Board of Directors

Massimo Pedrazzini (Director, President)

Among others, currently Chairman of ST Group Holding, ST Services Holding, ST Real Estate Holding, Sterling Strategic Value Fund, SSVL (Monaco) SAM, Special Situations Investment Partners SA, Fidinam Group Holding SA, Fidinam Group Worldwide (Hong Kong) and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Precicast SA. He also maintains his own Law Firm in Lugano, Switzerland.

He started his career at the Lugano-based law firm Tettamanti Spiess & Associati (later known as Brunoni Pedrazzini Molino Mottis), where he was an Associate from 1985 to 1993 and Partner from 1993 to 2005 with a focus on contract law and M&A, corporate law, international tax law, and financial law. During this period he advised industrial and financial investors in cross border joint-ventures and M&A transactions in Europe, Asia and America. Lawyer.

Dr. Giulia Nobili (Director, Vice-President)

Currently Member of the Board of ST Group Holding, ST Services Holding, ST Real Estate Holding, SSVL (Monaco) SAM, Special Situations Investment Partners SA and Esaote (Italy). Partner of Ares Life Sciences, the private equity fund of the Bertarelli Family.

Giulia has spent more than 20 years in international banking, M&A, corporate strategy, development, restructuring and integration. She started her career in Private Equity at CVC and then moving to M&A at Citibank (1989-1993), Vice President at Salomon Brothers (1993-1996) and Executive Director at Lehman Brothers (1996-1999). She then joined Telecom Italia in 1999 with the responsibility for International Strategy and Corporate Development, before returning to Lehman Brothers as senior advisor in 2001. In 2003, she joined Cable & Wireless as Group director for strategy and Business Development and was also a member of the board of Monaco Telecom in 2007. She then moved to Diageo as a member of the senior management team with responsibility for global M&A and integration management where she led expansion in emerging markets. Degree in Economics and an MBA.

Patrick Lardi (Director)

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Extensive experience in project management and business development. Worked among others for a Swiss based group specialized in Industrial and Residential Real Estate. He is also member of the Board of Directors of ST Australia Real Estate, ST USA Real Estate, Fidinam Australasia Real Estate and of the Coweley Companies in Australia. Co-founder of Newscron a Swiss based media start-up. He holds an Executive Masters degree in Business Administration from Università della Svizzera Italiana.

Fausto Rusca (non executive – director)

Mr. Rusca joined the Group in 1965, and started the real estate activities in North America. In his capacity as President and CEO, over decades Mr. Rusca was instrumental in the acquisition and development of a large and diversified portfolio of properties, including office buildings, hotels, multi-family projects, industrial properties, and shopping centers. At one time, the total market value of the portfolio exceeded two-billion dollars and covered over one hundred properties in fifteen cities throughout North America. Mr. Rusca holds an economics degree from the University of Milan in Italy.

Sophie Gest (Director)

Ms Gest joined the ST Group in 2006. She is part of the Fidinam (Monte-Carlo) SAM team where she advises and oversees the treasury and liquid financial investments of the Group’s companies. She particularly focuses on cash management, liquidity enhancement solutions, relationships with banks and financial partners.

She started her carrier in Paris and London as a financial intermediary on interest rate derivative. She then turned to private banking and worked for Abn Amro Bank NV Monaco for seven years as a Treasurer and Head of advisory. She has been an active member of the ACI Financial Market Association since 1996 and is part of the Executive Board of ACI Monaco. Ms Gest graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris ( Diploma in Market Finance) and holds a postgraduate Master of Science in Finance from the Lancaster University (UK).

Elena Avogadro (Director, Secretary)

Mrs Avogadro holds a master degree in business law from the University Paul Cézanne (Aix-en-Provence) and a postgraduate degree in business tax planning from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. She joined the ST Group in 2013, taking the role of Legal and Compliance Officer of Fidinam (Monte-Carlo) S.A.M. with responsibility for legal governance, drafting of legal documents as well as for advising and supporting the ST Group on compliance and regulatory matters. Prior to that, she had a six years private banking experience, both commercial and legal, working with ABN AMRO and Clariden Leu (Credit Suisse Group).

Mrs Avogadro was also part of GasLog Ltd.’s legal team and actively collaborated to the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.

Fabien Tardito (Director, Treasurer)

Mr Tardito obtained his qualifications with a Master degree in International Asset Management from the CERAM Business School, Sophia Antipolis/Nice (1996, Valedictorian), DESS CAAE at the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE), Nice (1996). In 1996 he joined, Lazard Brothers Asset Management, in London, covering Strategic analysis and budget preparation. From 1998 to 1999 he was with State Street Banque SA, Paris, in the role of a Client Services Officer.

Mr Tardito joined the ST Group in 1999, taking a role with Fidinam (Monte-Carlo) S.A.M., Monaco. Here is duties were  Finance & Administration Officer with responsibility for accounting, documentation and reporting, custody and day-to-day relationships with banks and also focusing on cash management and hedging as well as on risk management, in 2010 he rose to the Managing Director position. In lieu, of its other activities, Fidinam (Monte Carlo) S.A.M. acts as corporate secretary and accounting department for various companies of the ST Group.