Our Management

Vincenzo Piantedosi

Chairman (Shareholder)

Vincenzo has more than 40 years of experience in banking having spent 33 years at BSI SA, at the time the largest bank headquartered in southern Switzerland, where he oversaw banking subsidiaries around the world as a member of the Executive Committee since 2004.

In 2015, Vincenzo established Amber Bank & Trust Ltd in the Bahamas which he sold to the Britannia Financial Group in 2019.

He acquired Agora Investments SGR SpA in 2022. And in 2023 became majority shareholder of Agora Capital SA in Geneva and in partnership with Sofia Saracho founded Agora Financial Group SA which he Chairs.

Vincenzo holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Bridgeport, CT, an MBA in Finance and International Business from the New York University and an Executive Certificate from the INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Sofia Saracho de Oyarzabal

CEO (Managing Partner)

Sofia, with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, she has been involved in the top management of banks, financial companies, wealth managers and brokers. After spending more than 12 years with Santander in Mexico and Miami, where she ended as the Head Strategy and Business Development of International Private Banking, in 2011, Sofia partnered in a start-up fintech in NY. In 2012, Sofia established a family office in Geneva and she sat in the Boards of the regulated entities of Britannia Group in the UK, Bahamas, Dubai and Switzerland until mid 2023.

Sofia then launched Agora Capital SA and in partnership with Vincenzo Piantedosi founded Agora Financial Group SA.

As an entrepreneur, Sofia is an investor/ partner in various non-financial companies in Mexico, USA and Europe.

Sofia holds a BA in Finance from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Vincent Garcia

Head of Wealth Management / Director

Vincent has more than 20 years of experience in Wealth Management, with Large Banks (Santander and HSBC), Private Banks (Lombard Odier) and Multi Family Offices. Through his career Vincent has been advising Ultra and High Net Worth families based in Mexico, Latin America and Europe, establishing investment strategies, managing assets with Advisory and Discretionary mandates, helping with their wealth planning and family governancestrategies and advising some families in M&A processes.

Vincent is a CFA Charterholder and graduated in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

Laurent Azencot

Head of IDB Business

Laurent has 20 years of experience in the Inter Dealer Brokerage. He spent most of his career between Exane Options in Geneva as Head of Eurostoxx Options and futures for the Sales and Trading Desk and BGC Brokers in Geneva as a Director and Head of Eurostoxx, Cash Equity and Delta One Desks, where he became the top producer in the Geneva office. Laurent has a deep knowledge of the market and a very solid reputation, having developed strong business relationships with all major equity derivatives players: Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Money Managers, Asset Managers and Independent Market Maker.

Laurent holds a BS from Bordeaux Business School (Major in Finance) and a MBA from Wake Forest University (AACSB), North Carolina, USA.

Our Team

Charles de Chabaneix

Khalid Chkirni

Alexandra Bonzon

Alice Prothery

Nicolas Gheung

Wadh Retayli

Boris Launois

Cédric Farhat

Paulina Peier

Hervé Le Bourhis

Michael Berreby

Yannick Ndoumbe

Olivier Peltier

Patrick Crutchfield