The Team

LEADERSHIP

Kavit Handa
Chairman
Having completed his studies in Management and Law at Kings College London, Kavit began his working life in Rwanda with UNHCR during the refugee crisis. In 1996 he joined Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was elected to join the Chairman's Club and the Merrill Lynch Circle of Excellence before leaving to co-found The Intouch Group. The Intouch Group consists of a diversified portfolio of private equity holdings spanning from asset management to health and wellness. Kavit is currently focused on growing the group's non asset management activities including Intouch Relocations. His hobbies are cooking and wine collecting; and he resides in Dubai with his wife and twin daughters.
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Sebastien Besson
CEO
Being an expat since his childhood, Sebastien has lived on almost each continent. Originally from France, Sebastien has spent more than 20 years in the Middle East and is very familiar with the regional culture. With a background in Hospitality Management, working in the United States for several years, Sebastien moved back to the United Arab Emirates in 2005 and has decided to take on a new challenge when he became a partner of Intouch Relocations, in developing the Company and expanding it over the region. Sebastien enjoys travelling and discovering new cultures with his wife and young son.
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Corallie Pringle
CEO, Africa
Corallie’s entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude as well as her passion for the business she has led over the past 22 years, has driven Intouch Relocations Africa’ success. What inspires Corallie is project managing expansion activities into Africa, challenging group moves and ensuring that every day, our team makes a positive difference to the lives of the many newcomers we support. Corallie enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her young grandson.
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INTOUCH RELOCATIONS, MIDDLE EAST

Delphine Michel
Middle-East Operations Director
A French national, Delphine has lived most of her life in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. She has a background of twenty years in the tourism and service industry. Delphine joined the team in 2008 in Dubai, leading and developing Intouch Relocations field operations. She works closely with the Intouch Relocations teams, incorporating and maintaining best practice in our daily operations across the Middle East region.
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Shirley Doran
Business Development Director
Shirley started her career in the hotel industry in Durban South Africa, from there she lived in Germany and experienced life as an expatriate first hand. In 1996 Shirley moved to Dubai, and has spent the last 20 years building her career in the relocation industry, she is extremely passionate about customer service and making a difference in this ever changing city. Shirley has 2 children of her own and 2 step sons, she loves spending her down time cooking, reading and entertaining family and friends at home. She also loves to travel.
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Maria Arefyeva
Team Manager, Qatar
Maria has over 10 years’ customer service experience and is very interested in meeting new people, learning more about different traditions and cultures, and sharing her knowledge with others. Maria has an interest in photography, and enjoys traveling, reading, and most importantly spending time with her loved ones.
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Justine O’Regan
Senior Account Manager, UAE
Justine is originally from the UK, where she studied and worked in Health Care. Justine has been in Dubai for over 6 years with an extensive knowledge and love for the region. As a Senior Account Manager, Justine is a great believer in positive thinking and approaches any problem with a total can-do attitude. In her spare time, Justine loves spending time with her family, experimenting with cooking, and a new found hobby of table tennis.
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Katarina Player
Senior Account Manager, UAE
Katerina worked in the hospitality industry before joining the Mobility Industry. With 3 years of experience at Intouch Relocations, Katerina is passionate about building relationships, providing exceptional service, working with diverse cultures and solving problems. Katerina has a degree in International Management from the University of Exeter, speaks 3 languages and is passionate about helping people from different cultures. At home, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining and travelling, always seeking adventure.
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Ashleigh Shorrock
Account Manager, UAE
Originally from the UK, Ashleigh has lived in Dubai for just over 2 years, working for Emirates Airline before joining Intouch Relocations. Her professional back ground is property management and lettings, and she has qualifications in residential lettings and property management, as well as business administration and customer service. She enjoys helping her clients and tries to exceed their expectations on a daily basis. In her free time, she loves eating out, going to musicals, festivals and traveling.
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Miriam Daly
Account Manager, UAE
Originally from Ireland, Miriam lived in London for over 6 years where she attended University, gaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She worked in Hospitality for 8 years before joining Intouch Relocations as an Account Manager. Miriam has lived in Dubai for 5 years and loves the lifestyle the city has to offer. One of her goals is to speak another language and she is currently studying French. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, paddle boarding and snorkelling.
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Chantal Gordon
Account Manager, UAE
Chantal has grown up and lived in the UAE for over 27 years. With the diversity of cultures that can be found in Dubai, Chantal has used her knowledge with working with different people during her time at Intouch Relocations. With a passion for learning, travel and animals, during her spare time she dog grooms the pets of her family and friends.
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Stacy Tovey-Khan
Account Manager, UAE
Originally from Wales, Stacy has lived in France and Austria before making her way to Dubai 4 years ago. Stacy’s previous career in hospitality has given her extensive knowledge of Dubai and she takes great pleasure in assisting people who are new to the region. When not at work, Stacy can be found out and about trying new restaurants, Skiing and playing with her dog Rocco.
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Fehra Hadzic-Schendel
Country Mgr., KSA/Bahrain
Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fehra spent most of her life living abroad. She graduated with highest honours from the University of Warsaw, Poland, in Arabic and Oriental Studies. She speaks six languages and has lived and worked in various countries including Poland, Egypt, Tunisia, Germany, the U.S.A. and Saudi Arabia. “Living as an expat ever since my early childhood gave me a unique opportunity to learn, adapt, integrate, communicate and thrive in any new environment. I can proudly say that my three children became happy globetrotters as well. I enjoy helping assignees overcome challenges and successfully settle in while enjoying the excitement of their new lives abroad. It is an immensely rewarding and enriching experience!”
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Louise Critchley
Team Manager, Abu Dhabi
Louise has worked in the airline industry prior to joining the Operations Department at Intouch Relocations. At work, Louise strives to provide excellent customer service and enjoys the challenges that the job brings. In her spare time, Louise enjoys travelling, archery as well as supporting an animal charity and spending time with her pets.
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Reshma Paul
Team Manager, Dubai
Having spent 10 years as a senior flight Purser with Cathay Pacific Airways and being based in Hong Kong, Reshma experienced first-hand what it was to be an expat. She moved to Dubai 11 years ago and has been part of the Intouch family for 6 years now. She loves interacting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Her interests include film, swimming and running.
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Maybelle Santos
Head of Accounts Middle East
Maybelle is from the Philippines. She started her career in Dubai in 2007 with an international construction company and real estate developer. She joined Intouch Relocations in 2009 and considers her workplace her second home. Maybelle is an innovative and driven accounting professional with over 20 years’ experience in various industries including Banking, Construction, Real Estate and Hospitality. She has lead the Finance Team through significant changes such as the implementation of a new system which aligns operations with finance. She enjoys new challenges and finding innovative ways of doing things. Maybelle lives with her husband and children in Dubai. She loves to cook and enjoys reading motivational books.
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Zara Lopez
Office Manager, Middle East
Zara, a degree holder in Business Administration moved to Dubai five years ago. Her extensive experience in Human Resource Management gives her the knowledge to ensure a successful outcome for each immigration case, of which she has handled many. As an Office Manager, she has increased efficiency in several areas, is a very effective trainer and is skilled at working with a diverse group of people. Zara loves to travel and discover new things. To this day she is intrigued by stories and motifs that transcend time, culture and geography.
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Head Office Support Team, Middle East
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INTOUCH RELOCATIONS, SOUTH AFRICA

