Yasmine Refaat

Executive Member


1998 Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication with specialization in journalism & minor in psychology, American University in Cairo – Egypt
1997 Summer session in University of California in Los Angeles, LA – USA



English (fluent), Arabic (native)





January 2021 – Present


  • Heading various companies under the umbrella of AEON VIDA –
  • Connect Company House, ensuring the development of the company in acquiring shares in new markets for clients who want to set up companies in the UAE. Also, ensuring ongoing relationship with the governmental jurisdictions for preferential treatment for our clients.  In additional on developing constantly customer service benefits due to market competitiveness.
  • Sell Your Business, UAE’s first online platform dedicated to selling and buying existing companies. We ensure the whole process is smooth with all relevant parties involved from lawyers, accountants and the buyer and the seller.
  • Real Estate Investment For Passport, offers clients an opportunity of acquiring a secondary passport or residency in Europe through real estate investment depending on client’s requirements.
  • License Compare, UAE’s first dedicated online platform for comparing licenses for entrepreneurs wanting to set up a company in the UAE. Thorough research has been conducted and extensive reports to guarantee the updated information of all various jurisdictions to the client.
  • Constant training of employees on new products
  • Generating revenue streams that contribute the company’s line of business
  • Secured two Egyptian construction developers to invest in Greece
  • Agreed with a Cypriot/Greek developer to prepare for a sales event in Cairo (Oct. 2021)


Coldwell Banker, Corporate Account Manager

July 2019 – January 2021


  • Top Listing agent with CB November 2019
  • Account Manager for Azizi Developments
  • Secured two international developments for CB
  • Negotiaiting additional deals and partnerships
  • Sales (off-plan and secondary) and rentals
  • Good knowledge of Citizenship Programmes and Golden Visa investment opportunities


Connect Company House, CEO

February 2018 – June 2019


  • Secured partnerships with various UAE free zones
  • Secured partnerships with law firms and account firms from Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt
  • Proposed and in current negotiation a free zone product specifically for UAE/Cypriot market
  • Planned and implemented the communications and marketing strategy of the company
  • Secured preferential bank treatments for our clients
  • Consulted entrepreneurs and companies regarding the best form of company formation and jurisdiction (UAE/ international) regarding their business to develop it


Brand Guard, Head of Marketing Division (Dubai/Cairo)

October 2016 – May 2018


  • Created TV program for Egyptian market (real estate sector)
  • Secured sponsors for the TV program
  • Created a data base of all potential prospects Egyptian
  • Advised management on local market expectations in UAE
  • Negotiated sponsorships and managed client expectations


Confizzled, Managing Director

October 2013 – October 2016


Consulted Art Marine LLC (January 2014 – 2016):

  • Set up private meetings with members of Abu Dhabi Royal Family and HNI across the region
  • Invited and secured the attendance of a senior member of the Abu Dhabi Royal family to the opening of Art Marine’s showroom in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace
  • Prepare presentations regarding new boats or trade-ins for my customers
  • Created a data base of all potential prospects Egyptian market
  • Advised management on local market expectations
  • Secured and closed sales opportunities for the company
  • Managed, invited and secured the attendance of HNI to re-launch event of Art Marine in Egypt


Consulted TK XPORT LLC (December 2013 – 2016):

  • Transportation project in Senegal for Dakar Demm Dikk with Ashok Leyland
  • Agriculture project in Senegal with PICO (secured investors, know how, and team for project)
  • Agriculture project in The Gambia with PICO (secured investors, know how, and team for project)
  • Prepared presentation for various projects
  • Propose new projects for the company



Vituzone (Dubai), Business Development Manager

January 2012 – November 2013


  • Created a business partnership with Union National Bank to secure preferential treatments and better rates for Virtuzone clients
  • Consulted clients and assisted them with their company formation
  • Explained to clients the visa process of UAE
  • Created a database of all free zones and the different licenses and categories they service



Turret Middle East (Abu Dhabi), Marketing & PR Manager

July 2007 – October 2009


Zayed Future Energy Prize 2009 – Project Manager:

  • Worked closely with Masdar on the launching of this prestigious award
  • Planned the ceremony requirements and liaise the production company and the venue to ensure the successful staging of the event
  • Handled protocol arrangements with: Crown Prince Court, Ministry of Exterior, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Energy, Royal Emiri Guards, Embassies and ADNEC


World Future Energy Summit 2008 & 2009 – Abu Dhabi Liaison and Protocol Manager:

  • Worked closely with International Summit team to ensure that all the onsite event arrangements in Abu Dhabi were completed as per timeline set
  • Planned and executed the local outdoor media campaign
  • Handled protocol arrangements with: Crown Prince Court, Ministry of Exterior, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Energy, Royal Emiri Gurads, Embassies and ADNEC


Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition 2008 & 2009 – Marketing & PR Manager:

  • Developed the Marketing & PR plan
  • Prepared the budget for both Marketing & PR campaigns
  • Developed website look, content and functionality
  • Oversight of creative artwork and collaterals in line with target groups and event’s overall strategy
  • Protocol management of the Royal Private Viewing of the Household Cavalry Musical Ride


Middle East Ocean Science & Technology Expo 2008 – Marketing & PR Manager:

  • Managed the visitor marketing campaign
  • Handled the media sponsor relations


International Fine Arts & Antiques 2007 – Marketing and Protocol Manager:

  • Created the “Antiques of the Royal Palaces” feature area – done for the first time in Abu Dhabi
  • Organised tours and private viewings for members of the Royal Family and VIPs

Handled protocol arrangements with Crown Prince Court, Palaces, Embassies and ADNEC


Red Sea Diving Safari, Marketing Executive

September 1998 – September 2001


  • Created monthly reports about competitors rates and prices
  • Liaised with tourism travel agents to provide new deals and offers (local/international)
  • Prepare marketing and PR campaigns’ detailed budget and planning
  • Created a data-base of all Directors/producer for programs, documentaries to be shot in Saudi Arabia
  • Collected advertisement rates for magazines, newspapers in local and targeted international markets
  • Planned events for the resort
  • Secured editorials and features to promote the resort in various publications