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Please note, that we have an approved hygiene and safety plan in place confirmed by the Dolder Grand and the Swiss authorities.

Due to current restrictions, lunches will be served seated. Breakfasts, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will also be served.

Masks will need to be worn in public areas but not during catering.

2020 Speakers

Shanu Hinduja

Hinduja family

A senior member of the Hinduja family, Shanu is Chair of Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, Chair of the Hinduja Foundation US and Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Accelerator...............

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She is a respected speaker on the world’s most pressing issues – having notably addressed the leaders of more than 130 countries at the UN General Assembly, and publicly discussed achievement of the UN’s gender equality goals with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos. Shanu has written on subjects ranging from technology to education, and from Brexit to globalisation, for publications across the world from the Sunday Times to Forbes and International Banker.

In addition to supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the UN Global Accelerator – a programme designed to foster entrepreneurial ideas to tackle today’s economic challenges – Shanu, through the Hinduja Foundation, and alongside her father, has provided scholarships at Columbia University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge University. Shanu is a Professor of Leadership at the University of Bolton's Institute of Management, and was a founding member of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s environment-focused Foundation. She works closely with, and is supported by, her sister Ms. Vinoo Hinduja, and her children Mr. Karam Hinduja and Ms. Lavanya Hinduja.

Dominik von Eynern
Family Principal
Family Hippocampus

Dominik has more than 18 years of experience in financial derivatives, principal investment and business development............

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He comes from a business family now in the 5th generation. Dominik began his career as a structured derivatives marketer for Merrill Lynch and Nomura. He has since held senior positions at a volatility strategy hedge fund and a Swiss based asset manager. Dominik became a Partner of Blu Family Office in 2013 and manages many of our strategic and business development functions.

Dominik holds a BA in Economics from the University of Augsburg (1997) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from the Goethe University in Frankfurt (2000).

Doris Sommavilla
Principal
Union Hotels Canazei and Sommavilla Costruzioni

Doris is third generation family member of hotels and residential development business. ..............

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She is part of an italian family which has invested since 3 generations its wealth mainly in its Hospitality (8 hotels in the dolomites), entertainment (8 clubs, 5 restaurants and conference rooms) and residential projects in Italy and Romania (development of 2000 residential units/ GDV 100mln). Within her family she is responsible for sourcing single name NPLs backed by hotels in distress and for structuring and implementing their turnaround (operative/ financial). At the moment she is working on two NPL hotel deals backed by two hotels in prime location in the dolomites to be added to her portfolio.

In her previous role as Chief Restructuring Officer, Doris joined the Board of Directors of distressed businesses to support other family’s business recovery during special situations (succession, litigation, liquidity crises) .Working 7 years for a restructuring advisor appointed by multiple italian banks, Doris has been referred to multiple family hotel business in Italy to help with their turnaround often originated from succession matters, litigation or illiquidity issues.

Doris experience at PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors includes developing financial models for Portfolio Managers at and delivering performance attribution analysis for institutional investors investing in high yield and more in general fixed income mandates. She has also been a key player in the acquisition of new mandates from institutional investors (mainly pensione funds, foundations, endowments and insurance companies).

Her qualifications include: Master in Family Office, Master of Science in Quantitative Finance at Bocconi University, CAIA qualification, CISI Capital market qualification, IMC qualification and RDR qualification. Doris is a first time pass in all CFA levels (L1 Dec 15, L2 Jun 2016, L3 Jun 2017). She is fluent in English, Italian and Has a good level of german.

Octavian Graf Pilati
Family Member
Sub Umbra

Octavian grew up in a family focused on the forestry and tourism industries...............

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Went to school in the UK and studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Vienna.

In November 2014 the Family was hit by crisis due to a failed investment. In August 2015 it was decided that Octavian takes on the management of the crisis to try and navigate it.

Since then the crisis was passed and Octavian now manages his own small family office in Vienna focused on disstressed assets and venture capital.
"To turn adversity into business opportunity.”

Tim Schumacher
Serial Entrepreneur
Private Investor

Tim Schumacher is a German Investor and Entrepreneur, with a focus on Impact and Climate Investments...............

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For over ten years, he was the CEO of publicly traded Sedo.com, which he co-founded. Since 2012, he has founded and/or invested in multiple start-ups like Eyeo (makers of Adblock Plus), SaaS.group, Zolar, CarbonCloud, Sirplus, Pachama and Ecosia.

Ecosia is especially notable. Ten years after its foundation, it's now the largest independent European search engine. It uses all its profits to plant trees, and it has until 2020 planted over 100 million trees. Under the roof of Ecosia, Tim Schumacher also very recently co-founded the Ecosia World Fund (see Worldfund.vc) with a focus on Climate Investments, which invites LP participation.

Toby Ruckert
Founder and CEO
UIB.ai

A serial entrepreneur and multi award winning inventor of AI related technologies (over 19 patent applications)...............

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Toby is a worldwide leader in AI, IoT and Digital Transformation. Born and grown up in Germany and having lived on an island in New Zealand for over a decade before becoming a digital nomad, Toby is now based out of Singapore.

His goal is to empower people to regain control of their digital lives by creating solutions that help to realize the importance of our attention and manage it with awareness to shape our destiny consciously.

Dr. Karl “Charly” Kleissner
Founder
Toniic

Dr. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet.............

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And he argues that Modern Portfolio Theory has to be re-conceptualized to seamlessly integrate positive impact into a Total Portfolio Theory. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.

Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. KL Felicitas Foundation recently demonstrated, that impact investors can construct a 100% Impact Portfolio and achieve competitive financial returns in all asset classes while making a tremendous impact.

Dr. Kleissner co-founded Toniic (www.toniic.com), and the ‘100%IMPACT Network’, global networks for impact investors. Dr. Kleissner serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Hub Company (www.the-hub.net), and as Board Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of ImpactAssets (www.impactassets.org).

Brian Estes
CIO, Managing Partner
Off the Chain Capital

Brian Estes is the CIO and Managing Partner at Off the Chain Capital...............

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He has been a VC in blockchain for over 6 years and has advised, mentored and/or financed 4 blockchain companies that have a combined value of over $10B today. In addition to running blockchain asset funds, he teaches a blockchain and digital asset investing class at Washington University and Morgan State University’s Center of Blockchain and Financial Technology. Prior to his immersion in blockchain, Brian was one of the top-ranked investment managers in the nation.

Morningstar ranked his client’s performance between 2004-2014 in the top 1/10th of 1% of the Morningstar equity manager universe.

Jack R Selby
Managing Director
Thiel Capital

John R. Selby (Jack) is a technology, finance and independent film entrepreneur...............

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His primary role is as Managing Director at Peter Thiel’s family office, Thiel Capital, in Los Angeles, California. As a “PayPal Mafia” member, Jack co-founded, along with Peter, Clarium Capital Management, a macro hedge fund after selling PayPal to eBay in October 2002. At PayPal, Jack joined as an original employee and later served as a Corporate Officer/Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s international and corporate operations.

As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with companies such as SpaceX, Palantir, Affirm, Blend, Bird, Group Nine Media, Paradox AI, Q Bio, Openspace, FreedomPay, et al. As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Silk Road, Freeheld, Bernie, Act of Valor as well documentaries Fastball, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, et al. Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and currently serves as a Charter Trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the college’s endowment.

Jack’s other philanthropic activities include the Navy SEALs Foundation, member of the Board of Directors at the Arizona Commerce Authority, cohost/founder of the Arizona Technology Innovation Summit with Governor Doug Ducey, founder/chairman of invisionAZ, and co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Global Technology Partnership with Governor Mark Gordon. Jack is a resident of Teton Village, WY and Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Lennart Pedersen
Chairman
Pedersen and Partners

Starting over 40 years ago, Lennart Pedersen has enjoyed working with people to reach objectives together with them...............

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Lennart Pedersen is married with Inga-Lill since over 40 years. Together they have five children, all grown-ups. Three of them are married and today Lennart and Inga-Lill have seven grandchildren, 1-12-year-old.

Starting over 40 years ago, Lennart Pedersen has enjoyed working with people to reach objectives together with them. By creating businesses, products, concepts and relations mainly within the area of Life Sciences he has contributed for patients, customers, and people to make the world a better place to live in. Lennart Pedersen was serving in different management positions in the second largest pharmaceutical corporation in Sweden, Pharmacia AB during 1980-1993, the company was later bought by Pfizer.

1994 Pedersen & Partners was founded. The main business areas are pharmaceuticals and Biotech. During the year’s customers have been many pharmaceutical companies, like Novartis, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Sanofi-Pasteur-MSD, Pfizer and GSK.

2003 Transientic Interactions AB was founded. The biotech company developed a method for finding new drugs smarter and faster, by using WAC – the Weak Affinity Chromatography technology. WAC is a patented technology for fragment screening used in drug discovery. In July 2019 the WAC-technology was sold to two companies in the University City of Lund, Sweden.

2012 Lennart Pedersen was a Co-founder of Scandinavians for Life together with his sons and wife. Scandinavians for Life bring safe and clean drinking water to the very poor people in Africa lacking access clean water it in their villages.

2019 Lennart Pedersen was appointed a Global Goodwill Ambassador.

Claudio Cisullo

Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

With a track-record spanning nearly four decades and a global footprint as a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor, Claudio Cisullo is the founder and Chairman of CC Trust Group AG...............

