Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors
About Claudio Cocca
Claudio is the founder and chairman of Geneva Group International AG (GGI) and founding partner of a Swiss-based Accounting and Tax Consulting Firm. He has over twenty years’ experience in Accounting, Tax and Advisory services. He reconstructed and opened two hotels in Austria, the hotel Das Eisenberg (http://www.TheEisenberg.com) in 2007 and the hotel Raffel (http://www.raffel.at) in 2014 which he manages successfully.
In 2013 Claudio has been chosen among the 100 most powerful people in the global Accounting profession by International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) and the Accountant.
He has received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hon. President Barack Obama in 2016.
In 2017 Claudio was nominated as a member of the Board of Directors and president of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich A v Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria.
In his leisure time, Claudio enjoys collecting Art (Paintings and Photographs), Old-timers and Vintage Watches.
Claudio is a born-and-bred entrepreneur with an anticipatory view on the markets. His key activities include several selected board memberships of national and international companies, including holding companies, trading & tourism companies and financial services providers. He has executed many cross-border M&A transactions, participated in transnational tax and estate planning for individuals of high net worth and ultra-high net worth. Claudio has held several international mandates as consultant to major companies (turn-around, strategic development and financial planning). He acts as trustee, regulated and fully licensed directly by the Swiss Ministry of Finance. He was involved in many international real estate transactions (commercial and residential) and is specialised in the Establishment of regulated investment funds (Switzerland / Luxembourg) in cooperation with major banks.
Claudio studied Economics with a focus on Accounting and Tax at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics. He is a Swiss Accountant and Trustee.