Prof. Peter Sester
Magda Gabriel has spent her career in banking in Switzerland. After many years of advising family clients in private banking, she turned her focus to advising business families on family enterprise continuity over generations, as a Senior Associate at Cambridge Family Enterprise Group (CFEG). She acted as a Family Facilitator at Harvard Business School’s executive education program Families in Business: From Generation to Generation, which examines pivotal issues facing family businesses. She has now become an Associate Partner of Alpës Capital AG, a multi-family office based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Magda Gabriel began her banking career at UBS in Zurich, followed by Nordfinanz Bank where she worked in commercial banking. She began her work in private banking in 1994 at Rothschild Bank in Zurich. In 2001, she joined HSBC Private Bank as Head of the Zurich Latin American Desk. In 2011, Magda became a Member of the Executive Committee of HSBC Private Bank Switzerland and the Head of the LATAM Business Area for Switzerland and Luxembourg. She also acted as Chairman for the Swiss Trust Company at HSBC Private Bank. In 2014 Magda joined CFEG as a Senior Associate Partner.
Magda Gabriel earned her BA in Business Administration and Economics Science from the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her MBA from the University of Michigan, USA. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.