Born in 1968 in Geneva, Joël holds a degree in economic science from the University of Geneva as well as a Master from the University of Lyon III. He also earned the federal diploma for Financial Analysts and Wealth Managers.
After five years with Paribas Bank Switzerland as a wealth manager, Joël joined Pictet & Cie where he stayed ten years. Notably, he opened and was the Managing Director of the French branch of Pictet in Paris. He was later the Managing Director of LGT Bank (Princely Bank of Liechtenstein) in Geneva and Lausanne.
Joël is an avid traveler, opera-goer, and runner.