Deborah van Wyk
Operations Mgr., South Africa
Deborah started her career in the Travel Industry before moving to London, which she used as a platform from which to explore as much of the world as possible for three years . She gained valuable international experience and cultural insights on her travels which, she fondly recalls, included backpacking through the Middle East. She then worked in Investment Banking for several years before returning to South Africa and joining the mobility industry. Deborah loves her job because she is passionate about helping people. In her spare time, apart from being a Mum of two young children, Deborah and her husband are avid Trail Runners.
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Ndilisa Nkosi
General Office Manager, South Africa
Ndilisa has worked in the accounts department since joining Intouch Relocations. Ndilisa has recently taken on the role of Office Manager which includes driving transformation and diversity in the company as well as working closely with our team, which she loves. Ndilisa has a charitable spirit, enjoys sewing and counseling people in her spare time. She is married, with two sons and two grandchildren.
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Alex Brits
Marketing Manager
Alex worked in the hospitality industry before joining the Mobility Industry. With 6 years of experience at Intouch Relocations, she has worked in research, operations and now marketing. At work, Alex is passionate about building relationships, providing exceptional services, working with diverse cultures and solving problems. At home, she loves spending time with her young family, cooking, entertaining, scuba diving and traveling, always seeking adventure.
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Peta-Anne Walker
New Business Devel. Manager
Peta-Anne joined the company as a Relocation Consultant and then worked as a Client Account Manager before focusing on new business development. As a child, she relocated around the world with her parents and as a young adult, she gained a great deal of international experience in the travel industry. She loves new challenges, working with people from different cultures and the fact that she learns something new every day in the mobility industry.
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Kelly McChesney
Africa Services Manager
Kelly has 11 years’ experience in the relocation industry and has relocated several times herself. She enjoys being able to give advice based on personal experience and prides herself on having the ability to stay calm in difficult situations. She has a passion for music, loves discovering new sounds and has an eclectic taste. Her hobbies include design, interior décor, painting, drawing and all things crafty. Kelly is a new mother and very much a family orientated person.
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Margie Jay
Client Account Manager, South Africa
As one of the long standing members of the team, Margie has served Intouch Relocations faithfully for 10 years. Her favourite thing about being a Client Account Manager is making an assignee’s transition easier and seeing a family successfully settled in their new location. She enjoys finding the right solutions for each client’s needs and believes that there is no such thing as a “cookie-cutter” approach to relocation.
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Vanessa Traub
Account Manager, Africa
Vanessa has 8 years of experience in the Mobility industry. She has a degree in International Relations and Economics, speaks 5 languages and loves working with people from different cultures. Due to her optimism and unflappable disposition, Vanessa is very well liked and valued by her colleagues. Work-life balance is important to Vanessa, who is a mother of three.
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Kim Du Plessis
Account Manager, South Africa
Kim has twelve years of experience in the Mobility industry and is a valuable resource of experience to the team. Her favourite part of her job is finding creative solutions to my client’s problems. Kim enjoys reading in her spare time and would love to travel to Russia.
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Angeline Shirley
Account Manager, South Africa
Angeline is affectionately known to her colleagues and friends as Argie and her warm personality and a great sense of humour makes her popular with her colleagues and clients alike. She has been with the company for 8 years and has a BA degree in Art History and Classical Civilisation. Angeline’s best part of working in relocations is the diversity of culture and aims to visit all the countries of the people she has relocated over the years.
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Marie Demanet
Account Manager, South Africa
Marie is Belgian, but grew up in South Africa and now calls it home. She truly enjoys the diversity of people and challenges her job brings her and makes a point of personalising her attention to each of her clients. In addition to English, she speaks French fluently and has a good understanding of Flemish and Spanish. Family has always been of great importance to Marie, even more so since she recently became a mother. Outside of work, her interests lie in nutrition and wellbeing, cooking, travel and photography.
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Bev Bowers
Departure Services Manager
Bev has gained a great deal of on the job experience, first as a Relocation Consultant, and then in the Departures Department. Bev exercises a great deal of calm and patience while managing a challenging area, and claims that a sense of humour is her most valuable asset. She enjoys the challenge of assisting departing families as well as being part of a great team at Intouch Relocations. Bev loves to travel and Thailand is her favourite place.
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Petro Storbeck
Immigration Manager, Africa
Petro has 18 years of immigration experience. As a former employee of the South African Department of Home Affairs, she has an understanding of the inner workings of the Department. Petro enjoys achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients. She is passionate about her family and her three sons keep her very busy when she is not at work. Petro loves animals and enjoys the simple things in life.
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Rudy Dooms
Financial Controller
Rudy is dedicated and hardworking and enjoys his role as part of the Intouch team, despite the interesting dynamic of being one of very few men in the office. He is a sociable person and enjoys meeting people. He enjoys playing soccer and snooker in his spare time and spending time with his family.
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Consultants Team, Africa
Our Relocation Consultants are the warm and welcoming face of our organisation and the first contact the assignee experiences in their new location. They guide relocating families through the -often stressful- process of relocating with sensitivity and empathy. Their local knowledge makes them experts in navigating the complexities of housing markets, cultural nuances and lifestyle, allowing new arrivals to feel at home in no time.
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Support Team, Africa
These are the people whom with commitment and tireless work behind the scenes, make what we do each day possible. They are an invaluable support structure and integral to the success of Intouch Relocations.
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INTOUCH RELOCATIONS, KENYA

