Chairman of Unigestion, Switzerland
Bernard Sabrier is the Chairman of Unigestion and the CEO of Unigestion Asia Pte Ltd. After starting his career in finance at Paribas in 1972, he took control of Geneva-based Unigestion in 1976. Since then he has successfully grown the business into a leading independent asset manager investing in private equity, equities, multi-asset and alternatives – with a strong ESG focus.
In 2011, Mr Sabrier created a Swiss charitable foundation, the Famsa Foundation, as the asset manager’s controlling shareholder. The Foundation, of which he is President, has supported many significant projects across the charitable, educational, cultural and medical fields. Mr Sabrier is also President of Children Action, a charitable foundation for disadvantaged children throughout the world, which he established in 1994. Mr Sabrier has acted as a Director on the Boards of several large European companies and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics. He is also the Co-founder of MAMCO – the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva – the largest contemporary art museum in Switzerland.