John Hanafin, CEO of Arton Capital, writes in this month’s company newsletter that he will be leaving his post.
“I have been offered an opportunity of a lifetime to work with a number of entities under one of the ruling families of the UAE, which I simply cannot ignore,” wrote Hanafin, adding that, while he will no longer work for the investment migration firm, he will remain affiliated as an advisor.
Replacing Hanafin as the top executive effective today is newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Lora Georgieva, a native Bulgarian and eight-year veteran of Arton Capital. Investment Migration Insider has so far been unable to ascertain whether Gerogieva’s place at the helm is permanent or a provisional solution until a new CEO is hired.
We’ve reached out to John Hanafin for comment.
Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 14 years in the United States, China, and Spain.