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Pierre Christodoulidis, Chairman & Executive President

Pierre Christodoulidis is the founder and CEO of ICSOS Group SA, Geneva, created in 1982 with offices in Brazil and Greece. Previously he held senior management positions at Credit Suisse: in the organisation department and as head of the Near and Middle East. He set up the Credit Suisse agency in Egypt, which later became a bank. Secretary General of the GSCGI for eight years, he actively contributed in the creation of the Self-Regulation Organisation of the GSCGI and GPCGFG. Mr Christodoulidis studied economics at the University of Geneva and obtained a management degree from the ECL in Lausanne. He is a Swiss Citizen.


Jean-Pierre Diserens, Secretary-General of CIFA

Jean-Pierre Diserens is Founding Partner of Fidurhone SA, Geneva, an asset management and fiduciary trust company licensed by the Swiss Federal Banking Commission.
Before founding Fidurhone in 1976, he held executive positions in several financial companies specialised in all areas of asset management. He is a Swiss citizen.

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Richard Smouha, Co Founder and Honorary Chairman

Richard Smouha is CEO of Atlanticomnium SA, Geneva, an asset management company founded in 1976. He also manages quoted funds for GAM (Global Asset Management) and the United European Bank. From 1964 to 1976 he held executive positions with several important banks and financial institutions. Before joining the financial sector, he was a business lawyer.
Mr Smouha is a Barrister at Law, holds an MA from the Cambridge University (economics and law) and a law degree from the University of Paris. He is an British subject.


Mr. Guy Thomas Levy-Soussan
Guy Thomas Levy-Soussan, Member

Born in Monaco on F1 Grand Prix day, started his carrier in 1990 by auditing major French Banks. Then, he worked in M&A department of Nomura London before moving to New York, taking a position with Bear Stearns in the Financial Asset structured Transactions group. After few years on Wall Street, he created a marketing and financial 'boutique' in midtown Manhattan specialized in cross-border dealing with European manufacturing companies. In 1997, after selling his company to one of his trading partner, he returned to the banking industry. He was named, in 1999, Head of the European Private Banking in North America at HSBC Americas (Formerly Republic National Bank of New York). He returned to Monaco in 2002 as Head of the International Group at HSBC Private Bank Monaco. Since 2006 and up to 2014, Mr. Levy-Soussan was Co-Head of Private banking at Bank J. SAFRA SARASIN (Monaco) SA. Then, in 2015, Guy Thomas became the Chief Executive and Trustee of preeminent Private Management Company based in Monaco, with overall responsibility and general management of all private assets. In September 2016, he join UBP Bank in Monaco as Managing Director and he is responsible to develop the business of the bank in the Principality. furthermore, Guy Thomas is Co-founder and General Secretary of MVCA, Founder and President of the Wine and Business of Monaco, Co-founder and Vice-President of CREM (Club des Résident étranger de Monaco), member of the Commission des Activités de Gestion (AMAF), Vice-Chairman of the Financial and Banking committee of the Economic and Social council of Monaco (CES-ECOSOC) and Board member of the Grimaldi Forum (State-owned company). Guy Thomas was named 'Chevallier du Tastevin' at Clos Vougeot in 2011, and, in 2012, 'Chevallier' dans l'Ordre de Saint-Charles (Monaco Légion D'honneur). Guy Thomas is member of the Foundation Board of CIFA.