Legal & Compliance

Simon Sudan

Partner, Legal & Compliance

Mr Simon Sudan is a Partner, responsible for Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and Risk Management topics with Strategic Swiss Partners. Mr Sudan is a Swiss qualified lawyer, with a Master in International Affairs delivered by the Graduate Institute

of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Across the course of his career with the business law firm Budin & Partners and international financial institutions like Crédit Agricole, Julius Baer, Bank Safdié and TMF Group, Mr Sudan got an extensive and diversified experiences in Banking and Finance Regulations, Trust and Estate law, Commercial Arbitration, Contractual and Corporate Law, and Commodities Trading.

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Business Development

Fabian Mahalingam

Executive Partner, Business Development

Mr. Fabian Mahalingam is an Executive Partner of Strategic Swiss Partners.

Mr. Mahalingam accomplished his education in the Assurance & Financial Services industry at Skandia Leben Zurich with distinction before moving to the Wealth Management industry with 1291 Switzerland Group. Formerly with Engel & Völkers, a renowned luxury Real Estate Agency, Mr. Mahalingam specialised in transactions of investment and development properties.

Client Relations, Business Development, Marketing and Sales are his field of expertise. High social and excellent communication skills combined with strong organisational skills are his strength.

Benedikt Rieger

Partner, ​Senior Relationship Manager

With long-time experience heading projects across numerous markets, Mr Benedikt Rieger has made the valuing, negotiating and closing of international business deals an expertise. Latest, he was responsible for the organisation and business development of Switzerland’s largest and most prestigious sports event the ATP Swiss Indoors Basel. Currently he is running a fast growing consultancy and is partnering with some of the very best companies in the fields of M&A, private equity, asset management and real estate. Excellent communication skills, a high profile network and relations to international investors across different sectors have made him a sought-after partner for many widely ranging projects. To date, the list includes investment advisory, private equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, real estate, business development, sponsoring, project leadership, marketing and sales.

Lucius Giese

Partner, ​Senior Relationship Manager

With over 10 years in the financial industry, Lucius has an outstanding know-how in the areas of insurance and banking. The last few years before joining the SSP team, he led a sales organization at one of the largest Swiss insurance companies. His extraordinary network of investors and within the start-up scene makes him a sought-after person for both sides. In addition to the European and Asian markets, he also has a good understanding of developments in the US market due to his lengthy stay in Silicon Valley.

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Finance & Investments

John d'Abo

Senior Partner, Capital Markets 

Mr. John d'Abo is a Senior Partner and responsible for Capital Markets with Strategic Swiss Partners. Mr. d’Abo has over 25 years of experience in Investment Banking in various positions around the world. He has worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York over this period for institutions such as HSBC, Credit Suisse, Daiwa, RBS and CLSA. Mr. d’Abo has specialized in raising equity in both the public and private markets, on deals ranging from $5m for private companies to multi-billion dollar government privatizations. He has specialized in matching the capital requirements of companies around the globe with international investors, across many sectors, but in Real Estate and Oil & Gas sectors in particular. In addition to his knowledge of global investors, John has amassed a network of global corporate contacts, which have proven to be equally useful for assistance with M&A mandates. 

Florian Wegmann

Partner, Private Equity

Mr. Florian Wegmann is a Partner and responsible for Private Equity with Strategic Swiss Partners. Based in Switzerland Mr. Wegmann is a multilingual investment professional, with over 10 years’ industry experience. He has shown a proven track record in executing various investment strategies, with experience in valuing, originating, negotiating, and closing various deals. His experience across numerous markets is underpinned by a sense of analytical rigor that makes him a proactive working force.

Mr. Wegmann has been responsible for a range of crucial business developments, from raising funds, to managing investor relations and multi-asset experience. Mr. Wegmann also has extensive skills in people leadership, end-to-end deal management, and more.

Mr. Wegmann has earned his Master’s of science degree in management, technology and economics.