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..... a family office invested across biotech, commodities, leisure, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate and technology sectors. He ranks among the 300 wealthiest people in Switzerland.

While directing the investment activities of CC Trust Group, Claudio Cisullo holds multiple mandates as strategy advisor and Board Member of several international organizations.

Dott. Ing. Maurizio Totta

Impact Investor

Maurizio Totta was born in Torino, and graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University there.............

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He was the CEO of the SCS Holding AG from 1995 until May 2008, when the company was sold to Unibail-Rodamco. Since 2010, while still involved in some commercial real estate projects, he has been focussing his activities on impact investments in biotech, renewable energy, sustainable forestry and land development in Europe and South America.

He is fluent in Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and is currently perfecting his Portuguese. He also has a CHPL (Commercial Helicopter Pilot License). While he was finishing his studies, he started working for the family real estate company in Austria. Through a series of buyouts, the group became the main owner of Europe’s largest Shopping Mall, the SCS, Shopping City Süd near Vienna.

Matthew C. Le Merle
Co-founder/Managing Partner
Fifth Era Keiretsu Capital

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital...............

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........the most active early stage venture investors backing more than 175 companies a year.

Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations having advised leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft, PayPal and many others on growth and innovation-related issues. In the blockchain and crypto domains, Matthew is General Partner of the Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund of Funds and an advisor at BitBull Capital and Bitwise. He also provides advisory services through his team at Fifth Era Blockchain and is an advisor at ACX, Atlas Money, Hadron, Liquineq, and ReadyUp.

Earlier in his career, Matthew spent 21 years as a strategy, operations and corporate finance advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney and Monitor Group where he led both firms’ West Coast practices and at Booz & Company. He was also a corporate executive at Gap Inc. where he was SVP strategy and corporate development and SVP global marketing.

Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He received a B.A. (Double First) and Master’s from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was born in London, UK, and is now a dual US/UK citizen and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.

Matthew also has experience working at a Russian Hedge Fund and with Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Dr. Fariba Hashemi
Lecturer
ETH Zurich

Dr. Fariba Hashemi is a lecturer at ETH Zurich...............

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.......teaching courses on Entrepreneurial Investments and Wealth Management for ETH Zurich graduate students, and the next generation of family business and family offices. In so doing she builds on her rich international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary experience and her 20+ years of experience in economics research and education. Fariba is also head of research at Salus Partners Lausanne/Zurich Switzerland.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California in Los Angeles.

Catherine Shiang
Managing Director
Asia Capital Advisor, Ltd

Catherine serves as Managing Director at Asia Capital Advisor, Ltd., a single family office, for the past 12 years..............

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In this capacity she has participated in transactions from various roles, limited partner, principal and advisor with venture capital, private equity, mergers & acquisitions and long short hedge funds including: Projects of Energy Investments Corp (Panama), Sands China, Ltd. (Macau), Frontier Resource Group (then privately held, now listed on SEHK), Starr International Co. Inc. (Asia), Dragon Capital Group (Vietnam), Vision Investment Management (Hong Kong) in strategic developments and Equinox Group (Nigeria).

She has served as a member and observer on various boards of portfolio interests, and has been seconded time to time to various organizations in special situations: She was Special Advisor to the Chairman of Equinox Group, a Nigerian based resource and real estate corporation on in bound investment projects; Special Advisor to the CEO of Sands China, Ltd., Special Advisor to the Deputy CEO of UC Rusal during their dual listing on the Securities Exchange of Hong Kong and NYSE-Euronext Paris Exchange, and Autorité des Marchés Financiers building out their compliance and institutional investor and retail programs; and Executive Advisor to the Chairman at Prudential Corporation Asia she advised on the proposed acquisition of $1.3Bn AIG Global Investments Asia Real Estate Fund portfolio.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, in political science with minor in biochemistry, and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center with election to The Tax Lawyer as Associate Editor. Catherine is admitted to the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, First Department, and U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York and the State Bar of California.

Max Gehrmann
Founder/CEO
Gehrmann Capital

Max derived from a typical German entrepreneurial family.................

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Originating from a 16th century Prussian family his ancestors managed to grow wealth and loose it - over and over.

After several years exploring different studies, industries and working in a MFO, he started all over again. In 2016 he founded Gehrmann Capital for equity, debt and mezzanine fundings. In 2018 he co-founded Neuron, a smart-city platform and in 2019 he co-founded the Ankoris for Swiss Real Estate Developments and serves as member of the board of directors.

Max (*1987) is a solicitor, enjoys motorbiking, classic cars and photography during leisure time and lives in Germany and Switzerland.

Philippe A. Naegeli
CEO
GENTWO

Philippe A. Naegeli is a highly accomplished business leader and investor...............

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......with a fierce entrepreneurial spirit and unparalleled experience in trading, investment & merchant banking, corporate governance, and structuring of new strategies and products.

Peppered throughout his career are strong leadership enterprises, including Forstmann & Co. U.S.A., an international network of financial institutions, and investments funds which he established across Europe, a strategic consulting company in Switzerland and an original foundry for U.S. and Swiss entrepreneurs with offices in New York, L.A., and Zurich.

Dr. Katsura Suzuki
Entrepreneur
Family Office Advisor

Based in Zurich for over 30 years, Katsura has an expansive career in global family office advisory and private banking...............

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She began her career with Ernst & Young heading the Japan desk in Zurich for 20 years. While working at EY, she obtained her Doctorate degree of Business and Administration in 2006 and dealt with Japanese MNC CEOs and owners of Japanese companies. Katsura has held leadership roles in several companies in the family office services, asset protection advisory, and tax advisory space in Switzerland and Japan.

Her platform is KSG (www.katsurasuzukigmbh.com).

She is a Managing Director in a California based Private Equity company, GSE, and a President at a Family Office services company, FAMOS, in Switzerland. She is partnering up with industry experts. She is a well-recognized mentor accompanying partner firms on their journey to growth.

Currently, her undertaking is to set up a company with recognized Swiss entrepreneurs to offer global quality investments to Japanese investors.

Hany Rashwan
Co-founder and CEO
21Shares AG

Hany is the co-founder and CEO of the Swiss fintech company 21Shares AG...............

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......which creates successfully an easy, secure, and cost effective way to access to the crypto asset class for retail and institutional investors via regulated products.

21Shares (formerly Amun) listed the world’s first crypto index ETP on the SIX Swiss Exchange at the end of 2018 and has now a suite of physically backed crypto ETPs on many traditional stock exchanges. Since launch, 21Shares’ expansive set of ETPs have been traded on SIX Swiss Exchange, Deutsche Börse, Wiener Börse, Stuttgart Börse and BX Swiss.

Prior to 21Shares, Hany built Payout, an API for disbursements that was used by online lenders and was acquired in 2017. The initial company he started, Ribbon, was the first to put social commerce ‘buy buttons’ inside Facebook & Twitter. He is a Forbes 30Under30 award recipient and graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude.

Brendan O’Shannassy
Private Yacht Captain
Master Unlimited

Brendan O’Shannassy is an Australian Master Mariner who has held command on some of the most lauded Private Yachts of the Modern era working for some of the most renowned Private owners and their teams.................

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In 1988 Brendan commenced a 9-yr Maritime Career with the Royal Australian Navy, that included service throughout Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. After Naval service he broadened his experience by working in commercial shipping. This included, Harbour Services, Offshore Support and Remote area Logistics support.

A passion for Ocean Yacht Racing in 2001drew Brendan to join the Yachting community, though ironically, since this time all employment has been with Motor Yachts. This has included Captaincy of the Iconic MY OCTOPUS, construction and delivery of VAVA II (the largest private yacht construction project in the UK (2012)), construction and delivery of the 106m MY AMADEA and Captaincy of the industry disrupting MY ULYSSES / ANDROMEDA.

Brendan is also a qualified DPO and licensed Marine Pilot (2014). He has completed undergraduate studies in Oceanography and Politics of Marine Affairs and Post Graduate Studies in Maritime Law, and Business.

Brendan is active in the yachting community as a Board Member of the International Superyacht Society. Social contributions include; support for Ghami School in Nepal and annual fundraising for the Brain Tumour Foundation.

Dr. Wing-Hin Chung
Head, Investment Promotion
Invest Hong Kong

Dr. Wing-Hin Chung was appointed Head, Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Berlin in November 2012................

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After graduating with a master degree in business administration he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Management of Free University Berlin. During this period he gained his PhD with a dissertation on international joint ventures. He then started to work in a garment trading and manufacturing company with headquarters in Hong Kong and production bases in China. At the same time he spent several years as a guest lecturer for German-Chinese business relations at Baptist University in Hong Kong.

He is an expert both on macro-economic development and international trade and he has extensive sales and leadership experience in the private sector. Wing-Hin Chung grew up in Germany and is a German citizen. He speaks German, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. After an extended period of time in Hong Kong he moved back to Germany and lives in Berlin since November 2012.

Matthias Knab
Founder
Opalesque

Opalesque founder Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized and highly connected expert on hedge funds and alternative investments with three decades of experience in information technology, consulting and finance...............

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Opalesque, the first internet based media company focusing on hedge funds and alternative investments (2003), publishes six electronic publications to a global subscriber base of over 70,000.

The firm also produces the popular Opalesque.TV video series (www.opalesque.tv) with leading hedge fund personalities like Julian Robertson, Izzy Englander and many more.

