Jean-Philippe is a qualified Swiss lawyer. He pursued his studies in Switzerland and the US and completed them with a Master in Laws at Cambridge University and a PhD from Zurich University. Over the last twenty years, he has practised law within internationally known law firms and financial institutions in Geneva, Zurich and Washington. He has been involved for many years in setting up and managing charitable foundations in Switzerland and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Lausanne and is a regular speaker at international expert gatherings.
Pierre-François Unger is professor of medicine. He has been chief of the emergencies department of the Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève. He is also a politician, former Chair of the Geneva Council of State and member of the Democratic and Christian Party. As member and Chair of several foundations other than Ceres, he has a wide experience in foundation’s management.
Benoît is a leading competition law expert. He has extensive experience in all areas of Swiss and European competition law. Benoît is also a recognized specialist in the law of tax-exempt/non-profit organizations. He has incorporated numerous international foundations and associations and regularly advises clients with respect to the structuring and implementation of charitable projects in Switzerland and abroad.
Mariella has a law degree from the Univerity of Geneva and qualified as a notary in Geneva in 2001. Having worked as a notary for a large firm in Geneva, she became a partner at Poncet, Buhler, Lacin & Vallery in 2008. Over her career she has gained extensive experience of setting up numerous foundations for her clients.