CEO and Founder
Philippe A. Kerkhoven
Born into a Swiss/Dutch family, Philippe was raised across Europe thereby becoming fluent in English, German, French, Italian and Dutch. He has resided in Asia for the past 18 years.
He began his professional career at Credit Suisse in Zurich before he was asked to establish in Asia the Institutional Client Desk across Singapore and Hong Kong. Upon its successful set up, Philippe joined HSBC Private Bank in Singapore to create a new Market in Asia focusing on EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) which covered HNWI, UHNWI and Family Offices requesting exposure to jurisdiction and investment opportunities in Asia & Pacific.
In 2008, Philippe was called to ING PB Asia, known today as Bank of Singapore. He was responsible for launching and managing the International Market from scratch, which he split into 3 main regions: Europe/UK, the CIS (former Soviet Union) and the B2B market (SFO, PTC, EAM, IPB). Philippe oversaw teams in Singapore, Hong Kong and London to accommodate the clients’ various service needs and provide the right expertise and access to the markets.
Over the years, having developed an understanding of the needs and complexities of large families and investors to source the best deals in the market, Philippe visualized a platform which would better serve them, and the independent multi-family office and asset management firm Pangaea Wealth was born.
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Jean-Marc Vuille
Jean-Marc is a Senior Partner of Neupert Vuille Partners Attorneys-at-law in Zurich and Managing Director of AAS Asset Advisory Services SA, and has a network in various major locations throughout the world. He specializes in corporate, banking and tax law.
Jean-Marc was born in Switzerland and grew up in South Africa where he attended law school. He later graduated in Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in 1968. After several years as an associate in a leading Zurich law firm, he decided to acquaint himself with the banking profession. He joined Dow Banking Corporation and went on to become a Senior Vice President of a reputable consortium bank, Bankinvest, with headquarters in Zurich.
His law practice which he established in 1977 merged with the oldest Swiss law firm in 1989 to become one of the leading law firms in its various areas of expertise. Jean-Marc serves as Chairman and/or Director of several international and Swiss corporations. He is also Chairman or Member of the Board of Trustees of various charitable Foundations.
Advisory Board Member
Thomas brings over 30 years of in-depth experience of the Swiss domestic and International banking and financial industry in the areas of Asset Management and advising high net worth private clients.
Among his various appointments across top-tier banks in Switzerland and Singapore, Thomas acted as Region Head for diverse markets, with his latest appointment being with Bank of Singapore as Managing Director of Central Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Israel regions. Prior to that he was the Regional Market Head at Julius Baer to manage and grow the overall CIS and CEE Business.
Some of Thomas' most notable achievements include successfully developing and leading an Emerging Market region, and managing assets of over CHF 7 billion as a Fixed Income and Equity Fund manager, regularly beating the MSCI Europe index.