Richard Melton


Richard Melton

As Commercial Director, Richard is responsible for all aspects of business development in Cyprus, which includes increasing the profile of the office and its products within the Vistra Group and target markets.

Additionally, as well as managing the on-boarding of new clients, Richard supervises the development of new products in Cyprus, often working with both colleagues and local specialists to ensure that structures comply with the Republic’s fast evolving residency, business and tax environment for both individuals and corporations. 

He began his career in the corporate and trust services industry in 2001 as a senior consultant with a large multinational fiduciary services business in Gibraltar. In 2009, he arrived in Cyprus to setup and manage a new office for his group.  After a brief spell working in Latin America, Richard returned to Cyprus to take up the managing director’s role at the Jordans Trust Company office in Nicosia.

During his career, Richard has guided clients in numerous sectors and markets, including Malta, Spain, Russia and Brazil; his knowledge proving invaluable when recommending any solution.

As an avid presenter and writer, Richard has contributed to various events and publications, including blogs and updates on international tax or estate planning matters.

Richard holds a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management; and is also an International Tax Affiliate of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation, having completed the highly respected Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).

He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance, Certificate in Offshore Finance Administration, STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Taxation for International Clients and the Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration.

His native language is English but he also has a professional working knowledge of Spanish.

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