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Elzbieta Banz-Niemierowska

A dual Swiss - Polish national, she has over 35 years of investment experience. She joined Aquila as a Partner in 2009. Previously she worked for American, British, and Swiss financial institutions including Banque Pictet & Cie in London, Fidelity International, Alliance Capital Ltd and Dimensional Asset Management where she held senior management and investment positions. She holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Warsaw. Further education included the Investment Management Program at London Business School and the YMP Program at Insead. She is fluent in English, French and Polish and has a working knowledge of German and Russian.

Joseph Younes

Is a French Lebanese National born in Beirut. He holds a Bsc. in Economics and started his banking career in 1977 in Beirut, later in Paris and finally in Geneva. Among his previous employments, he was a Director at Banorient for 6 years and Senior Vice President at Clariden Leu for over 10 years. He speaks French, English, and Arabic.

Olivier Chedel

Swiss National, was a founding member and Managing Director of Aquila Invest Geneva SA in 2003. He graduated from Law School in Neuchâtel in 1980 and passed his bar exam in 1986. In-between he worked as a delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iran, Peru and El Salvador. He joined Credit Suisse in 1987 and acquired a master’s degree from the Swiss Banking School in 1994. He has over 30 years of banking and investment experience.  Previous employment includes investment and senior management positions at Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank and Bank Vontobel. He speaks English, French, German and Spanish.

Preben Warga

Swiss National, originally from Scandinavia and Asia, graduated from University of Geneva in 1986 with a Master of Science in Economics. He started his career as an external auditor with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Geneva from 1987 to 1989, followed by a long International Private Banking experience, with Credit Suisse in Geneva and in Singapore from 1989 to 1997 and from 1997 with Banque Pictet & Cie SA in Geneva where he remained as a Wealth/Relationship Manager until 2021. He was mainly dealing with High Net Worth Individuals before joining Aquila in 2022. He speaks French and English.