Our Team

Our team of qualified, experienced and independent Trustees and executives have a wealth of experience and an in-depth and unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the Travel Industry, Travel Trusts and other business verticals.

We operate an advanced system designed to assist in the management of protected funds.

Sudheer K Sharma, FCA


Chair – Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Community, ICAEW

PT Trustees LTD Sudheer Sharma

Sudheer has been a qualified Chartered Accountant for over 35 years and has worked for some of the largest accountancy practices of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse which led to postings in London and the Netherlands.

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Sudheer specialised in Interim Manager assignments and Fraud Investigations whilst at Price Waterhouse, servicing clients in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.

Since 1991, Sudheer has acquired broad commercial experience and expertise in a range of Industries and has specialised in advising the Travel Industry. In that period Sudheer has owned and managed and consulted with Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Bed Banks and an Airline amongst other businesses.

Sudheer initially started his Trustee business activities specialising in the Travel Sector in 2001 in a Joint Venture where he set up a long-standing Travel Trustee business. He is an expert in the field of Trusts and Escrow arrangements involving the protection of Consumer and other funds and he has managed a large number of Trusts. In that period Sudheer has expanded the range of Trust and Escrow services provided by PT Trustees for business sectors encompassing Travel (Flight and Non-Flight), Gift Cards & Vouchers, Festivals, Airlines and Acquirer protection vehicles, amongst others. PTT commenced operations in Europe in 2023. This diversification and growth has been achieved as a result of working with an unrivalled Team that has been built up at PTT coupled with a bespoke AI enabled system.

When not at work, Sudheer enjoys running and loves travelling to different places. He is a keen Instrument rated pilot holding CAA and FAA licences and often spends his spare time flying in the UK and Europe.

Kessa Vythilingum

Director of Trustee Services

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Kessa has been an integral part of the PTT family for the past 10 years. As a highly skilled Trustee, she adeptly manages the interests of all stakeholders, making her an excellent Director of Trustee Services for the Trust business. 

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Kessa’s significant contribution includes the development of a bespoke system-based tool called Imperium(L), designed for managing client data at a granular level, minimising client’s workload, whilst assessing and reporting risk to stakeholders.

Prior to her current role, Kessa spent six years in business consulting and Internal Audit as part of the Risk Advisory Services at PwC Mauritius. This role involved Internal Audit and Process Improvement assignments for multinational corporations across Mauritius and Africa providing her with exposure to a diverse array of sectors.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Kessa is invaluable in the areas of analytical thinking and problem-solving. Committed to continuous learning, she stays abreast of advancements in areas such as Trustee Services and Data Analytics. Beyond her academic and professional achievements, Kessa finds fulfilment in her passions for baking and drawing.

Yanli Zhang

Director of Operations

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Yanli has been with PT Trustees for the past 8 years and has progressed to the role of Director of Operations, where she effectively maintains positive relations with all stakeholders. This position has enriched her experience in Finance and Customer Service, deepening her understanding of financial management. 

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Yanli possesses substantial knowledge of Trust/Escrow Accounts.  With her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications near completion, Yanli is ideally suited for her current role at PTT, excelling in her responsibilities.

Yanli holds a degree in Accountancy from Xi’an University, China, and has accumulated 10 years of experience in the Finance and Accounting department of a large business group. Through this tenure, she has gained diverse experience across various accountancy fields, including preparation for annual audits.

Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds balance and inspiration through her passion for travel and yoga.

Swapna Vadlamani

Senior Manager, Trustee Operations

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Swapna possesses over three years of accounting and operational experience and currently holds the position of Senior Manager, Trustee Operations at PTT. She is an enthusiastic and motivated member of the PTT team. 

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In addition to her role as Senior Manager, Swapna has taken initiative to contribute to the advancement of Artificial Intelligence Technology at PTT.

Before joining PTT, Swapna served as an Account Executive at one of the leading construction firms in the UK. In this role, she was responsible for maintaining supplier relationships, handling accounts reconciliations, and managing payments. Swapna is a graduate of JNTU University in India, holding a degree in B. Tech in the IT field.

In addition to her academic and professional accomplishments, Swapna derives fulfilment from her passions for cooking and sketching.

Celine Charlton

Senior Manager, Trustee Operations

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Since joining PTT in 2019, Celine has developed an in-depth understanding of PTT’s clients’ needs and requirements and is committed to providing accurate and efficient management of Trust and Escrow arrangements.

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Prior to her current role, Celine worked for over two decades in the UK and European travel industry, delivering high-profile projects that gave her a valuable perspective on the complex needs of clients.

Celine has developed tremendous relations with the PTT team and has become their primary point of contact, always prepared to assist, support, and guide. Together with a small team of colleagues, Celine has established an Internal Audit function within PTT, further enhancing the strength and effectiveness of internal processes and controls.

Celine’s academic background in international trade and tourism, combined with her attainment of the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Advanced qualification and travel industry experience lend themselves ideally to the Trust business.

During her leisure time, Celine is passionate about photography and enjoys outdoor family walks, swimming, and kayaking.

James Turnbull

Advisory Board Member

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In 2014, James founded the first Czech company focused on trust funds – Svěrenské fondy a trusty sro. He is the co-author of the respected textbook “Trust funds – step by step”. He holds the prestigious international TEP qualification issued by The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is also a member of the committee of the Czech Association for the Development of Trust Funds – APRSF.

