Hon. Philippe A. May is appointed CEO to spearhead operations
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 2 September 2022 – Global investment migration firm, EC Holdings, commences operations with the launch of its Singapore Headquarters and the appointment of the Hon. Philippe A. May as Chief Executive Officer. Recognising the value of acquiring alternative residence and citizenship-by-investment (CBI) migration in the 21st century, the highly experienced leadership team offer advice and expertise, enabling greater flexibility, security and access to the world’s major economies.
Channelling over a decade of experience in Estate and Investment Immigration Planning, Private Banking, Insurance, and Diplomacy, EC Holdings Co-Founder, the Hon. Philippe A. May, has been appointed CEO. Most recently the Managing Director of Arton Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Philippe is a qualified Associate Financial Planner (AFP™), an Associate Estate Planning Practitioner (AEPP®) and a member of the Financial Planner Association of Singapore (FPAS).
“As a Singaporean, I am immensely proud to lead the first global investment immigration company headquartered here. HNWIs are paying more attention to their residence and citizenship portfolio. Our team of experienced, licensed partners are able to offer the best solutions across 5 continents. We have our own offices on site in most of our investment immigration destinations, so clients can rest assured that they are in the best hands,” said the Hon. Philippe A. May, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EC Holdings.
Co-Founder and Chairman, Kevin A. D. Hosam, and Co-Founder, Martin St. Hilaire, complete the EC Holdings Founding team. Collectively, the threesome boast more than a quarter of a century of experience in investment migration; thus, EC Holdings are able to seamlessly navigate complex and ever-changing systems and legalities to present best-in-class solutions based on the requirements, family size, and education credentials of each individual client.
“I have been in the CBI industry since Antigua and Barbuda started its citizenship program. Now, I am looking forward to extending the outreach of our citizenship program through our network of senior RCBI professionals under the roof of one new global company – EC Holdings,” said Kevin A. D. Hosam, Co-Founder and Chairman of EC Holdings.
Aside from the senior leadership team, EC Holdings has partnered strategically with specialist agents in key operational markets (Bahamas, Latvia, Nigeria, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Türkiye) bringing them on as equity partners. With ample local knowledge and insights, these partners strengthen the hands-on approach employed by EC Holdings.
“Amongst the unique solutions of EC Holdings are services in Vanuatu, Bahamas, Uruguay, Latvia and Paraguay, which no global investor immigration firm offers so far. I have lived in Vanuatu for the past 20 years and am a citizen myself, so I am looking forward to enabling more clients to reap the benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship,” said Martin St. Hilaire, Co-Founder of EC Holdings.
Fuelled by increased global uncertainty and the restrictions thrust upon freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic, EC Holdings identified an uptick in the number of clients desiring alternative citizenship and residency options. Increased global mobility is a strong pull factor for clients seeking escape from political or economic threat, new business opportunities, and the option to swiftly move to a new jurisdiction. Access to improved healthcare, education services and a more comfortable way of life are further reasons for seeking migration through investment, whilst reduction of tax burdens and fiscal and family planning are other key factors.
As the first and only global investor migration firm with solutions in the Bahamas, Latin America, Latvia and Vanuatu along with the more familiar countries such as Saint Lucia and Portugal, EC Holdings offers two kinds of programs; citizenship-by-investment and residency-by-investment. Citizenship-by-investment programs offer clients the privilege of acquiring a second citizenship and the right to travel freely to various destinations and settle in another county. EC Holdings meticulously and constantly review investment migration legislation from over 100 countries globally and select the most beneficial and successful investment citizenship programs for clients. Meanwhile, residency-by-investment programs enable opportunities to move, live, work, study, and receive health care in a new country of residence. EC Holdings offers expert advice on residency-by-investment programs in some of the best places in the world in terms of business environment, quality of life and opportunity.
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About EC Holdings
EC Holdings facilitates the acquisition of the world’s most attractive citizenship and residence by investment options, taking into account quality of life, mobility, taxation, privacy and security. The highly experienced team understand client expectations to find attractive solutions that meet the unique needs of each investor and their family.
EC Holdings offer residence-by-investment solutions in Bahamas, Latvia, Paraguay, Portugal and Uruguay.
EC Holdings offer citizenship-by-investment solutions in Antigua and Barbuda, Türkiye, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and Vanuatu.