Mauro Pennati

Director and asset manager

Mauro has been a Partner in Taurus since January 1st, 2019. He joined the company in October 2004 as Co-Director, after having developed a rich experience in consulting and private client management working for Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC, now UBS) first in the German and French-speaking parts of Switzerland, and then in London from 1986 to 1988. He remains active in Private Banking at various institutions in Lugano, such as SBC, Yamaichi Bank (Switzerland), BNP Paribas, and Credit Suisse (as Vice President).

Paolo Calastri

Director and asset manager

Paolo joined Taurus in August 2017 as Co-Director and became a Partner on January 1st, 2019. He entered the world of Private Banking after having gained experience as a trader at various institutions both in Lugano and Zurich. Since 1983 he has worked at Banca Unione di Credito, Citicorp Zurich, Banca Popolare Svizzera, Banque CIAL, Credito Privato Commerciale, Liechtensteinische Landesbank and PKB Privatbank. During his career he has acquired extensive knowledge in sophisticated investment solutions.

Mattia Suira

Director and asset manager

Mattia joined Taurus on January 1st, 2019 as Partner and Co-Director. After graduating in economics and banking, he built his career as a client advisor until he became Vice Director of Private Banking first at UBS AG, then at Credit Suisse AG and PKB Privatbank AG. In January 2015 he decided to continue his activity as an external advisor at SWIX Family Office AG, where he re-united with several ex-colleagues and took the position of Vice President. SWIX became a strategic partner of Taurus in autumn 2018.

Camillo Sessa

Co-Director and asset manager

Camillo joined Taurus in September 2017 as Co-Director after thirty-four years at BNP Paribas, where he held roles of increasing responsibility. He has been a member of the Executive Board and has an extensive, decade-long experience in Private Banking as an advisor.

Gianluca Panareo

Assistant Vice President

Gianluca joined Taurus in February 2014 as a Compliance Officer and Risk Manager. He obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Milan and began his career in the luxury goods industry. He joined the finance sector in 2007, starting at the Lugano branch of UniCredit (Suisse) Bank, Lugano before moving on to other local institutions.

Cinzia Colombini


She joined Taurus in February 2022 to support the team client relationship managers and operations in the administrative area.
She gained significant experience in Private Banking and Credit in leading banking institutions (Credit Suisse, Banco di Lugano) and for 15 years as a management assistant at Banca Edmond de Rothschild SA in Lugano, as well as in Compliance at L’experience SA, Zurich. In addition, she held the position of Client Relationship Manager at Assetmax SA.