about the AIDA's team
The Board of Directors for AIDA comprises a dynamic team where creative and administrative personnel have the same desire to share: to share experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure the association’s projects are well thought-out and run.
Director of memberships
In parallel of his role at AIDA, Frédéric is President at MCSC perpetuating a 4 generations old family tradition of real estate investments in and around Monaco. He is also a director at a Zurich based Family Office focusing on alternative and liquid investments.
Previously in London, as a principal at Argenthal Private Capital, Frédéric developed private equity projects with his brother François after gaining experience as a European sales manager at Structured Retail Products ltd advising in particular regulators, among which the AMF.
Prior to this, he was a strategic analyst in Milan for a merger project in the field of health insurance for which he received the first prize of Financial Performance from the French Ministry of Foreign Trade. Frédéric studied in Prépa HEC, at Bocconi in Milan and holds a master’s degree in business from Sciences Po Paris.
Frédéric speaks French, English, German, and Italian and his passions are philanthropy and art. Frederic actively participates in the Monegasque artistic and philanthropic agenda.
Born into one of the oldest Monegasque families, Calypso is also a descendant of a line of artists who embraced contemporary means of expression. Her grand-mother, Emma de Sigaldi (1910/2010) was one of the great sculptors of her era. After a first career as a Prima Ballerina in the Munich Opera where she revolutionised established codes with her affiliation to the expressionist trend, she joined the Bauhaus movement and then trained as a sculptor.
Her father, Fabien de Sigaldi (1934/2005), was a talented illustrator in Paris working in the world of fashion and advertising, which at the time was a favourite playground for those who succeeded in getting illustration recognised as a major art form. With such a diverse cultural background in her family, it was only natural that Calypso should turn to a form of artistic expression from her generation, fashion photography, before moving into art photography. She started as a privileged spectator during her modelling career, then became a photographers’ agent before picking up a camera herself in 2006.
Since then, she has been expressing her view of society in a series of exhibitions (galleries and museums) where her experience of the fashion world remains palpable. Co-founder of the association, Calypso remains in her role of artist by imagining and organizing all the cultural events proposed by the association.
Calypso de Sigaldi
Fascinated by the "Beautiful Object", Jeanne takes her first adult steps in an applied arts school where she specializes in the restoration of antique furniture.
Life will lead her to other horizons, while remaining close to the art world thanks to a spontaneous sensitivity and the right instincts that guide her curiosity.
Born of a classical training, she enriches her cultural universe through her many travels, which lead her to take an interest in the cultural heritage of the countries of Eastern Europe and the primitive arts of the islands of Oceania. With these experiences, she is particularly active in the community in the exchange of cultures.
Jeanne Kostenko brings to AIDA her skills of administrator to better carry the projects of the association.
Born and raised in Paris, Alexandre PASCAL holds a BA in European Business and a Franco-Russian MBA.
He spent a part of his student life and begun his career overseas in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, the UK and Poland. After what, he worked for 10 years in Paris as Foreign Sales Export Manager.
Joining a Private Bank in Monaco, he discovers French Riviera's lifestyle and the richness of its cultural exchanges. During those 5 years in banking, he developed privileged relationships with a very international clientele, which pushes him to reoriente his career, openning his own property management company.
More and more sensitive to the aesthetics of beautiful stones,and thanks to the recommendations from his clients, he specializes in the management of luxury property, including their seasonal rentals, and real estate transactions.
His international professional background and his knowlege of various cultures, help Alexandre PASCAL to federate the members of the association around our common heritage.