Benjamin Sookia

Global Immigration Manager

Immigration

“It’s a great pleasure to work with Ben. He is on top of each case and supports me in every possible way”

A Client

Ben joined Kingsley Napley LLP in March 2016 as a Global Immigration Manager in the corporate immigration team. He specialises in the coordination and project management of non-UK immigration matters. This includes advising clients on work permit and consular processes with the assistance of KN Global’s partner network.

Most recently, Ben led the EMEA immigration practice for a global relocation and mobility services company.  He has previously worked as a Senior Consultant in the Client Services team at Fragomen LLP coordinating transactional immigration cases across complex jurisdictions and acting as a primary relationship contact to senior executives.

Ben has several years’ experience advising a range of companies in the IT, oil and gas and pharmaceutical sectors.  He has also managed short-term global immigration assignments for international law firms and media corporations.  Most recently he facilitated visa applications within a strict timeframe for a large-scale group project of specialised skilled individuals who required short-term entry into multiple destinations. In addition, Ben is currently advising a well-known theatre production on their requirements to tour Asia and coordinating the process from various countries.

Ben regularly advises clients with a growing global footprint and focus on the smooth transition of employees across borders in order to ensure future business success.  This requires partnering with clients to deliver a strategic and pro-active approach to service delivery, an awareness of changing immigration regulations across multiple jurisdictions and a deep sense of empathy for individual employees being sent on assignment.

Ben studied French and Hispanic Studies at the University of Nottingham and is a keen linguist, fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mauritian Creole. With close relatives living across four different continents, he enjoys combining his passion for travel with visiting family as frequently as possible.

What clients and directories have said

“It’s a great pleasure to work with Ben.  He is on top of each case and supports me in every possible way”

Client at IT company

“Instrumental in ensuring all the key stakeholders were aware of case processing in Kenya”

Client at pharmaceutical company

“Ben has done a great job.  His assistance in supporting the VIP cases has been phenomenal”

Client at IT company

 

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+44 (0)20 7566 2942

bsookia@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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