The Governing Board

Prof. Dr. Dimitry Kochenov
Chairman of the Board, Chair in EU Constitutional and Citizenship Law,
University of Groningen, Netherlands.

www.kochenov.eu

Prof. Dr. Dimitry Kochenov holds a Chair for EU Constitutional and Citizenship Law at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, his research focuses on European citizenship and the principles of European Union law, with the emphasis on justice, democracy and the Rule of Law. His latest books include EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights; Europe’s Justice Deficit? His recent research is available on SSRN. During the 2015-2016 academic year Dimitry served as a Visiting Professor and LAPA Fellow in Residence at Princeton University, lecturing on Citizenship.

Bruno L’ecuyer
CEO, Switzerland

Bruno L’ecuyer is Chief Executive of the Investment Migration Council.  Bruno leads the Secretariat reporting to the Governing Board and is responsible for all IMC operations. A regular contributor to international publications and conferences in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, he has held positions in London, Paris and Hong Kong. Bruno was previously head at a national financial services association, acting as a bridge between government and industry. He has extensive expertise and experience in the management and expansion of a professional services association. A member of the Governing Board, Bruno acts as its Secretary.

Dr. Christian H. Kälin
Chairman, Henley & Partners, Jersey

Dr. Christian H. Kälin, TEP, IMCM, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners, is an internationally leading immigration and citizenship law specialist. After completing Zurich Business School, he lived and studied for many years in France, the US, New Zealand, and Switzerland. A holder of cum laude Master’s and PhD degrees in law from the University of Zurich, he is a frequent writer and speaker on residence- and citizenship-by-investment and advises governments on investment migration policy. Having coined the term ius doni for citizenship-by-investment, a field he pioneered, Dr. Kälin introduced the concept into contemporary legal and political theory of citizenship by providing the first comprehensive analysis of the subject. He is also the editor of the Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook, author of the Global Residence and Citizenship Handbook, and numerous other publications, and is regularly quoted in the global media.

David Chen
Managing Partner, Visas Consulting Group, China/Canada

After five years of litigation practice, David had the pleasure of being involved in the founding of Visas Consulting Group business in 1997. Over the years, the firm has assisted thousands of Chinese families to achieving their immigration dream and David is very proud of the professional service offered by Visas Consulting Group.

Ronald H. Klasko
Managing Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, USA

Ronald is one of the U.S.’s leading lawyers representing treaty investors (E-2) and green card investors (EB-5) and was the lead attorney on the Matters of Walsh and Pollard case, the key precedent for E-2 visas.Ron will be serving his fifth term as Chair of the EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Ron led the effort to develop the first comprehensive list of best practices in the EB-5 industry. Under Ron’s leadership, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP is regularly chosen by Chambers Global and U.S. News and World Report as a top tier business immigration firm.

Nadine Goldfoot
Partner, Fragomen LLP, UK

Nadine is a Partner at Frogomen, a Member of the IMC Advisory Committee and recognised expert on Investor Migration. Fragomen’s Worldwide Private Client Practice offers sound legal alternative citizenship and residency planning for high-net worth individuals and their families who are looking to expand and secure their financial stability, leverage global business opportunities and enhance their quality of life.

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