About Expatland

By Expats, For Expats

We created our free referral and advice service based on the experiences of our own expat leaders, to help everyone moving to Expatland.

A Global Network

The Expatland Global Network is a community of reputable service providers delivering services to expats in cities all over the world.

E is For Expat Experts

Our E-Teams are city-based experts with the local knowledge to connect expats to independent businesses that offer a range of important services.


Meet Our Team

John Marcarian


John founded the Expatland Global Network, leading its growth to more than 30 cities around the world. An expat himself, John left Australia to establish his international tax practice in 2004, and soon realised how difficult it was to find trusted service providers in his new city.

So the idea for Expatland was formed, and John has championed the cause of supporting expats all over the world by putting together the foundations of the current network of service providers. An expert in all the opportunities and challenges that face expats around the world, John literally wrote the book on the subject – Expatland.

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Senior Management

Blanche Besido

Integrator and E-Team Manager

Blanche has a wealth of experience in global mobility, assignment management and relocation services. She has worked with a range of global corporations managing their international assignment policies and expat moves.

Blanche holds a Certification as a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and has expertise in immigration and visas, destination services, and policy and benefits design and management.

Anna Zakharyan

Project Manager and Executive Assistant

Anna looks after the diverse range of major projects, organisational processes and communication for the Expatland Global Network. An expat herself, Anna has worked in various countries, including Russia, Armenia, Australia, France and the United States.

Anna has extensive experience in business administration and project management. She is a graduate of the Economics University in Moscow, and holds a degree in public relations from the American University of Armenia.

Noelyn Villanueva

Membership Manager

In her role as Membership Manager for the Expatland Global Network, Noelyn is responsible for managing the day-to-day communication with all Expatland members, including assisting them with their local E-Team requirements.

Noelyn’s experience includes content and media management, digital marketing and client communications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from De La Salle University – Dasmarinas.

Elizabeth Yeramian

Event coordinator

Elizabeth is specialized in planning and coordination, focusing on bringing people together. In her role as an event coordinator in Expatland Giving Back Fund, she establishes a link between charity organizations and E-Teams globally.

Elizabeth is experienced in administration and networking. She holds a Bachelor of General Business Administration from Haigazian University – Beirut.

E-Teams – at the heart of Expatland

Your Local Expat Experts

  • A highly capable team of local, independent businesses
  • Experienced in helping expats transition to their city
  • Offering services including accounting, financial services, taxation, relocation, real estate, education, immigration, and much more.
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Giving Back To Communities All Over The World

Expatland is owned by the Expatland Giving Back Fund (EGBF),  a not-for-profit social enterprise

Helping expats give back to their new communities

  • Volunteer labour and supplies to help charities in expat cities all over the world
  • Encouraging expats to donate 1% of their time to help selected local charities
  • Giving initiatives supported by EGBF Philanthropic Board and local E-Team leaders
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