Team Management

A dedicated team

RAM Capital hand-picks it’s colleagues on both their professional skills and their ethical qualities. i.e. their devotion to acting in our clients’ best interests. In a relatively small team such as ours, everyone counts, and we are confident of offering you one of the international market’s top teams.

Our team leaders combine about 100 years’ experience in trading, investment and risk management in the fields of fixed income, equities, commodities and foreign exchange currency trading, gained in leading financial institutions prior to joining RAM Capital.

Mete Sarper

Mete sarper

Partner & Board member

Mete is the Founder/Partner of RAM Capital SA in Geneva, which he set up in 2002. EXPERT ADVICE

He was formerly treasurer of Turkish Bank (UK) Ltd. in London, which he had joined in 1988. In his capacity as treasurer, from 1995, he managed all the group’s investment policies and assets, including a portfolio of around USD 300 million invested in emerging markets. Prior to that, from 1991 to 1995, he headed up the bank’s foreign exchange and money market departments, developing substantial trade flows with Turkish banks and corporations and becoming one of the first Turkish market makers.

Mete Sarper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ogeday Topcular

Ogeday topçular

Partner & Board member

Ogeday is a partner of RAM Capital and worked as an executive vice-president till 2017, which he joined in 2003. He was the head of the Asset Management department, where he had overall responsibility for portfolio management activities and the risk management and investment policies. He was formerly the company’s risk manager, in charge of developing and enhancing the risk management policies and their application to both funds and portfolios.

The added value that he has contributed ranges from the development of new structured products and hedging techniques to the establishment of RAM Capital’s strict risk controls and reporting procedures. Ogeday was previously a valued member of Garanti Bank, where he worked in the Turkish Treasury and Risk Management department for seven years.

He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Lancaster University in the UK.

Shelly Vionnet

Shelly vionnet

Director, board member & compliance officer

Shelly is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of experience in Management. Besides her Management role, she was responsible of the Compliance and Risk Management for many years. Shelly works at RAM since 2017 as Director and Compliance Officer. She joined us after working with UBS, where she was Head of Market Development for the Turkish market, a management role that included responsibility for marketing strategy and new project development in Turkey, as well as the training of around 100+ client-service staff.

During her professional journey, she acted as outsourced consultant, for the creation of AlphaSwiss Partners SA and assumed the role of Compliance Officer for 4 years for them. Shelly speaks three languages and continued her professional and financial training by participating in a private MBA program as well as various and continuous Compliance, and Risk Management and assessment trainings.

Last but not least, besides her professional activity, Shelly achieved a meditation teaching program and became a meditation teacher in Association Meditation Lausanne Renens.

Andre horak

Head of wealth management

André joined RAM Capital SA in April 2018 as Head of Wealth Management. Before joining RAM Capital, André worked at Probus Cie SA in Geneva, where he was Associate Partner and Senior Relationship Manager. Prior to that André had a long banking career. He started his banking experience in UBS Geneva in 1991 and leaved UBS Zurich in 2006 as a Executive Director serving mainly Central European “Private High Net Worth and Key clients”. André holds a Law degree from Université de Genève, Switzerland and speaks 5 languages.

Dilara sarper

Head of operations

Dilara Sarper is the Vice President of Operations at RAM Capital, and joined the team in June 2018.

After achieving her Swiss Federal Examination Bilingual Diploma, Dilara decided to study in the fast pace city of London, and additionally accepted an Erasmus challenge in Madrid, which resulted in the chance of mastering 4 languages.

She then started her career within Tesla, California-based company founded by Elon Musk with the objective to achieve a sustainable energy future. It is in the Marketing and Events Department in Geneva where Dilara evolved for more than 2 years, planned and managed 3 events per week, constantly working on different Projects in order to achieve the sales objectives, participated in the execution of the launch of the new models in Geneva (Model X) and new stores in Switzerland, and was as well given the responsibility of managing a pop up store in Gstaad for few months. Dilara then decided to join RAM Capital and build new competences and skills in this evolving industry which has always captivated her.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Westminster London, in England.

Sophie chambaz

Business assistant & junior compliance

Sophie joined RAM Capital in December 2019 as Business Assistant & Junior Compliance.

She joined us after working one year at Azure Wealth Switzerland, Geneva where she was Operational manager. Prior to that she worked between 2016-2018 in LGT Private Banking and Asset Management, Geneva as Assistant in Middle East & Africa and before that she was Relationship Assistant & Responsible LBA in Socofigest from 2010 till 2016. After her graduation from high school, Sophie continued her language and communication studies in University of Bolton followed by University of Grenoble in France.

She holds a diploma of Wealth Management Assistant from Ifage, Genève

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