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New CEO of CIU Les Khan to showcase St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship in Dubai
October 11, 2016 - News
Les Khan, the newly appointed CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis, is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Citizenship by Investment and International Residence Summit being held at the Crowne Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Khan is showcasing the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program, the oldest program of its kind, at the two-day high level summit which started yesterday Monday October 10th. The summit will bring together government representatives from the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean as well as private sector representatives with special interest in global citizenship and migration.
Among the issues on this year’s agenda are political and policy consequences of the second citizenship concept, trends in global migration, effective due diligence of CBI Agents, risks to CBI programs and different government policy changes affecting migration.
Khan has worked for CIU, the Government Authority which handles all matters concerning Citizenship by Investment in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, over the past two years on a consultative basis, spearheading its transformation in order to update its processes and systems to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive global market.
“We want potential investors to know that we offer one of the best citizenship by investment programs. Our CBI Program continues to be a strong contributor to the country’s GDP; and we can confidently say that this is as a result of the successful reform efforts we have put in place including due diligence adaptations and the introduction of digital management procedures”, says Khan.
“Presently a unique case management system is in place that allows the CIU and service providers to enter applications 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The success of these reforms means that applications can be processed within 45 days. A Technical Committee has also been set up to ensure that approved projects meet the very high standards that attract investors,” adds Khan.
The vision of the Citizenship by Investment program will be further presented to potential investors on October 12, 2016 in St. Kitts and Nevis at a special cocktail reception to meet the new head of the CIU. PassPro is a Platinum sponsor of the event.