Multi-Family Office:Team

Born out of the shared professional experience of its founders working at the same bank, 1875 FINANCE draws on a strong team spirit, resulting in a cohesive approach and a sense of shared responsibility for strategic decisions and for providing client service. This spirit also reflects a century-old commitment to Geneva and Swiss values: excellence, open-mindedness, ethics and respect for fellow team members.

Co-founder, Partner and Head of the Multi-Family Office

Aksel Azrac

Aksel Azrac began his career as a consultant for leading automobile brands. In 1997, he joined Banque Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva, where he co-managed the Parvest fund for Switzerland. Later he resumed his consulting activity. In 2001, he joined Banque Ferrier Lullin & Cie, where he was responsible for a portfolio of Swiss and foreign clients and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2002.

He left the bank in 2006 to co-found 1875 FINANCE as a Senior Manager.

Co-founder, Chairman of the Board

Olivier Bizon

Olivier Bizon began his career as a financial advisor for institutional clients with Paribas (Suisse) SA. From 1992 to 1995, he worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking as asset manager for private and business clients. He then moved back to Paribas (Suisse) SA in 1995 to head the private clients division in Switzerland, and served as a member of the Management and then as member of the Private Banking Executive Committee in 2000. In 2001, he moved to Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as Managing Director. Six month later, he was appointed to the Executive Board, becoming Head of Private Banking for the bank as a whole. In 2005, he was part of the management team that sold three private banks and an asset management business (SBC Wealth Management AG) to Julius Baer.

In 2006, he left the bank to co-found 1875 FINANCE, where he served as Managing Partner and Vice-Chairman of the Board. In 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board.

Partner – Head of Legal

Christophe Germain

Christophe Germain obtained his license to practice as a lawyer in 1993 following a traineeship with Maitre Denis Oswald, the former President of the Neuchâtel Bar Association. At the end of 1993, he began working at the fiduciary group Fiduconsult SA as a legal advisor and subsequently was appointed manager of the Neuchâtel branch and head of the legal office for French-speaking Switzerland. He joined UBS SA in April 2000 as a private banking legal advisor for French-speaking Switzerland. In September 2000, he became head of the legal department at Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA, a UBS Group private bank, and was appointed to the Executive Board.

He left the bank at the end of 2006 to join 1875 FINANCE as Head of Legal Office.

Senior Officer – Multi-Family Office

Ernst Grob

Ernst Grob spent his entire career working at Swiss and international banks, building up a wide range of knowledge across all sectors of banking and finance. During his five years as an auditor at Citibank, he travelled extensively. Later he worked in Mexico City for four years as the head of various organisational units. Since then, he has held various management positions in operations and securities departments, and contributed to setting up important strategic projects for the private banks Cantrade Ormond Burrus and then Ferrier Lullin, where he began working in 1987.

Legal Officer – Multi-Family Office

Alexandra Bailly-Maitre

Alexandra Bailly-Maitre began her career in the marketing department of a multi-national company, after which she moved to Dublin where she worked for US financial groups wishing to set up their European hubs in Ireland at that time. Having been hired to relocate their operational departments, she created the French-speaking back offices of CIT Group Europe and Bear Stearns Bank Plc. In 2006, she served as Compliance Officer for a Canadian online payments solutions start-up specialising in online gambling, moving the department from Toronto to Dublin.

After four years at a Geneva fiduciary company, she joined 1875 FINANCE in 2011. With her considerable professional experience, she is a great asset to the Family Office.

Legal and Wealth Officer – Multi-Family Office

Nordine Benadda

Nordine Benadda started his career in 2014 with the Foreign Investors department of PwC France. In 2015, he joined the Gordon S. Blair law firm where he spent three years between Monaco and Geneva dealing with legal and tax matters for UHNWI clients. In 2018, he joined the EY Dubai team where he continued to advise Middle-East family groups to structure and sustain their assets.

Nordine joined the Family Office team at 1875 FINANCE as Legal & Wealth Officer in 2021.

Wealth Planning Officer – Multi-Family Office

Marie-Noëlle Antoine

Marie-Noëlle began her career in Geneva after studying Law in France in Paris II Panthéon-Assas and Lyon 3 Jean Moulin Universities and obtaining a Master’s degree in International Private Law. She started working in trusts with Summit Trust International in early 2015 and joined Reliance Trust Company in September 2016 as Trust Officer in charge of a portfolio of diverse clients and jurisdictions. She obtained the certification of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) in 2018.

