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Previous Work: 11 years hotelier experience in hospitality industry in UAE in different fields such as Room Attendant, Waitress Team Leader and Costumer Service / Receptionist.
Recently joined in Prosperity Insurance Brokerage as Receptionist to enhance new environment, more ideas, and challenges.
Business Administrator (Dubai)
Murtada has a Computer Diploma from University of Jezira in Sudan and a Bachelor Science in Banking and Finance from Banking and Finance Institute, Khartoum, Sudan. Now he is taking a Master in Business Administration from Swiss Business School.
He previously worked as a Labor Supervisor, P.R officer, Administrative Director, General Supervisor and now working as a P.R.O/Legal with Prosperity.
His personal skills include handling and full understanding of all systems and programs of government department transactions. He is positive, creative, dynamic, optimist, a good team worker, self-confident and has no issues with working under pressure.
Business Administrator (Abu Dhabi)
Nationality – Filipino
Carrel’s start her career in Philippines as Production Manager/ Account Executive in Philippines in a Food & Beverages company named Mister Frosty Corporation in year 2000 to 2012.
She decided to move UAE to seek great opportunity. In 7 years in UAE, she accomplished financial planner specializing in Savings, Investments and Insurance portfolios. Now she has taken up the position of Business Administration for Prosperity Insurance Brokerage UAE for more than 5 years. Her role is to oversee the Administration of the new existing business for the company and financial advisor/client servicing. She has the complete knowledge and clear understanding of the Insurance policy and management operating system. Thorough awareness of various financial product/Investments. She’s dealing with a well-known International Financial/Product Providers companies which helps her to develop and apply her knowledge and skills in this field of work leading to her personal growth, career development and continued advancement thus, contributing to the attainment of her mission/vision of the organization.
Carrel has the ability and skills to perform as a Team leader, with her analytical skills and excellent performance as Business administration she is the Admin support of the Abu Dhabi/Dubai sales team. She makes everyone life’s easy, fast and active to perform her task using the process/system administration.
Mortgage Assistant/ Desk Coordinator
Paolo recently joined Prosperity as a Mortgage Assistant / Receptionist. He has over 6 years of experience in data management and administrative operations in the Philippines.
A dedicated team leader, Paolo has led several teams of data operators, specialising in the efficient operation of information and data processing.
A Finance Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Banking and Finance. Back in the Philippines he specialized in Credit and Financial Analysis, Fraud and Credit Investigation, Loans and Mortgage recovery. When he transferred to Dubai, he focused more on Insurance, Investment and Retirement Planning.
As a Senior financial consultant here in the UAE, he helps expats achieve their financial goals through proper personal financial planning. He is currently handling a team of 25 financial consultants in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Having had his fair share of financial woes in the past, it is Francis' advocacy to promote financial literacy to everyone especially to OFWs.
Victor has been working with Prosperity for over 4 years. He graduated in Law with studies in Collective Bargaining And Agreement, and has oriented his career on Financial Advising with a clear sense of understanding of client’s needs.
With a wide international experience not only because of the 12 years residing in the Emirates but also for his knowledge of different cultures acquired while living in different places such as Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, D.F. of Mexico, Tunis, and of course his home town Lima, Peru. It should be mentioned that being a Spanish native speaker will be an adding value to his career in this part of the world.
Senior Wealth Manager
Nationality : Irish
Education/Qualifications : (IFS) Institute of Financial Services ,Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice.
(IFS) Institute of Financial Services, Level 3 Certificate for Financial Advisers.
(CISI) Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments,Level 3 Certificate in Wealth Management.
Previous work Experience : 7 years with Mondial Dubai LLC as a Financial Consultant,Chelsea Mortgage Shop in the UK 1 year as a Mortgage Consultant.
Howe Insurance Services 2 years as Mortgage & Protection Adviser.
Hobbies: Socialising ,Football ,Travel,Reading,Pool.
Notable Achievements: Proprietor of two Public Houses in the City of London.
Senior Wealth Advisor
Nationality – British
Education/Qualifications – ONC Business studies, FPC1,2, &3
Previous work experience – 42 years total in the Industry, 22 years in the UK with Prudential in sales, then Standard Life as a Broker rep, then a Large IFA company as Compliance Officer/Head of Sales for pensions, life and investments and managing a team and then own brokerage. Currently 20 years in Dubai working as an IFA specializing in all pensions, investments, tax planning, life and savings, and maintaining a constant contact with my existing clients.
Hobbies/Leisure activities – Golf, swimming, gardening and anything DIY
Notable achievements – Was the fastest sprinter in the Midlands for 100 and 200 meters, and was asked to run for Birchfield Harriers, raised two children and now have four grandchildren.
Family/Family status – Very happily married and looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her.
Qualified Financial consultant in the UK from 1987.
Relocated to Shanghai advising expatriates 2000-2014.
