Elise Donovan

Elise Donovan

Company Profile

In order to be more responsive to the financial markets in Asia Pacific, BVI House Asia was launched in September 2013 as the Asia Pacific Regional Office based in Hong Kong to strengthen and further develop the BVI’s deep relationship with the region. BVI House Asia is responsive in real time, answering any questions about BVI business and working with industry practitioners to increase knowledge about the use of BVI structures and economic business opportunities.

BVI House Asia works with a group of outstanding, experienced and trusted BVI practitioners who make up Team BVI Asia. Team BVI Asia’s practitioners come from the world’s leading corporate firms, trust companies, law firms and accounting firms, as well as others involved in the financial services sector. Having helped clients do business in the BVI for over 25 years, they are market experts when it comes to understanding the BVI and the wealth needs of clients in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Indonesia and other countries, they are able to answer questions in real-time and provide tailored, customised services to help clients manage and preserve their globally diversified assets.

Contact Information

BVI House Asia
Tel: +(852) 3468 8530
Fax: +(852) 3107 0019
Email: [email protected]
Address: Suite 5106, 51/F. Central Plaza 18 Harbor Road Wanchai, Hong Kong

Personal Profile

Elise Donovan


BVI House Asia

Elise Donovan is the Director of BVI House Asia, the British Virgin Islands Government’s representative office in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this appointment, she was the Executive Director of the BVI International Finance Centre (now BVI Finance) which is responsible for marketing, promoting and reputational management of the BVI's financial services industry. She has written numerous articles and spoken at global forums about the role of the BVI as a world-class international finance centre.

She has also served as director of the BVI International Affairs Secretariat and at the BVI Financial Services Commission.  She was a member of the BVI’s Tax Information Exchange Agreement Negotiating Team with such countries as China, the United Kingdom, France, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the Nordics.  She also worked with the committee that drafted and negotiated the 2007 Virgin Islands Constitution, which brought about a number of progressive developments for the country.

Elise has a wealth of experience in international affairs, economic and political development and public relations, and has worked in the BVI, New York, Washington DC, South Africa and Nigeria.    She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carleton University and Columbia University.

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