Founder & CEO

Since founding the multi-family office VALUEworks in 2004, Kecia Barkawi has led the development of its innovative, holistic service offering. She started her career with GAM in Zurich and Bermuda, before joining STG Coopers & Lybrand’s private client team as vice president. She speaks and publishes on family governance, communication, philanthropy and trust matters. 

Kecia is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Deputy Chair of its global SIG Business Families and served as judge at the STEP Private Client Awards. She spearheaded the creation of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC), which she presided from 2007 to 2012. Kecia’s passion for strategic philanthropic giving led her to co-found the Zurich Roundtable of Philanthropy and initiate the exclusive Swiss Women + Philanthropy Network. Kecia has a Master in Law from Zurich University and an MBA from Heriott Watt University. Citywealth has named Kecia among its IFC Power Women from 2013 to 2019.