Dubai & Shanghai from February 2010.
Joined The Prosperity team 2014
Senior Wealth Manager
Richard’s career began in Glasgow in 1983 as a Financial Consultant with Legal & General and then for Independent Financial Advisory Companies in Renfrewshire & Ayrshire before joining Guardian Royal Exchange as a Life & Pensions Inspector in 1988.
In between then & 2007 when Richard moved to Dubai, he took a sabbatical to gain a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies & in 2006 took further exams with the Chartered Insurance Institute in preparation to moving to Dubai. Since then he’s continued his studies and has gained further qualification with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.
He brings considerable experience and knowledge and can assist our clients in all aspects of financial planning from Investments, Savings, Life Insurance, Tax Planning and Estate Preservation.
Senior Finance Officer
– Education/Qualifications: ACCA member
– Previous work experience: Worked as an Auditor in an international Audit and Assurance firm for more than 3 years.
– Hobbies/Leisure activities: Watching movies and Cricket.
– Notable achievements: member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (UK).
– Family status : Married
Working in prosperity since 2011
General Manager – Life
With over 40 years of experience in the financial scene, Raymond began his career in the First National Bank of Chicago in 1972 in Beirut. In 1978 he took on the role of Department Manager in American Express (Beirut) reporting directly to the head office in the UK. By 1981 Raymond joined the Gulf Bank in Kuwait as the Services Manager, doubling their sales of cardholders and travelers cheques within the first 2 years, while expanding the banks operations throughout the Gulf region, including Egypt.
After briefly working with ANZ Bank in Sydney Australia as a Credit Manager, and later in AMP as a Senior Consultant from 1987 to 1991, Raymond returned to a more familiar region and joined Eagle Star International Life in 1992 in Bahrain, as the Branch Manager. The year 2000 saw him become the Branch Manager of Zurich International Life, and then the General Manager of Sales and Advisor to the Board of Nexus Financial Services by 2006.
Raymond took on the role as Director of Sales for Amana Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage WLL in 2012, taking the company to new and unseen heights.
A greatly respected person in the financial services arenas of Lebanon, Bahrain and the region, held in high regard, Raymond now utilizes his knowledge of the field in his role as the General Manager of Sales for Prosperity Financial Brokerage LLC, providing a secure and steadfast foundation for all clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Cole the CEO set up Prosperity in 2009. Having worked in the industry since the mid 1980’s, he has held senior managerial positions with fortune 500 blue chip corporate entities working in the UK, Europe, the Far East and Middle East. Having spent the last 20 years in the UAE he has first hand personal experience of life in the region and a wealth of knowledge on Expatriate and UAE National living.
At Prosperity we know that when it comes to your personal or corporate financial needs, trust, experience, together with a personal and discreet service are key when deciding on who you use for your financial advice. Our qualified financial planners will work with you to create a tailor made solution for all your specific needs.
Licensed and regulated via the UAE Insurance Authority and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) Prosperity is authorised to offer Life Insurance, Savings and Investments, Personal lines, motor, medical, and group/ corporate insurance. For a free consultation without obligation please contact us and experience a refreshing approach to your financial planning.
Business Development Manager
Liisa Kirkwood is a seasoned expert in all aspects of banking and financial services both the UK and in the UAE. Liisa is qualified Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII).
Liisa started her career early in the UK National Westminster Bank where she held various positions of responsibility over her 14 years with them. She then got a taste of the Middle East as she took a role as Product Relations Officer in the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. She progressed to Head of Customer Services where she was responsible for monitoring all levels of customer service within the entire UAE network of branches and cash offices.
The call of the cold moved Liisa back to the UK as Assistant Manager in Isle of Man Bank. She then had various positions in LlloydsTSB before getting the urge to move back to the heat of the Middle East as a Senior Manager for their network of Customer Service Centers in Dubai.
In the boom, Liisa started her own company developing and executing local and international mortgages. She subsequently sold the company and joined Aviva working as a Distribution Executive but quickly moving up to Interim Head of Retail before they moved out of the Middle East.
Liisa is a very keen networker and has previously been heavily involved in the Business Network Institute (BNI) and was treasurer of a Dubai Chapter. She takes a keen interest in several charities is the region and is a keen fund raiser for the Valley of Love, Street to School, Feline Friends and Cancer Research as well as fostering and re-homing abandoned UAE cats.
Liisa is also a keen watcher of fashion, enjoys fine food and she is a seasoned traveler having been as far as last frontier of Alaska to the opulence of Singapore. She is also a very keen baker and is regularly found in the kitchen up to her elbows in cake mixture.
A truly committed lady, Liisa is the Business Development Manager for Prosperity Insurance Brokers LLC, one of the top financial brokerage in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She leads the Company in a strategic direction with growth as a key target, extending the reach and depth of services, penetrating new markets, acquiring new customers and deepening relationships with existing Customer’s.