Governing Board

Governing Board

Members of the IMC’s Governing Board as well as Founding Members include distinguished individuals from the global investment migration field.

Andrés Solimano FIMC

Chairperson, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland

Andrés holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is founder and Chairman of the International Center for Globalization and Development (CIGLOB), formerly Country Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the Inter‐American Development Bank and Director of the project on International Mobility of Talent with the United Nations University ‐ World Institute of Economic Research. Recent books include Global Capitalism at Disarray, Inequality, Debt and Austerity Oxford University Press, 2017, Economic Elites, Crises and Democracy, Oxford University Press 2014, International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization (2010), Cambridge University Press. He also edited the International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes and Development Impact (2008).

Bruno L’ecuyer FIMC

Chief executive, Switzerland

Bruno L’ecuyer is a co-founder and 1st Chief Executive of the Investment Migration Council. Bruno leads the Secretariat responsible for strategy, finance, HR, PR and revenue. A regular contributor to international publications and conferences in Europe, North America, Caribbean, 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, business, and international policy institutions. 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 and chairs the Advisory Committee. Additionally he holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and social Council (UN ECOSOC) providing advisory on investment migration.

Nadine Goldfoot FIMC

Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Private Client Practice, Fragomen LLP, UK

Nadine is a Partner at Fragomen, a Member of the IMC Advisory Committee and recognised expert on Investment 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.

David Chen FIMC

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.

H. Ronald Klasko IMCM

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 is currently the Chair of AILA's High Impact Litigation Committee. He served five terms 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.

Christian H. Kalin FIMC

Chairman, Henley & Partners, London

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.