A focused professional with an entrepreneurial drive and a commercial mindset, John Hanafin has nearly three decades of experience in the HNW Trust and Corporate Service Industry, with over 15 years spent in the Middle East, between the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain. John is passionate about serving the needs of his clients across the planet and ensuring that they receive all the relevant, quality advice accompanied by a high level of service.
John is a financier, investor, deal maker, and founder of Huriya Private, an award-winning advisory service company working with a select number of families and individuals.
A veteran of the financial services industry, sports management, commercial and promotional media, residency, and citizenship planning, John has served as Executive and Non-Executive Director on several boards. He has also worked with multiple governments providing advice on structuring and implementing programs to boost corporate re-domiciliation and foreign direct investment. John is a Chartered member of the Securities Institute, a member of the International Tax Planning Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the International Business Structuring Association, and an FA Registered Intermediary.
An Award Winning Advisory Service Company
Established in 2018, Huriya Private is an independent, award-winning, international private equity, immigration, multi-family office, and corporate structuring firm based in Dubai, UAE.
The word ‘Huriya’ means ‘Freedom’ in Arabic. Freedom of movement is a fundamental right preserved in the laws and constitutions of most countries. However, enough evidence shows this right is limited to the borders and visa restrictions of one’s country of citizenship or lawful residence. Huriya Private can help break down these restrictions by providing its clients the freedom to travel visa-free and expatriate their wealth in the most commercial, tax-efficient, and cost-effective way.
Huriya’s team includes accountants, lawyers, tax advisors, on and offshore structuring and formation specialists. Collectively, the firm’s team has several decades of international experience in its field, which helps them to have a deep understanding of the demands and requirements of Huriya’s clients.
With several offices spread across Qatar, Switzerland, Albania, and Cyprus, Huriya Private is massively experienced in advising the GCC’s wealthiest individuals, helping them to protect, manage and enhance their private wealth.
Providing a Holistic Set of Services
Throughout his 25 years of working with several high-net-worth individuals within trust management and Corporate services, John knows what makes a person successful. His personal experience in succeeding in several locations across the planet has helped him to understand what it needs to make an impactful global imprint, and residency and citizenship by investment is only the first step, among many.
So, John has structured his company to boast a holistic set of services that provide its investors with a full range of services and solutions that can allow them to become global citizens by replicating their success worldwide; increasing their wealth, protecting their assets, breaking down boundaries, hedging against political and economic turbulence, and obtaining true financial and political sovereignty.
John says, “At Huriya Private, we take the business of family offices to the next level, harmonizing it with RCBI to produce optimal solutions for our clients that address every need. Our experienced team of professionals comes with diverse backgrounds, specialties, and experiences, enabling us to provide a holistic approach to business, and our vast array of services reflects that structure.”
Currently, the organization provides several path-breaking services, including;
Corporate Structuring: The organization provides this knowledge to its investors by carefully planning their global corporate structure, using an innovative analytical approach to ensure the well-being of its clients’ interests. Huriya offers corporate structuring solutions that cover all the necessary criteria, including tax structuring, financial distributions, succession planning, risk mitigation, and more.
Corporate Banking Services: Huriya’s long-term relationships with various first-rate banks like Emirates NBD, Barclays, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Credit Suisse, Citi, and HSBC help the firm provide unmatched banking services to its clients, who can take advantage of the firm’s network to conduct businesses and seamlessly move their finances throughout the planet.
Trust Incorporation and Management: Huriya offers a wide range of digital finance management solutions for corporations and individuals, enabling them to enhance their crypto portfolio, mainly by supplementing it with RCBI solutions matching their profiles and objectives.
Tax and Accounting Services: The firm also provides tax and accounting services by handling international tax compliance, auditing, and accounting operations to enable its clients to focus on their primary business activities and more significant matters.
Becoming Truly Global: RCBI is the core functionality of Huriya Private, as it is a getaway for a better life on a global scale. However, by supplementing RCBI with intricate corporate and wealth management services, Huriya allows its clients to fulfill their potential and make their mark in the international arena.
Giving it Back to the Global Community
“In recent years, I have focused more on giving back to the global community we are part of. This is part of the reason that Huriya Private Foundation was founded. The Foundation aims to positively impact the lives of the underprivileged children, women, and families we work with.”– States John.
Although recently launched, the Huriya Private Foundation has already succeeded in leading several philanthropic initiatives by partnering with several other humanitarian organizations. It has joined the growing ranks of the global wealth management industry, acknowledging the importance of promoting the highest standards of ethical and sustainable behaviors. Huriya Private Foundation was also awarded the “Best Philanthropy InitiativeMENA’ at the Inaugural WealthBriefing Wealth for Good Awards, 2022.
Picture of the Future
Huriya strives to offer its clients an extremely high level of service by ensuring and recruiting the top specialists in its field. With its team of highly reputable advisors qualified in tax, law, and accountancy, the firm aims to provide security and support to our clients while providing transparency and a high level of service.