Laureen BertiManager of Global Operations Email Laureen Berti 248-643-4900
Laureen Berti is a seasoned Immigration professional who helps mid to large-tier corporations effectively plan and execute complex immigration activities to implement important projects abroad with ease. For our largest, strategic clients, she works as an extension of our client's immigration team to project manage and serve as a single point of contact to our clients for all casework worldwide. In her role, Laureen assesses and coordinates all business visa submissions within the US and various document preparation actions such as apostilles, legalizations, translations and police clearance certificates. After spending 10 years in customer service managerial roles, Laureen easily transferred her client relations expertise to the administration of high level clientele case coordination at FGI.
Mrs. Berti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, as well as a Post Bachelor Forensic Investigation Certificate. She further pursued her education and obtained a Paralegal Certificate from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In her spare time, Laureen enjoys hiking, biking, and climbing. She has climbed in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, Spain, Portugal, and Thailand. She is also an avid traveler, frequently traveling to her husband’s home country of Italy as she continues to learn the Italian language.
Carolina Saez-JovaneRegional Manager Email Carolina Saez-Jovane 248-643-4900
Carolina Saez-Jovane is FGI’s Global Case Coordinator managing regional casework for North, South and Central America as well as Spain and Portugal. Using her fluency in both Spanish and English, she provides top-notch customer service and knowledgeable case coordination for FGI’s most important clientele. Carolina’s past experience in the field of human resources, administration and immigration gives her an ability to understand business immigration demands in a corporate environment . As a former expat herself, she can also understand the struggles of adapting to a new culture therefore adding a unique insight into the needs of foreign nationals traveling abroad.
Carolina has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Criminal Justice from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona, Spain. She has volunteer experience with the United States Peace Corps as a Community and Organization Development Advisor in Moldova. In addition to traveling to her home country of Panama, Carolina has personally experienced culture in many other countries such as Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Norway and Turkey. In her free time, she loves various outdoor activities, such as cycling, hiking and kayaking as well as spending time with family and friends.
Vasudeva NayakDirector of Global Mobility Email Vasudeva Nayak + (0) 9845027223
Vasudeva Nayak brings to his role of Director of Global Mobility for Fakhoury Global Immigration an enduring passion for the dynamism and challenges of immigration law. “In this environment of tightening immigration laws,” he says, “finding the fine line between corporations and governments and ensuring that all parties benefit are complex tasks – and they keep me engaged in this field.”
Building solid relationships with governments and businesses has been a hallmark of Vasudeva’s career with FGI. He has worked extensively with consulates and immigration, state, and labor departments as well as corporate CEOs and managers at top companies to implement best practices in legal compliance processes. Moreover, he has facilitated clients in over 100 countries to obtain business visas, work permits, family visas, and resident, with a particular focus on the information technology (IT) field. “Immigration laws, eligibility requirements, petitioning processes and the necessary documentation varies from country to country, and they are all constantly evolving,” Vasudeva avers.
“Hence, understanding the laws and implementing effective systems is very important. It is imperative to be our customers’ strategic partner and provide them with the most valuable and timely service: their success is our success.” Vasudeva earned his Bachelor of Business Management degree from Mysore University in Mysore, India, and completed certification coursework at the Indian Institute of Management. In addition, he is a member of numerous Chambers of Commerce (CoC) including the Indo-America CoC, Indo-German CoC, Indo-Italian CoC, Bangalore CoC, Indo-Canadian CoC as well as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) where he is an executive member of their Taskforce on International Migration and Diaspora. He has also been a guest speaker at numerous INSZoom conferences, the 2010 PwC Global Conference, and FICCI’s 9th Global Skills Summit. Vasudeva also enjoy yoga meditation, gardening, and traveling to new places.
Ketaki NimonkarRegional Manager Email Ketaki Nimonkar + (022) 61240300
Ms. Ketaki Nimonkar earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai in 2004. Additionally, she has taken and received certification from an IATA Certification Course that same year.
Ketaki has over ten years of professional experience, of which the initial four years have been within the travel industry, and the past six years have been within the immigration industry. She worked with blue-chip organizations like L&T InfoTech and ATOS before joining Fakhoury Global Immigration in 2012. In her current role at FGI, Ketaki supports casework for Asia, North and South America, and select European countries.
Ketaki loves traveling to new places, reading biographies, and keeping up with film news. Due to her fun-loving nature, she is known amongst her peers and friends for her pranks and the happiness she exudes.
Ketaki resides in India and works from the FGI office in Mumbai.
Purva PemRegional Manager Email Purva Pem + (022) 61240300
Ms. Purva Pem has nearly four years of experience within the immigration industry. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mumbai in 2009, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.
In her current role at Fakhoury Global Immigration, Purva assists with handling the casework for many European and African countries.
Purva is an avid reader, particularly of general interest and fiction books.
Purva resides in India and works from the FGI office in Mumbai.
Behram BhagwagarManaging Director - India Operations Email Behram Bhagwagar + (91) 9867216775
While Behram Bhagwagar enjoys the challenges that immigration law professionals confronts every day, he never loses sight of the individual impact of his work. “Although we work primarily with corporate clients,” he says that “I always remember that we are working with individual lives and careers and that adds to my passion.”
As Managing Director of FGI’s office in Mumbai, India, Behram is equally committed to making the immigration process as approachable and effective for all his clients – whether big or small. “I am constantly motivated by quality and process improvements and how can provide the most cost-effective service to the client. ‘Zero errors’ is a mantra I strongly believe in, and investing in people and technology are the core to any organization’s success.” As a result of his strong commitment to FGI’s clients, Behram has developed extensive expertise in U.S. H-1B and L-1A/B visas as well as visa requirements for many countries in which FGI does business.
Behram earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Taxation from Mumbai University and his Master of Business Administration from the Mumbai Educational Trust. He is also a graduate of the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT). He is also a member of the Indo-German and Indo-French Chambers of Commerce as well as of Namaste America, the Indo-American Association for Art and Culture. He enjoys world travel, music, and all things technological.