A specialist in trust real estate, asset and wealth management, estate and wealth planning and international issues, Raffaele Riva is the founder of AUREA Family Office and a co-owner and partner in various businesses. In his life, he has established and held chairman position in many companies including, Milano Fiduciria, BGB AUREA Ltd, Aurea Consulenti Associati SA, and Aurea Gestioni Patrimonialia SA. Riva also managed various advisory from the year 1997 to 2008 where he focused on corporate restructuring and financing, wealth management, estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. In 1988 to 1992, he was a Senior Executive of a multinational conglomerate where he was a member of the board of several related companies in South Africa, Europe, and other parts. Equally, Riva also managed many branches and subsidiaries of the firm in Canada, Western Europe, South Africa, and sound and central America.

Raffaele Riva was born in 1962 and holds dual citizenship of Italy and Switzerland. He studied at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore found in Milan and graduated with a degree in Economics. In 1989, he also qualified as an accountant from the same school when he received a Dottore Commercialista degree. Additionally, Riva received post-graduate programs in SSQUEA and SUPSI from Canton Ticino Management Business School in 1997 and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in 1998 respectively.

Riva says that he does not have a typical day as such in his working life but rather starts working at 7:30 0r 8:00 am and ensures that he does the urgent work first by planning his meetings and appointments. He adds that he brings his ideas to life by taking his own life experiences and letting them guide the thoughts. Raffaele Riva becomes excited when trends about him striving to succeed in all area both at work and in personal life. On the strategy that helps him to grow businesses, he says that he tries always to provide value in the lives of his clients. He concludes by giving out his favorite quote by Albert Einstein, which states, “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem in every solution.”