Selim R. Chanderli is based in Jakarta (Indonesia) since 2014. Journalist by trade, he co-founded Forward SA in Switzerland (the publisher of BANCO, the Swiss Asset Management Magazine) in 1995 and Forward Services & Consulting Ltd in the UK in 2007. Selim is currently Chief Representative of Forward Group’s representative office in Indonesia. Together with his wife Indira C. Tasan, he launched The Swiss Village, which aims at promoting exchanges between the Swiss and Indonesian independent financial advisors, as well as introducing Swiss financial actors to potential partners and clients in Indonesia. Born in New York, Selim is a Swiss, Italian and Algerian national.
Guy Raymond Cohen is Vice-President of A.NA.CO.FI. (Association Nationale des Conseils Financiers) that he co-founded back in 1995 in Paris, France. Guy is the Chief Executive Officer of Ingénierie Sociale Consultants SARL since 1992. Over the period spanning from 1984 to 1992, Guy was first the Principal Broker and Founder of Longchamp Realty Inc., then in 1988 he held the role of Security Broker at Vanguard Capital USA. He has been also the Founder and CEO of Tennis de Longchamp in Paris, France, since 1971 up to 1983. His education/experience includes Etudes Juridiques Supérieures de l’Université de Droit d’Aix-en-Provence (Law University); Licensed Investment Financial Advisor (= French CIF + IOSB); Licensed French Insurance Broker; former Licensed Real Estate Broker (District of Columbia, Florida); Mortgage Banker Florida and Security Broker Type II - U.S.A.
Poppy Dharsono is a famous Indonesian entrepreneur and fashion designer. Her experience in the fashion industry gets back to the start of 1977, which marked the beginning of a new scene in the Indonesian fashion world. She introduced what is known as a deluxe prêt-à-porter, creating fashionable garments. Poppy has always been very much involved in the activities and development of small local industries within Indonesia. Besides her hard work as a fashion designer, Poppy is also a successful businesswoman with a strong outlook and with sound cultural values. After owning a big factory producing fashion garments, she now runs a garment production company as well as a business in fashion clothing and cosmetics, and she is a Commissioner in a financial security company. These qualities have brought Poppy to become a Board Member at KADIN (Indonesia Chamber of Commerce) for 20 years, holding various positions, among them Vice Chairman of KADIN. She is also the founder and Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Garment and Accessories Suppliers (APGAI). Other Associations which were formed by Poppy are AAMI (Indonesian Association of Apparel Manufacturing) and APPMI (Indonesian Association of Designers and Fashion Business). She has also served as a member of the DPD (Senator - Regional Representative Council) for Central Java from 2009 to 2014.
Vania Franceschelli is a Board member and the Vice-President of FECIF (The European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries, Brussels) on behalf of ANASF, the national association representing financial advisers in Italy. Vania obtained her Law degree at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is a certified European Financial Advisor, European Financial Planner and Private Banker at Allianz Bank. Her main interests relate to the European legislation (MiFID, IDD, KID - PRIIP, UCITS and AIF) and women’s empowerment in the financial sector. In December 2016, Vania became a member of the Marisa Bellisario Foundation, whose purpose is to enhance female professionalism. She was awarded international prizes: Woman Profile (2014) and AI Finance - Best Financial Consultant (2016). Vania acts as key speaker at several conferences and meetings, both in Italy and Europe. She holds a Master in Wealth Management with the MiFID2 approach of the Bologna Business School of the Alma Mater of Bologna; her thesis focused on “To believe in ESG: present and future of sustainable finance”. Vania deals with financial education for students with the project Economic@mente and financial planning for adults with the Pianicalamente project; both are projects of ANASF.
Hanifa Mezoui, PhD, has enjoyed a distinguished career with the United Nations for the past 28 years. In the last ten of those years, she has been Chief of the NGO Section of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) where she has established an impressive record of accomplishments. The Informal Regional NGO network (UN-NGO-IRENE) was developed under her guidance as a critical channel for communicating key themes and programs between the UN and the NGO community, including marginalized groups in developing countries. From 15 January 2010 to January 2011, she was an Associate Fellow at UNITAR specializing on MDG Training & Teaching and has been for several years the Secretary General of the “Association Culturelle Française” of the United Nations. From February 2009 to June 2011, Dr. Mezoui taught at the French University, Sciences Po, Paris, France, a course on “United Nations from theory to practice”. From September 2011 to September 2012, she joined the Office of the President of the Sixty Six General Assembly as the Special Coordinator for the Third Committee and Civil Society. From March 2013 to December 2018, she was a Senior Advisor to the UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, in charge of Humanitarian affairs and Civil Society. Dr. Mezoui engaged the Alliance of Civilizations as a platform on which the international community could build greater understanding and communication to stem the tide of intolerance and misunderstanding. She is actively cooperating with the “Convention of the Independent Financial Advisors”(CIFA), NGO in General Consultative Status with ECOSOC, and she promotes its Annual Forum and Advises CIFA Executive Committee on the preparation and progress of the UN 2030 Development Agenda, especially in regards to the “Financial Situation and its Impact on Youth Unemployment and Women’s Empowerment. Since Mars 2009 to date, she has been designated as the New York Representative of the “International Association of the Economic and Social Councils and Similar institutions” (AICESIS), IGO in Observer status with ECOSOC. Dr. Hanifa Mezoui holds a Doctorate in French Linguistics, an MA in French Literature, an MA in applied Linguistics and an MA in Business Administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France. She has received numerous awards for her work with Civil Society.
Janka has an extensive experience working with executives and Boards to drive growth in financial services and banking industry for various global multinational banking and financial services companies, such as Citigroup, HSBC, ING and SMBC. She has robust experience overseeing and leading compliance and risk management teams as well as executing global corporate governance policies. At the beginning of her career, Janka also worked for the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development in Switzerland. Janka holds an LLM degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada), MBA degree from RIT (Rochester, NY, USA) and Engineering degree from the University of Zilina (Slovakia). She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Lilly joined TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) in March 2013. She is a member of the external distribution team and has responsibility for TDAM's business development for institutional channel on Ontario and Western Canada. Lilly has worked in the financial services industry since 1993, and specializes in the distribution of investment solutions via pension plans, corporate plans, endowments and foundations. Lilly holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University in Canada. Lilly earned a Certified Investement Management Analyst from IMCA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst from CAIA.
Indira C. Tasan is CIFA representative for SE Asia, in Jakarta, where she is based since 2014. Journalist by trade, she co-founded Forward SA in Switzerland (the publisher of BANCO, the Swiss Asset Management Magazine) in 1995 and Forward Services & Consulting Ltd in the UK in 2007. Indira is Chairman of Forward's Group of companies and Editor-in-Chief of BANCO. Together with her husband, Selim R. Chanderli, she launched The Swiss Village, which aims at promoting exchanges between the Swiss and Indonesian independent financial advisors, as well as introducing Swiss financial actors to potential partners and clients in Indonesia. Born in Bangkok, of Indonesian descent (on her father's side), Indira is a Swiss and Italian national.