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Rugby Club Cern Meryin Saint-Genis

Clermont is committed to supporting the communities local to its offices.  To this end it is our great pleasure to be the main sponsor of Switzerland’s oldest top-flight rugby club and ten times national champions, Rugby Club CERN Meyrin and Saint-Genis.

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Martin Chesler

Martin Chesler

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Martin Chesler

Martin Chesler

Group CEO

Martin Chesler joined the Clermont Group in 2003 from JP Morgan, and is the Group Chief Executive Officer. Born in South Africa, Martin graduated from the University of Cape Town in Commerce and Accounting and qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant. He is a Director of several regulated financial services firms, including being authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority as a director of Spring Finance Limited, a UK based FCA regulated mortgage lender. Martin has led Clermont through a decade of growth, and acts as strategic advisor to high net worth clients and international families.

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Elliot Goodman

Elliot Goodman

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Elliot Goodman

Elliot Goodman

Managing Director

Elliot Goodman joined the Clermont Group in March 2013 as the Managing Director of Clermont Consultants (CH) SA in Geneva. Born in London, Elliot graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Architecture before qualifying as a Solicitor (England & Wales) in August 2002. He moved to Geneva in 2005 to further the development of a newly established independent Trust Company and was the Deputy Managing Director of Investec Trust (Switzerland) SA in the three years prior to his arrival at Clermont. In 2010 Elliot was listed by Private Client Practitioner as one of the top 35 private client professionals under 35 globally and in 2013 was submitted for inclusion on the Citywealth Leaders List. Elliot has extensive experience in establishing and administering complex estate and tax planning structures and has played a material role in the acquisition, structuring and subsequent management of a diverse range of assets including residential and commercial real estate, artwork and holdings in private companies.

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Jeff Margolis

Jeff Margolis

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Jeff Margolis

Jeff Margolis

Director

Jeff Margolis has over 30 years’ experience in the Trust industry having set up his own International Trust Management business in 1985 and merging this business with Norman Epstein to form the Clermont Group in 1996. Jeff qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Cape Town in 1963, and practiced in Cape Town until 1979, becoming a partner at Epstein, Bloch & Co (now Grant Thornton). Following emigration to the UK in 1979, he practiced as a Chartered Accountant before becoming a shareholder in a small Licenced Deposit Taker. Jeff also co-founded Spring Finance Limited, an FCA regulated mortgage lender, and the Cheval Bridging Finance group which became a leading player in the regulated bridging finance market.

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Sharon Shapshak

Sharon Shapshak

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Sharon Shapshak

Sharon Shapshak

CFO

Sharon Shapshak graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and qualified as a South African Professional Accountant in 1982. She spent 16 years in public practice in Johannesburg, including heading up the tax department of Octagon Chartered Accountants. Sharon joined London City firm Civvals Chartered Accountants following her emigration to the UK in 1999, where she became a partner. She is a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Clermont Consultants (UK) Ltd since joining Clermont in 2007.

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Valerie Dagnaud

Valerie Dagnaud

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Valerie Dagnaud

Valerie Dagnaud

Director

Valerie Dagnaud joined Clermont in 2002 as a Trust Administrator and has been a senior Trust Officer for the last five years. She is a full member of the Society of Trust Estate and Practitioners (Suisse Romande branch). She has ten years’ experience in offshore trust and company administration and management including new clients, formation, legal documentation, compliance with BVI, Nevis, Monegasque and Swiss-Romande law, investment and property transactions, bank, brokerage and investment applications and transfers. In the previous 10 years she has had experience within international investment banking and brokerage firm for HNW clients.

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Michelle Schoeninger

Michelle Schoeninger

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Michelle Schoeninger

Michelle Schoeninger

Senior Trust Manager

Michelle Schoeninger began her trust career in 2005 in a leading bank in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior, although a lawyer, she worked for several years as a trader. Moving to Geneva, Michelle has worked for Summit Trust International Group and Investec Trust (Switzerland) SA. Her legal and finance background give Michelle the necessary tools to manage complex trust structures, which vary from investment vehicles for liquid assets, art collections, commercial and residential properties, private equity, charitable structures, private trust companies and family offices. Michelle speaks 6 languages and has an MBA in finance.

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Kim Grover

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Kim Grover

Senior Trust Manager

Kim Grover is TEP and FIA qualified with over 15 years experience of trust and corporate management, cross border estate and wealth planning (including trusts, PTCs, companies, foundations and limited partnerships) for family wealth and operating businesses, with particular emphasis on planning for UK resident non domiciled persons and US foreign grantor structuring. Prior to joining Clermont as a Senior Trust Manager in 2015, Kim worked for an independent trust company in Jersey Channel Islands and subsequently in Geneva for over 15 years, of which 8 years as a Client Director. Kim particularly enjoys working with international families and conflict of law issues.

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Tanya Scantlebury

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Tanya Scantlebury

Director

Tanya Scantlebury, a native of London, was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. She began her professional career as an In House Advocate and Deputy Team Leader for a national firm of solicitors in the United Kingdom. In 2010, she was Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court - British Virgin Islands (“BVI”). In 2011, Tanya relocated to the BVI and was employed as a civil and commercial litigator, before moving in house as Senior Legal Counsel for an international trust company where she advised on a vast range of contentious and non-contentious multi-jurisdictional trust and corporate matters. In 2016, Tanya joined Clermont as the Managing Director of the BVI office. In addition to her legal qualifications, she also holds TEP designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths in the BVI.

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Colin Moore

Colin Moore

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Tania Steven-Jennings

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Alexis Wyatt

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Andrea Aegerter

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Aneta Martin

Aneta Martin

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Caroline Scanlon

Caroline Scanlon

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David Kihogo

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Debbie Saucede

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Gabriela Fedullo-Lachat

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Isabelle Briner

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Ishali Patel

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Ivana Hodel

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Jeanette Joseph

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Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

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Katy Shayle

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Santiago Puig Viladomiu

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Malissa Barillier

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Samantha Kingham

Samantha Kingham

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Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee

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