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Leevyn Isabel

Business Development Director - Private Client

United Arab Emirates

Languages: English and French


Leevyn specialises in helping businesses and high net worth individuals to establish their operations and legal structures in the UAE. With over 20 years of experience, in finance, corporate and fiduciary services, Leevyn has built a reputation for providing transparent and practical solutions, that help clients navigate through the complex business and legal landscape of the UAE.

Leevyn was Head of Fund Administration for a Mauritian-based investment company before moving to the UAE to assist with the setting up of the UAE operations in 2011. He has an in-depth understanding of the local business environment and legal structures, and his expertise and extensive network have proven invaluable to his clients. 

In addition to his client facing roles, Leevyn acts as a subject matter expert on UAE foundations, estate planning and corporate structuring, and has a passion for disruptive technologies. As a Business Development Director at Ocorian, he is also involved in the development of new products and solutions e.g., sharia compliant foundations.

Leevyn is a member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Chartered Governance Institute (ex-ICSA) and sits on several boards of companies and councils of family foundations, offering valuable insights on the UAE's business landscape and governance matters. He is currently completing his ACAMs (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) certification with respect to cryto assets. 


  • BSc Finance with Law, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • MBA, Heriot-Watt University, UK 

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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