Our Management Team
H.E. Comm. Dr. Jaime Henry Cremona, K.St. J., MD., FICS,FACS, FACOG(retd)
Comm. Dr. Jaime Henry Cremona was educated at St. Edward's College and graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Royal University of Malta. He spent the next ten years in New York working as a Resident Doctor and later as a Consultant Specialist at the Roosevelt Hospital, a teaching hospital of Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons.
His next appointment for ten years was as a Senior Consultant and as Chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Following this he was under the patronage of the then Minister of Defence (later the Crown Prince) H.R.H. the late Prince Sultan ibn Abdulaziz Al-Saud. He was also consultant to H.R.H the late Prince Feisal ibn Fahad ibn Abdulaziz, President of the Presidency of Youth Welfare and Chairman of the Development of Islamic Culture.
He is a past President of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Amongst the many awards bestowed upon him are the Grand Cross of Magisterial Grace in Obedience of the Knights of Malta, The Order of the White Eagle of Poland and The Sovereign Order of St. Stanislaus.
Presently resident in Malta, he sits on various Committees and Boards as Hon. Chairman, President, Director and Member of several educational, philanthropic, chivalric and financial Institutions. He has travelled extensively and is fluent in several languages.
H.E. Joaquín Fernández de Córdova Hohenlohe, The Marquis of Povar
Joaquín Fernández de Córdova Hohenlohe has extensive international business experience in a variety of industries, having advised and managed companies in the United States, Middle-East, and South America.
He began his career as a Director for Agropecuaria los Jarales, S.A., which, at the time, was one of Spain's largest farming enterprises. Subsequently, he joined Agricola Conservera de Malpica, S.A., as General Director, first being responsible for production and then sales, and finally rising to the position of CEO. During that period, this fruit and vegetable canning company became Spain's number one exporter of tomato-based products to the United States, shipping over 3,000 containers per year and serving 1,300 restaurants on the East coast, while also exporting to Japan, Germany, the U.K., Switzerland, Holland, and the Middle East.
A six-year tour in South America followed, whose aim was to reorganize companies in the resort, hotel, food, farming, and real estate fields for GLS & Co. Swarovski Group (Austria).
Since 2009 Joaquín Fernández de Córdova is International Business Development Director at eCORP International, a Houston and London based company that develops shale gas reserves, natural gas storage facilities and related assets, including pipelines and power generation. He is also the Chairman of our wholly owned Spanish subsidiary, La Vallette Corporation SUL.
Ambassador Nikoloz Natbiladze Phd.
Until June 2012, Amb. Natbiladze was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Georgia to the Royal Court of Spain, as well as Andorra. He resigned from this position to become the CEO of one of the largest Energy companies in Georgia.
Prior to this, Amb. Natbiladze had a chequered career in the service of his country, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was The Deputy Secretary of The National Security Council, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Advisor on Energy Security and Ambassador of Georgia to Azerbaijan. For his services to The State he was awarded The Order of Honor.
Prior to joining government service, Ambassador Natbiladze had been a co-founder of the British Caucasian Insurance Company, which subsequently became the second largest insurance company in Georgia and was successfully sold to The Bank of Georgia. He started his career in 1995 as regional director of our sister company British Borneo Holdings Ltd.
Myriam Ingrid Vermeirsch
Madame Vermeirsch , is a true product of European integration. Born and brought up in Marbella, educated in Paris, and a twenty year career spanning Central Europe and the Benelux.
Fluent in French, English, Dutch, Spanish and German, she has established a niche position as Advisor on business development to multinationals trying to penetrate the East and Central European markets. Among her clients were Cartier, Lonestar Corporation, and British Borneo. For the past six years she has been working in the Middle East, based out of Doha in Qatar. She acts as Advisor to some of the biggest local companies, in identifying and negotiating with European contractors for forming consortia to participate in Qatar's construction boom.
Since last year, Madame Vermeirsch has also been working on several oil and gas projects in Africa, setting up and organizing consortia to build oil and gas logistics terminals. This business has given her extensive experience with major Brazilian construction companies and Petrobras.
Brigadier General Aldwin Wight. OBE, MC (retd.)
Brigadier Aldwin Wight is the Managing Director of Arlington Securitas Ltd, having formerly been the Deputy CEO of Kroll Security International, focusing on Business Development.
Gen. Wight served in the British Army for twenty two years, predominantly as an officer in the Special Air Service (SAS), which he commanded in the early 1990s. During his time in Special Forces he saw operational service in many parts of the world, including the Falklands conflict; for his service there he was awarded the Military Cross. He later devised and oversaw UK military anti-narcotics policy for support to the government of Colombia. As the SAS Commanding officer he was responsible for the Regiment on its first ever deployment in support of the UN - the opening up of the Muslim pockets in Bosnia in 1994. He received the OBE in 1995.
Away from Special Forces, he served as Chief of Staff of Britain's only airborne brigade, and was both a student and an instructor at the Army Staff College. He held a number of other high profile staff appointments, including Deputy Chief of Staff Special Forces during the Gulf War, Military Assistant to the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland and Colonel Planning Staff - a post responsible to the Commanders-in-Chief for all the UK's military contingency plans.
After leaving the British Army in 1997, Gen.Wight commanded the Sultan of Oman's Special Force as an Omani Brigadier. He devised and implemented a five-year plan, which achieved a complete regeneration of the two thousand man force. He was present on the National Security Council of Oman for all security and counter-terrorist issues. As such, his understanding of Middle-Eastern affairs is profound. He was awarded the Military Order of Oman in 2001. He is currently on deputation to The Sultan's forces as Advisor on Maritime Defence Strategy
Shiv Shankaran Nair
With an MBA in Political Risk from the Scottish Business School, Mr. Nair has spent his entire career, working with Governments in Africa, CIS and Latin America. In 1996, he was appointed the first foreign advisor in the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, a role that was replicated subsequently in several of the CIS countries.
Mr. Nair has specialized in working with the China Africa Development Fund and Chinese Exim Bank, advising countries on tapping into Chinese infrastructure Financing. Among the projects he has been involved in are The Chinese loans to Ecuador, The Ghana Rail Rehabilitation Facility, The South Sudan Facility for Dams on the Nile and the South Sudan-Uganda Railway Lines. He has been so successful on behalf of his Chinese clients, that The Economist magazine once dubbed him “China’s secret weapon in Africa”.
Among his past and present advisory positions are Political Advisor to The President of Kalmykia, Advisor on International Finance to The Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia, Advisor on Debt Restructuring to The Prime Minister of Grenada, Advisor on International Finance to The Minister of Energy, S Sudan, Advisor on Debt Financing to The Governor of The Central Bank of The Maldives. Advisor on International Energy Acquisitions, Poly Energy China. Project Advisor to CAMCE, CCECC, Sinopec, China Railways, CETC, China Shipbuilding and Sinoma.
Mr. Nair has private interests in oil exploration, mining, agriculture and logistics. He was the co-founder of The British Caucasian Insurance Company in Georgia, which was subsequently sold to The Bank of Georgia, and is presently the co-founder of The British American Insurance Company in S.Sudan