Derek has been a Director of Minerva’s Dubai office since 2012 working with both GCC and international clients on a wide range of structures including UAE onshore, free zone and offshore entities. He is also focussed on development of the business in Dubai having previously been a Director of Minerva’s Jersey office since 2001. Derek started his career in 1975 and worked in a bank owned and a Jersey law firm’s trust companies before setting up his own financial services company in 1989.
Derek enjoys travelling and being based in Dubai has provided him the opportunity to visit more countries in the region and in Asia. It has also lead to a large increase in the number of cookery books in his collection and once out of the office he will usually be found either in the kitchen or visiting one of the many excellent restaurants in the UAE.
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