Our Vision

Soma Consulting offers business consulting from its Swiss / Zürich location and family office services from its Dubai location.  We closely work with our clients to fully understand their needs and assess the feasibility of alternative solutions.  We strive to offer the best services possible using our network of highly qualified professionals around the world.

Family Office Services

We can offer you a suite of services to set up and

manage your family office in Dubai

  • Setting up your company in a suitable Free Zone
  • Setting up commercial and private banking relationships
  • Providing you access to suitable directors and managers
  • Ensuring and monitoring that your funds are held in a compliant manner
  • Monitoring the regulatory environment in Dubai and beyond (e.g., impacts of OECD Common Reporting Standards, Automatic Exchange of Information)
  • Structuring assets to maintain a tax efficient set up
  • Facilitating cross border investments with focus on compliance and tax efficiency
  • Access to best-in-class wealth managers in Dubai and Switzerland

BUSINESS CONSULTING

We conduct business consulting projects in areas where we already
have relevant industry and functional experience and expertise:

  • Business building and growth strategies
  • Evaluation of acquisition targets
  • Post-merger management
  • Organizational re-design and restructuring
  • Secure payments and transactions
  • Industrial components and systems
  • Renewable energy

About Us

Martin Wittwer is the founder and managing director of Soma Consulting based in Dubai and Zurich, a consulting firm specialized in cross border advisory and business consulting services.

 

Until early 2017 Martin Wittwer was the Chief Client Officer of the Monterosa Group and responsible for its Sales activities. Before joining Monterosa Martin worked for 8 years as Senior Vice President Operations at Kudelski Group, a software provider to the digital television industry and at American Express in New York, where he was the General Manager and responsible for the worldwide chip card development effort. He also worked for 6 years as a consultant at the McKinsey Zurich and Chicago offices.

 

Martin holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a licentiate degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen HSG.

Dr. Pankaj Agarwal is a cleantech expert, entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years’ experience in financing, business development and commercialization of new technologies in the renewable energy sector.  His focus is on combining innovative business models with solar PV, wind energy, energy storage and smart grids to deliver Smart Energy. He is the founder and CEO of Panitek Power AG, an investment firm, based in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and India and active in the field of cleantech, new materials and deployment of new and sustainable technologies worldwide. In 2007 he co-founded and was the CEO of Indian Energy Limited, an India focused renewable energy IPP which listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in 2009 and was acquired by Infrastructure India PLC in 2011. He is advisor to several technology companies in Europe and North America.

 

Pankaj has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Pankaj has published over 40 papers in International Journals has contributed to books and magazines and holds 1 patent. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and events.

 

He is an advisor to «Slum Soccer» a Nagpur based NGO that works with the underprivileged using football as tool for social empowerment. He is the founder and president of India Club in Liechtenstein and organized «India week in Liechtenstein» with the support of Indian Embassy in Bern and Liechtenstein government in 2015 and 2016.

Sartaj Aulakh is the founder and Managing Director of Focal Holdings based in the U.A.E and India, a boutique firm specialized in cross border advisory in Investment Banking services and Corporate Finance.  The firm was founded four years ago and currently has 11 employees.

 

Sartaj has over 20 years of experience in banking and entrepreneurship with top financial institutions.  Between 2008 and 2013 he was Managing Director and Head of the Offshore Banking for Kotak Mahindra’s Middle East and Africa Region.  Prior to this Sartaj helped banks set up their footprint in the Middle East where he led a startup that acquired three banking and other associated licenses and built Assets under Management from zero to US$ 550 million.  Sartaj is also a certified diamond grader and launched a couture diamond jewelry manufacturing and retail business in India.

 

Sartaj holds an MBA in Finance from the Symbiosis University and graduated with Honors in Economics, Applied Statistics and Industrial Mathematics of the University of Poona.

CONTACT

We are committed to providing you with personal service. We will be pleased to respond to your questions or concerns in person. Please simply use the form below to contact us.

SWITZERLAND

SOMA Consulting GmbH Krönleinstrasse 31

8044 Zürich, Switzerland

+41 79 439 52 38

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DUBAI

SOMA Consulting ME DWC-LLC

Business Center

Dubai World Central

PO Box 390667, Dubai UAE

+971-52-169-33-69