Jersey Finance is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of STEP Arabia Conference 2023 in Dubai on 6 November.

Faizal Bhana, Jersey Finance’s Director – Middle East, Africa and India, will moderate a panel of both local and international practitioners (including representatives from Jersey-based firms) to discuss “Family Offices – global and regional regulatory, structuring and operational trends”.

Jersey Finance’s Allan Wood, Global Head of Business Development and An Kelles, Director, GCC, will also be attending the event and would be delighted to connect with contacts old and new.

Kindly click on the following links to arrange a meeting with Allan and/or Faizal and/or An ahead of the event.

For more information, please contact our events team.


Faizal Bhana › Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
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Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East, Africa and India. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised corporates, family offices and families including on their international investment and holding structures.

Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long-term mutually beneficial relationships.

Paul Tomlinson

Paul Tomlinson Head of Family Office, Altum Group

Paul specialises in establishing and administering trust and fiduciary structures for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and their families from around the World, with particular focus on the UK and the Middle East.

A graduate of Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies, Paul is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He was named on Private Client Practitioners’ list of Top Private Client Professionals under 35 in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and on Citywealth’s Future Leaders of Jersey list in 2013 and has been on the Leaders list since 2015.

As head of the Family Office team, Paul has divisional responsibility for the family office team at Altum.