Symphony International appoints Oliviero Bottinelli to its Board as Independent Director alongside Georges Gagnebin stepping to Chairman

– HONG KONG, Hong Kong –  Symphony International Holdings Limited (LON: SIHL) today announced that effective 27 November 2019, Pierangelo Bottinelli retired from his position as Chairman and an Independent Director of the Company. He will, however, continue to support Symphony in a new appointment as Chairman Emeritus.

At the same time, Georges Gagnebin, an Independent Director of the Company, was appointed to the position of Chairman of Symphony. The Company is pleased to also announce the appointment of Oliviero Bottinelli as a new Independent Director on the same date.

Mr. Pierangelo Bottinelli has been an Independent Director of the Company since December 2005. During his tenure as Chairman, Mr Bottinelli has provided invaluable advice and direction, which has helped position Symphony for continued growth and value creation for years to come.

 “Pierre has been a great mentor and confidant to me and the rest of the Symphony team. We are delighted that Pierre has agreed to continue his involvement with the Company as Chairmen Emeritus. We thank him for his guidance and contributions over the last 14 years. Together with the appointments of Georges as Chairman and Oliviero as an Independent Director, Symphony and its shareholders will continue to benefit from strong oversight, governance and strategic advice.” said Anil Thadani, Chairman of Symphony Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. and a Director of Symphony.

About Georges Gagnebin

As the newly appointed Chairman, Mr Gagnebin, joined Symphony as an Independent Director in July 2007. Mr. Gagnebin has more than 50 years of experience in banking and private wealth management and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Pâris Bertrand S.A., Luxembourg and Pâris Bertrand S.A., Geneva. Mr. Gagnebin is an extremely capable successor who will provide strong leadership to Symphony.

About Oliviero Bottinelli

Mr. Oliviero Bottinelli will bring, as a new Independent Director, extensive experience in investments and the luxury sector. Mr. Bottinelli currently overseas Imagine Capital Limited, a private family office overseeing investments in Asia and Europe. He also serves on the Board of Audemars Piguet. Prior roles include the Chief Executive Officer of Audemars Piguet Asia Pacific and an Executive at BP de Silva. Mr. Bottinelli graduated from the Business School of Lausanne with a degree in Business Administration.

About Symphony

Symphony International Holdings Limited is a London listed strategic investment company that invests in consumer-related businesses, primarily in the healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle, logistics and education sectors predominantly in Asia. It offers a way for investors to gain exposure to rising disposable incomes and wealth in fast-growing economies. Symphony’s objective is to provide superior capital growth by investing in high-quality companies and form long-term business partnerships with talented entrepreneurs and management teams. Symphony’s investment team has a broad range of expertise – many of its professionals have been working in Asia for more than 30 years.

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