Biographies for 2011 AGM Director Nominations

George Allen

Born and raised in the Bahamas, George moved into the Sandyport community in 1990 when the development began. George owns two properties in Sandyport and another in Cable Beach. He resides in one of his Sandyport properties and rents the other properties. As a result, he has a very strong understanding of property management. Having worked as a commercial pilot for the last 4 years, he understands the importance of crew resource management (i.e. working on a team and maximizing resources). In March of 2012, George will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation from Everglades University. During his free time he enjoys scuba diving and travelling.

 

Constantinos Berdanis

Mr. Constantinos Berdanis started his Development and construction company in 1995. The community which he chose was Sandyport because he saw great potential and at that time Sandyport was quite undeveloped. Mr. Berdanis first project was a home on Happy Lane. Since then he has built over thirty homes and townhouses in Sandyport. He developed Palms West a gated community in the cable beach area from infrastructure to completion. Mr. Berdanis has also had international experience developing spec. homes and commercial malls in Florida. His knowledge and expertise would be a great asset in assisting the committee in reaching their goals. Mr. Berdanis is married with three boys and has lived in Sandyport for many years.

 

Kenneth Cartwright

Has been a member of the Board of Directors of Sandyport Homeowners Association since the hand-over from Sandyport Development to the Association over two (2) years ago. He he has been actively involved in the Sadyport community since he moved to Sandyport in 2004. Mr. Cartwright has considerable experience in developments having developed Brigadoon Estates and New Moon Estates, both on the Eastern Road. He is a partner in Exuma View, a 168 acre development in Little Exuma. Mr. Cartwright was the founder and Managing Director of K. C. New Car Sales Ltd. From 1969 to 2008, when he retired.

 

Natalia Dwornik

Natalia Dwornik moved to Sandyport in 2006 where she lives with her husband and two children aged 9 and 7 in their property on Sandyport Drive. She is 48 years old and originally from the UK, having previously lived in Thailand, St Lucia and Barbados. Her husband Patrick, is originally from the US. For the past 5 years Natalia has been working on the Bahamar Development at Cable Beach as Head of Procurement, where her main focus was the drafting, negotiation and execution of the US$2billion construction contract. Other responsibilities included the procurement of local contractors and suppliers. Natalia holds a BSC in Quantity Surveying and is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Her aspiration is to ensure that Sandyport continues to be a safe, secure and beautiful place to live.

 

Arinthia S. Komolafe

Mrs. Arinthia S. Komolafe is a Corporate & Commercial Attorney-at-law called to the bar of England, Wales and The Bahamas. Prior to commencing her private practise, Komolafe Law Chambers, Mrs. Komolafe spent several years working with a local private law firm concentrating on the disciplines of the law of Trusts, Company, Real Property, Contract and Commercial. Mrs. Komolafe also worked in both commercial and private banking for several years and has extensive experience in corporate management and governance. She has worked for banks whose head office are located in Switzerland, Britain and Canada. Further, she headed the corporate department of a Swiss private bank and was responsible for the administration and management of private limited companies, international companies and estate planning and wealth management vehicles. She is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and has worked on several working groups of the Bahamas Financial Services Board. In addition, Mrs. Komolafe is well acquainted with laws and regulations impacting financial services, real estate and property development. She is married to Emmanuel Komolafe and together they have three children, Morgan, Alexandria and Joshua.

 

Anthony Miaoulis

Married with 2 children. Lived in Sandyport for 12 years and presently live on Kingfisher Island. Realtor/Developer for Mosko Realty and Pineapple House Development.

 

Richard Pears

• I am a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

• I have been, during my career Managing Director of various well known Public Companies

• I am currently Chairman of two London Property Companies managing 49 Residences, one of which being considered one of the best blocks in Chelsea

• I am also currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of a Company with property developments in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Belize and Bulgaria

• I am a Partner in Merchant Venture Investments which specialises in Venture Capital projects mainly on the European mainland

• I own a house at 5 Poinciana Cay and a plot at 10 Royal Palm Cay

• I am in good standing with the Association

• I have overseas Property investments not only in The Bahamas but also in St Kitts, Belize, Argentina, Brazil and Switzerland

• I own various properties in London, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

 

Michael V Roberts

Michael V. Roberts is the classic American entrepreneur. Born to middle class hard working parents, educated in the public schools, he worked his way through college and law school to become a successful businessmen. Throughout his rise in business, Mr. Roberts maintained a strong commitment to giving back to the community of which he came. Mr Roberts is a permanent resident of the Bahamas. He first invested in Sandyport in 1998 where he built and lived in one of the two first build homes on Water Colour Cay. He and his brother are now the largest property owners in the residential gated community of Sandyport. Mr. Roberts’ broad range of professional knowledge and experience developed as a business owner and encompasses the application of innovative financing strategies for large public projects, public-private sector development negotiation strategies, and successful management techniques for urban commercial properties. His leadership in the creation of innovative strategies for financing of redevelopment projects. In the decades that followed, Mr. Roberts used his extraordinary and creative leadership abilities to build a business empire that encompasses television and radio broadcasting, real estate development, plus hotel ownership and management. Mr. Roberts received his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University in 1974. Prior to graduation from law school, the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (1973); and The Hague, Academy of International Law, The Hague, Holland (1972). Mr. Roberts holds three Honorary Doctorates and is the author the best sellers book Action Has No Season.

 

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