Naro’s skills and expertise will help ensure that our ongoing projects are successfully delivered to the highest possible standards.”

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