MANAGEMENT AND BOARD

Yellow Tree Team 3

The Board of Directors of Yellow Tree Group functions autonomously in overseeing the company and the Group’s operations. The Board’s key purpose is to ensure the company’s and the Group’s prosperity by collectively directing the Group’s affairs, whilst simultaneously meeting the appropriate interests of its shareholders and stakeholders.

Christian Garcia

Christian Garcia

Managing Director, fellow of ACCA and chartered member of CISI

Christian Garcia is a qualified accountant by profession and a chartered member of the Institute of Securities and Investments in the UK. After a initial spell in audit and assurance having qualified with Deloitte, he subsequently furthered his career at Lombard Odier Private Bank in various senior managerial positions covering finance, operations and risk functions and accumulating over 18 years in financial services in aggregate. Christian also holds the roles of deputy chairman of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council as well as a board member of the Gibraltar Investment Compensation Scheme.

Christian is the lead Director for the Group, with a key pivotal role in coordination of finance, operations and risk. His function is to ensure a stable operational platform, be accountable to stakeholders perform adequate investment appraisal in line with the strategy of the Group.

Edgar Lavarello

Edgar Lavarello

Non-Executive Director, Managing Partner of PwC Gibraltar

Edgar is a partner at PwC (Gibraltar) and leads its advisory tax practice in Gibraltar. He qualified in the City of London, where he spent some five years specialising in the insurance sector prior to returning to Gibraltar. Edgar has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector.
Edgar served as treasurer and later as president of the Gibraltar Accountants Society between 1995 and 2007. He was on the Society’s tax committee from 2002 until 2009 when he stepped down after being asked by the Gibraltar Government to assist in the drafting of the Income Tax Act 2010. Later that same year he was asked by the Government to conduct a similar review of the bankruptcy and insolvency rules in Gibraltar which led to the new Insolvency Act 2011.

He has served as financial advisor to the Gibraltar Government on a number of occasions and has sat on a number of Authorities and sub-committees, including the Auditors Registration Board, the Finance Centre Council, the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Board, the Gibraltar Health Authority and the Gibraltar Port Authority.

Between 2012 and 2018 he served on the board of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission of which he was chairman of the risk and audit committee.

Edgar is currently a member of the board of the Gibraltar Police Authority, and honorary treasurer of the Gibraltar Red Cross and the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club.
Christian is the lead Director for the Group, with a key pivotal role in coordination of finance, operations and risk. His function is to ensure a stable operational platform, be accountable to stakeholders perform adequate investment appraisal in line with the strategy of the Group.

Carl Bossino

Carl Bossino

Non-Executive Director, experience real estate professional

Carl, is a British businessman and entrepreneur, with 25 years of experience in property development, management, and sales and marketing.

Over the course of his career, Carl has been involved in the design, supervision and execution of many residential and commercial projects in Gibraltar and the United Kingdom, altogether encompassing over 500 residential units, 20,000 sq.m. of office space and 50,000 sq.m. of commercial space. His experience includes several high-rise apartment blocks, modern office buildings, semi-detached housing estates, a superstore for the largest British supermarket chain, a purpose-built store for the largest global fast food chain, and various mix-use developments.

Carl has also built a number of successful companies through his career across diverse sectors including real estate, maritime salvage, waste management, and public transportation.

Advisors

Tax

PWC

PwC assists the Group in creating value by delivering quality in tax and advisory services. PwC has an important role in the Group’s international fiscal strategy.

Legal

D&B David si Baias SCA

D&B David si Baias SCA, the law firm connected with PwC in Romania, currently provides Yellow Tree Group with legal assistance in litigation and real estate fields as well as on current daily business matters.

HASSANS INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

Hassans International Law Firm is the largest firm in Gibraltar, offering a broad range of legal services to clients both locally and throughout the world. Hassans provides the Group with ongoing international legal advice through its comprehensive international network.

Real Estate

Colliers International

Colliers is a leading global real estate services and investment company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owner and investors.

Accounting & Audit

MGI GREGORIOU

MGI Gregoriou was established in 1973 and is now recognised as one of the leading accounting firms in Cyprus. MGI provides the Group with consolidated accounting and auditing services as well as international tax advise.