Finance & Insurance Counsellor (Echelon Advisors and Management Consultants)

Each of us has experienced a sense of possibility - moments where we imagine things as they could be, and yet we hold back. Concerned with circumstance, what others might think, or lack of interest; we don't act on our vision.  Express yourself fully, make a difference, be a leader.’


A long-time resident of the Gulf, Sandi has lived in Kuwait, Bahrain and now in Dubai for the last 45 years. Circumstances pushed her to find a job, A late entrant into the work force, with no previous work experience she could not even prepare a CV.


Sandi devotes her time and energies to her job in personal financial planning. She is the first and only female sales manager and leads an all female team of financial counsellors at Nexus Insurance Brokers. She heads the division ‘Family Matters’ at Echelon Advisors and Management Consultants her family firm.  Her focus Financial Empowerment of Women


Sandi believes that building trust, and loyalty, sharing and giving, dealing with integrity and honesty are essential ingredients to success in both the personal and professional arena. Health and Wellness are an essential to a happy and fruitful existence.  Openness to new ideas is the key to growing your life.


Sandi is a regular contributor to the media on topics related to personal finance, is a regular guest speaker on radio and TV and is frequently quoted in the business pages of the of local and international publications.


She is a sought-after speaker at conferences that focus on Empowerment of Women HEALTH AND WELNESS


Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Insurance Institute CII UK by examination
  • Level 3 (Financial planning, Insurances and Financial Services General Insurance)



  • Women Super Achiever Award 2018 - 5th women in Leadership Congress award
  • Burj CEO Award 2017 CEO Clubs International
  • Women Super Achiever Award 2017 - 4th women in Leadership Congress award
  • CEO Clubs Network ( Platinum Award in Corporate Leadership
  • UNASCO and WILTME for supporting Women’s Initiatives and Women Empowerment in an Outstanding and Professional manner over the years
  • 2016 Personality of the year World of Women Film Fare Middle East in recognition for valuable contribution to women in the UAE and beyond


Other positions in the community

  • Founder –Lakh-ME a Trust in India focused on the Financial Independence of Women
  • Permanent Trustee and Partner Manzil Center for individuals with special needs
  • Board member Business Women’s Division CEO Clubs
  • Advisory Board Member CSR UAE  Actionaid
  • Task force Lead on WEPSUAE Sustainable goal 5 of UNGC
  • Life member Athena International


Community Service

  • Health camps in association with Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of India ( Pan India
  • Financial Literacy for women and Tribals in Central India in association with the NGO Mahashakti


Adventure and Spiritual seeker

  • Arctic Circle, Peru Macchu Picchu Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bhutan, Shaolin temple China, Ulluru Australia, Shambhala Mongolia, Mount Kailash Tibet.
  • Sky Diving, Rappelling, White Water Rafting, Bungee jumping, Horse riding, Mushing with the huskies