ABOUT US

Meet The Team

We are proud to introduce to you our experienced and international team. We are a team that believe in passion. If you are passionate about what you do, then you will do it to the best of your ability. Our team of professionals are dedicated to education and the concept of lifelong learning. We value our talented workforce, encourage and reward each other in contributing to the full extent of our potentials.

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James Hartland

Asia Managing Director

James has worked as a financial adviser since 1989 and brings experience and detailed knowledge of the financial services industry to Astra. James believes that listening to clients and trying to understand their needs and aspirations, is the key to helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams. During this time, like most industries, financial services has and continues to undergo radical changes. James spends time attending forums and discussions, to make sure Astra is best placed to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our global clients.

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James has worked as a financial adviser since 1989 and brings experience and detailed knowledge of the financial services industry to Astra. James believes that listening to clients and trying to understand their needs and aspirations, is the key to helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams. During this time, like most industries, financial services has and continues to undergo radical changes. James spends time attending forums and discussions, to make sure Astra is best placed to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our global clients.

James has worked as a financial adviser since 1989 and brings experience and detailed knowledge of the financial services industry to Astra. James believes that listening to clients and trying to understand their needs and aspirations, is the key to helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams. During this time, like most industries, financial services has and continues to undergo radical changes. James spends time attending forums and discussions, to make sure Astra is best placed to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our global clients.

James has worked as a financial adviser since 1989 and brings experience and detailed knowledge of the financial services industry to Astra. James believes that listening to clients and trying to understand their needs and aspirations, is the key to helping them achieve their financial goals and dreams. During this time, like most industries, financial services has and continues to undergo radical changes. James spends time attending forums and discussions, to make sure Astra is best placed to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our global clients.

Adel is a conscientious and result-oriented Wealth Management Consultant with over 20 years of experience and has a sizable clientele in Hungary and Eastern Europe specializing in the areas of advisory management, risk assessment, and tolerance valuation based on client needs and provision of complex financial planning services for high net-worth and affluent clients. 

She's also active in helping her clients benefit from long- or short-term investments and create a big impact on their portfolios taking into consideration the different risks and current financial situations her clients are in.

She is an associate of the CISI (Chartered Institute For Securities and Investments) in International Wealth Management and a member of the FEIFA (Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers.

Adel Jones

Regional Director - Europe

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Associate Director

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Jason Truesdale

Country Manager - Europe

Jason has been working in the financial sector since 2002 and been providing offshore financial advise and support since 2008.

He has a wealth of experience in building  investment portfolios for his clients and offering continued support so they can achieve individual financial goals.

He has worked in the CEE region for the last 9 years where he has built a solid foundation of clients across the region. 

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Martin Kinsey

Europe Managing Director

Martin has been providing offshore financial advice since 2003 in the Middle East and across Europe and now helps and supports clients across the globe. He has obtained qualifications through the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. His extensive experience has enabled him to assist his clients in all aspects of financial planning. He is well-versed in providing bespoke financial and investment advice to senior, high net worth individuals in multi-national organisations. Martin is committed to developing the business by striving for excellence in every aspect of the client experience.

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Jason Collins

Wealth Manager - Europe

Jason graduated in Business and Finance in London and has over 27 years' experience as an entrepreneur business owner in the UK and Czech Republic across different sectors. He has a wealth of experience in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Commercial Property Investments, Business Investments, Insurance Products and Financial Planning.

He is very client-focused, paying special attention to their individual needs and then advising the best solution for the preservation and growth of their wealth.

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Andrea Balint

Associate Director

For the past 12 years, Andrea has been delivering great value to clients as  a highly qualified financial advisor, helping them plan ahead for their short-term needs and long-term goals. She is an enthusiastic, client-focused financial advisor, a well-organized individual, able to keep multiple priorities in mind while aiming for the best outcome for her clients. With her strong attention to detail, she is able to recognize small financial inaccuracies & communicating clearly with the client about possible changes to their accounts. Andrea is absolutely dedicated to the financial well-being of those she works with, and closely monitors financial market trends in order to quickly inform clients and modify accounts when necessary.  

