Meet the team
We are a team of passionate professionals with deep expertise in global real estate investment, finance, marketing, operations management and software development from top tier firms.
Our vision is to lead the disruption in real estate investment. We combine our collective investment experience with unprecedented cutting-edge technology to provide an higher and asymmetrical risk/reward ratio to a much wider group of investors.
Dan AMAR, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dan worked in multiple real estate oriented family offices and real estate funds. In 2011, he launched his first startup, a software development company, and later moved to New York to deploy European and American family offices money in hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate and startups. He launched Foxstone in 2015. Dan holds a Master in Management and Finance from HEC Geneva.
Michael LAHYANI, Executive Board member of Foxstone,
CEO & Founder of Propertyfinder Group
Michael moved to Dubai in 2005 where he launched propertyfinder.ae, soon becoming the most popular property portal in the region. Today, the company operates across seven markets and employs over 300 people. He is also a founding partner at Merro, a vehicle that invests in online marketplaces across the globe. Michael holds a Master in Economics and Finance from HEC Lausanne.
David EL-EINI, Chief Operating Officer,
Co-founder of My-store.ch
David has 15 years of experience in online and offline retail industry. He spent most of his career growing his family retail business with 11 stores and more than 50 employees. In 2009 he co-founded My-store.ch, the leading flash sale website in Switzerland which was acquired by Ringier AG group in 2015. David has strong experience in business operations, team management and strategic planning. He holds a Political Science degree from the University of Geneva.
Yossi AMAR, Chief Technology Officer
Yossi worked for seven years in a prominent family office based in Geneva as a Quantitative Analyst. He spent the next four years at Propertyfinder Group in Dubai, in charge of different senior roles such as Consumer Experience and Product Development. Yossi then launched his consultancy firm helping digital SMEs enhancing internal processes and developing large scale international projects.
Sébastien NICOLLET, Acquistion Manager
Sébastien has worked in real estate and more specifically in real estate agencies for almost 20 years. He began his career as a Real Estate Manager at Rosset SA Real Estate Agency and then at Grange & Cie SA. In 2008 he focuses on real estate brokerage and in 2014 he becomes head of sales for l’Immobilière Romande Imro SA, in which he manages a team of four people in the sale, promotion and management of real estate development projects. He joined Foxstone as Acquisition manager in April 2018. Sébastien is the holder of a Federal Certificate of Design Architecture.
Nicolas TERRIER, Analyst
Nicolas worked for several years at Credit Suisse as underwriter for complex real estate transactions and development projects in the Swiss French area. During this period, he was in charge of a real estate and commercial portfolio. In earlier time, he had worked in finance and marketing for prestigious brands within the watchmaking industry. Nicolas holds a Bachelor degree in hospitality management from the École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and a Master degree in real estate from the EBS Universität in Germany.
Hugo ROUAST, Investor Relations
Hugo has worked for several years in wealth management to assist private clients with their real estate and financial investments. Previously, Hugo started in the banking sector as a financial products broker, he then worked in asset management to develop partnerships with independent asset managers. He holds a Master’s degree in Management, specialising in Market Finance
Sami BARUH, Investor Relations Coordinator
Sami worked as a collaborator in wealth manager for a private bank in Geneva. In 2011, he moved to Turkey where he was in charge of the logistic operations for a commodities trading company. He joined Foxstone in 2018. Sami holds a degree in management and finance.
Maurice COURTOIS, Software Architect
Maurice moved from Canada to United States where he studied, lived and worked for companies such as News Corp, Mercedes Benz and Uversa International. Later in 2009, he moved to Switzerland. Maurice has been managing full stack software development projects his entire career in the media and Financial sectors in both large corporation and startups. His area of expertise are high level software architecture, security, conternisation, clustering, devops and scalability.
Panagiotis IATROU, Senior Front End Developer
Panagiotis has ten years of international work experience as Full-Stack developer. He worked for major companies including Samsung, Pragma and Dermalogica. Additionally, he is involved into blockchain technology since the early days and has a deep knowledge in crypto securities. Panagiotis holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Thessaloniki.
Adam MACKIEWICZ, Senior Backend Developer
Adam has 14 years of software development track record. He was instrumental in many development projects across Europe. He is an expert in backend development and has a deep expertise in software architecture and performance improvement. Adam is very talented when it comes to solve logical problems and complex solutions.