She left Reliance at the end of 2020 to join the team of the Family Office of 1875 FINANCE as Wealth Planning Officer.

Senior Officer – Multi-Family Office

Giovanna Albanese Carrieri

Giovanna Albanese Carrieri graduated in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva, and has since specialised over the years in wealth and succession planning for international private clients.

She obtained her STEP Diploma in International Trust Management whilst working at Lloyds TSB Bank plc. She then joined Pictet & Cie to work in the EPTS department of the Pictet Wealth Management division, after which she served as a Senior Trust Officer at Rhone Trust & Fiduciary Services SA. Following a stint at Royal Bank of Canada SA as an Estate Planning Specialist, she joined the Family Office of 1875 FINANCE SA in November 2016.

Multi-Family Office

Jean-Pierre Limone

Jean-Pierre Limone began his banking career in 1978. After more than 40 years of experience, he passed through various departments, such as Cash, Client Data, Forex, Treasury and Finance.

In 2011, he joined Julius Baer as a financial assistant. In 2015, he was appointed to the position of Account Manager, in direct relation with 1875 FINANCE, more particularly with its Multi Family Office.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in 2022.

Senior Accountant

Hervé Pidoux

Hervé Pidoux received his diploma as a Specialist in Finance and Accounting in 2004, followed by a STEP diploma (Diploma in International Trust Management) in 2010.

He gained professional experience at various fiduciary companies and banks, including Intermandat SA, Amsterdam Trust Company, Rawlinson & Hunter and Royal Bank of Canada. He oversees the accounting and administration of various financial vehicles, including trusts, foundations and Swiss and foreign companies.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in August 2016 as a Senior Accounting Officer for the Family Office.

Investment Advisor – Multi-Family Office

Vittorio Pellegri

Vittorio Pellegri holds a B.Sc. in Management, which he was awarded in February 2017 by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). During his studies, Vittorio completed various marketing and sales internships.

He began his career in finance with an internship at Fundana SA in Geneva. In October 2017, he completed a three-month asset management internship at 1875 FINANCE.

He then joined the Multi-Family Office of 1875 FINANCE in January 2018.

Middle Office Manager, in charge of reporting for the Multi-Family Office

Stefan Meyer

Stefan Meyer began his career in 1994 at UBS Geneva, then joined Pictet & Cie in 1998, where he stayed for 8 years, gaining expertise in project management and business intelligence. He moved to Spain in 2006, mainly in order to work as a BI advisor for key accounts (Cap Gemini, Deutsche Bank, Agbar).

Wishing to return to Switzerland and work in a smaller, more personal setting, he joined 1875 FINANCE in 2014.

Real Estate – Multi-Family Office

Thibaut Bernard

Thibaut Bernard began his career with a construction technician’s certificate in order to learn field techniques. He then trained as a civil engineer to become a construction manager. He managed various large-scale projects (rental housing, PPE, offices, schools, aquatic centers, etc.) as a project manager in several general contractors in France and Switzerland for 10 years, such as FONTANEL GROUPE, GCC GROUPE, GROUPE BATINEG and EDIFEA.

He joined 1875 FINANCE in January 2022 to manage and coordinate the various real estate projects developed by the Family Office.

Real Estate project coordinator– Multi-Family Office

Clélia Millet

Clélia Millet is passionate about real estate and has consolidated her knowledge through studies in law and real estate. In 2019, she will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Unit Management, specialising in real estate.
After exploring London and New Zealand for a year, she returned to Switzerland in 2020 to begin her career at Cardis Sotheby’s International Realty in Lausanne. She was responsible for inaugurating the prospecting department, a first in Switzerland within this major real estate institution.
A year later, she was promoted to the position of broker at the Morges branch.
On the strength of this rewarding experience, she joined the Family Office property department at 1875 Finance in 2023. Putting her knowledge and goodwill to good use, she is committed to managing and developing her clients’ property portfolios with rigour and enthusiasm.

Assistant – Multi-Family Office

Adriano Auciello

Adriano Auciello received his vocational baccalaureate in 2015 and then started a training course at Haute école de gestion.

In March 2017, in parallel with his studies, he joined the Family Office team at 1875 FINANCE as an assistant.

Assistant – Multi-Family Office

Ganna Lopes

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies and International Relations in 2013, Ganna gained solid experience by working 3 years at Veron Grauer.
In order to complete her studies, she undertook a training as an assistant accountant and completed an internship at Synergix.
In 2022, she joined 1875 FINANCE as an assistant for the Family Office.