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Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is composed of the five members of the Foundation Board and the following additional members:

Gilles-Guy de Salins
Member of Executive Committee of CIFA, of the Consultative Committee of FECIF,
President of ANCDGP (France), President of Association DES-Clermont.

Gilles-Guy de Salins was in the 80’s a personal banker in France with Barclays, then a Capital Markets’ Manager in London, successively with New Japan Securities, Midland Montagu and Swiss Bank Corporation. He joined in Paris a high net worth advisory firm, La Financière du Galion, in the early 90’s, before founding his multi-family office, Sélection GGS Conseils, in 2004.
Concurrently he trains IFAs through the Centre de Formation des Professionnels du Patrimoine he founded, and, amongst other, teaches law students at F.A.CO. in Paris.He has an Economics degree and a post-graduate diploma in wealth management. He is a French citizen.
Membre du Comité Exécutif de la CIFA, du Comité Consultatif de la FECIF ,
Président de l’ANCDGP (France), Président de l’Association DES-Clermont.

Gilles-Guy de SALINS fut dans les années 80 banquier privé avec Barclays France, puis Directeur dans les marchés de capitaux à Londres, successivement auprès de New Japan Securities, Midland Montagu et Société de Banque Suisse. Il a rejoint ensuite une société de régie patrimoniale, La Financière du Galion, au début des années 90 avant de créer son propre multi-family office, Sélection GGS Conseils, en 2004.
Parallèlement il forme des conseils patrimoniaux au Centre de Formation des Professionnels du Patrimoine qu’il a créé, et enseigne, entre autres, aux étudiants en Droit de la F.A.CO. à Paris.
Il est titulaire d’une Maîtrise d’Economie et d’un DES en Gestion du patrimoine. Il est de nationalité française.


Aldo Vittorio Varenna
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Aldo Vittorio Varenna started business in 1985 as a Private Banker at Bank Fideuram. Since 1990, he has been in Banca Fideuram, the Institutional Relations Officer (ARI). Since 1995 he has been a member of the National Council ANASF (Professional Association of Financial Advisers) affiliated with EFPA - (European Financial Planner Association) Foundation in order to certify the quality and professional training. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Executive Committee ANASF and since 2003, he has been responsible of the Area Foreign Relations, ANASF. He is a member of the Executive Committee CIFA and a member of FECIF (Federation Europeenne des Conseils et intermédiaires Financiers) association based in Brussels. From April 2005, he has a Professional Certificate €FA (€uropean Financial Advisor). Since May 2007, he has been the Secretary-General Delegate of FECIF and from June 2009 to June 2014, he was a Private Banker at Edmond de Rothschild, part of the LCF Rothschild Group, active in Private Banking and Asset Management. Since January 2010, he has been a member of the board of Italian EFPA (European Financial Planner Association). Since October 2010, he has been confirmed Deputy Secretary of FECIF. From April 2014 he has been the Secretary FECIF outgoing and incoming member of the Consultative Committee. Since May 2014, he has been the President of Italy and Efpa from October 2014 Vice President Efpa Europe European Foundation, responsible for the definition of standards of professional preparation. From July 2014, he is a Wealth Manager and held the position of Head of International Affairs (responsible for international development) of Azimut Group.


J. Mark Fisher
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA
J. Mark Fisher, at Arlan SA in Geneva, is the Finance Manager responsible for a Multi-Family Office managing the Wealth Management & Portfolio Investments group. He holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston and a Bachelors of Business degree in International Finance from the University of Texas. Mr. Fisher has worked in Private Banking, beginning with Robeco Bank Switzerland and then promoted to Vice-President & Head of Personal Banking at Rabo-Robeco Bank now Sarasin Bank. Mr. Fisher is the Fund Advisor for Custodia Finance & for three Custodia Equity funds based in Gibraltar with Credit Suisse. Mr. Fisher is currently the President of the Fletcher Club of Switzerland.


Stephane Lods
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

CV – to be posted.


