After obtaining his Federal certificate as a commercial employee at the Banque Cantonale de Genève and at the age of 21, Jimmy took his first steps into finance. After a brief stint at Pictet et Cie., some travelling in Asia, as well as a year in Australia, he returned to Switzerland and joined bridport & Co.
At 27, he became head of the trading team for this well-known Geneva-based company. However, he decided to continue his travel adventures and left for Latin America, for a year, during which time he met his wife with whom he has now been for over 10 years. Back in Switzerland he joined the trading team at SJS Market and then finally returned to bridport & Co. to take up the position of head of the Iberian and Latin American markets. Jimmy decided to leave the world of finance behind in 2019, in order to redirect his career. It was at this moment that he met Walter el Nagar who presented his project to him. Walter quickly understood that the skills that Jimmy had acquired over the past 20 years could be put to very good use in Fondazione MATER.