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Aldo Garbagnati

Founder & Chairman


Dubai, AE

Aldo Garbagnati
Mark Freitas
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Sarika Garg

Aldo Garbagnati’s Biography

Aldo Garbagnati, an Italian national of noble origin raised in Switzerland, is the Founder and Chairman of the Emicapital group. Based in Dubai and London, Emicapital is a boutique consultancy serving corporations, HNWIs and their families interested in the Gulf region. Assistance services include assets structuring, relocation, succession planning, finance, banking, private equity investments and customised advisory.

Aldo has been a founder, investor and CEO of several Companies since 1990 and has a track record of successful projects in the industrial, financial and trading sectors. He has served several European families for over 25 years in their wealth protection, family structuring and business relocation projects.

A consultant to multiple Ministries in the UAE, Aldo is also an advisor to the ruling families of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and he cooperates with the UAE Embassy in London for FDI projects. He is also an Executive Director of the Private Office of HH Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum in Switzerland. In 2015, Aldo joined Global Partnership Family Offices, a Family business association in London, as Chairman of the Middle East office.

In 2014 Aldo founded the Emicapital Foundation in London, a UK registered Charity which supports art, education and cultural exchange between Europe and the Gulf states. In this domain, Aldo is a member of the BAFTA President Club, chaired by HRH Prince William and supports other charities such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Arts.

In 2019, within the non-profit envelope of the Foundation, Aldo and his team started POLYSEUM, a cultural project in the Fine Arts space connecting private Art collectors to educational events and exhibitions for children.

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Aldo has set up Art4Life, an online charity auction of donated artworks. Proceeds will be donated to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Aldo Garbagnati’s Background

Founder & Chairman
2006 - Present
Dubai, AE
Emicapital is a boutique consultancy serving Corporations, HNWIs and families interested in structuring assets in the Gulf region or doing business with the United Arab Emirates. They combine the Swiss tradition of confidentiality, wealth protection, conservative counsel and advice with Arab shake-hand tradition.
Co-founder and Chairman
2019 - Present
London, UK
Polyseum is the first multi path Fine Arts Experience Center in the world. A project of the Emicapital Foundation in London, Polyseum has a vision: to build a new ecosystem for Fine Arts, based on education. The project is based on the Poluseum Society, a non-profit association of hundreds of Private art collectors supporting cultural and educational productions in many World cities.
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Other Business Interests

Global Partnership Family Offices
Chairman, Gulf Region Office
2015 - Present
Dubai, AE
Global Partnership Family Offices provides a definitive source of information, unbiased advice and thought-leading research and education to family office executives, wealth owners, family members & their close advisors worldwide.
Posh Village
Founder and CEO
Jan 2017 - Present
Dubai, AE
Posh Village is a new concept in bespoke luxury. Based in the Dubai Design District, Posh Village gathers International brands and old-school artisans serving the HNWi space with top-quality products and services.
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Art4Life is a fundraising initiative of the Emicapital Foundation. Art4Life is asking collectors and artists to donate artworks for an online auction, open to benefactors from all over the world. Proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The Emicapital Foundation
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
2014 - Present
London, UK
Emicapital Foundation is a UK registered Charity which supports art, education and cultural interchange between Europe and the Gulf region. The Foundation holds strong relationships with UK charities in the Fine Arts, Cinema, Music and performing arts space, supporting educational transfer programs such as masterclasses and events.


UAE Foreign Minister, British investors discuss cooperation
Sep 2018
London, UK
Aldo Garbagnati attended a meeting with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, alongside a delegation of British investors. In the meeting, they discussed the historical and ever-growing relations between the UAE and Britain.

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