The Swiss Food Group team gathers complementary expertise to support management and companies in their development.
Board of Directors
Swiss Food Group benefits from an ecosystem favorable to develop challenging projects though an active Board of Directors. Board members have unique and complementary skills as well as a strong track record.
Michele Novak Moser
Benoît de Combaud
Robert Fadel – Board member
Mr. Fadel began his career at a strategy consulting firm in Boston and Paris. He then worked for more than 20 years in retail and commercial real estate. He was CEO for 10 years at the ABC Group in Lebanon, the country’s leading department stores and shopping centres.
He was also involved in politics, as a member of the Lebanese parliament for 7 years before stepping down in 2016 in protest against the corruption and lack of reforms. At the same time, he actively supported an association for the prevention of armed conflicts around the world: the respected International Crisis Group.
Nicolas Boucault – Operating Partner
Mr. Boucault has more than 20 years of experience in mid & large cap companies in different sectors such as services, retail, franchises, wholesale, B2B, luxury and manufacturing. Nicolas has held various roles as CEO and CFO in companies held by private equity funds where he played a major role in the restructuration. He has excellent capabilities to define and implement a business strategy.
With his international experience, Nicolas has a global network of contacts in more than 35 countries.
Charles-Albert Dubois COO
Graduated from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Charles-Albert joined Shelter’ Group in July 2018 after spending nearly a decade working in procurement, supply chain and operations in both FMCG and food companies.
Whilst managing and implementing the company strategy for Shelter, Charles-Albert supervises SFG’ operational activities.
Julien Spring, Group Chief Financial Officer
Julien Spring holds an MSc in Economics and a Swiss CPA. He has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, M&A, treasury and management, gained over various roles in a large international industrial group and mid-sized services corporations. in Switzerland, France and Asia.
Alexia Desbiolles – Intern
After a first experience in private banking, Alexia joined Swiss Food Group where she works on portfolio monitoring and screening of new Food & Beverage investment.
Alexia holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Lausanne.
Adam Said – Chairman
Mr. Said is the chairman of the Board of the Swiss Food Group. He is also the co-founder and CEO of ACE & Company, an investment firm specializing in Private Equity, since 2005. Since founding ACE, he has overseen the execution of over 50 direct investment transactions and managed several public portfolios for investors.
During his tenure, Mr Said has overseen the growth of the company to over $1.1Bln in total assets run across its five offices globally. Mr Said previously worked at Unifund, a single-family office, and China International Capital Corporation. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor degree from Babson College. Mr Said is also the proud founder and board member of GVA2, an association promoting positive developments and projects in the Geneva region.
Michele Novak Moser – Board Member
Ms. Novak-Moser has more than 25 years of experience in project management, marketing, and event planning in the luxury food industry. Michèle has a rich experience thanks to the various positions she held, such as COO of Caviar House Prunier Switzerland, COO and GM of Balik.
Michèle has also led several projects, including the development of new restaurant concepts and new stores opening.
Claude Hauser – Board Member
Mr. Hauser was chairman of the Board of Directors of Migros, one of Switzerland’s two largest food retailers, for 12 years. He benefits from a rich experience in the food and retail sector as well as a valuable network.
In addition, Claude has board seats in many companies in Switzerland.
Benoît de Combaud – Board Member
Mr. De Combaud is the Founder and former executive chairman of Combagroup. Combagroup has developed an innovative production system that increases lettuce productivity by up to 10 times. Benoît led all the steps from concept definition to commercialization. He has negotiated and created two joint ventures with industry leaders in France and Switzerland. Combagroup has received the Venture Kick I, II and III awards.
Benoît is an engineer with both a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a particular appetite for new technologies. He also has an important network in the field of agriculture and agronomy.
Philippe Chevrier – Board Member
Mr. Chevrier is a 2 Michelin stars chef and a seasoned entrepreneur. Philippe has a rich experience in the catering and gastronomy sector. He has founded and managed many successful restaurants such as Domaine de Chateauvieux, Denise’s Art of Burger and
Philippe also manages other companies in the restaurant, fine food and wine sectors.
He is known/recognized for his culinary skills, as displayed by his double Michelin stars and membership of Relais & Château.
His knowledge of cooking coupled with his seasoned entrepreneurial spirit allows Philippe to identify and exploit the most promising food trends.