Our Staff

Our Staff

Behind Ritz-G5’s growing global presence is a carefully selected team of talented individuals, specialists and experts, who pride themselves on delivering above and beyond industry expectation. From the leading construction players on the ground in Brazil and the sales team in Singapore, to the world class marketing team in London, Ritz-G5 is ready to shine on the world stage, one development at a time.

Board Members

Luiz Fernandes

A trained Lawyer since 2001, Luiz is a Member of the International Bar Association (IBA). After specialising in taxation in 2003 he went on to study Business Law for three years at Birkbeck University of London, held at LSE (London School of Economics).

Luiz has expertise in Brazilian Real Estate Law and several areas of Business Law, providing solutions for project and infrastructure, exchange operations, direct and indirect foreign investments, and Brazilian Central Bank’s regulations.

Paul Telfer

A Chartered Certified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in the construction and property development sector, Paul has BA Hons, MBA and FCCA qualifications and has excelled in senior financial roles within major development companies in the UK. He has successfully negotiated and set up joint ventures for large scale, city centre residential and commercial projects with a combined value in excess of £650m. Paul has a wealth of knowledge and qualifications in many areas of regulated financial activities, taxation and trusts.

United Kingdom

Aidan Whelan

A business development expert with many years of experience, Aidan has worked across a wide range of sectors and companies holding Managing Director roles at the Phileas Fogg Travel Agency, TPC Travel and Parkers Estate Agents.

His major achievements include creating and launching a travel agency, which became the 13th fastest growing company in the UK.

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+44 207 183 7565

Sandra Higham

Personal assistant to the Directors, primarily to CFO Paul Telfer, Sandra organises diaries and oversees company activities as well as supporting the business in various aspects.

She manages the UK office, ensuring that it runs smoothly and efficiently.

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+44 207 183 7565

Dave Norton

An IT specialist for over 25 years, Dave is a member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional. He has graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University completing a Business Information Systems degree.

His experience in the IT sector allows him to assure greater synergy throughout the company.

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+44 207 183 7565

Charlotte Ashton

Ritz-G5’s global marketing co-ordinator with over 10 years experience in the international real estate sector. Charlotte graduated from the University of Birmingham and founded leading property PR and Marketing agency, AB Property Marketing back in 2005.

Charlotte brings a wealth of real estate marketing expertise to client Ritz-G5, overseeing its global marketing activities.

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+44 207 183 7565

Anastasija Tarasevic

Ritz-G5’s marketing assistant with a degree in Languages from the University of Manchester as well as a postgraduate degree in International Retail Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her role focuses on liaising with company’s global marketing teams to implement an effective and cohesive marketing strategy and generate brand awareness, leads and revenue.

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+44 207 183 7565


Arun Rama

Arun Rama graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business (Pass with Distinction) and also holds a Master of Science (Knowledge Management) from NTU, Singapore. He has more than a decade of professional experience in business development with large global financial institutions. Apart from business development, he has been instrumental in developing new strategies, new markets and managing high network business.

Goh Yam Sim

A graduate from the National University of Singapore, Goh Yam Sim has a wealth of experience in the computing, publishing and real estate investment industry. He is responsible for all aspects of the administrative functions of the Singapore office.

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+65 6338 3672

Janice Chua

Being a graduate of Information Systems from Singapore Management University and Engineering Informatics from Nanyang Polytechnic, Janice considers technology as a means to an end. Her mission in life is to utilise IT to improve the lives of people around her; whether it is to assist an elderly person, or to grow the company’s capabilities.

She sits on the executive committee of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) IT Youth Council (ITYC). She was the co-chairman for the organising committee of SCS Splash Awards in 2014 & 2015, an annual nation-wide Infocomm Technology (ICT) competition.

Outside of work, Janice is always exploring new ways to monetise her adorable dog’s appeal to the masses.

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+65 6338 3672

Amanda Ang

Amanda graduated from University of London with a Bachelor in Business. She joined Ritz- G5 as an Admin / Marketing Executive to provide support to the company’s administrative activities. Her role focuses on with the accuracy of all the administrative work assigned by the Head of Operations.

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+65 6338 3672


Fernando Lessa

A planning and marketing expert for over 16 years with one of Brazil’s leading communiction groups, Fernando has extensive experience in the areas of corporate communication, marketing and advertising across newspapers, magazines, online, radio and TV. For over 8 years, Fernando was a Director of a real estate development company in North Eastern Brazil and has extensive knowledge of business development in private and public sectors.

Fernando is a graduate in Business and Advertising and holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing and Logistics.

Manuel Micó

Executivo com ampla experiência internacional nas áreas de administração geral, planificação financeira e comercial.

Boa parte da sua carreira profissional foi desenvolvida em companhias internacionais como ACCOR ou CIRSA, amplo período durante no qual foi gestor de holdings com parcerias em diversos países europeus e Brasil, acumulando vasto conhecimento em abertura de mercados, implantação de novos negócios, gestão de pessoal e negociação societária.

Economista formado na UAB de Barcelona (Espanha), tem Mestrado em Administração e Gestão de Empresas.


Executive with broad international experience in the areas of general management, financial and commercial planning.

Much of his career was developed in international companies such as ACCOR and CISAR, during a long period of time, in which he acted as a manager of holdings with partnership in several European countries and Brazil, accumulating vast knowledge in opining markets, implementing new business, personnel management and corporate negotiation.

Trained economist in UAB of Barcelona (Spain), he has master degree in administration management companies.

Galileu Bellincanta

A Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sector, including expertise in project management, foundations, concrete structures, industrial facilities and implanting condominiums projects. Galileu also has many years extensive knowledge in industrial, commercial and residential construction, entrepreneurism, project implementation, review of contracts, construction management, leadership teams, quality control and measurements contractors.

Gustavo Nogueira

A graduate from Universidade Potiguar in Rio Grande do Norte, Gustavo has been involved in many housing projects including residential buildings, apartments, hotels and gated condominiums and resorts. He was also a collaborator Architect for four years as an intern with Icaro Cardoso.

Gustavo is responsible for the award winning design of Palm Springs in Brazil – Ritz Property’s flagship development.

Paulo Rabelo

A graduate in Accounting from the Universidade Potiguar, Paulo has worked in the financial sector for over 12 years and is responsible for the finance and accounts in Brazil. Paulo is registered as the Account Counsellor of Rio Grande do Norte since 2001. Since joining Ritz Brazil in 2009, he has implemented the financial system of receipts and debts, always targeting the best integration between the client, suppliers and the company.

Otavio Augusto de Sousa

A graduate in Business Administration from the Universidade Potiguar, Otavio has over 13 years’ experience in the real estate sector, providing expertise to the largest developers, as well as State and national groups. Otavio was born in Alexandria, a small city in Rio Grande do Norte.

Laura Miranda

A graduate in Pedagogy, Laura was the Coordinator of the real estate franchise RE/MAX and has experience working with large construction companies in Brazil in such areas as legislation and incorporation.

Marcos Augusto da Silva

A current Civil Engineering student at the Universidade Potiguar, Marcos overseas the co-ordination of construction of developments in Brazil. Marcos was born in Natal and has worked for Ritz for three years.

Débora Laís Campos Cordeiro

A graduate in Accounting from the Universidade Potiguar and a postgraduate in Auditing and Forensic Accounting, Débora plays an essential role in financial developing and planning with the Financial Manager. Débora was born in Natal and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Maria Aparecida da Silva

A member of the receptionist and administrative team for over four years, Maria was born in São José do Mipibu in Rio Grande do Norte. In the Brazil office, she is the first port of call for contact and for clients and investors.