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Seniority. International Network. Experience

Seniority. International Network. Experience


Alex Von Werra
Chairman & Partner - Head Corporate Finance, Swiss

Professional experience: Executive positions (up to Managing Director) in Investment Banking at UBS, Credit Suisse and Kepler Capital Markets with a focus over the last 15 years on entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses. Originated and led transactions in Western & Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia

Sectors: Pharmaceutical, Medtech, Financial Institutions, Luxury Goods, Business Real Estate

Regions: Switzerland and EMEA

Education: Master of laws (University of Fribourg), Attorney-at-law (Geneva Bar), MBA (IMD), Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

Languages: French, English, German

Elizabeth von Werra
Board Member & Partner - Head Private Solutions, Swiss

Professional experience: Executive positions (up to Managing Director) in banking at Lombard Odier, STOXX (CEO), UBS, and EIM with a focus on Asset and Wealth Management

Executive positions in industry (Strategic Development Manager at Sulzer; Div. CFO at Akzo Nobel)

Sectors: Industrials, Engineering, Chemicals & Financial Services

Regions: Switzerland and EMEA, Brazil, Portugal

Education: Mechanical Engineer, MBA (INSEAD), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, German

Dr. Paul Alain Polikar
Board Member – Senior Advisor, Swiss

Professional experience: Executive positions (up to Managing Director) in banking

Head of the Turkish Department at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP)

Private Banker at Republic National Bank of New York

Co-founder and Director of Horizon Investment SA 

Sectors: Chemicals, Mining, Trade & Project Finance

Regions: Turkey, Greece and CIS

Education: MSc. & PhD. Engineering (EPFL)

Languages: French, Turkish, English


Ruggero Huesler
Senior Advisor, Italian & Swiss

Professional experience: Associate Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services, with a focus on structuring corporate transformation projects, defining corporate performance metrics, carrying out due diligence engagements and developing business / IT strategic alignment plans

Sectors: Technology, Financial Services & Insurance
Regions: Italy, Switzerland and EMEA
Education: MSc. Engineering (EPFL), MBA (INSEAD)
Languages: Italian, French, English, German

Carl Fredin
Senior Advisor, Swedish

Professional experience: CEO, Rheinmetall Defence UK Ltd; Senior Director, MTU Maintenance; Senior Manager, R. Bosch GmbH / Blaupunkt; Project Manager Materials Research, Daimler-Benz AG

Owner & Chairman of Sven Fredin AB, Sweden; Chairman of Skandinavischer Wirtschaftsverein, Germany; Start-up investor & business angel
Sectors: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Technology, Real Estate
Regions: Germany, Scandinavia
Education: MSc. Mechanical Engineering (Lund), Dr. Ing. (Stuttgart), MBA (IMD)
Languages: Swedish, German, English

Senior Advisor, Swiss

Professional experience: Senior Executive positions of several EMEA Divisions of Amoco Chemicals, Amoco Eurasia in Moscow and British Petroleum

Former Chief Executive Officer of Gas Project Development Central Asia AG (GPD), headquartered in Switzerland; created & developed several successful ventures
Sectors: Petrochemicals, Oil & gas
Regions: CIS & EMEA
Education: MSc. Economics; Senior executive programs at IMD
Languages: Romanian, Russian, English, French and Italian

Peter Harboe-Schmidt
Senior Advisor, Danish

Professional experience: Entrepreneur with a focus on life sciences, in particular biotech; Head Coach, Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation CTI

Member of the Management Team, Modex Therapeutics SA; Head of Market Research & Business Planning, Amgen Europe
Sectors: Life Sciences, in particular Biotech, Therapeutics, Technology Platforms, Nutrition & Medical Food, Oncology, etc.
Regions: US, Europe and Switzerland
Education: MSc. Chemical Engineering, MBA (IMD)
Languages: Danish, English, French, German

Giuseppe Tuninetti
Senior Advisor, Italian

Professional experience: Managing Director, Banca CRT – now UnicreditBanca; Managing Director Corporate Banking at Banca FINECO; Managing Director in charge of the Italian branches at Trade & Project Finance, Banca Mediocredito

Partner in the investment company PAOS – AOP S.A. and in KT Srl Real Estate
Sectors: Agro, Food, FMCG, Industrials, Financial Services
Regions: Italy and EMEA
Education: MSc. Economics (University of Torino)
Languages: Italian, French, English

Senior Advisor, Swiss

Professional experience: Executive positions (up to CEO) in industrial firms, Board Member at Primus AG

CEO of Kompogas Group
CEO of LNS Group
VP at Arnold AG
VP Business & Consulting Services at Siemens Metering
Sectors: Services, Technology, Industrials, Telecom, Cleantech, Utilities, Automotive
Regions: Asia, Europe, Switzerland
Education: BSc. Engineering, MBA (KS St-Gallen)
Languages: French, English & German

Andrew Mountfield
Senior Advisor, British

Professional experience: Chairman Brightcon Group; CEO and Managing Partner Horváth & Partners Switzerland; Partner PwC Consulting, Switzerland; Head of Finance Ciba-Geigy AG Pharma Switzerland

Owner & Chairman of Mountfield Advisory AG, Business Coach and Consultant, Academic Lecturer, Investor
Sectors: Pharmaceuticals / Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods, Service Sector
Regions: Switzerland & EMEA
Education: BA (Hons) / Diplom-Betriebswirt, Business Administration (ESB), MSc (Research) Strategy (Oxford University / HEC Paris), Masters Strategic HRM (SDA Bocconi, Milan), Doctorate Strategy and Change (Ashridge)
Languages: Swedish, German, English

André Schuurman
Senior Advisor, Dutch

Professional experience: Director at KPMG Advisory and head of the Strategy Group for Central & Eastern Europe; previously held positions at KPMG Advisory in the Netherlands, Diamond Cluster International (now part of Oliver Wyman) in Spain and OC&C Strategy Consultants in the UK

Sectors: Consumer products, TMT, Infrastructure & Logistics, Automotive
Regions: Benelux, CEE, UK, Spain
Education: MSc. Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam, MBA (IMD)
Languages: Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Italian