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Don Valdez

Investment Director

Don is an experienced trader with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Investment Management, Strategic Planning, Market Research. Strong finance professional graduated from Ateneo Graduate School of Business and an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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Marc Gulle

International Wealth Manager - Asia & Middle East

Marc Gulle has a decade of experience as a financial planner providing independent advice to clients globally. He aims to provide people with solutions that will help them achieve financial freedom. He is also active as an advocate promoting financial literacy and a resource speaker to various organizations and universities in the Philippines.

 

Marc is a graduate of BSBA in Financial Management at the University of Santo Tomas and was awarded Best in Investment Research. He holds international qualifications and is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Finance Educators Association of the Philippines.

Marc Gulle has a decade of experience as a financial planner providing independent advice to clients globally. He aims to provide people with solutions that will help them achieve financial freedom. He is also active as an advocate promoting financial literacy and a resource speaker to various organizations and universities in the Philippines.

 

Marc is a graduate of BSBA in Financial Management at the University of Santo Tomas and was awarded Best in Investment Research. He holds international qualifications and is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Finance Educators Association of the Philippines.

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Milex Quisumbing

Marketing Manager

Milex is an experienced professional in corporate communications, advertising, research and marketing and has been exposed in different industries including logistics and transportation, hotel and recreation, and health and insurance.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Currently based in the Philippines, she is handling all marketing services for both Astra Asia Ltd. and Astra Financial Services.

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Dom Hartland

IT & Technical Support

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Valerie Dalija

Administrative Assistant - Asia

Valerie is an Administrative Assistant in Astraasia Ltd. Philippines office. A highly approachable individual who has a pleasant attitude and a willingness to make a positive mark. She is determined and with an extensive experience in supporting mid and senior-level managers by providing them with consistent clerical support.

Valerie holds a degree of B.S. in Industrial Technology from Rizal Technological University of Manila.

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Adam Leighton

Europe Managing Director

Adam has been in financial services, starting in 1999 with the West Bromwich Building Society, where he studied for and gained his Financial Planning certificates. He has also worked as an adviser for the Royal Bank of Scotland and then co-owned the company Astute Finance, before joining Star Capital Finance in 2009. Adam is now a Partner in Astra Financial Services and is helping drive the business forward in Europe and beyond.

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Denis Korolev

Associate Director

Denis joined Astra in the Philippines in 2017 where he was responsible for extending business in South-East Asia. In 2020 he opened an office in Moscow, Russia and concentrated on business in Europe.

Denis has been in financial industry since 2007 and got deep knowledge in financial services and banking products for private clients. He had worked as Head of Department in the Largest Russian Banks and got an expertise in wealth management, asset allocation and portfolio management. 

​Denis is always able to get the best solution for our clients based on their needs, demands and dreams about future

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John Carlo Bigno

Investment Assistant

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Stuart Dodkin

Associate Director

Stuart is active in helping professionals and families achieve their financial goals through fiduciary financial planning obligated to always act in the best interest of his clients, and practice full disclosure.

Working with Stuart has allowed his clients to organize their finances and make better decisions reducing financial stress and protecting what’s important for their families. He commits to giving his clients only the most comprehensive plans and advice to help them achieve their goals, build wealth, reclaim valuable time for family and friends and to live life to the fullest.

 

Stuart’s expertise include life and medical insurance planning, retirement and education fee planning, investments & savings.

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Conrado Capili

Administrative Manager

Conrado is based in our Manila office in the Philippines. In his past career, he played a vital role as a Client Relationship Officer in a well-known landscape company in Dubai. At present, he holds the position of the Administration Manager, working closely with consultants, clients and life companies, ensuring the business accomplishes its goals on a daily basis. Conrado not only runs the office in Asia but also works closely with consultants in Europe and the admin staff in Europe to ensure the smooth running of the business.