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Tony Mahabir

Tony Mahabir, President of CIFA

Chief Executive Officer, Canfin Financial Group of Companies MBA, CMC, CIM, RRC, CFP). Tony is the Chairman and CEO of Canfin Financial Group of Companies, an entity which provides professional wealth management advisory services to businesses, professionals and individuals across Canada and globally. Outside of work, he is passionate about the profession and financial literacy, so he gives back by serving as the Chairman for The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning, volunteering as a Director of The Financial Planning Association in the USA, while sitting concurrently on the Board of Governors for Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. He was also the past Director and past Chair of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners in Canada.
Over the last two decades, Tony has been invited to share his passion, knowledge and experiences across Canada and internationally on Strategy, Cultural Diversity, The Wealth Management Industry, Standards of Care and Cross-Border Financial Planning for Multinational Clients. Tony has earned an MBA, is a Certified Management Consultant, Certified Financial Planner, and Chartered Investment Manager and is the recipient of Fellow of FPSC (Financial Planning Standards Council).

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Jean-Pierre Diserens, Secretary-General of CIFA

Jean-Pierre Diserens is Founding Partner of Fidurhone SA, Geneva, an asset management and fiduciary trust company licensed by the Swiss Federal Banking Commission.
Before founding Fidurhone in 1976, he held executive positions in several financial companies specialised in all areas of asset management. He is a Swiss citizen.

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Mr. Guy Thomas Levy-Soussan
Guy Thomas Levy-Soussan, Member

Born in Monaco on F1 Grand Prix day, started his carrier in 1990 by auditing major French Banks. Then, he worked in M&A department of Nomura London before moving to New York, taking a position with Bear Stearns in the Financial Asset structured Transactions group. After few years on Wall Street, he created a marketing and financial 'boutique' in midtown Manhattan specialized in cross-border dealing with European manufacturing companies. In 1997, after selling his company to one of his trading partner, he returned to the banking industry. He was named, in 1999, Head of the European Private Banking in North America at HSBC Americas (Formerly Republic National Bank of New York). He returned to Monaco in 2002 as Head of the International Group at HSBC Private Bank Monaco. Since 2006 and up to 2014, Mr. Levy-Soussan was Co-Head of Private banking at Bank J. SAFRA SARASIN (Monaco) SA. Then, in 2015, Guy Thomas became the Chief Executive and Trustee of preeminent Private Management Company based in Monaco, with overall responsibility and general management of all private assets. In September 2016, he join UBP Bank in Monaco as Managing Director and he is responsible to develop the business of the bank in the Principality. furthermore, Guy Thomas is Co-founder and General Secretary of MVCA, Founder and President of the Wine and Business of Monaco, Co-founder and Vice-President of CREM (Club des Résident étranger de Monaco), member of the Commission des Activités de Gestion (AMAF), Vice-Chairman of the Financial and Banking committee of the Economic and Social council of Monaco (CES-ECOSOC) and Board member of the Grimaldi Forum (State-owned company). Guy Thomas was named 'Chevallier du Tastevin' at Clos Vougeot in 2011, and, in 2012, 'Chevallier' dans l'Ordre de Saint-Charles (Monaco Légion D'honneur). Guy Thomas is member of the Foundation Board of CIFA.