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Who We Are

 Mounir Khouzami

Mounir Khouzami

Executive Board Member, President and Co-Founder

  • Currently employed at UBS Wealth Management (WM) in the department Strategy & Business Development
  • More than 5 years experience in the field of international WM at UBS, Deloitte Consulting (France) and Merrill Lynch (New York)
  • Former president of AIESEC in Winterthur (Zurich)
  • Swiss and Moroccan citizenship
  • General Management and Finance studies at ZHAW and HUB (Brussels)
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French, Arabic and basic knowledge in Italian
 
 Slim Habli

Slim Habli

Executive Board Member, Vice-President and Co-Founder

  • Director Business Development at Henley & Partners (Dubai) the leading global firm for investment migration solutions
  • Practical experience with Bank Julius Baer (Zurich) and Bank Vontobel (Zurich) at the Legal and Compliance Department
  • Practical experience as Corporate Lawyer in a international law firm (Dubai)
  • More than 5 years experience as business and law lecturer in business schools in Switzerland
  • Master of Law studies at University of Lucerne and Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Swiss and Tunisian citizenship
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, Arabic, French and basic knowledge in Italian

 

 Omar Lahyani

Omar Lahyani

Executive Board Member, Advisor and Co-Founder

  • Currently CEO at Spacebyte AG which focuses on smart, high-impact cloud and mobile applications, business intelligence and big data analysis
  • More than 18 years of experience as entrepreneur in the fields of Assessment, Corporate Learning and Talent Development Solutions
  • Finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2006), Idee Suisse Entrepreneur of the year (2005), Ranked in the Top 50 of the most innovative companies (Bilanz 2002
  • Swiss and Moroccan citizenship
  • Studies in Computer Sciences and Information Technology at ETH Zurich
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French, Arabic and basic knowledge in Italian and Spanish
 Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

Executive Board Member and Co-Founder

  • Currently employed as lecturer in the field of International Executive MBA at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Middle East and intercultural negotiation expert. Longstanding experience in the field of technology, insurance and consulting
  • Swiss and Syrian citizenship
  • Studies at Aleppo University, HTL Solothurn and City University
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French Arabic, Italian and Albanian
 

Biagio Zoccolillo

Executive Board Member and Advisor

  • Entrepreneur as well as independent Senior Business Advisor and Management Consultant / Coach, Executive Interim Manager, Professional Services, Family Office, Private Equity & Real Estate
  • Previously in various Management positions at Swiss and Universal banking groups and boutiques covering different industry activities
  • Seasoned in depth international banking and finance experience with activities in Switzerland, EU, CEE / CIS, Africa, Middle East and Latin America
  • Swiss and Italian citizenship
  • Betriebsökonom KSZ and Executive MBA at IMD Lausanne
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French, Italian, basic knowledge in Spanish and Russian
 

Abdelmalek Hasbi

Management Team Member, Business Trips and Co-Founder

  • Owner and Director of Malek Tours
  • More than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the field of tourism (speciality Morocco and Oman)
  • Swiss and Moroccan citizenship
  • Hotel Management College in Fes and Switzerland
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, French and Arabic
 

Mirjam Hasbi

Management Team Member, Marketing / Events and Co-Founder

  • Currently employed as Flight Attentand at Edelweiss Air
  • Former local council in Schlieren (Zurich)
  • Swiss and Moroccan citizenship
  • General qualification for university entrance and Commercial education
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French and basic knowledge in Arabic
 

Jacqueline Erb

Community Manager Basel

  • Owner and General Manager at Erb Communication Basel
  • Cross-cultural business expert Middle East & West Africa
  • Previously employed at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a delegate in various countries in the Middle East, Bosnia & Herzegovina and in Africa
  • Long-time experience in international corporations in the field of Corporate Communications, Media Relations & Public Affairs
  • Swiss citizenship
  • Studies at AUC in Cairo; Law graduate (lic.iur.) at University of Basel
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French, basic knowledge in Arabic
 Suhail el ObeidSuhail el Obeid

Suhail el Obeid

Advisory Board Member

  • Consultant Africa, Middle East & Iran at Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)
  • Experienced in international trade & business, development and execution of new market entry and regional responsibility for business in Africa and Arabia
  • Previously in various management positions at international companies in the field of pharmaceuticals, food and flavours in different countries
  • Speaker at conferences and lecturer at universities on doing business in Africa and the Middle East
  • Sudanese and German citizenship
  • Masters degree (M.Sc.) in Business Administration and Psychology from the Universities of Marburg and JLU Giessen
  • Languages: German, Arabic, English, French
 Urs Stirnimann

Urs Stirnimann

Advisory Board Member

  • Currently Managing Partner of Swiss ILC Management Services JLT in Dubai which is part of ILC International Legal Consultants, a law firm group with offices in Switzerland, Qatar, UAE, Singapore and Myanmar
  • More than 25 years of experience in different countries of the Middle East and Latin America in various functions; Wide management and corporate law experience
    Previously employed in the finance industry, for example as CEO VP Bank (Switzerland) and Caribbean
  • Vice President of the Swiss Business Council Dubai; Chairman of the Swiss Financial Group, which unites the 20 Swiss banks and insurance companies in the UAE and Executive Director of the Emirati Swiss Friendship Forum (ESFF)
  • Swiss citizenship
  • Law Graduate (lic.iur.) at University of Zurich
  • Languages: Swiss German, German, English, French and Spanish
 Bahaa El Attar

Bahaa El Attar

Advisory Board Member

  • Currently employed as General Secretary of the Arab Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Casci) in Geneva
  • Languages: Arabic and English

 

 

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