Doris Sommavilla

Stonehage Fleming (United Kingdom)

Doris is a Director within the Zurich Family Office Division. She has wide experience with UHNWIs and business families, both as a 3rd generation entrepreneur and as an advisor on governance and succession matters. Having inherited her own family business abruptly, without a succession plan, Doris is passionate about helping Next Gens facing similar challenges.

Prior to joining the Group in 2021, Doris was a Principal at Blu Family Office in the UK and worked for Pimco in Germany. She is also a Non Exec Director of her family business in Italy where she is in charge of a Next generation project. Doris is the founder of a network of women in family business who mentor each other, conduct research and publish articles on succession & diversity, they recently won the prestigious Schulze Awardby Enterpreneur & Innovation exchange for our article on women in family.

Doris has a Msc in Finance at Bocconi University, is a qualified family officer at AIFO, a member of CISI and CAIA and a CFA Charterholder. She is part of the CFA mentoring program where she particularly enjoys supporting women who want to transition into a new professional role or want to become entrepreneurs. She is a member of STEP. Doris is involved in philanthropy with where she supports projects that provide access to education to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.