Peter Brock
Co-Founder
German Federal Initiative Impact Investing
Investment Director
4L Vision GmbH

From April 2020 Peter acts as Investment Director in the 100% impact investing Family Office 4L Vision GmbH..............

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Besides this role he continues since October 2018 as a self-employed family officer / strategic adviser and investment committee member for two other entrepreneurial families, tasked with setting-up and managing their family office and to assist them in drafting their family governance and family constitution. Furthermore, he is active as independent consultant to entrepreneurial families in the areas of holistic wealth management, setting-up and structuring of family offices, family governance advisory and succession solutions as well as M&A transactions and direct investment projects.

Peter is also a co-founder of the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing, the federal German initiative for impact investing, in Berlin, where he is heading the working group “Family Offices”.

Until September 2018 Peter Brock was Executive Director and Leader Family Office Services in EMEIA and GSA at EY (Ernst & Young) operating from Düsseldorf. Since over 25 years Peter works in Investment Banking / SME Corporate Finance transactions and in Private Banking initially at Deloitte and the WestLB-Group in London, then HSBC Trinkaus, Sal. Oppenheim and with IMAP M&A Consultants.

For over 6 years Peter Brock set up and expanded the global and multidisciplinary service offering for Family Office Services at EY. He advises Family Offices and entrepreneurial families regarding holistic services around risk management solutions, family governance and succession issues, M&A advisory or real estate transactions, i.e. assisting family investors in direct investments projects. An important area of his work is to advise entrepreneurial families how to set-up a family office or alternatively use outsourcing solutions.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch
Assistant Professor
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch is Assistant Professor for Family Firms and Innovation and founder of the new Institute for Family Business at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany...............

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He frequently collaborates with business families and non-family executives on topics surrounding innovation, ownership competences, and renewal.

Matthias has received his Ph.D. at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, and continues to be affiliated to the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership. Over the past years, Matthias has been, amongst others, a visiting researcher at Stanford University and the University of British Columbia and has collaborated on research projects around the globe.

In his research, Matthias focuses on professionalization of the business and owner family, issues surrounding human resource management and executives, and corporate entrepreneurship within family firms. Matthias serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy and his research and practitioner work is published in international journals, including:
Waldkirch, M. 2020. Non-family CEOs in family firms: Spotting gaps and challenging assumptions for a future research agenda. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 11(1).
Astrachan, C., Waldkirch, M., Michiels, A., Pieper, T. & Bernhard, F. 2020. Professionalizing the Business Family: The Five Pillars of Competent, Committed and Sustainable Ownership. Family Firm Institute Research Report. https://digital.ffi.org/pdf/wednesday-edition/2020/january/january-09/ffi_professionalizing_the_business_family_v3.pdf
Querbach, S., Waldkirch, M., & Kammerlander, N. 2020. Benefitting from Benefits—A Comparison of Employee Satisfaction in Family and Non-Family Firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy
Waldkirch, M., Nordqvist, M., & Melin, L. 2018. CEO turnover in family firms: How social exchange relationships influence whether a non-family CEO stays or leaves. Human Resource Management Review, 28(1): 56–67.
Nordqvist, M., Melin, L., Waldkirch, M., & Kumeto, G. (Eds.). 2015. Theoretical Perspectives on Family Businesses. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Kristin Siegel
Head of EMEA
Toniic

Kristin Siegel is Head of EMEA at Toniic, a global community of asset owners seeking deeper positive net impact across the spectrum of capital................

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Kristin also leads the 100% Network, a subgroup of principal asset owners who have committed to deploying 100% of the investments in at least one portfolio in pursuit of deeper positive net impact. Kristin previously led the T100 Research Project that Toniic started in 2016 – a longitudinal study of the investment portfolios of over 75 Toniic members, with the mission to inspire and accelerate the progress of all investors, intermediaries and academic research.

Kristin joined Toniic with a focus on the portfolio approach to impact investing with more than 10 years of global expertise in multi asset portfolio management and client advisory.

Before joining Toniic, Kristin worked as a Financial Wealth Advisor and Multi Asset Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Bank and Bank Julius Bär Europe in Germany and Switzerland, where she managed €250M in mutual funds, including one 5-star Morningstar rated fund. Kristin holds an MBA from Hult International Business School in San Francisco, a BA of Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zurich, and is a Certified International Investment Analyst and Wealth Manager. In September 2019, Kristin moved to Munich after living five years in San Francisco.

Prof Gunter Pauli

Gunter has published 20 books (written 16 - edited 4), which have been printed in +30 languages and 365 fables bringing science and emotions to children. Over 17 million copies have been distributed worldwide...............

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Gunter Pauli was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in March 1956. In 1979 he graduated as “Licencié en Sciences Economiques” from Loyola's University (today University of Antwerp) in Belgium and obtained his masters in business administration from INSEAD in 1982 at Fontainebleau, France thanks to a scholarship from the Rotary International Foundation. During the time he was studying, he held the most diverse jobs in order “to sustain family, education and to save money, which permitted extensive traveling during the summer holidays". In 1978 he was elected as national president of the students’ union AIESEC.

He was the founder and Chairman of PPA Holding and of more than 10 other companies, founder and CEO of the European Service Industries Forum (ESIF), Secretary General of the European Business Press Federation (UPEFE), founder and president of the Foundation “Mozarteum Belgicum“, Chairman and President of Ecover, and advisor to the Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo (Japan).

His entrepreneurial activities span business, culture, science, politics and the environment. Under his leadership, Ecover pioneered an ecological factory in 1992, featured on CNN Prime Time News. He founded the "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and subsequently established The Global ZERI Network as a foundation, redesigning production and consumption into clusters of industries inspired by natural systems.

He is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is locally available. His visionary approach supported by dozens of projects on the ground landed him an invitation to present his cases at the World Expo 2000 in Germany. There he constructed the largest bamboo pavilion in modern days presenting 7 breakthrough initiatives. It became the most popular pavilion with 6.4 million visitors. Unfortunately, the pavilion was destroyed after the Expo. However the original built in Manizales, Colombia still stands as a symbol for the Coffee Region.

His latest initiatives include the design of a solution for the plastic soup floating in the oceans and the creation of a protective zone with islands to avert rising sea levels. He is actively involved to ensure that the largest herd of rhinos (2,400 in Kaziranga National Park in India) will be free of poachers thanks to an intensive economic and community development program in coordination with organic tea plantations. He has been visiting lecturer and professor at universities in on all continents, and Member of the Board of NGOs and private companies in Asia, USA and Latin America. He has advised governments, entrepreneurs and industry leaders on how to implement breakthrough innovations that permits society to better respond to the basic needs of all, starting with water, food, housing, health and energy. He works with what is locally available, focuses on the generation of value.

He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (San Francisco, USA), a creative Member of the Club of Budapest (Hungary), Member of the Club of Rome, moderated the Roundtable of Nobel Science Laureates hosted by HM King of Jordan State and obtained a Doctorate from the Italian Government in systems design. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Pécs, Hungary.

Gunter has published 20 books (written 16 - edited 4), which have been printed in +30 languages and 365 fables bringing science and emotions to children. Over 17 million copies have been distributed worldwide. One of his fables “The Strongest Tree” is available in over 100 languages. His latest book published in April 2015 "The Blue Economy 2.0: 200 projects implemented, $4 billion invested and 3 million jobs created" is the new reality inspired the vision of his Report to the Club of Rome presented on November 2, 2009.

Adrien Moisson
Director and Founder
Wild Immersion Limited

After studying veterinary science in Toulouse and economics at the École supérieure de commerce de Paris (ESCP), Adrien Moisson embarked on a successful career in artistic production and publicity...............

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....gaining recognition for his professional endeavours, and most notably founding the Splendens Factory, a Paris agency famed for its creativity and artistic innovation. However, after fifteen years in this consumption-driven industry, Adrien observed the negative impact his work had on the environment, and decided to make a dramatic shift in his professional career.

In 2017 Adrien created Wild Immersion, the first virtual nature reserve. Through this company, he strives to create an experience that educates and connects people with wildlife, and ultimately funds the protection of natural lands. Endorsed by Dr Jane Goodall, this initiative allows Adrien to concentrate not only on the preservation of wild animal habitats and species, but also - and most importantly - on the relationship between humanity and the natural world. With the growing success of Wild Immersion, Adrien wishes to develop new projects, all bearing the same goal: connecting humans and nature to achieve a better quality of life for all.

In 2020, the next challenge of Adrien is to launch Wild Angels, a foundation to preserve wild lands and VigiLife, a global biodiversity monitoring network using environmental DNA

Joanne Sawicki
Director
Cerescom, UK

Joanne is a digital health and media entrepreneur with a passion to invest in and promote businesses that are profitable whilst “doing good”................

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An award-winning journalist and television producer, (News Ltd, Channel 9 Australia, BBC, and Sky TV), Joanne was founder and Chief Executive of Channel Health – the UK’s first health website and interactive television channel which floated on the London Stock Exchange. The channel had 8 million viewers a month and launched the digital pilots for the UK Government that subsequently became NHS Choices. She was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

After selling her company, Joanne became actively involved as an investor or board advisor to innovative media, health and circular economy companies. Joanne is a non-executive director of Laboratories Isocell SA whose patented anti-ageing SOD melon enzyme Glisodin, is marketed internationally www.glisodin.com.

