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.

Hashim Omran

Partner, Investments ( Middle-East )

Hashim Omran is a Partner who brings a long track record spent in Investment Management to Strategic Swiss Partners. Hashim has spent 15 years allocating capital across the Middle East and Africa in both public and private markets. He spent more than 12 years with EFG-Hermes - the largest investment bank in the Middle East and Africa - as a fund manager.  Throughout his tenure with the firm, he managed various funds and portfolios for some of the world's largest SWFs and endowments.  In his last role as a Managing Director, he was managing the platform's largest fund that invested across both public and private markets. It was in this role that he served as a board member for some of the region's most innovative and fastest growing companies across various industries. His experience in public markets and private equity brings a host of many synergies to SSP's global platform.

Datin Maznah Mahbob

Partner, Finance & Investments

Datin Maznah Mahbob is Partner (Asia) for Finance and Investments at Strategic Swiss Partners.

Formerly she was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AmInvest, a multiple award-winning fund management house from Malaysia with global funds management expertise and a 35-year proven track record. Datin Maznah has been in the funds management industry for 28 years, initially in a fund management role before assuming the responsibility of CEO 14 years ago. Prior to this, she was in the Corporate Finance Department of AmInvestment Bank for 3 years. She is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and holds the Capital Markets Services Representative’s License. She has also attended various postgraduate executive management programs including the Investment Management Program at Harvard Business School. Datin Maznah regularly speaks at domestic and international investment conferences covering both Shariah-compliant and conventional investment strategies. Among the subjects she has covered, are intelligent investment solutions and products, and distribution strategies of funds globally. Other than being a regular speaker at reputable conferences, she also contributes articles to publications such as “Investing in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region”, published by Euromoney Books. Datin Maznah was recently named in the TOP 50 among the Islamic 500 (in collaboration with Forbes) list of the most influential people in the World Halal Economy.

Tuck Weng Low

Partner, Investments 

Mr. Tuck Weng Low is a Partner with Strategic Swiss Partners and his main career has been in corporate & investment banking. This was for a span of 19 years when he covered project finance, debt capital markets, and FICC (forex, fixed income, & commodity) derivatives for sovereign & institutional clients. He spent a further 6 years in private banking & investment management, structuring in all asset classes before moving into a single family office for a further 6 years. He served for several famous institutions, such as:  Goldman Sachs, Nomura, SBC Warburg, JP Morgan, HSBC in London, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. Mr. Tuck Weng, aside from his finance career, has been involved in fintech (trading software) in Palo Alto (1990s) as well as biotech in Singapore.

Steven Morales de Medrano

Partner, Investments 

Mr. Steven Morales de Medrano is a Partner with Strategic Swiss Partners and contributes expertise in M&A & Private Equity with an active presence in Switzerland, Monaco and Dubai.  
His current professional area of focus is alternative investing: Private Equity, Commercial Real Estate (Luxury hotels), Art Investments, and Absolute Return portfolios.  In Dubai, he is a member of a team of experts in luxury supporting an INSEAD sponsored accelerator for start-ups in disruptive technology. Prior he spent 15 years as a Director and U.S. Equity Portfolio Manager at one of Spain's largest banks, managing Sicavs and investment funds, and developing and coding models for forecasting and trading a broad range of asset classes.
Previous roles include: fixed income sales & trading, institutional equity brokerage, and private banking.  He has provided a seminar course for the M.S. in Quantitative Finance at ETH in Zurich.  He is originally from Pasadena, California and holds: B.A. in Economics (U.C. Berkeley), MBA (INSEAD)

Yunsong Xing Sutter

Partner, China and Asia

Yunsong is a professional and seasoned China market consultant with over 20 years of demonstrable track record on a truly global scene. Born and raised in Beijing, educated in Australia and having worked in Switzerland, China and Singapore, her life and career have taken her to diverse corners of the world. Yunsong cemented her extensive knowledge in Private Banking (Strategy and Sales & Marketing) during her earlier roles in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore. She was consequently seconded to China for almost 5 years and played an instrumental role in building the first two domestic private banks in China through the strategic partnership between RBS and Bank of China. Building on her deep understanding of the culture, her strength and interest today her focus lies on China related business development - from relationship building, to network connections, to business introductions and operational support. After living many years in Switzerland and with her access to the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce, she has the network and capability to connect companies with in-bound and out-bound opportunities. Yunsong has a bachelor’s degree in Information Management from the University of Melbourne, a degree in CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) and an EMBA from both INSEAD and Tsinghua.

Wolfgang Maenner, CAIA

Partner, Head of Institutional Sales

Wolfgang Maenner is a Partner and Head of Institutional Sales with Strategic Swiss Partners. Wolfgang served as Global Institutional Advisor for the Asset Management arm of a large Swiss Private Bank. He was Global Head of Sales for two alternative investment managers in San Francisco and Zurich. Before that he worked as Family Office Advisor for two well-known Swiss Banks.

