Board of Directors

Hans Isler
Chairman (Independent)

Hans Isler started his career in 1978 as a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Later he became an auditor with Arthur Andersen Switzerland, where he was a partner from 1994 until 2002. From 2002 until 2011, he was a partner and member of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland. During the period from 1986 to 2011, he led audit engagements of regulated entities, including banks, securities dealers, as well as listed commercial groups.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Thaler SA and Valcourt SA and serves as a member of the Board of Banque Pictet & Cie SA, Pictet & Cie Group SCA, Banque du Léman SA, MKS (Switzerland) SA, and PAMP SA. He is also a member of the finance commission of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) and a member of the Geneva Audit Court.

Hans Isler holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG) and is a Swiss Chartered Accountant.

Michael G. Conway
Managing director

Michael is CEO and managing director of Valcourt S.A. He joined the company in 1996.

Prior to that he worked for Kadick Inc., a US broker specialising in high yield bonds.

He started his career with Arthur Andersen in London and then in Geneva.

Michael holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Geneva and is a Certified European Financial Analyst.

Languages : English, French & German

David Bueche
Board Member & Audit Delegate (Independent)

David Bueche holds a Master in Business Administration from HEC Lausanne and is a Swiss Chartered Accountant. He is an independent member of several boards of directors and audit committees of companies subject to the supervision of FINMA.

He joined Arthur Andersen SA Geneva in 1986 as part of the ″audit financial markets″ division and was promoted in 1997 to the partnership in the audit division. In 2002, he joined Baker Tilly Spiess SA (member of Baker Tilly International, the 9th worldwide largest auditing network) as partner and head of the financial markets department and works essentially with a wide variety of Swiss and international clients (internal audit, financial expertise, consulting, tax advice, directorship…).

Geoffroy Linard
Board Member (Independent)

Geoffroy Linard has mandates as an independent company director and is also a manager of the wealth management company Birdee.

Since 2000, he has become a board member of several wealth management companies and investment funds. He serves on the boards of Edmond de Rothschild, Pictet, Generali, Dalton Strategic Partnership and Capital at Work.

He was a director of Banque Nagelmackers, Luxembourg, before becoming a member of the management committee of Banque Edmond de Rothschild Europe and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management Luxembourg.

His expertise covers both the management and the administration of investment funds, risk control, compliance, trading room and operations.

At Birdee, he is responsible for management and is Chairman of the Investment Committee.

He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (1982).

Alexandre De Senarclens
Board Member (Independent)

Alexandre de Senarclens was born in 1975. He obtained a law degree from the University of Fribourg in 1999, and was called to the bar in Geneva in 2001. He graduated with an L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2008.

After being called to the bar, Mr. de Senarclens completed his legal traineeship at the law firm Cabinet Mayor. He practiced at Lalive & Partners between 2003 and 2004. He worked at AH Legal between 2005 and 2010, before joining OHER & Partners in August 2010 as a partner.

Alexandre de Senarclens specialises in banking law. He assists and represents banks and other financial intermediaries and their clients.

He also advises and represents clients in all main aspects of commercial law (contracts, employment relations, company incorporation, internal organisation, relations between partners or shareholders, liability of managers and auditors). In addition, Alexandre de Senarclens acts as a director for several Swiss companies, and therefore possesses a thorough understanding of business matters.

Alexandre de Senarclens assists and represents clients in civil, arbitration and criminal proceedings, particularly in the field of white collar crime.

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