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James is often quoted in the media as an expert in the areas of trusts and foundations. He regularly trains lawyers and others on trusts and foundations, including at APRSF Accreditation Courses.

Suba Govindasami

Senior Project Manager

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Suba has been a significant member of the PT Trustees Ltd team for the past three years, where she holds the position of Senior Project Manager. Her dedication in optimizing operational efficiency and driving development initiatives has earned her the respect of colleagues and peers alike.

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Suba continues to play a vital role in navigating challenges and seize opportunities in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Before joining PTT, Suba’s 22-year experience in the world of travel expands across the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Australia. Spanning from the airline industry to managing Tour Operators and Travel Agencies, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various aspects of the industry.  Negotiating with suppliers across the world, organising Tours and dealing with client groups to managing Tour Operators’ Account Departments, she brings a pool of knowledge and expertise to the table making her well suited for her role at PTT.           

Besides her passion for her work, Suba loves swimming and travelling to discover places and cultures.

Imdad Suffee

Senior Manager – Operations and Development

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Imdad has been a pivotal member of the PT Trustees Ltd team for the past three years, where he holds the position of Senior Manager in Operations and Development. 

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With a strong background in the financial sector, Imdad has consistently demonstrated leadership skills and vision, contributing significantly to the company’s growth and success.

Imdad boasts over 15 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector, spanning both in Mauritius and in Canada. His professional journey includes notable stints at Accenture Mauritius Ltd, Grant Thornton (France) Ltd, and Outremer Telecom, where he held various roles. Throughout his tenure at these esteemed firms, Imdad garnered invaluable experience collaborating with diverse industries.

Prior to joining PT Trustees, Imdad served as a senior loan underwriter at Goeasy Ltd, a prominent lender in Canada.

Imdad’s educational background includes a diploma in Accounting and Business, with ongoing studies towards a BSc in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. This expertise in data analysis brings significant value to PTT and its clientele, particularly in managing trusts effectively.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Imdad finds joy in culinary adventures and exploring new destinations.

Jennie Norris

Administrative Executive

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Jennie has been part of PTT for 2 years. She is a key part of the team, using her administration skills to support and develop various internal projects and managing finance issues and queries.

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Prior to PTT Jennie worked in a range of business sectors with companies of varying size, including large corporates such as Cadbury and Ernst & Young working at Partner and CEC level, and more recently running a company supporting smaller companies with all their administration needs.

Jennie works on a part-time basis and her skill set and experience are a great addition to the team.

When not working Jennie spends time with her family, walking and practicing Pilates.

Srivalli Vadlamani

Senior System Analyst

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With a passion for technology and a commitment to driving efficiency, Srivalli has been an integral part of PTT for the past three years. As a Senior Systems Analyst, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our dynamic team.

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Srivalli has played a pivotal role in, contributing to the successful development and enhancement of our systems. She excels in translating complex business requirements into innovative technological solutions, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.  She possesses a deep understanding of the intricate workings of trustee-based services, leveraging technical acumen to enhance operational workflows and drive business success.

Prior to joining PTT, Srivalli worked as a software developer with Moody’s RMS (Risk Management Solutions), a business with its headquarters in California. She is a graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India with a degree in Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science). She is skilled in various programming languages.

Her unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for technological advancements will undoubtedly continue to drive success for PTT in the years to come.

Beyond the realm of systems analysis, Srivalli is fuelled by a passion for fitness and wellness. When not immersed in the world of systems analysis, you can find her hitting the gym, breaking a sweat in a workout session, or exploring the latest fitness trends.

Iva Marcantonio

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Trustee

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Iva has joined the PTT team as a Central and Eastern European (CEE) trustee. She is utilising her wealth of operational and administrative experience and expertise to manage, develop, and maintain the growth of PTT’s business in the Czech Republic and surrounding countries, as well as establishing new business relationships with Eastern European stakeholders.  Iva also works actively with the UK team.

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Originally from the Czech Republic, Iva lived in South Moravia, and studied to become a Clinical Dietician in Brno working in SZU (National Institute of Public Health) for 5 years. Iva moved to London in 1999 to study English to further her studies and build her career in different fields. Since moving to London Iva has gained over 20 years of operations experience spanning various industries such as healthcare, logistics, and fashion. 

She has held senior roles while working for well-established brands such as Jon Adam, Andromeda Logistics, and Cardiologist UK.

Before joining PT Trustees, Iva was a Private Practice Manager in the cardiology field covering highly regarded clinics across London such as The Harley Street Clinic and The Wellington Clinic.

In her spare time, Iva enjoys going on nature walks, weight training, and practicing yoga.

Linda Dvořáčková

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Trustee

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Linda joins the team as a Trustee Executive at our Czech office using her skills to manage Trust/Escrow Accounts and help to grow and develop new customer relationships. She is committed and loyal team member dedicated to meeting client needs and expectations with emphasis on data protection.

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Prior working for PTT, Linda worked at operational management level, gaining experience in the travel, hospitality and music venue industries. She has worked at a large global company working with the sales team in Germany, as well as holding management roles in other sectors. Her previous work experience allows her to understand the needs of clients and to be able to approach and solve challenges from different perspectives.

Linda graduated from Business and Economics at the CULS university in Prague and also successfully studied business in Sydney college, which equips her with the skills and knowledge to understand and streamline processes and face challenges at minimum risk level.

Outside of her professional field, Linda organises educational and fun events for the little ones and is a passionate cook.

Our Operational Team