Massimo Gini, Founder
Massimo Gini founded Sustain for Life (The Eurochange Charity) in 2006. During visits to some of the poorest and least developed parts of the world, he saw first-hand the lack of opportunities for children and other vulnerable people. He is committed to helping the poorest of the poor by giving them the tools and skills to create a better future for themselves. Concerned by the lack of funding reaching people through existing charities, Massimo made a pledge to fund the running costs of a new charitable organisation so that 100% of Sustain for Life’s income goes directly to worthy people and projects. He travels to Uganda regularly to visit our partners and to view our projects. He strongly believes that it is everyone’s duty to help their fellow human beings, particularly the vulnerable and underprivileged and hopes that many others will join him in supporting projects through Sustain for Life. Massimo was born in Italy in 1946 and moved to the UK at age 24 where he founded the FX Corporation Group, a retail financial services company, of which the Eurochange currency exchange brand is a part. He remains Chairman of the FX Corporation Group to this day and spends his time between the business and charity.
After a career in international tourism, Nick Tarsh has been engaged in a number of local, national and international charities, as chairman, treasurer and trustee. He was a trustee of the UK arm of an international development charity for 20 years. He believes that it is a duty and a privilege to be able to help the less fortunate in society. He was awarded an OBE for his charitable work.
Aurora Guglielmana was heavily involved at the foundation of The Eurochange Charity, working closely with Massimo Gini, to set it up and turn it into a reality. She believes passionately in the aims of the charity, to help those less fortunate than herself, to give them hope and dignity by providing the means to enable them to help themselves. Aurora has lived in London for many years and works in the financial sector in the City.
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Karen has been a UK barrister since 1992 specialising in property law. She has experience in the not-for-profit sector in the development of public-private sector initiatives for inner city and rural regeneration, as well as in the development of real work and training provision in prisons. She has been a trustee of charities, ranging from those concerned with social provision, to those involved in culture and the arts.
Gian Oddone lives and works in Italy where he is currently CEO of Fineldo SpA. He is also Chairman of MPE SpA and a member of the board of directors of both Panini SpA and the UK-based FX Corporation Ltd. His wide business experience has also included previous roles as CEO of Cofiri SpA and as a Board member with Banca Commerciale di San Marino. With a primary background in finance, Gian Oddone is also a qualified lawyer, and has undertaken further study with UCLA Berkeley University in California and the Harvard Business School.
Howard Pinkerfield has been a commercial solicitor in private legal practice since 1978. He served as a Local Education Authority appointed School Governor, and in 1992 was elected as a Councillor of a Borough in Southern England where he chaired the Financial Monitoring Panel, became Deputy Chairman of the Corporate Services Board and was nominated as the Borough’s delegate to the Consumer Council for Postal Services. Aside from his professional practice, now as Consultant of a central London law firm, Howard holds office as Director of companies specialising in high pressure water engineering and in mezzanine development finance.
Sustain for Life Switzerland Foundation Trustees
It has always been my belief that there are people in this world who have it better than others merely based on where on our planet they are born. Where I live, it’s just normal that water and electricity are present. The roads are in good conditions and if I have a medical problem, my doctor lives next door. I often think how my life would have been different if I had been born into less fortunate circumstances. When Massimo asked me to join Sustain for Life Switzerland Foundation as a Trustee, it was not only a clear YES, but also a chance for me to help in a certain way some of the poorest in this world. I spent all my professional life in the financial industry. In the last 25 years I experienced several dramatic stock market crashes. Compared to what I have seen during my first visit to Uganda last spring, it’s just peanuts! I like very much the fact, that Massimo funds all running administrative costs to ensure that all donations – every penny – go straight to our projects. I’m proud to be part of Sustain for Life Switzerland Foundationand look forward to seeing lives improved as a result of the programmes that we support.
Jo Kroes Randell
Italy ONLUS Trustees
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Gian Oddone Merli