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Non-executive Board Member
Mr. Richard was born in Switzerland, in 1950. After his studies at the law school of the University of Geneva, he has been admitted to the Geneva and Zürich Bars.
Mr. Richard initially worked in maritime law and trading, commercial law, and corporate and tax matters. He is also a consultant in the commodity, oil & gas energy sector.
With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Richard started his career as attorney-at-law in the 1980s. He has worked with several international law firms in New York, Zürich and Geneva. Before becoming Partner of the law firm Python in 1988, he worked for Cargill Group, as legal counsel, and with the International Maritime Chamber in Paris, as arbitrator. He established his own law firm in 2018.
Furthermore, Mr. Richard was legal counsel of Inglewood Gestion SA Geneva, company acting in dry commodity trading in Africa. He was Member of the Board of Camper & Nicholsons International Ltd Geneva, a luxury yacht brokerage company, and is Member of the Board of Lumar SA Geneva since 1993, a company acting in ship management and ship financial trading. Since 2011, Mr. Richard is a Member of the Board of Rosneft Trading SA Geneva and TNK Trading International SA Geneva, oil trading companies.