Philippe BECKERS, Board Advisor
Philippe has more than 20 years of experience as C-level executive, sparring partner and coach, business development manager, profit center manager, and program/project manager. He is active as Corporate Management Advisor and Transition Manager in Switzerland and Luxembourg in different industries: IT services, Asset Management servicing and Real Estate.
He is an Independent Board Director of Procimmo SA, Valres Fund Management SA, Adepa Asset Management SA and Adepa Global Services. Involved in the Fintech Fusion Incubator since its creation in 2015, Philippe acts a Venture Partner for the “vertical” Fusion PropTech. Philippe Beckers has a License in Physics from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a PhD in Sciences from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Philippe PERLES, Board Advisor
Philippe is President and Senior Partner of Noveo Conseil SA, a management-consulting company based in Geneva, Paris and London. He has a 30-year track record in Business Consulting, Commodity Trading and Private Banking industries. He participated in the planning, design, and implementation of large infrastructures for several major banks, financial companies and commodity traders.
He is an Independent Board Member at several companies including Bank Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA, and at Edmond de Rothschild Holding. He is also an Independent Board Member and President of the Audit Committee at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (France). Philippe is also an Independent Board Member at Bedrock Realtime SA, Bedrock Holdings SA and at ARIF.
Philippe holds a degree in Commercial and Industrial Sciences from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Ivan SCHOUKER, Board Advisor
Ivan is co-founder and Managing Partner of Finarchitects LLC, an operating partner services group accompanying investors, entrepreneurs and management teams. He is involved in the technology-led financial services sector since 1999 as Chief Executive, board member or advisor. He previously led as Chief Executive two online banking & investment services institutions with American Express and Toronto Dominion. He also designed and led the restructuring, transformation, then expansion of an Asian family owned banking group.
Ivan was a principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton (now PWC Strategy) in Hong Kong, London, New York and Washington DC. He began his career in investment banking at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in New York and Taiwan.
He holds Master degrees from Columbia University, the London School of Economics, and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. He lectures on change management at the University of Geneva’s Graduate School of Economics and Management.
Vaudoise is one of the ten largest private insurers in Switzerland. Founded in 1895, it provides individuals and SME with high-level advice and solutions in all areas of insurance and is present throughout the country through its network of more than a hundred agencies. It owns the best residential property portfolio at a national level (IAZI/CIFI 2017) and is a prominent actor in Swiss real estate sector. Vaudoise lately acquired Bernivest, a FINMA compliant real estate fund direction.
Founded in 1994, Investis Group is a leading residential property company in the Lake Geneva region and a national real estate services provider active in the two synergetic segments of Properties and Real Estate Services.
Ochsner & Associés
Ochsner Ochsner & Associés is a boutique law firm providing tailor-made legal services to banks, insurances, asset managers and financial institutions. They are leaders in Switzerland in regards of online investment platforms and crypto currencies.
Kinetic is a Strategic Consulting Group that partners with ambitious companies and leading international organisations to develop compelling strategies and deliver practical solutions that lead to business transformations.
One of the top ten European fintech accelerator, Fintech Fusion works on three verticals: FinTech, LifeTech and PropTech. Backed by prominent corporate partners such as Temenos, Polytech Ventures and Polytechnical School of Lausanne, Fintech Fusion is the leading technology hub in Switzerland.
Swiss Crowdfunding Association
SCA is promoting the domain of crowdfunding in Switzerland. The association counts the country best active platforms and disseminates the best practices among all the actors. It provides studies and white papers in regards with the sector and is acting as main bridge between platforms and governmental entities.
The association pursues the following goals: To create the bridge between established real estate companies, innovative start-ups and any other interested party in Switzerland and abroad, to support any projects that the committee or a member of the association has proposed and accepted by the General Assembly. To make known the world of Proptech to any interested person or company, to promote the Proptech sector as well as organizing training courses and seminars on Proptech! Moreover, we provide advisory services to our members
Swiss Proptech Association
The Association links established real estate companies in Switzerland with PropTech startups to enhance technology integration into large scale transformation programs. It is also introducing startups to real estate summits and events all around Europe.