Our Board

Our Board – Praemium International

Michael Ohanessian
Michael Ohanessian

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Ohanessian’s executive experience in technology-related businesses brings a mixture of operational, strategic and leadership capabilities to this role. Following a ten-year career at Mobil Oil, he joined Boston Consulting Group, consulting to clients in the banking, airlines, mining, packaging, sports, oil and gas, retailing and biotechnology industries.


As CEO of Vision BioSystems, a division of the publicly listed Vision Systems, over seven years Michael transformed the business from a small, unprofitable contract manufacturer into a vertically integrated, profitable and growing medical diagnostics business with distribution to over 60 countries. More recently, he has served as Chief Executive of Genetic Technologies Limited and has been involved in investment management and corporate advice with Lion Capital.


As CEO, Michael works closely with Praemium’s global teams to expand our presence in the burgeoning financial services market.

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Sarah Jouhal
Sarah Jouhal

Managing Director - Praemium International

Sarah Jouhal has worked in the private client investment management industry since 1991, when she joined a stock broking firm in Toronto, Canada. She has run discretionary managed portfolios in Jersey for major banks and latterly acted as an investment gatekeeper for a Jersey-based Trust Company.


Sarah started her career in the UK, working for a software development company on mid-range computers. She also enjoyed developing financial planning software in Belgium during the ‘dotcom’ boom. Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, a Charter holder of the Chartered Association of Alternative Investments, and holds the Diploma in Financial Services from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald - MLRO, CO, MLCO

Director – Risk & Governance; Company Secretary

Barbara McDonald has recently joined Praemium International Ltd in Jersey and is the Director responsible for the Compliance and Risk functions.

Barbara has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, commencing her career in Accountancy then moving into the Private Client & Trust sector. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for a number of local and international Trust & Company Service Providers in addition to undertaking the roles of Company Secretary and MLRO along the way. Latterly, she has focused on the areas of Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Barbara is a Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians, a Member of the International Compliance Association, and has recently obtained the ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention.

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Nadine Irons
Nadine Irons

Director - Operations & Client Services

Nadine Irons is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Client Services and Operations Team for Praemium International in Jersey. Her role includes maintaining relationships and servicing our clients whilst seeking to maintain and improve internal operational processes. Nadine has 14 years’ experience working in the Finance & Wealth Management industry, previously heading up Middle Office & Stockbroking Administration Teams.


Nadine is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds the Investment Operations Certificate.

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3rd Floor East,
Salisbury House
1-9 Union Street, St Helier
JE2 3RF, Jersey

+44 (0) 1534 765 450