She is also founder of Cerescom (www.cerescom.com), which provides communication strategy, and digital media services to the family office, government, corporate, NGO and charity sectors.

Andreas Schweitzer
Director
Arjan Capital Ltd

Andreas Schweitzer is the Director of Arjan Capital Ltd since 2017...............

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...a Central Asia focused advisory and merchant house providing M&A and corporate finance consultation for large business entities with expansion interest in the region.

In 2016 Arjan Capital brought the first international corporate finance and M&A boutiques to the Central Asia region, the Swiss based, Translink AG.

Andreas has been passionately invested in the alleviation of the trade gaps caused due to lack of banking support in frontier markets within Central Asia and as a result founded Artis Trade Invest Ltd. Artis Trade Invest Ltd, provides short term equity to SMEs to co-invest for up to 120 days. He provides consultancy services to various mid- and large cap SME’s regarding their trade strategy and execution with frontier and emerging markets.

Previously he played an active role in the establishment of a USD 200m market-timing fund and held management positions in Treasury, Risk and Finance at Jacobs Suchard (now Kraft Foods Schweiz AG) working in Switzerland, Panama, France and UK. He started his career with a few years in banking in Switzerland and London mainly in the Eurobond and Asset Management market with Bank A. Sarasin & Cie, now J. Safra Sarasin.

Andreas Schweitzer joined the Young Presidents’ Organisation(YPO) in the Geneva Alpine Chapter in the late 90ies. In 2015, he was named Honorary Senator of the German Senate for Economy and Technology (WBA, Bundessenat für Wirtschaft und Technologie).

Leif Hartwig
CEO and Founder
WealthVP

Leif Hartwig draws on over 30 years of experience in the software and financial service industries...............

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His latest software endeavor, WealthVP, matches qualified companies seeking capital with family offices. Mr. Hartwig has built enterprise software companies including SquadPod. As a Senior Vice President Financial Advisor, Leif developed and taught a post graduate level course on investment policies, asset allocation, and next-generation wealth transfer for high-net worth families.

Leif also founded and launched TruQuest Corporation, a corporate coaching program, that helped generate billions of dollars in revenues for companies including, State Farm, Nationwide, and Prudential. Additionally, Leif has raised over $200 million from private investors. Leif earned the Sterling Award in Scottsdale as the Best Small Business in 2017 and the prestigious Aragon Award for Best Innovative Software Collaboration Company in the US 2016.

Leif served as Chairman of the Board for The American Heart Association in Tucson, AZ, and as a board member for the Tucson Medical Foundation. Leif has a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Martin Stadler
CEO
Altoo AG

Martin Stadler is the CEO of Altoo AG. The Swiss WealthTech company with 24 employees based in Zug / Switzerland has developed the Altoo Wealth Platform...............

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....a technology to support wealthy families and family offices create transparency for their total assets. With an intuitive design, the platform consolidates the data of all assets such as bank assets, real estate, private equity or art on a daily basis and allows them to be shared in secure form with family members, advisors and service providers.

Before founding Altoo in 2017, Martin Stadler spent more than 20 years in various functions at UBS Wealth Management in St. Gallen, Zurich and Singapore.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinecke
CEO and Founder
Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH

Andreas Heinecke is a serial social entrepreneur for more than 30 years. He pursues his mission to mitigate social gaps and foster empathy through exhibition.............

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The most popular one is Dialogue in the Dark, an exhibition where blind people lead the audience in small groups through a set of real-life scenarios in total darkness. His company Dialogue Social Enterprise operates globally and reach out to 800.000 people annually. For his achievements in terms of social innovation and entrepreneurship he became the first Ashoka Fellow in Western Europe and a Global Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Andreas is a recipient of various international awards, holds a PhD in philosophy and is a honorary professor of social business at the European Business School in Germany.

Carlos Arias
Senior Private Markets Product Specialist
Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity

Carlos Arias is a senior private markets product specialist at Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity.. ..............

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Edmond de Rothschild is a family owned independent banking group. It runs Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity, a forward looking private markets business that seeks to achieve sustainable growth by combining long-term performance and impact.

Carlos Arias is a senior private markets product specialist at Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity His coverage includes institutional and private investors in private equity, real estate and infrastructure across several European markets.

He speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian and holds a bachelor in International Economics and Management from Università Bocconi in Milan (Italy) and an MBA from IE Business school in Madrid (Spain).

Dr. Susann Dattenberg-Doyle

Queen of Kpoeta, Ghana

Dr Susann Dattenberg-Doyle, is a social psychologist. She obtained her PhD from Heidelberg University in Germany. ..............

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She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Psychological Association. She started her career as a Management consultant, working in management training, coaching and, finally, as a board member for a global brand.

Since 1998 she became involved in Africa, initially to set up schools in Kpoeta in the Volta Region of Ghana. In 2006 she handed the schools to the government of Ghana. From the government side her work received the NGO status, under the name of RIGHT FOR EDUCATION FOUNDATION in Ghana. RIGHT FOR EDUCATION is also a registered charity in Dublin, Ireland.

The people of Kpoeta crowned her as queen MAMA NGORISI DZIWORNU 1st of Kpoeta. She represents the people of Kpoeta in the Ewe kings meeting in Notse, Togo every year.

In 2015 she created R:Ed a pan african social media platform. Between different platforms R:Ed now reaches 10m people weekly in 45 countries in English and french, with original texts only. R:Ed’s seven million followers are typically between 16-25 years old.

R:Ed’s aim is to inform and inspire. It creates change by presenting African centric, information accessible to all at no charge. R:Ed listens to responses and addresses concerns in its users context. It provides real time, on the ground insight into Africa.

Günes Seyfarth

Soziale Unternehmerin

Guenes is a serial social entrepreneur – in her business and personal life................

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Her currency is the impact she can make. Her goal is to enable others to be the best version they can be. She founded several projects to make life for others easier or innovate:

As a dance teacher and graduate in business administration, she found herself later in the ShareEconomy and founded Mamikreisel. After 4 years of secondhand and 960,000 members in Germany, it was time for something new.

As an entrepreneur, she now takes care for questions about business modeling and financing of various startups that create impact such as the mission of the first German woman into space with initiative DieAstronautin to create role models for women and girls, With her own startup Fruitiverse she produces and sells the first real fruit gummis made of 100% fruit for joyful and healthy snacking for kids. With Next Entrepreneurs she brings entrepreneurial thinking and acting into the minds of schoolchildren from the age of 12 years with their nonprofit organization Next Entrepreneurs gUG.

In her free time, she engages for less food waste and founded Foodsharing München e.V. and for a fairer school system in Bavaria with Eine Schule Für Alle e.V.

As a mom of 3 children, it is not surprising that she solved her own care problem by founding her own Kita Karl & Liesl e.V. https://www.facebook.com/KarlundLiesl/videos/697610326946291/

Because being a role model she has the biggest effect on people she organizes since 5 years her open christmas dinner for everybody who wants to celebrate it not alone: www.diemacgyvers.de/2019/12/27/ein-moment-der-familie-bedeutet

Klaus-Michael Christensen
Founder CEO
Sevenbridge

Entrepreneurial with broad managerial experiences within both the financial and IT sectors................

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Founded several companies before joining banking in 2001. Established businesses in real-time financial data delivery via satellite and private equity with focus on biotech and IT. Employed in the Swiss wealth management sector since 2001. Primary skills include business development, acquisition, business strategy and marketing, with management strength in running teams, operations and projects.

Educated in Boston, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance. Independent, diligent, pragmatic and result-oriented leader who inspires, initiates and build teams to reach challenging objectives.
• Marketing | Expertise in service and product positioning with experience in disciplines such as market research and analysis, client profiling, event planning and advertising.
• Strategy | Developing and implementing strategies to create new business opportunities. Built two successful companies, and created and executed acquisitions strategies for four private banks.
• Communication | Relationship management skills in dealing with high net worth individuals recognising their needs and KYC background. Experience in presenting complex investment proposals and concepts. Eighteen years of experience in selling products and services to HNWI.
• Wealth Management | Over twenty years of experience in managing and structuring client portfolios, defining and implementing client investment objectives and constraints. Implementing new execution processes for high volume trading clients and interfacing clients with financial experts. Dealing with complex trust and international company structures.
• Management | Visionary, motivating and decisive leader with experience in managing sales and operational teams, developing talents and organising effective training programs./p>

Natasha Müller

Private Investor

Natasha is a Next Gen impact investor, philanthropist and mental health activist................

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She is a convener to the core and is passionate about leveraging her deep network to build and support a global ecosystem of local change-makers that, together, create sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. It is with this in mind that she founded NM Impact Ltd: An independent investment and convening vehicle that aims to inspire, motivate and connect like-minded Next Gens and to catalyze increased capital flows, both philanthropic and through impactful investments, to social enterprises and sustainable businesses. Natasha actively campaigns on mental health issues; has worked on policy initiatives; helped fundraise and create philanthropic solutions and is a trustee for United for Global Mental Health and Philanthropy Impact. She also occupies seats on various advisory committees and boards including Philanthropy Impact; the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich, the Empower initiative with Harvard Medical School, and is a founding member of The Conduit social impact membership club.

Natasha holds a BA in Geography; an MSC in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict, and Development from SOAS University, and is an Alumni of the Impact Investing for the Next Generation course at Harvard Kennedy School. Outside of her work, she was a competitive equestrian show jumper and is currently an avid weightlifter, sports enthusiast, and a contemporary art collector.

Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstiner, LL.M.
Co-founder and CEO
Chi Impact Capital

Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstiner, LL.M. is the co-founder and CEO of Chi Impact Capital in Zurich an independent Impact Investing Advisor.................

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Christin is passionate about pro-actively making the shift towards a regenerative and deep impact economy a reality. Christin has a long-standing experience and a 15 year+ track record in sustainable investing and impact investing.

Christin completed her Doctoral Thesis at Harvard Law School (summa cum laude) and her Master Studies at Duke Law School; She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and papers in the field of sustainable investing and impact investing, authored and co-authored several books the latest of which is “Conscious Investing”; Christin is a lecturer at various universities on impact investing; Privately, Christin is the co-founder and president of award winning NGO Braveaurora, active in North Ghana since 2009.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Hess
Managing Partner
Deloitte Private Switzerland

Jackie Hess is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Private in Switzerland and has been a member of the Management Board of Deloitte Switzerland since 2013.................

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In her role at Deloitte Private, she leads multidisciplinary teams of experts working together with our clients in the areas of private equity, privately and family owned businesses, family office and high net wealth individuals as well as high growth enterprises. As an example, Jackie advises families and their family office teams to achieve their objectives, implement their global wealth strategies and establish long-term structures fit for the future.

Jackie works with her clients on a holistic basis to help find responsible and sustainable solutions to their challenges confronted in a rapidly changing environment. This support also may extend to boards and shareholders. For many years Jackie has also supported companies that have or are in the process of establishing business operations in Switzerland as well as serving Swiss private and listed companies on a global basis.

She was for the previous four years the Managing Partner Tax & Legal and prior to that for three years the Managing Partner Talent for Deloitte Switzerland.

Jackie is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert and holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a LL.M. from Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. Further she is a TEP of STEP Advising Families Across Generations. In 2020 she has attended Board Director governance series of programmes at the IMD. In addition, Jackie represents Deloitte on the Swiss advisory board of the American Swiss Foundation as well as in the Tax Chapter Committee of Amcham.

Jürg Birri
Head of Legal
Deloitte Switzerland

Jürg Birri is Head of Legal and Private Wealth (Family Offices and HNWI) at Deloitte Switzerland.................

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He is an Attorney-at-Law and a Federal Tax Expert and advises clients in the financial services industry on a wide range of tax and regulatory issues. He has in-depth expertise in the banking sector and advises the bank management as well as individual banking clients in tax and regulatory matters.

Jürg also advises wealthy individuals with respect to almost all legal, tax and structuring matters. This includes in particular the tax-efficient structuring of assets across the globe, including related legal aspects as well as the co-ordination of family office services in large entrepreneurial family structures, spread all around the globe.

Joachim von Halasz
Founder
Tuesday Club

Joachim von Halasz is the founder of Tuesday Club, an informal trans-disciplinary global community monitoring the future of geopolitical trends................

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Many family offices, pension funds, asset managers, think tanks, embassies, central banks, media organisations, start-ups and corporates appreciate the platform and thought leadership offered by the Tuesday Club.

Tuesday Club is unbiased, non-partisan and non-party political. It endorses the value of pluralistic, critical and constructive thinking. Meetings are not recorded and are held under the Chatham House Rule.

The strength of Tuesday Club lies in its curated network of members and speakers, who share diverse perspectives and multiple points of view to eliminate blind spots and increase our understanding of tomorrow’s world.

Joachim has over 20 years of experience in investor relations and global media relations and runs his own consultancy. He specialises in strategic cross border communications and market entry advise in the asset management and wealth management sectors. He maintains strong networks between London, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich and Vienna. He is fluent in German and French.

2019 Speakers

2019 Speakers

Shanu S. P. Hinduja

A senior member of the Hinduja family, Shanu is Chair of Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, Chair of the Hinduja Foundation US and Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Accelerator...............

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She is a respected speaker on the world’s most pressing issues – having notably addressed the leaders of more than 130 countries at the UN General Assembly, and publicly discussed achievement of the UN’s gender equality goals with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos. Shanu has written on subjects ranging from technology to education, and from Brexit to globalisation, for publications across the world from the Sunday Times to Forbes and International Banker.

In addition to supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the UN Global Accelerator – a programme designed to foster entrepreneurial ideas to tackle today’s economic challenges – Shanu, through the Hinduja Foundation, and alongside her father, has provided scholarships at Columbia University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge University.

Shanu is a Professor of Leadership at the University of Bolton's Institute of Management, and was a founding member of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s environment-focused Foundation. She works closely with, and is supported by, her sister Ms. Vinoo Hinduja, and her children Mr. Karam Hinduja and Ms. Lavanya Hinduja.

Dr. phil. Christoph Quarch

Philosopher, Author

Dr. phil. Christoph Quarch (*1964 in Düsseldorf) is a philosopher, best-selling author, speaker, and consultant for companies and organisations.............

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In collaboration with DIE ZEIT-magazine he runs a program of Philosophy Travels all over Europe. He teaches philosophy and ethics at different universities. Editor and author of several books, lately: Platon und die Folgen (Metzler 2018); Nicht denken ist auch keine Lösung (GU 2018), Rettet das Spiel! (Hanser 2016), Officina Humana (av edition 2017).

Quarch‘s philosophy is rooted in the tradition of Hans-Georg Gadamer‘s Philosophy of Hermeneutics, with who he worked while studying at Heidelberg University. His major purpose is a well-grounded and advanced interpretation of human existence by which guidelines for a good and healthy life can be achieved. As for this he refers to different philosophical traditions from Plato and Aristotle up to Nietzsche and Heidegger. He is strongly inspired by what he calls ‘Plato‘s Metaphysics of Aliveness’ and pre-Socratic thinkers such as Heraclitus.

Henrik von Scheel
Originator
Industry 4.0

Best known as the originator of the “4th Industrial Revolution” (Industry 4.0) and the mastermind of the European Digital Revolution (German Digital Agenda), which ignited the global themes of today..............

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Named by Financial Times as one of the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness. One of the most influential board members and quoted by Eric Schmidt as "One of the most pre-eminent strategic advisors of his generation”.

His work is applied to national economies, triggered global themes, influenced GDP growth, reset policies in governments, and shaped the performance of the fastest growing fortune 100 companies.

A sought-after speaker and prolific writer, that has organizations today.

At the present, he frontiers the implementation of the next generation of wealth creation with the leading "Artificial Intelligence Trading Service” provider and an "Industry 4.0 investment firm”.

For more details, please visit www.von-scheel.com

Dr. Markus Freiburg
Founder and CEO
Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE)

Markus is Founder and CEO of the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship (FASE).............

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FASE supports leading social enterprises in raising growth capital to scale their social impact. So far, FASE has supported more than 45 social enterprises in raising more than EUR 22 mn across Europe.

Markus is recognized as a thought leader for social finance as member of the Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) of the EU Commission. He was also selected for the 40 under 40 European Young Leaders Class 2017. Markus studied Economics at Witten/Herdecke (Dipl.-Ök.) and Cambridge (M.Phil.) and got his Ph.D. at the WHU Koblenz (Dr. rer. pol.).

He also contributes his experience as former management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Ruben Vardanyan
Social Entrepreneur
Impact Investor
Venture Philanthropist

Ruben Vardanyan is an Armenian-Russian social entrepreneur, impact investor and venture philanthropist...........

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A recognized expert on the global economy, entrepreneurship and education, he provides strategic consulting through his membership of boards of directors, advisory boards and trusteeships of commercial companies, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and public and professional bodies. Among them are Aznavour Foundation, business schools in Russia and Brazil, a major Armenian bank (Ameriabank) and Russia's auto major (KAMAZ). A prominent financier, Ruben is known both for his commercial projects (investment companies Troika Dialog and Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners) as well as his deep reaching philanthropic programs, such as the first UWC college in Eastern Europe (Dilijan, Armenia) and the Tatev Revival Project, part of which includes the construction of the world's longest cableway leading to an ancient monastery.

Together with their partners, Ruben and his family have invested about $600M in projects in Armenia, developing a commercial approach that relies on involving blended financing to find solutions to social problems. They have also raised over $600M to finance the first private business school in Russia – a pioneering institution both in terms of scale and in its collaborative nature. In 2015, Ruben co-founded another global project, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.

He spends a significant amount of his time on projects related to the development and professionalization of charity infrastructure in Russia (Philanthropy Infrastructure – PHILIN) and the questions of wealth and legacy curation (Phoenix Advisors). With support from Ruben, Troika Dialog, SKOLKOVO business school and several charitable foundations, classics of world business literature were published in Russia.

Since 2016 he has chaired the judging panel of the PwC "Business Book of the Year in Russia" Award.

Michael von Stumm
Advisor to
Kurt A. Engelhorn

Mr. Michael von Stumm is nowadays an advisor to Kurt A. Engelhorn and his family on their investments and philanthropic activities..............

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his covers a number of interests including property, private equity, art and classic cars.

This covers a number of interests including property, private equity, art and classic cars. Michael’s background is in the insurance industry where he worked for many years with a particular focus on art risk management. During this period he lived in Cologne, New York, Milan and London.

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Administration from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., USA and an MBA from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, Germany.

