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Strategic Swiss Partners Announces the new appointment of Global Advisory Board Members

SWITZERLAND – September 18, 2017 – Strategic Swiss Partners AG is proud to announce the joining of new members to our prestigious Global Advisory Board.

“We are pleased to welcome the esteemed Mr Philippe Paillart, Tan Sri Fuzi , Datuk Dr Daud Abu Bakar, Associate Partner for Islamic Finance and Dr Heli Bathija - Health Care.

Combined they bring a wealth of experience to Strategic Swiss Partners. ” stated Guna Mahalingam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Swiss Partners.

Philippe Paillart - Member of the Global Advisory Board

Philippe Paillart is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of Strategic Swiss Partners.

He is a Managing Partner of the Centre for Performance Management, an Advisory and Investment firm located in Dubai, Paris, Singapore and Sydney and a Partner and Senior Faculty Member of the Banking Academy.

Mr. Paillart is also Chairman of Link Financial Services (Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Rome & Madrid) and of OneEmpower, a technology provider for financial services and retail organisations based in Ho Chi Minh, Mumbai and Singapore.

He is a Board Member of 21 Centrale Partners (Paris) an investment and fund management firm.

Philippe Paillart is a former Board Member of Citibank Germany, Diners Club France, Standard Chartered Bank and Group, Ford Financial Services, DBS Bank (Singapore), Kwon On Bank (Hong Kong) and BPI (The Philippines).

He has been the CEO of Citibank International Personal Banking (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Ford Financial Services and Ford Credit (Worldwide), DBS Bank and Motet Financial Services.

Philippe is a graduate of the Paris Business School and holds degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Paris, and a PMD from Harvard Business School.

Dr Heli Bathija - Member of the Global Advisory Board, Health Care

Dr Heli Bathija holds her MD degree from the University of Turku, Finland and received the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool University, UK. She has worked in Finland and Senegal and has been part of the research team in the American Health Foundation in New York, USA.

From 1985 to 2012 she worked at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland where she coordinated research studies on reproductive health, involving about 50 countries and was in charge of research capacity strengthening and giving technical support on programme development.

Since 2012, she is Director, Knowledge Management and Sharing, in the Geneva Foundation of Medical Education and Research, specializing in on-line training courses for health personnel across the world including training on mHealth.

Tan Sri Fuzi - Member of the Global Advisory Board

Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Fuzi Haji Abdul Razak is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of Strategic Swiss Partners.

Group Chairman of Ace Banking Group, ACE Holdings Sdn Bhd and ACE Asset Management. Chairman of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd, Chairman of Amanahraya-Reit Managers Sdn Bhd (ARREIT), Director of Maybank Islamic Berhad (MIB), Director of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd and currently Secretary-General of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation (WIEF) .

Previously the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, he joined the Malaysian Diplomatic and Administrative Service in 1972 and served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mainly in the Political Division, and at the Malaysian Missions abroad in Moscow, the Hague, Canberra, Washington and Dhaka.

Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi also served as Director General, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations Malaysia; Ambassador-at-Large; Malaysia's Representative to the ASEAN High Level Task Force (HLTF) on the Drafting of the ASEAN Charter and Malaysia's Representative to the High Level Panel (HLP) on the Drafting of the Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Human Rights Body.

Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar

Member of the Global Advisory Board of Strategic Swiss Partners and Associate Partner for Islamic Finance

Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is Founder & Chairman of Amanie Group (Global Islamic Finance Advisors). Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group that deals with many facets of global Islamic finance from Shariah advisory to structured training to media and to Big Data Analytics. Amanie Advisors, one of the companies under the Group, has presence in ten major cities in the world. He currently sits as a Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, the Labuan Financial Services Authority and the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM). He is also a Shariah board member of various financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Amundi Asset Management (France), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), First Gulf Bank (UAE), amongst many others.

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