David G. Sewell, B.Sc., MBA – Broker / Owner
Mr. Sewell (65) is Founder for International Coffee Farms. He is also the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Offshore To Freedom. Both entities operate from Boquete, Panama.
Well-educated and well-traveled, David served for 12 years as an active seagoing Officer (Bridge Watchkeeper, Navigator, Surface Combat Weapons Officer) in the Royal Canadian Navy, from 1968 to 1980.
He holds an MBA in corporate finance from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (1980) and a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon (1972). In addition, David is an Honors graduate of the Canadian Securities Institute Registered Representative (Stockbroker) Course (1980) and the Saskatchewan Real Estate Board Realtor Licensing Course (1984).
David is actively engaged in the specialty coffee industry from Boquete, located 40 minutes north of the city of David, in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Through International Coffee Farms (www.internationalcoffeefarms.com) David and his very experienced ICFC team of local experts (see below) currently operate 3 specialty-coffee farms in the Boquete area.
In August 2012, David was instrumental in the development of the specialty-coffee farm parcel ownership business model currently in use by ICFC. Since that time, with Darren Doyle’s assistance from April 2013 (see below), as of September 2015 they have placed about 720-0.5 acre farm parcels with about 200 Owners.
David specializes in a number of offshore financial services programs, focused in Latin America. He provides advice on a full range of worldwide offshore asset protection products and structures including Trusts, Foundations, LLC’s, IBC’s, Self–Directed IRA accounts, 2nd passports, offshore permanent residency visas and offshore banking. He adds a special ability to advise clients on successfully investing internationally, with selections from a specific group of alternative asset classes.
He and his wife Debra (and their 2 cats) have successfully lived offshore in Panama since June 2007 and can share their personal experiences gained throughout the country. David has also lived and done business in Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina since he left Canada in 1992 looking for warmer weather and lower taxes!