Bharath Takulapalli, PhD
Founder & CEO
INanoBio Inc

Bharath Takulapalli is the Founder & CEO of INanoBio, a company pioneering technologies at the confluence of nanotechnology, systems biology and machine learning................

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Bharath founded INanoBio with the ambitious goal of developing advanced nano-biotechnologies for resolving biological complexity, to deliver early stage diagnostics for disease preemption, reduce healthcare expenditures to a fraction of todays, saving trillions of dollars. He defines disease preemption as diagnosing, intervening and curing diseases early on, even before symptoms appear.

What disease specific biomarkers to detect? how to detect them for early diagnosis and to guide precision medicine? These questions have confounded scientific community owing to the extraordinary complexity underlying disease biology. Over 15 years Bharath has worked rigorously on developing disruptive nano-biotechnology platforms to answer these questions, resulting in over 30 global patents. He invented nano-sensors to detect extremely small amounts of molecular biomarkers in blood; a novel 3D nanopore-transistor to readout the human genome at 1/10 the cost & time needed today; and proteomic technologies to develop disease specific biomarkers capable of 99% accuracy diagnosis.

Combining these innovations, INanoBio is currently developing a blood-based high accuracy diagnostic test for lung cancer that obviates need for lung biopsy (company’s first product), in addition to research on biomarkers for other cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. Bharath got his bachelors from IIT Madras India, PhD in nano-electronics from ASU and researched nano-bio technologies for over a decade prior to founding INanoBio.

Octavian Graf Pilati
Family Member
Sub Umbra

Octavian grew up in a family focused on the forestry and tourism industries...............

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Went to school in the UK and studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Vienna.

In November 2014 the Family was hit by crisis due to a failed investment. In August 2015 it was decided that Octavian takes on the management of the crisis to try and navigate it.

Since then the crisis was passed and Octavian now manages his own small family office in Vienna focused on disstressed assets and venture capital.
"To turn adversity into business opportunity.”

Dr. Ralf Seiz
CEO
Finreon Ltd.

Ralf Seiz is a lecturer at University of St.Gallen (HSG) as well as CEO and owner of Finreon Ltd. and a member of several boards of directors and trustees.................

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Dr. Seiz was an assistant professor at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), founder and CEO of a consulting company, as well as a business analyst in the area of financial services. Before obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. oec. HSG) he graduated in Physics at ETH Zurich (Dipl. Phys. ETH) and worked among others at the CERN in Geneva. Dr.Ralf Seiz has a profound experience and expertise in the areas of quantitative asset management, pension finance and mathematical finance. The NZZ has repeatedly ranked him among the most influential Swiss economists.

Dr. Johannes Knorz LL.M.
CEO / CIO
4L Vision GmbH

Dr. Johannes Knorz LL.M. is representing the Single Family Office 4L Vision GmbH as CEO and CIO since 2016..............

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4L Vision GmbH was founded by Ralph Suikat in 2007 as a traditional investment company. Over the years, Ralph and Johannes have developed the company to a Single Family Office, fully focused on establishing the idea of impact investing in all asset classes. They also support other impact projects such as the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing / Berlin, a federal German initiative, or Fairantwortung gAG, a CSR Company in Karlsruhe. 4L Vision GmbH is also a member of various networks for sustainable finance such as Toniic Institute, San Francisco or SEND e.V (Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland), Berlin.

Moreover, Johannes has been practicing as an attorney for more than twenty years in all areas of business law. He currently is partner of a German based law firm, specialized in all areas of fair trade, company law, M & A as well as succession solutions for entrepreneurial families. He is also consulting and supporting startups in establishing their legal and financial structure. Johannes also holds positions on a number of supervisory boards. Johannes holds a PhD from University of Trier / Germany and a LL.M.-Degree from University of Technology in Sydney / Australia.

Peter Brock
Member of Bundesinitiative Impact Investing

Since October 2018 a self-employed family officer / strategic adviser to mainly two entrepreneurial families..............

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in order to set-up and manage their family office and to assist them in drafting their family governance and family constitution. Furthermore, active as independent consultant of entrepreneurial families in the areas of holistic wealth management, setting-up and structuring of family offices, family governance advisory and succession solutions as well as M&A transactions and direct investment projects.

Until September 2018 Peter Brock was Executive Director and Leader Family Office Services in EMEIA and GSA at EY (Ernst & Young) operating from Düsseldorf. Since over 25 years Peter works in Investment Banking / SME Corporate Finance transactions and in Private Banking initially at Deloitte and the WestLB-Group in London, then HSBC Trinkaus, Sal. Oppenheim and with IMAP M&A Consultants.

For over 6 years Peter Brock set up and expanded the global and multidisciplinary service offering for Family Office Services at EY. He advises Family Offices and entrepreneurial families regarding holistic services around risk management solutions, family governance and succession issues, M&A advisory or real estate transactions, i.e. assisting family investors in direct investments projects. An important area of his work is to advise entrepreneurial families how to set-up a family office or alternatively use outsourcing solutions.

Dominik von Eynern
Family Member Partner
Blu Family Office

Dominik has more than 18 years of experience in financial derivatives, principal investment and business development............

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He comes from a business family now in the 5th generation. Dominik began his career as a structured derivatives marketer for Merrill Lynch and Nomura. He has since held senior positions at a volatility strategy hedge fund and a Swiss based asset manager. Dominik became a Partner of Blu Family Office in 2013 and manages many of our strategic and business development functions.

Dominik holds a BA in Economics from the University of Augsburg (1997) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from the Goethe University in Frankfurt (2000).

Chiara Medioli
Vice Chair of the Board
Fedrigoni Group

Prior to joining Fedrigoni, Chiara worked for Vodafone and Bertelsmann...............

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.......where from 1999 to 2002 she was co-owner and founder of Booktailor, a pioneering book on demand business in London.

She is the 5th generation of the Fedrigoni family involved in the business, whose majority shareholder is Bain Capital. Chiara is also Chair of the Fondazione Fedrigoni Fabriano and Board Member of the Fondazione Museo Bodoni in Parma.

Chiara graduated in Economics from the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice, with a one-year bursary at the University of California, Berkeley (US), and completed an MBA from Insead in France.

Jacopo Zamboni
Director, Client Advisor
Henley & Partners
Switzerland AG

Jacopo Zamboni is a director and client advisor at Henley & Partners Switzerland AG..............

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He provides advice on residence and citizenship planning to private banks, family offices and lawyers, throughout Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Prior to joining Henley & Partners, Mr. Zamboni worked for a Swiss insurance company where he advised multinationals on the ways to protect their mobile employees, as well as managing relationships with Swiss private banks that required tailor-made insurance solutions for high net worth individuals.

Mr. Zamboni holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Bocconi University, Italy, and is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Stephan Balzer
CEO & Founder
Boma Germany

Stephan Balzer is a Berlin based entrepreneur and founder of Boma Germany...............

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By 2009, he was the first German TEDx conferences licensee and was soon appointed TEDx ambassador for Europe by the American TED organization. Today, he organizes TEDx events in the three major German cities Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt amongst many other smaller TEDx formats and Salons. 2015 he brought the educational institution Singularity University, which was founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, to Germany. Since then he became the German ambassador and Managing Director of the SingularityU Germany Summit./p>

As TEDx and Singularity University ambassador he created over 70 events around topics such as digitization, social and economic change and the chances and challenges our society faces in the future. In Germany he is an influential voice of the new media and innovation community.

Dott. Ing. Maurizio Totta

Impact Investor

Maurizio Totta was born in Torino, and graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University there..............

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While he was finishing his studies, he started working for the family real estate company in Austria. Through a series of buyouts, the group became the main owner of Europe’s largest Shopping Mall, the SCS, Shopping City Süd near Vienna. He was the CEO of the SCS Holding AG from 1995 until May 2008, when the company was sold to Unibail-Rodamco.

Since 2010, while still involved in some commercial real estate projects, he has been focussing his activities on impact investments in biotech, renewable energy, sustainable forestry and land development in Europe and South America.

He is fluent in Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and is currently perfecting his Portuguese. He also has a CHPL (Commercial Helicopter Pilot License).

Andreas Woitzik
MD
Single Family Office

Andreas is experienced as a Lecturer in Finance at several universities...............

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In particular as lecturer in the academic training of‚ Certified Financial Planners (CFP). He has been awarded as “Winner of the IMD Startup Competition” by IMD Business School, Lausanne and as “Founder of the Month” granted by FINANCIAL TIMES in a nationwide businessplan competition with 600 participating startup teams in Germany.

His know how regarding “The Tricks in Asset Management” is based on sound experience of 20 years in asset management and investment amongst others as MD of a Single Family Office, as co-founder of an innovative asset management company (been awarded by the financial magazine CAPITAL as under the ‚100 Best Investments in Germany‘ several times in a row) and as Financial Consultant (projects like Establishing a Frequent Issuer of Mortgage Backed Securities - from scratch to approval the banking supervisory authority or Transforming the financial structure of a big commercial property from a recourse to a non recourse structure).

Thorsten Gohlke
Managing Partner
GFEP Family Equity

In 2009, Thorsten founded the first and leading investment office to professionalize long-term portfolio entrepreneurship for family equity investors............

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With six partners and offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg, GFEP Family Equity strategically structures, builds and manages fully individualized portfolios of direct, private and strategic investments. The investment office thereby creates scalable entrepreneurial value for its clients.