Franco Rossi
Franco has extensive experience in the private banking and wealth advisory industry. He held senior positions in various Swiss banks before he co-founded and became managing partner at Rise Invest AG a Zurich based wealth advisory and private equity firm. Over the course of his time at Rise Invest Franco focused on wealth management services to high net worth individuals and specialized in setting up compliant wealth preservation and wealth protection structures, in addition he also arranged private equity transactions and successfully organized financing for high tech companies, most notably he was the leading force behind Euroseek’s IPO the largest European internet search engine in the late nineties. In 2002 Franco founded www.privatebanking.com a finance industry centered social media and business development internet platform. Concurrently to his involvement with Privatebanking.com Franco is also managing partner at Prévis AG, a Swiss based boutique firm that offers a wide range of specialized wealth management and private equity solutions. Franco is fluent in Italian, German, English and Spanish. He studied at ITST Venice, Italy and he holds a BBA of the University of Southern California (Magna Cum Laude).


David CHARLET
Associé Gérant de CHARLET CHAUVET & Associés (CC&A) depuis 2004.
Société de Gestion de Patrimoine globale dont la particularité est le travail de conseil majoritairement rémunéré par des honoraires, d ’avoir formé avec CC&A UK (cédée en 2008) l ’une des rares entreprises à avoir disposé d ’agréments d ’exercice à la fois en France et en Grande-Bretagne.
Président de l ’Association Nationale des Conseils Financiers (ANACOFI) depuis 2004.
Principale association de représentation des professionnels dits « indépendants » de la sphère financière et patrimoniale. Elle représente 5000 entreprises et 40 000 emplois.
Président de l ’ANACOFI-CIF depuis 2004.
Principale association « co-régulateur » des Conseils en Investissements Financiers (CIF) avec 44% des professionnels agréés sous sa responsabilité.Elle est la structure placée entre l ’Autorité des Marchés Financiers et l ’ANACOFI à la suite de la Loi de Sécurité Financière de Septembre 2003, ayant pour mission d ’agréer et de réguler pour partie les professionnels dont l ’activité est au moins en partie le Conseil Financier.
Président de la Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers (FECIF) depuis le 23 avril 2014 (administrateur depuis 2008).
Elle est l ’organe de représentation européen des Conseils Financiers et des équivalents Conseils en gestion de Patrimoine au niveau Européen.
Membre du Comité Exécutif (administrateur) de la Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA) depuis 2008.
Organisation Non Gouvernementale reconnue par l ’ONU.Il s ’agit du think tank internationale de nos professions. Elle est consultée par diverses organisations internationales comme l ’ECOSOC ou l ’OCDE.Elle a notamment rédigé pour l ’ONU la Charte des droits de l ’Investisseur.
Administrateur (depuis mars 2013) de l ’ORIAS.
Association teneuse du Registre Unique des Intermédiaires en Assurance, Banque et Finance.
Membre du Comité Consultatif du Secteur Financier depuis le 18 juin 2014
Membre : Du Conseil Confédéral de la CGPME, de PME Finance, d ’Etienne MARCEL.


Lilly Price, CAIA, CIMA, MBA
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Lilly joined TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) in March 2013. She is a member of the external distribution team and has responsibility for TDAM's business development for institutional channel on Ontario and Western Canada. Lilly has worked in the financial services industry since 1993, and specializes in the distribution of investment solutions via pension plans, corporate plans, endowments and foundations. Lilly holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University in Canada. Lilly earned a Certified Investement Management Analyst from IMCA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst from CAIA.



Janka Palkova
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Highly versatile, results-driven professional experienced in general and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance management, operational risk control and corporate governance. Janka has worked in Private Banking, beginning with Citigroup Private Bank and HSBC Private Banking in Canada. Previously she also worked for the United Nations Organization (UNCTAD) in Switzerland. Janka holds a Masters (Ing.) degree in Economics from the University of Zilina and post-graduate diploma in International Relations and Approximation of Law from the Comenius University. Janka also holds a MBA degree from RIT, Rochester, NY. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).



