PRO Partner Gorup
Jane Ashford

Jane Ashford

Managing Director and Founder of PRO Partner Group

An expert in company formation, Jane has gained extensive experience in her field over the past decade. Jane has built solid relationships with trusted partners, global organisations and other professionals within the legal profession.

To date Jane has assisted in the formation of over 200 Limited Liability Companies, Representative and Branch Offices in the region. Jane has been recognised for her remarkable skills building relationships and providing excellent client services. Jane is focussed on bringing more businesses to the UAE as well as assisting PRO Partner Group clients to establish a presence in Oman and Qatar.

Originally from the UK, Jane resided in Qatar for almost 10 years with her family, before moving to the UAE in 2014. She was an active and respected member of the Qatar community for many years participating in committees groups such as QBBF and the Back2Business and working closely with the British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar.

Jane is building on her excellent reputation and the reputation of PRO Partner Group in the UAE by brining integrity, transparency and security to ensure foreign companies have the confidence to expand into the region.

Prakash Naik

Prakash Naik

Finance Director

A finance professional with over 17 years of work experience in the field of Accounting. Prakash has a wealth of experience and has an eye for quality and detail in the financial sector.

He specialises with Multinational Companies in the UAE & Qatar attributing 12 years of his career to this area. Prakash holds a degree in Financial Accounting, Auditing and Taxation from Goa University.

Jim Swallow

Jim Swallow

Commercial Director

An experienced business developer and strategic advisor, Jim assists companies in setting up and expanding in the region. He has extensive experience in Company formation and various regulatory issues. He also has very good working knowledge of Visa, Immigration and Labour issues and Commercial Agency matters.

Jim holds a degree from Edinburgh University and lives with his family in Abu Dhabi.

Dale Ashford

Dale Ashford

Director - Venture Partner Qatar

With numerous contacts in Qatar in all fields of industry coupled with commercial awareness, Dale is the ideal person to advise on company formation in Qatar.

Dale has been in Qatar for thirteen years and has a background as a Police Officer and subsequently in an HSSE role within Qatar Petroleum for eleven years, he holds a degree in Security and Risk Management as well as numerous HSE qualifications.

Libbie Burtinshaw

Libbie Burtinshaw

Operations Manager

Libbie is the Operations Manager and assists clients from the formation of the company to the onboarding of staff, making sure your business is compliant with UAE laws and regulations. Libbie controls the regulatory processes from the outset and, with the assistance of our able team of Goverment Liaison Officers, ensures all processes are completed in a timely manner. Libbie has a BA Hons degree in Journalism.

Dr. Alexandra Tebay

Dr. Alexandra Tebay

Legal Counsel

Alexandra is an experienced legal counsel with nearly 15 years’ international practice in the financial industry. Before moving to the UAE, she was the managing director of two investment funds in Hong Kong and Singapore, and simultaneously led their legal department in Austria. Alexandra specialises in commercial, corporate, contractual and investment law. She was educated in Switzerland, Austria and Romania, and holds a Doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Bucharest.

Greg Hastings

Greg Hastings

Business Development Manager

Greg is PRO Partner Group’s Business Development Manager. He joined the company in 2016 and brings a wealth of experience assisting SME and MNC companies in establishing and protecting their business operations in the UAE. Having worked with a range of foreign businesses in the Middle East and Africa over the past 10 years, Greg understands the importance of providing clients with accurate and timely information to support their business goals.

Abigail Cuthbert

Abigail Cuthbert

Business Development Executive

Abi is our Business Development Executive for the Abu Dhabi office offering strategic advice to new and current clients looking to set up and expand in the region. As well as offering quality advice, she also guides and supports new clients through the early stages of the formation process ensuring a seamless transition. She works closely with the rest of the team to maintain effective client relationships throughout the process and beyond.

Patricia Tan

Patricia Tan

Client Relationship Executive

Patricia is our Client Relationship Executive – in house Free Zone expert, with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Patricia is skilled in Client Services, Free Zones New Business Set-up, Post-licensing and substantiation support, Office Management, Private Clients, and Government Liaison. She is a strong business development professional.

Audrey Haution

Audrey Haution

Business Development

Audrey assists French- and English-speaking clients with early stage advice on company structuring. She also provides administrative support and assistance to clients in the early stages of company formation. She works closely with our legal and structuring team and is often the first point of contact within the business development department, providing effective information on regulatory, immigration and company matters.