Thorsten has been Single-Family-Officer for six years responsible for the direct private investment portfolio of Professor Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Founder of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. Prior to that Thorsten worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Advisory Practice, lead-advising UK Private Equity funds in leveraged buy-out transactions.

Matthew C. Le Merle
Co-founder/Managing Partner
Fifth Era
Keiretsu Capital

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital - the most active early stage venture investors backing more than 175 companies a year..............

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Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations having advised leading companies including Amazon, Cisco, eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft, PayPal and many others on growth and innovation-related issues. In the blockchain and crypto domains, Matthew is General Partner of the Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund of Funds and an advisor at BitBull Capital and Bitwise. He also provides advisory services through his team at Fifth Era Blockchain and is an advisor at ACX, Atlas Money, Hadron, Liquineq, and ReadyUp.

Earlier in his career, Matthew spent 21 years as a strategy, operations and corporate finance advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney and Monitor Group where he led both firms’ West Coast practices and at Booz & Company. He was also a corporate executive at Gap Inc. where he was SVP strategy and corporate development and SVP global marketing.

Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He received a B.A. (Double First) and Master’s from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was born in London, UK, and is now a dual US/UK citizen and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.

Cedric Kohler
Head of Advisory
Fundana SA

Mr. Kohler joined Fundana SA in August 2011 as Head of Advisory................

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Before joining Fundana, he worked for Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, holding the roles of Head of Hedge Fund Advisory and Head of Funds of Hedge Funds. From 2004 until 2007, he was Global Head of Firm-wide Risk at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in New York, holding the role of Margin & Risk Global Head. He started his career with UBS in New York, London and Zurich. Mr. Kohler holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from Warwick University and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Business from HEC.

Mr. Kohler is a member of the Alternative Investment Managers Association's Research Committee, and the Swiss Fund and Asset Management Association’s Alternative Investment Council.

Junte Wasmann
Co-CEO
Bionexx Group

Junte is an entrepreneur, investor and Co-CEO of Bionexx Group in Madagascar................

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Bionexx is a natural ingredient company with 20,000 smallholder farmers and proud to be the only industrial African producer of Artemisinin, a key drug used to cure Malaria disease.

After started his career in finance at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, where he held several positions in trading of financial products, Junte traveled the world for nine months and during this experience developed a passion to contribute to the living conditions of people in rural areas in developing countries. Once returned to Amsterdam Junte decided to follow his dream.

As an entrepreneur and investor with in-depth experience in social businesses in Africa, seed, early stage and venture capital. Junte brings new ideas to realization by connecting and lead groups of different stakeholders to a common goal.

Chris Casapinta

Alter Domus Services Malta Ltd
(Member of FinanceMalta)

Chris Casapinta is Country Executive Malta and Italy desk leader. After qualifying as a certified public accountant and auditor in 2000, Chris joined PwC..............

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He started his career with the Malta office and later worked in a number of offices in the network till 2010. Most of his time was spent in the audit practice however he was also involved in a number of capital markets and transactional assignments.

In late 2010, Chris joined Alter Domus to set up the office in Malta. The office grew rapidly and now serves a number of a reputable international clients. The office currently employs close to 150 full time professionals.

Chris also sits on a number of boards of both local and international family offices, multinationals and asset management firms.

Chris speaks English and Italian.

Peter Vind Larsen
CEO
HD Forest

HD Forest is one of the largest independent forest management companies in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)..............

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he company has more than 20 years’ experience with commercial forest management in the Baltics and is today managing approximately 60,000 ha on behalf of individual owners, institutional investors and family offices. All of HD Forests’ clients own their own forests in a simple, direct setup which ensures transparency and free decision-making for the investor.

The CEO of the company, Peter Vind Larsen, has a forestry degree from Copenhagen University. Peter started his forestry career by pioneering commercial forest investments in emerging markets on behalf of institutional and other large-scale investors. First in the Baltics from 2000-2004, subsequently in Russia, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

From 2014-2016 Peter was involved in international timber trading between Europe and Asia - buying logs in Denmark, Germany, UK and France and selling in India, Vietnam and China – before getting back into forest management in the current position at HD Forest.

Peter is based in Denmark but travels frequently to the operations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to coordinate with the app. 25 staff members at HD Forest. HD Forest is owned by HedeDanmark, a major Scandinavian green sector service provider.

Dr. Naim W. Al Jabari
CEO and Founder
Xross Investment

Dr. Al Jabari holds PhD, from Heriot Watt University Petroleum Institute...............

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He worked in varies companies (including Schlumberger and Halliburton) holding different positions in research, business development, petrophysics and asset management. He holds three patents, number of technical awards and technical publications in Oil and Gas Industry. In January 2015, Dr. Al Jabari started Xross Technology to provide real reservoir solutions for oil and gas companies. He also participated in starting new ventures in Oil field asset farming, agriculture, mining, water treatment, Tech-companies and waste management. Backed by successful family business as local agents in UAE for over 25 years, Dr. Al Jabari has access to large business network both in UAE, GCC Europe, Asia and USA. The family business has represented American and European companies such as IHS, Baker Atlas, GearHeart, Camco, Infoterra, AEA, SAI and ASTM.

In 2018, Dr. Al Jabari lunched Xross Investment, first by invitation platform of its kind for selling and buying physical assets worldwide between accredited investors. The platform covers all types of physical assets from simple real estate opportunities all the way to multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects. The platform and its associates provides full investment services for investors from identifying opportunity, structuring deal, securing financing, managing the opportunity and existing it. Level of involvement is based on client need. Current client base, includes high wealth individuals, family offices, funds and banks.

Dr. Al Jabari Xross companies have been member of Amcham in Abu Dhabi since 2016. Invited by USA Government to participate in SelectUSA (largest by invitation FDI event hosted by US Government) 2017, 2018, 2019 as part of UAE delegation. Dr. Al Jabari, leadership, management, business development, communication skills, coupled with deep technical knowledge makes him ideal strategic partner for investors looking for M&A opportunities and companies lunching new innovative products and services.

Miguel Burguet
Research Associate
Systemic Risk Centre, LSE

Mr. Burguet is Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics and Portfolio Manager focused of banks equities. ................

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On the Academic side, his fields of research specialisation at the Systemic Risk Centre are global banks equities, monetary economics, macroeconomy, boom and bust processes and financial history. Mr. Burguet has previous investment research experience focused on banks equities in London – Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, Mediobanca SPA - and consultancy experience in the investment funds space. In 2018, before starting his finance career in London, he completed the International MBA at the Instituto de Empresa, ranked as 8th Worldwide in the Financial Times 2017 Global MBA ranking.

His interests outside his professional life are reading – classical and modern literature - travelling and modern art. Mr. Burguet earned a National Literature Award in Spanish language in 1993 awarded by Alfaguara Publishing House.

Guido Rutten
Program Manager
IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Guido Rutten is a Program Manager with IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative..............

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as well as an independent consultant in sustainable agricultural investment. He has worked on agricultural investments worldwide, particularly focusing on investments reaching the bottom of the pyramid.

He has done so both from a public sector perspective with a UN specialized investment fund, as well as with global agricommodities companies seeking for sustainability in their supply chain. He particularly enjoys translating sustainability requirements of funders and consumers in demand markets into tangible improvements for farmers on the ground.

Jochen Baltes
Managing Director
GOAL

Jochen Baltes joined GOAL as Managing Director on 1st October 2002 and can draw on more than 25 years of experience in various capacities within the aviation industry................

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He oversees GOAL’s area of Aircraft Acquisition & Marketing and Technical Asset Management.

He occupied several functions over 10 years with Swiss International Airlines ranging from Head of Planning and Maintenance Control, Head of Technical Projects and Engineering to Head of Aircraft Procurement and Aircraft Asset Management. In this last position, he was responsible for all commercial issues related to the sourcing of aircraft and technical services. This included contract tendering and negotiation for aircraft leasing, subleasing, purchase and sales contracts, aircraft equipment and supplier selection together with the management and execution of existing leasing, subleasing and purchase agreements with aircraft lessors, manufactures and suppliers.

He also worked for Fairchild Dornier as Customer Support Manager supporting several customers worldwide. He started his career at Lufthansa and qualified as a licensed aircraft engineer occupying numerous positions in technical and operational fields including foreign assignments for SunExpress in Antalya and in Brunei for the VIP Operation of the Sultan’s Flight.

He has a Master of Business Administration from La Salle University in Philadelphia, USA.

Elena Gertsberg
CEO
Adar Advisors (Family office)

Elena runs a Family office, which is active in the areas of Private Credit, Private equity and Venture Capital.................

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An experienced banking and financing professional, who achieved excellent track record of career progression in Commercial and Consumer Banking and then switched to Investments.

In her free time, Elena is writing investment articles, enjoys to mentor startups, acts as a lecturer, and adds value to several developing businesses as a board member.

Paul Kronenberg
Co-founder
Kanthari

Paul Kronenberg is a “Social-Change-Engineer” and co-founder of Braille Without Borders and kanthari..............

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With a technical background graduating in mechanical engineering, computer science, commercial technology and data-communication system science, he focuses on the running and operational management of kanthari.

