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Aldo Garbagnati

Founder & Chairman

Emicapital

Dubai, AE

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Aldo Garbagnati’s Biography

Aldo Garbagnati is 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. Services include asset structuring, relocation, succession planning, finance, banking, private equity investments and customised advice.

An Italian national of noble origin, raised and educated in Switzerland, Aldo has founded, developed and managed several companies in the industrial, financial and trading sectors since 1990. As a private advisor, Aldo has served several prominent European families for over 25 years, for their wealth protection, family office structuring and private business efforts.

In 2015, Aldo joined Global Partnership Family Offices, a Family business association in London, as Chairman of the Middle East office.

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 also manages the Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum in Switzerland.

In 2014 Aldo founded the Emicapital Foundation in London, a UK registered Charity which supports art, education and cultural projects in the Fine Arts space. In this domain, Aldo is a member of the BAFTA President’s Circle, chaired by HRH Prince William, and supports other charities such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Arts.

In recent years, Aldo’s philanthropic activity in Fine Arts has expanded beyond Europe and the Gulf, reaching the USA and Asia. The Emicapital Foundation has morphed into POLYSEUM, a large non-profit project connecting private art collectors, artists and experts, with the aim of generating educational programs. Polyseum curated events are delivered at participating centres around the World, in cooperation with local Governments.

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Looking to invest in art in the UAE? Here’s what you need to know

In the world of art, the UAE are not an emerging market anymore,” said Aldo Garbagnati, CEO of Emicapital in Dubai, and chairman of the Polyseum Art Foundation in London.

Aldo Garbagnati’s Background

Emicapital
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.
Polyseum
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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Philanthropy

Art4Life
Founder
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.

Media

UAE Foreign Minister, British investors discuss cooperation
Attendee
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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