Wolfgang Maenner completed a banking apprenticeship at Commerzbank in Stuttgart, earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Heidelberg and a Master in finance from the University of Basel. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Richard Kleinbauer

Partner, Asset Management

Richard Kleinbauer is a Partner and contributes his asset management expertise and experience to Strategic Swiss Partners Rich has spent nearly three decades in the field of financial management, managing pension fund assets governed by the Swiss occupational benefits program, UCITS-regulated bond and equity funds, and large institutional portfolio mandates. He has run teams of money managers, was CIO at two financial institutions in Geneva, and has won several awards for performance managing both equity and bond funds. Rich has been instrumental in the development of several innovative, leading edge investment products, and in 2005, Rich Kleinbauer established RMK Research & Markets Sàrl, a provider of investment council, strategic advice and research to institutional asset managers in Europe. Rich is a Swiss and American national; his first language is English but he also speaks French and German fluently and regularly.

Remco Verwoerd

Partner, FMCG and Retail

Mr. Remco Verwoerd is a Partner with Strategic Swiss Partners. He operated in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) business for the past 30 years. In Europe he worked for companies such as Unilever, Cadbury and Nestlé and became an expert on emerging Central and Eastern European markets. In his capacity as Managing Director he led the development of the various businesses he was responsible for and acquired, merged and divested several businesses. In late 2009 he started to work in Asia, first for Tesco Stores in Malaysia and afterwards as a consultant, working both independently, as well as working for the BIG 4 consultancy firms on a regular basis.
Mr. Verwoerd has extensive skills in people leadership, strategy and business development, turn-around management and raising funds. He holds a Master’s of science degree in Economic Geography from The University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. On a personal mote, Remco is curious by nature, likes to explore new opportunities and speaks English, German, French and Dutch.

Zahir Khan

Partner

Zahir Khan - With over 25 years of international commercial finance and business strategy expertise, Zahir has worked with international corporations with regard to restructuring, advising, coaching and consulting senior leaders and implementing growth strategies. He has advised and raised more than $850m in various forms of debt and equity finance for SME’s within sectors such as: digital & technology, software, SaaS, energy, manufacturing, marine, real estate & leisure, infrastructure, development projects and has extensive network of private equity and venture capital clients. Zahir has an MBA and BSc from a top UK university in Business Strategy and Finance.

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Health Care & Life Science

Dr Juliet Singh

Senior Partner, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences

Juliet has over 25 years' experience in the life sciences and medical industries. As an experienced CEO/founder, she has raised significant funding for start-up ventures. 
She is currently associated with a number of global investor groups and is among the key decision makers for investments in a variety of areas including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices/diagnostics, healthcare IT and genomics.
Having studied endocrinology, Juliet started her career with Genentech. She then joined Baxter Healthcare and led the global regulatory approval for rFactor VIII, one of the first biotech products on the market. Juliet then joined Allergan and led the regulatory approval for Botox.
Juliet was corporate officer with Collateral Therapeutics, acquired by Schering AG before becoming CEO/founder of a pharmaceutical company which she took public. Juliet has global access to investors, deal flow and serves on boards.

​Coert Huijbregsen

Partner, Life Sciences

Coert Huijbregsen is medical doctor, holds a MBA General Management, currently lives in Malaysia and contributes to Strategic Swiss Partners in the area of life sciences. For 18 years, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as marketing director and general manager and worked closely with R&D, Q&A and manufacturing departments. Apart from his knowledge of the professional medical market, he also has a broad experience in the consumer healthcare segment. As a consultant, he carried out several business development projects, including market analysis for natural substances, feasibility studies for medical devices and probiotic cleaning. He is strongly financially oriented and has a great capability of adding commercial insights to life sciences projects, including market analysis, feasibility studies and marketing strategies.

Drs. Karin van Zuilen

Partner, Strategy & Concept

Drs. Karin van Zuilen is partner strategy & concept development at SSP. She is founder of Senz Strategy & Growth consulting, based in Malaysia, specializing in strategy development and implementation.

She has over 25 years of strategic experience in the global healthcare, life sciences and strategy consulting industry (with clients in the governmental, services, life sciences and consumer health industry). As global marketing director, she lead the creation of business strategy, brand positioning, portfolio management, product development and market access studies in The Americas, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Her teams made products successful from development stage to reaching #1 position in highly-competitive markets. Karin van Zuilen is Dutch, lives in Malaysia, holds a PhD in pharmacy (with business economics) and a Masters in marketing.

Dr Ram Behin

Partner, Health Care Investments (Middle - East)

Dr. Ram Behin is a seasoned Investment Banker having expertise in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisition and Management Buyouts. Ram served as a member in the Executive Committee cum Director of Business & Strategy in Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai and involved in various business initiatives & revenue enhancement activities. He is also advising The Family Office of Ruling Family in UAE. Ram executed Universal Hospital, Multispecialty Tertiary care Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He led the team to consult