Etienne Kiss-Borlase was born in 1966 in Geneva, Switzerland. Talented horse rider and skier at a young age, he enjoys all types of sports including sailing, tennis, football and wakeboard. He is also an active and totaly emotional Art-collector. He is now married with four children.
In early 1993 Etienne Kiss-Borlase successfully graduated with a diploma in economics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St Gallen (www.unisg.ch ).
Etienne then joined CS First Boston Ltd in London as an Analyst in the investment banking department working with the most sophisticated issuers and corporates active in all kind of industries such as Oil & Gas, Pharma, Reinsurer, Telecom, Banks, etc. He also enjoyed working on the primary market, on numerous financings such as complex bond issues, first asset backed securities, sophisticated structured products, IPO’s and listings and privatization. He qualified as SFA member.
After this investment banking experience Etienne Kiss-Borlase returned to Geneva to gain experience in the corporate services industry and, in accounting, audit, internal audit, tax and corporate structuring as a complement to his finance expertise.
Etienne qualified as a Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1999. In 2001 he was appointed Managing Partner. In 2006 he created and gave his name to his own Corporate Service Provider company in Geneva (www.ekbf.ch). In 2009 he created GAS – Global Audit Services SA (www.global-audit-services.ch) with two other minority partners. In 2010, driven by the growth, the momentum, and the energy in South East Asia, Etienne Kiss-Borlase founded Swiss Fiduciary and Advisory Services Pte. Ltd., Singapore, where he is now residing. SFAS is providing corporate advisory and consulting services as well as accounting and reporting services to corporates with international exposures and requirements.
Since 2013, Etienne is actively managing as CEO or deputy CEO a number fast growing technology start-ups, groups and ventures active in Energy and Mining Technologies around the world such as JV Energy Consulting Pte. Ltd. and in and MetOxs Pte. Ltd. providing strategic and management consulting services and bringing his extensive experience of company management and business development. When investing he also provides his expertise, his extended network of contacts and his thorough understanding of the finance and private equity industry.
As serial entrepreneur and with his extended expertise in consulting and advisory, Etienne is a member of numerous Board of directors. Business management is dynamic and complex. Through professional experience and exposure, client interactions, and personal ventures, Etienne Kiss-Borlase has developed extensive management and professional skills, a wide ranging network of professionals, and an in-depth knowledge of the areas of Finance, Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources.
Thanks to his extended experience in finance he was appointed President of the Geneva based Groupement Patronal des Gérants de Patrimoines (Wealth Manager Owner’s Association – WMOA). This association was founded in 1938 to bring together owners of wealth management companies and banks. In this role in 2000, he took part to the foundation of OAR-G, an SRO created to enforce the compliance of anti-money laundering regulations in Switzerland. And in 2013, under his impulsion the WMOA created AllianceFinance. AllianceFinance unites the numerous non-big-banks actors of the Swiss Financial Place.
Because of his proven integrity, ethics, professionalism and profound sense of humanism, Etienne Kiss-Borlase has been asked and appointed as Member and President of the Board of Directors of numerous companies within a large number of industries in Switzerland, Singapore, and around the world. In this role, he is often exposed to questions, attacks, and allegations by journalist and other entities. All of the attacks are and have been proven to be groundless.