Group CEO & Chairwoman
Anja Graf is the founder, owner, and CEO of VISIONAPARTMENTS. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, in 1977, Graf began building her company at the age of 21. After her education in Winterthur and Zurich, Graf gained valuable experience in the modeling business, including as the head of her own modeling agency. It was her work in this industry – arranging simple rooms for models working temporarily in Zurich, for example – that inspired her to start a business in furnished apartments. VISIONAPARTMENTS was launched in 1999 with the opening of the first three apartments in the heart of Zurich. Since then, led by Anja Graf, the company has evolved independently and expanded successfully beyond Switzerland's borders since 2009.
Group Head of Finance / CFO
Marcel Stoop is a certified accountant who completed his basic commercial training and academic studies of business in Zurich. After gaining his first professional experience at UBS, he held positions as an accountant and a trustee. Stoop began working as a CFO in 2005, first at BT&T (a small international investment trust) and then at the Swiss real estate company ACRON. Since September 2014, he has been serving as Group Head of Finance / CFO at VISIONAPARTMENTS. He oversees the accounting department and manages the financing of the company’s properties.
Fabian de Jong
Group Chief Operating Officer
Fabian de Jong is responsible for all operations of VISIONAPARTMENTS. Together with the Group CEO and the management team, he establishes growth strategies, and designs and implements business processes. He gained his experience and extensive knowledge as the Head of Operations and Deputy Compliance at a single family office, where he was in charge of customer service, controlling, finance, HR and Legal & Compliance. He was also responsible for optimising structures and processes. Fabian de Jong was also a founder and COO of his own start-up Mynt Group AG, an investment management and trading firm headquartered in Lucerne. As a graduate business economist and entrepreneur, he represented the company at home and abroad and was managing business development. He is finished his Executive MBA at Hochschule Luzern this year.
Head of Marketing & Sales
Gianni Schüpbach has gained many years of professional experience in the hospitality field, specializing in Sales and Marketing. During his last position, he worked for more than four years at Tavolago AG, where he was responsible for marketing, quality- and project management as a member of the executive board. Before, he gained in-depth hotel experience in the 25hours hotel as Senior Sales & Marketing Manager. Gianni Schüpbach holds a Master’s degree from the University Basel in Advanced Studies in Marketing Management, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management from SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern. At VISIONAPARTMENTS, he is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, also in regards to our new openings. His responsibilities also include managing the Customer Service department, Logistics and Purchasing, as well as the Zurich Local Office.
Gérard Daniel Lerner
Group Head of Real Estate Development
Gérard D. Lerner has been working for VISIONAPARTMENTS since January 2017. As Group Head of Real Estate Development, he is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of major projects. As an experienced architect and project developer, Gérard Lerner previously worked as a building fiduciary for numerous renowned clients such as SBB Immobilien AG and Credit Suisse AG, and in recent years has played a major role in setting up the Swiss Property Development Group. Gérard Daniel Lerner has been active in the Swiss real estate market for over 10 years. He has already taken on an enormous range of challenges and has broad professional experience in architecture, real-estate development, construction fiduciary and construction management. Gérard Lerner holds a Master of Science ETH in Architecture.
CEO Vision Warsaw
Joanna Wygladala has a comprehensive academic background in financing, accounting, and tax. In addition to holding a master’s degree in finance and business from the Warsaw School of Economics, she has been working for international corporations for more than 15 years. Before joining VISIONAPARTMENTS in July 2010, she worked as head of finance and administration at Metro Group Poland. Joanna is directly in charge of structuring and managing the areas of financial support and controlling. She has built up the company’s finance department in Warsaw, where she is responsible for financial operations, cash flow planning, and the settlement of costs among VISIONAPARTMENTS’ various subsidiaries. As a proxy, Joanna also supervises the company’s support center in Warsaw.
Head of Acquisitions
Jean-Marc Aiello has more than 24 years of professional experience as Head of Banking and Finance, Deputy Branch Manager at a Swiss bank, CEO and Business/Project Manager of a multi-family office and Head of Project Management. He joined VISIONAPARTMENTS in 2014 and is working collaboratively with the executive management team on the company’s strategic international expansion and business development. Jean-Marc is also jointly responsible for new international real estate projects, banking, and investor relations.