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Group Board Directors

John Doidge

ChairmanJohn Doidge joined GMG in January 2017 as the Non-executive Chairman of the Group. John’s focus is to support the Board of Directors with the Group’s strategy, oversee the development of Corporate Fiduciary services and ensure synergies among the new business divisions of the Group.

Dave Elzas

Chief Executive OfficerDave Elzas co-founded GMG in 2000 and is the Group Managing Director and CEO. Dave’s main focus is overseeing the implementation of the Group’s strategy and serving a portfolio of institutional clients. Dave also plays a key role in the firm’s real estate transactions and joint ventures.

Newman Leech

CEO, Real EstateNewman Leech co-founded GMG in 2000 and is CEO, Real Estate. Newman manages GMG’s proprietary real estate transactions and serves a portfolio of high net worth clients.

Haggay Aidlin

Managing Director, Wealth PlanningHaggay Aidlin joined GMG in April 2003 as Client Manager. Haggay is Group Managing Director with focus on Corporate Services. He is also the Managing Director of Geneva Management Group (Switzerland) S.A., in addition to managing a portfolio of key clients.

Henk Barnhoorn

Group Managing DirectorHenk Barnhoorn joined GMG in March 2008. He is the Group’s CFO and the Managing Director of the Mauritian office. In addition to the overall financial, regulatory and statutory responsibilities Henk serves on the Board of key client companies.

Sean Gaskell

Group Managing DirectorSean Gaskell joined GMG in 2008. He has played an instrumental role in building the GMG business in Africa. Sean is a member of the Group’s investment committees, which review private equity and property investments for GMG’s proprietary transactions. Sean originates private equity transactions and raises capital for the Group’s projects.

Marco Rapaglia

Group Managing DirectorMarco Rapaglia joined GMG as the Group’s COO in April 2014. He is responsible for operations across all of GMG’s offices. Marco oversees client administration teams, drives performance improvement across the business and also serves as a fiduciary director across a number of GMG client companies.

Patrick Sulzer

Group Managing DirectorPatrick Sulzer joined GMG in November 2018 after over a decade with a UAE leading multi-services provider where he acted as Partner and Group Operations Director. Patrick plays a key role in the Group’s business development strategy with a strong focus on the Middle East.

Senior Team

Brinda Murugan

Fiduciary SpecialistBrinda joined GMG in 2003 and counts close to 20 years’ experience serving clients in various capacities such as Corporate Secretary, Fiduciary Director and Trustee.

Carsten Tillner

Executive, InsuranceCarsten is based in Zurich, Switzerland and is an Executive of the Private Placement Life Insurance Division of Geneva Management Group which he joined in June 2017. His primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of complex wealth structuring and insurance solutions for high net worth individuals around the world.

Christophe Julen

Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset ManagementChristophe joined GMG in 2019 and has over 20 years’ experience in Institutional Asset Management. He is based in our Geneva office.

Denielle Rickman

Legal, Real EstateDeni joined GMG in 2017 after two years at Trowers & Hamlins LLP where she was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Team. She plays a key role as legal counsel in our Real Estate department and is based in our London office.

Dewald van Tonder

Chief Financial OfficerDewald van Tonder joined GMG in 2018 after 1 year at Capital Drilling Ltd as the Chief Financial Officer. He plays a key role in our Finance department and is based in our Mauritius office.

Hannelie Strydom

Chief Operations OfficeHannelie Strydom joined GMG in 2018 after 3 years of running her own consultancy business focused on business strategy, change management and people development. She plays a key role in our Operations department and is based in our Mauritius office.

Ilze Dewing

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Isabel Villalba

Executive, Wealth Planning & Corporate ServicesIsabel joined GMG in 2018 after 10 years at Rothschild Trust where she looked after Ultra Net Worth Individuals (or HNWI) from Europe and Latin America. She plays a key role in our Wealth Planning and Corporate Services department and is based in our Geneva office.

Ismael Nieto

Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth ManagementIsmael Nieto joined GMG in 2017 after 25 years at UBS Wealth Management SA where he looked after as Team Leader and Relationship Manager in the Latam desk of Geneva. He plays a key role as head in our Strategic Wealth Management department and is based in our Geneva office.

Jamie Bold

Executive, FinanceJamie joined GMG in 2017 after 5 years at Fuel Online Training where he was Head of Finance in South Africa and then came across to Mauritius to setup their international subsidiary as the General Manager. He plays a key role in our group finance department, with specific focus on the FPA (Financial, Planning and Analysis) side and is based in our Mauritian office.

Jonathan Zurel

Senior Manager, MarketingJonathan joined GMG in 2017 after 20 years in the Marketing and Communications industry. Having worked at a variety of leading global brands and agencies covering marketing, advertising and PR. He is based in our Geneva office.

Kenji Yamada

Chief Investment OfficerKenji joined GMG in 2013 focusing on the Portfolio Advisory & Monitoring Services. Since 2014, he is also a part time lecturer at the Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève (HEG-Genève), a member of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. Kenji started his career at JP Morgan and worked in the asset management division of various banks including Lloyds TSB and Syz as a fund manager, hedge funds and long only fund analyst.

Kim Setzkorn

Director, LegalKim Tracy Setzkorn was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in August 2002. She joined GMG in 2008 after 4 years of service at Sentinel International Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd where she looked after a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals, and provided legal support to the company’s board of directors on general matters and to the company’s relationship managers on related tax, trust and corporate matters.

Lise Elzas

Executive, Human ResourcesLise Elzas, our in-house psychologist, joined GMG in 2016. Prior to joining GMG Lise worked as a management consultant in the areas of Change Management for Accenture as well as the Wooltru Group. Lise heads up our group Human Resources department and is based in our Geneva office.

Louis Zuckerbraun

Managing Director, InsuranceLouis joined GMG in 2016 after working for Valor Management where he looked after the insurance operations. He plays a key role in our insurance department and is based in our Zürich office.

Mandy Collis

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Marc-Christian Bollet

Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset ManagementMarc-Christian joined GMG in 2019 and has over 20 years’ experience in Institutional Asset Management. He is based in our Geneva office.

Mathieu Saint-Cyr

Managing Director, Head of Asset Management

Mathieu has been serving as MD for the Asset Management and Fintech Solutions divisions since 2018. He was previously Head of Trading at MKS, one of the leading precious metals trading and refining companies. Prior to this position, Mathieu was running BNP Paribas’s gold derivatives trading activities globally. 

Natalie Cridlan

Director, Wealth Planning & Corporate ServicesNatalie joined GMG in May 2018 and heads up Wealth Planning & Corporate Services in South Africa. She focuses on offshore structuring for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs across multiple jurisdictions.

Olivier Hezelot

Executive, Real EstateOlivier joined GMG in 2017 after 10 years at Westcore Properties, a US family office and real estate private equity investment company, where he looked after the real estate portfolio and investments in Switzerland and Southern Europe. He plays a key role in our Real estate department and is based in our Geneva office.

Richard Dewing

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Sébastien Flak

Director, Fintech SolutionsSébastien Flak joined GMG in 2010 after 3 years at Intertrust Switzerland SA where he looked after Senior Relationship Manager. He plays a key role in our Fintech Solutions department and is based in our Geneva office.