Paul is a fervent eco-friendly and cost effective “open hardware” technology and architecture fan. He is always on the lookout for answers that will help to build a better tomorrow; be it physical in terms of technical solutions, or be it mental, strengthening the self of others. Paul, to-gether with Sabriye Tenberken developed the unique kanthari “Journey in five acts” Curriculum; an intense experiential learning experience that provides social change makers with necessary tools to start and run own social ventures. As a public speaker, asking questions like “why?” and “why not?”, Paul uses wit and humor to paint the condition our world is in and makes one think and reflect about what can/must be done differently to become part of the solution.

Lothar Jakab
Director
Steinbeis Consulting Impact Investing

In his daily business life, Lothar Jakab is the Director of Steinbeis Consulting Impact Investing.............

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and manages direct impact investments on behalf of public and private investors in sub-Sahara Africa in agribusiness, renewable off-grid electrification, waste management, health and education since 2004. His business unit is a profit centre within the larger Steinbeis Verbund with a consulting, knowledge and technology transfer track record in more than 80 countries during the last 45 years. Mr. Jakab is also the organizer of the Impact Investing Roundtable Frankfurt.

Since 2009, he also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Primus Valor AG, an issuer and asset manager of closed end funds in green affordable housing and solar parks, where he was a founding member in 2007. Before, Mr. Jakab worked in mergers & acquisitions, strategy consulting and corporate finance.

He started his career in one of the largest, family owned facility management companies in Germany after finishing his studies in Business Administration at the University of Mannheim.

Pascal Böni
CEO
Remaco Asset Management

Pascal Böni is the CEO of Remaco, a Swiss broker dealer and financial advisory company focusing on alternative assets...............

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.......namely private debt. He also serves on the board of directors of several companies and chairs the Swiss Association of Securities Dealers (SASD). He previously acted on the board of various listed and unlisted national and international companies in the media, the energy, the IT and the financial services industry and advised numerous corporate finance and M&A transactions. Today focused on private market debt, he thoroughly researched this asset class within a PhD program at Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), Tilburg University, the Netherlands, which he will conclude in December 2019.

Pascal Böni graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Simon Business School, the University of Rochester, New York (United States of America), and the University of Berne (Switzerland) in 1996. He was awarded the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading (UK) and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble (ESG), Grenoble (France) in 1997. Continuing his education, in 2006 he gained an Executive Master of European and International Business Law (M.B-L.-HSG) from the Graduate School of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

André Jaeger
Swiss Chef / Founder
AJCONCEPT

He was one of the very passionate Swiss chefs for over 40 years ..............

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Since his retirement he is active counselling and coaching and sharing his great experience with others

He was always passionate about gastronomy, cuisine and hospitality. After extensive studies, starting with the basic kitchen apprentiship, followed by the famous Hotel School Lausanne, he gained experience and knowledge, working his way up in many renowned places such as The Dorchester, London, The Peninsula Hong Kong.

After spending five intensive and interesting years in Hong Kong, he returned to Switzerland in 1975 to take over the family affair in Schaffhausen.

It was the starting time of the European Nouvelle Cuisine and it was André who in 1978 introduced as the first chef, Asian influences, combining Chinese cooking methods and flavours with the European Cuisine.

What is today common practice, was in those years a small revolution. It was a start to a new and borderless way of thinking in terms of food and cooking.

André Jaeger collected many awards and recognitions, was named Chef of the year more than once and his cuisine was rated with 19 Gault Millau points for 20 consecutive years.

Fluent in English, French, Italian and German of course, he loved to travel, discover new places and learn more about other cultures. Hence he was, besides his business and daily responsibilities, for many years active in associations such as Relais & Chateaux, Traditions & Qualité and last but not least, for over 20 years, president of Les Grandes Tables de Suisse.

Today he enjoys his retirement and is ever so often seen coaching, or cooking in various places, sharing his acquired experiences during many years in a wonderful trade.

Dr. Fariba Hashemi
Lecturer
ETH Zurich

Dr. Fariba Hashemi is a lecturer at ETH Zurich...............

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.......teaching courses on Entrepreneurial Investments and Wealth Management for ETH Zurich graduate students, and the next generation of family business and family offices. In so doing she builds on her rich international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary experience and her 20+ years of experience in economics research and education. Fariba is also head of research at Salus Partners Lausanne/Zurich Switzerland.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California in Los Angeles.

Brian Ecker
Founder/CEO
Headstream Capital Partners LP

Brian Ecker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Headstream Capital Partners...............

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Brian Ecker is a leader of Portfolio asset and investment management. By his many years of managing one of the largest private agriculture portfolios in the United States he has acquired decades of knowledge in private portfolio asset succession. Brian has spent many years working closely with generational mining families building Headstream Capital Partners portfolio. With Brian’s knowledge and experience he has established Headstream Capital Partners with one of the largest Mining asset portfolios in the world including assets with some of the purist quality of precious metals and rare earth elements in the world.

Hazel Henderson
Founder
Ethical Markets Media

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC (USA and Brazil), a Certified B Corporation............

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She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution at www.films.com, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard® and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.

Her editorials are syndicated globally by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, as well as journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France and Australia.

Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.

Bijan Foroodian

Family Principal

Mr Foroodian is part of the team at a private family office and an active investor...............

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In his current role he looks at a variety of investments from early stage private to large cap public companies. His career includes a brief tenure at New Jersey based MPI after having served as Principal of a London based multi family office firm focusing on PE deals in the financial services industry. Mr Foroodian’s experience includes his roles as chief investment officer of Inflection Point Capital Management, Chief investment officer of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Vice President of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Barclays Global Investors and Mackenzie Financial.

Mr Foroodian is a CFA charter holder. He completed his studies at the University of Oxford in Engineering, Economics & Management and has a MBA from Imperial College.

Max Gehrmann
Founder/CEO
Gehrmann Capital

Max derived from a typical German entrepreneurial family.................

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Originating from a 16th century Prussian family his ancestors managed to grow wealth and loose it - over and over.

After several years exploring different studies, industries and working in a MFO, he started all over again. In 2016 he founded Gehrmann Capital for equity, debt and mezzanine fundings. In 2018 he co-founded Neuron, a smart-city platform and in 2019 he co-founded the Ankoris for Swiss Real Estate Developments and serves as member of the board of directors.

Max (*1987) is a solicitor, enjoys motorbiking, classic cars and photography during leisure time and lives in Germany and Switzerland.

Jochen Wermuth

Impact Investor

Jochen Wermuth is the Founding Partner of the Green Growth Funds...............

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........providing growth equity to EU SMEs offering climate solutions and of Wermuth Asset Management GmbH, a family office and BAFIN-regulated investment adviser. He is also an investment advisory committee member of KENFO, Germany’s new €24bn sovereign wealth fund. His focus is on value investments with positive real returns over the medium-term and positive environmental impact. He supports Greenpeace and Greens.

The Green Growth Funds provide late stage venture/ early stage growth equity to resource efficient German and Nordic SMEs whose business helps to address a major challenge to humanity and has the potential to grow exponentially and eventually reach a billion clients. Typically, they are looking for support to grow in the EU and in emerging markets.

Jochen Wermuth is a member of Toniic’s “100% impact” Family Office Network, committed to investing across all asset classes with market returns and a positive impact; the “Europeans for Divest-Invest” an investor organization calling for divestment from fossil fuels and investment in the “new champions and opportunities” in the market-force driven global “green industrial revolution”, and the “Institutional Investor Group of Climate Change (IIGCC) whose members and affiliates with $28 trillion in assets call for adherence to the Paris climate goals, a price of CO2 emissions reflecting its cost - such as €130/ton as in Sweden – and disclosure of carbon footprints and business plans consistent with no more than 1.5 degree global warming.

From 1993-97 he was an EU-TACIS and World Bank financed adviser to the Russian Ministry of Finance, working on economic policy programs with the International Monetary Fund and Boris Yeltsin’s government. In 1997-98 he worked at Deutsche Bank in London, raising some $8bn in financing and setting up a new fully licensed bank in Moscow.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to German parents, Jochen spent his childhood in Mainz, Germany, getting accepted to university prior to finishing high school. He studied Economics and Mathematics at Brown University from 1988-92, graduating with honors and magna cum laude with a BA in Mathematics and Economics and a Masters in Economics. He also passed his qualifying exams for a D.Phil. in economics at Oxford University, but still needs to submit and defend his thesis. He is fluent in German and English and speaks Russian and French. He is married to environmentalist Alexandra Kornilova. They live in Berlin with their three children.

Jochen enjoys dancing, meditation, massages, swimming, running, tennis and ultimate frisbee. He has served on the advisory boards of the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Global Policy Center at the Free University of Berlin, the World Economic Forum’s Community of Growth Companies (“the new champions”), the Liberal Mission of Russia, as chapter chair of YPO Gold Berlin and as co-host of CNBC’s squawk box and as a public speaker.

Dooma Wendschuh
Co-founder, CEO
Province Brands of Canada

Dooma Wendschuh is the co-founder and CEO of Province Brands of Canada..............

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.....the Canadian company developing the world’s first fermented beverage from the cannabis plant and a suite of premium, non-alcoholic yet intoxicating cannabis-powered beverages. He is a public speaker and leading voice in the burgeoning cannabis industry, as well as an advocate for quality cannabinoid-derived products as safer, healthier alternatives to alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and psychoactives.

Dooma previously co-founded a successful Colorado-based cannabinoid research and consumer product company, and before entering the cannabis industry was co-founder and co-CEO of Sekretagent Productions Inc., best known for its role in developing and launching the wildly popular ASSASSIN’S CREED franchise.