Andre is a property expert with extensive Swiss and international property and banking experience. Andre is Chairman of the board of AARGOS AG, Vaduz the Sponsor and Promotor of the AARGOS Fund SICAV. Andre was founder of Aargos in Zurich, a property investment consultancy, where he serves as CEO. He is vice-chairman of the board of directors of BFW Liegenschaften AG, a Swiss SMI-listed residential investment company. He is Board Member of Dipan SA, Switzerland’s leading water treatement specialist. He was founding member in Crypto & Blockchain companies and acting as Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Stone Coin AG and 3 WM Coin Invest Holding AG. He was Chairman of the board of Helvetica Property Investors, a Swiss based Real Estate Fund Advisor. Prior to that he was General Manager of Aareal Bank’s operations in Switzerland, a leading international property specialist domiciled in Wiesbaden.
Prior to this, Andre held senior positions in Switzerland and abroad during his 16 years with UBS, Credit Suisse and Swisscom Immobilien AG, successfully divesting a
CHF 2.5 billion property portfolio while with the latter. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from CUREM, the Centre for Urban and Real Estate Management at the University of Zurich and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Andre speaks fluent English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and has a basic knowledge of Dutch and Norwegian.
Urs Stirnimann is managing partner of Swiss ILC Management Services, Dubai, UAE. Urs worked more than 25 years in various countries of the Middle East and Latin America with different responsibilities in the financial and legal field. Before coming to the UAE, he was leading on behalf of the Swiss Foreign Ministry a special mission in the Middle East working as legal advisor and head of staff and giving lectures in international law to members of different foreign ministries. For several years, Urs was the CEO of VP Bank in Switzerland and before that CEO of VP Bank in the Caribbean, where he also was the founder and president of the BVI Bank Association.
Since 2004, Urs is stationed in Dubai where he assists mostly European companies which need support with their company setup and administration. Because of his large background in the financial and legal sector he is often asked to provide advice for complicated company structures and in compliance matters.
Urs has plenty of honorary positions like Vice President of the Swiss Business Council Dubai and chairman of its Financial Group, where 20 Swiss banks and insurance companies are represented. In addition, he is the Executive Director of the Emirati Swiss Friendship Forum under the leadership of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and HE Pascal Couchepin former president of Switzerland. Recently he was elected to represent the Swiss in the UAE at the Council for Swiss Living Abroad. Urs studied economics and law at the University of Zurich, where he graduated as lic. iur.
Urs speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, French and has a basic knowledge of Italian and Arabic.
Elisabeth is Board Member and responsible for the Marketing of Grisogroup’s global activity. She was Co-Founder of AARGOS AG, Vaduz the Sponsor and Promotor of the AARGOS Fund SICAV in Liechtenstein and is holding various positions in the Crypto- & Blockchain community in the Middle East and Europe. She is entrepreneurial driven with positivly impacting performance. She has built best teams to achieve highest rewards. Elisabeth is a forward looking decision maker. She has a strong track record in identifying and capturing opportunities to accelerate expansion and deliver superior investment solutions and is experienced in digital transformation processes.
Elisabeth speaks fluent Dutch, English, German and French.
Mario's logisticial experience, trading goods for multinationals like Nestlé amongst others, combined with his economic studies at Business School Baden, allows him to pro-actively manage real estate transactions on behalf of various clients in the logistic property and commercial property market. In addition Mario has been an investor & advisor in the crypto & blockchain industry since several years.
He boasts a proven track record of expanding new and scalable businesses by building innovative sales strategies, executing strategic partnerships, developing talented teams, and successfully partnering with internal cross-functional departments.
Great things in business are never done by individuals. They’re done by a team of people sayed Steve Jobs and this is Mario's claim as well.
Mario speaks fluent German and English.