Jennifer Awori
Managing Director
Jennifer is of Kenyan nationality with more than 5 years’ experience working in the relocation industry having worked with Intouch Relocations in Dubai (2007/2008) before starting the Intouch Relocation East Africa office in June 2014. She has been an expatriate herself as a trailing spouse for 10yrs and has lived in Italy, UAE and Tanzania before moving back to Kenya in 2013. Her background is in Media Sales and General Management and she spent more than 10yrs in print and electronic media (Radio). She has a passion for travel and cooking and has 3 children.
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Preeyam Sehmi-Sethi
Office Manager
Preeyam is fourth generation Kenyan, a sports person and artist. Her background is in neuro linguistic programming and the arts. She had been a life coach for 4 years before becoming the Office Manager at Intouch Relocations. She enjoys gardening, cooking and supporting causes dear to her such as the environment and wildlife. She encourages recycling and using organic and environmentally friendly products.
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Susan Kirigua
Relocation Consultant
Susan is born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She started her career in healthcare in the USA soon after completing her undergraduate and graduate studies in Chicago. After nine years in the US, she relocated back to Kenya. Shortly after which she moved to Dubai, where she continued working in healthcare - living and experiencing life as an expatriate. After four years in Dubai, she returned to Kenya with her family. Susan joined Intouch Relocation East Africa in 2014 and is passionate about using her diverse international exposure, together with her local knowledge, to help people from different culture settle into their new homes. Susan loves spending time with her family, traveling, painting, reading, baking and socialising.
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Daisy Nkonge
Relocation Consultant
Daisy has grown up in Kenya, immersed in it’s diverse cultural landscape. Daisy gained experience working with people from different cultures and valuable knowledge of the property market whilst working in the Kenyan Real Estate market, before joining Intouch Relocations as a full time Consultant. She has a passion for music, arts and prides herself in giving exceptional service. She is a social butterfly, enjoys dancing and is a mother of one.
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