The Team

Vladimir Marakutsa

Vladimir Marakutsa

Project Developer, Founder and CEO Val Development, Switzerland

Formerly, senior officer of one of Russia’s largest real estate developers. Developed the concept and obtained building permits for a CHF 1.0 billion luxury destination resort in the Swiss Alps (Le Village Royal), now under construction.

Valery Mandriouc

Paul-André Roux

Administrator of the Project, Val Development, Switzerland

Certified Swiss Tax Consultant, Partner at Roux & Associés SA. President of the Real estate Chamber of Valais. Formerly, member of a national parliament in Bern (2010-2011).

Jorge Lange

Finance and Economics Advisor, Canopy Partners, LLC, USA

Mr. Lange provides economic advice and deals with financial modeling of the Project.

Grégoire Varone

Legal Advisor, Etude Clivaz & Varone, Switzerland

Mr. Varone specializes in permitting issues related to real estate projects, specifically in the Valais canton.

Philippe Gaillard

Patrice Reynaud Architects Associés Genève, Switzerland

Mr. Gaillard is in charge of the Project’s architectural aspects.

Martin Rein-Cano

Landscape Design – Founder and CEO of TOPOTEK1, Germany

Martin Rein-Cano is in charge of landscape design of the Project. His team has carried out work for the German railroad, a sports facility in Zurich, the German embassy in Warsaw, a research and recreation center in Schoninen, and projects in Denmark, Seul, China and other locations. The firm is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ferman Urban Design Prize, German Architecture prize and others.

Miguel Correia

Visual and 3D Design – Commercial Director, Pura Imagem, Portugal

Mr. Correia and his team work on the creative side of the Project. Developed renderings of the project, interior and exterior. Created collateral material: video, slides, print material. The team is in charge of all visuals of Lodge de la Reine.

Tea Ross

Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting, Switzerland

Tea Ross prepared market research report and compiled a global database of ADR’s and occupancies for Project’s peer group. Providing ongoing guidance on positioning and marketing, leveraging her extensive industry knowledge and connections.

Gasser & Masserey SA


Gasser & Masserey SA has carried out preliminary engineering and will continue work on the Project during the construction period.


Environmental Assessment and Management

IMPACT Consultancy SA carries out technical studies, management and environmental planning. The team provided impact assessment and quality assurance of the Project.


Energy concept, environmental issues consultant

Geo Rey is an energy and economics consultant. Provided advice on energy modelling, environmental and technical issues.