Vincent J. Derudder,
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Vincent J. Derudder (66) is a lawyer by training with a considerable experience in financial services. He is the Honorary Chairman of "Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers" (www.fecif.eu - pan European trade body of the European financial services/insurance intermediaries - 230,000 members) and the Chair of the Consultative Committee. He was one of the founders in 1999 of the federation he has been leading for 15 years as Secretary General first, and then Chairman of the Board. Vincent is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on automatic exchange of financial account information. He is also the Chairman of the Nucleus Group of companies, a privately owned Luxembourg-based insurance holdings group. He is the Co-author of several books and regular contributor to trade magazines - member of the editorial committee of "Revue Luxembourgeoise de Bancassurfinance" and of the editorial board of "Trusting".



Zoltan Luttenberger,
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Zoltan Luttenberger obtained his Master in Finance, PhD in Management and professional certifications in IT and Financial Planning. He entered the Financial Sector at the end of the 80s and worked as a manager or executive for several multinational financial institutions. As an independent financial, IT and management consultant he has contributed since 2000 to several cross border projects and startups across the Euroatlantic region. He was founding Chairman of the Hungarian Financial Planning Association and has been volunteering for international communities of financial professionals. At the Association Day of the CIFA Annual Conference, one of the most appreciated gatherings of financial advisors worldwide, he conducts the orchestra of Independent Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers. He did his first comprehensive cross-border financial plan in 1995 and started his special coaching program for financial advisors in the end of the 90s. He`s a regular speaker at professional and academic events on Finance and has published research and practice management papers in English, German, Russian and Hungarian. For more details, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luttenberger



Cosima F. Barone,
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Cosima F. Barone, a seasoned wealth manager and financial analyst based in Geneva, has worked in the global financial industry for over four decades, during which she covered multiple positions and with several major international companies. Her most recent endeavors of the 21st century include the following:
- Founder and Chairman of FINARC (Financial Analysis Research Consulting) SA - www.finarc.ch - since 2003;
- Board Member of GSCGI/SAIFA - www.gscgi.ch - since 2003 and Director since 2012;
- Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA since 2014 - www.cifango.org;
Author of the "INFERENTIAL FOCUS" since 2002, she is also the Editor in Chief of "The IFA's WealthGram" monthly magazine of GSCGI/SAIFA, as well as of CIFA's "TRUSTING" bi-annual magazine. She has published articles in various financial magazines. Cosima F. Barone is often invited to speak at national and international conferences. In August 2011, she was a guest speaker at the Banco Central del Uruguay in Montevideo annual economic conference, invited by Ec. Fernando Lorenzo, Minister of Economy and Finance, and Ec. Mario Bergara, Governor of the central bank.



Marta Gellova,
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA

Marta Gellova, born 1969, read law at Charles University in Prague.
Since 2013 Marta has been working as an independent consultant for public and private companies and institutions in areas of Financing, Insurance, European Funds and general Economic advice. She is also involved in international acquisitions of financial institutions.
On-going and previous appointments:
Chairwoman of EFPA CZ (European Financial Planning Association)
and a Member of the BoD EFPA EUROPE
Member of BoD of Association of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisors of Czech Republic (AFIZ)
Member of Consultative Committee FECIF
Chairwoman of the Supervisory and Audit Committee of the Czechoslovak Foreign Institute.
In 2010 a member of Advisory Board of Specialists for the Minister of Finance and Minister of Labor of the Czech Republic and a member of Pension Sub-committee of the government`s National Economic Council (NERV).
2000 - 2004 Chair of the BoD and GM of IP Bank, Czech Republic


Hanifa Mezoui (Commission on UN and Agencies liaison)
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA


Steve Young (Global Executive Director CRT, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA


Patrick Dufour (Commission on Education /UNITAR)
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA


Guy Cohen (Vice-President of ANACOFI, Paris)
Member of the Executive Committee of CIFA