John Green has been with Guardian Wealth in Abu Dhabi since 2015 and is returning to his previous employer, Guardian’s chief executive David Howell confirmed to International Adviser.
He is understood to be starting back with deVere on Sunday 18 February.
Howell was unable to confirm what Green’s new role will be.
Howell told IA: “I spoke with John this morning and he’s been offered something he can’t turn down with Nigel Green back at deVere.
“John Green is a really good guy. We wish him every success.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, John Green was regional manager – Middle East. Howell, however, has since confirmed to IA that Green was only manager of the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.
DeVere chief executive and founder Nigel Green has been heading up the firm’s Middle East operation since David Hughes stepped down as regional director of deVere Acuma after two years in the role and more than a decade with the group.
Nigel Green told IA: “We are delighted to welcome someone of John’s calibre back to our team in Abu Dhabi. He is one of the most talented advisers in the international space and our clients will again benefit from his expertise and experience.”
Without giving a specific title, Nigel Green said: “John will manage a team and assume a senior role within deVere as we continue to expand in the region.”
Howell said that Green’s swift departure is not a problem for the business as “we’ve got a good team here”.
“We’ve got people who want to be interviewed for the [regional manager] role, so we will take our time and decide who is going to be the best person for the job.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, prior to joining Guardian, John Green was area manager for PIC (Professional Investment Consultants) deVere Group in the Middle East between 2012 and 2015.
He joined the international financial advice firm in Abu Dhabi in November 2008 as a senior consultant, having previously been a senior wealth planning manager at Lloyds TSB in the UK.