Speakers

Loïc Rentiers – Managing Director, PineBridge Investments
Managing Director, Director, Private Funds Group PineBridge Investments, London Mr. Rentiers joined the firm in 2006 and is responsible for
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Birgit Lenzen – Head of Capital Markets Germany, Member of the Management Board Germany, Apleona
Birgit Lenzen is Head of Capital Markets Germany and Member of the Management Board Germany at Apleona GVA Capital Markets &
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Laurent Allégot – Partner, Stage Capital
Laurent joined the predecessor firm of Stage Capital in 2008, as founder and head of the French Fund. He manages
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Oxana Balayan – Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moscow)
Oxana is a modern dealmaker and a star lawyer focusing on cross-border M&A and a full spectrum of corporate work.
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Yves Lacroix – Partner (Private Equity & Real Estate), Arendt & Medernach SA
Yves Lacroix is a Partner in the Private Equity & Real Estate practice of Arendt & Medernach, where he specialises
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Dr. Cyril Demaria – Head of Private Markets, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.
Cyril Demaria specializes in private equity and combines practical and entrepreneurial experience, academic knowledge and lecturing experience. He is Head
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Julian Riedlbauer – Partner, GP Bullhound
Julian joined GP Bullhound as a Partner in August 2012 and is head of the German office. Previously Julian was
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Anna Hejka – Founder & Managing Partner, HCM Group
PE/VC Fund Manager & Business Angel plus Serial Entrepreneur, Executive & Supervisory Board Member, Investment & Commercial Banker, Lecturer &
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Dominic Reed – Senior Managing Partner, UFG Private Equity
Dominic Reed joined UFG Private Equity in 2007. Mr. Reed has extensive operational and investment experience, having worked in Russia
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Frank Seehaus – Partner, Acton Capital Partners
Frank Seehaus possesses exceptional analytical skills – not only when he is playing chess. He has few peers when it
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Jens-Peter Schulz – CEO of Dresdner Invest & Advisory; President of ReTechDACH.org
Peter oversees Dresdner Invest & Advisory’s business with national and international clients such as funds, banks and insurance companies, looking
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Denis Cherkasov – CEO, SBVC Asset Management, Sberbank Group
Mr Cherkasov has been involved with PE/VC for 16 years already and began his career as a business start-up owner
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Bruno Derungs – Managing Partner, Adaxia Capital Partners LLP
Bruno is a Board member of Enerqos SpA, Neura AG and Power Plus Communications AG (PPC). He has over 17
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Raffi Kassarjian – Executive Director and General Manager, Monitis, Inc.
Raffi Kassarjian is Executive Director and General Manager of Monitis, Inc., an-Armenia based technology company serving thousands of clients around
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Nico Taverna – Head of Secondary Investments, Schroder Adveq
Responsibilities at Schroder Adveq Nico Taverna is Head of Secondary Investments at Schroder Adveq. Background Before joining Schroder Adveq in
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Giuliano Bidoli – Partner, KPMG (Luxembourg) – International Tax, Alternative Investments, Private Equity
Giuliano Bidoli is a Luxembourg-based international and private equity tax Partner. He has been with KPMG Luxembourg for 16 years
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Andreas Pages – Head of FinTech Unit, Swisscom
Andreas has been educated in Germany and the UK combined with several years of working experience in the field of
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Chris Shuttleworth – Partner, Deloitte
Chris advises on the use of analytic techniques and technologies to gain insights on business issues by discovering previously unobvious
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Irakli Menabde – Managing Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF)
Prior to joining the Georgian Co-Investment Fund as a Managing Director, Mr. Menabde was a partner at M2 Capital Partners,
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Axel Kalinowski – Head of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, London Stock Exchange
Managing the Primary markets activities of the London Stock Exchange Group in over 40 European countries with the purpose of
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Elias Latsis – Chief Data Officer, Preqin
Elias Latsis is Chief Data Officer at Preqin and is responsible for the provision of forward-looking and actionable data and
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Ana Tomasek – Strategic Adviser to the Head Secretariat, EUREKA
As Strategic Advisor to the Head of the Secretariat and a member of the Management Team, Ms Tomasek is responsible
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Ivo Posluschny – Partner, Jones Day
Ivo Posluschny has more than 20 years of experience in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly relating to Germany. He
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James C. Mastandrea – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Whitestone REIT
James C. Mastandrea is the Chairman and CEO of Whitestone REIT (NYSE-Amex: WSR), a fully integrated real estate company. Based
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Philippe Vanrie – Head of Secretariat, EUREKA Network (former CEO, EBN)
Philippe Vanrie is Head of Secretariat at Eureka Network. Before that Philippa has been since 1999 the Chief Executive Officer
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Montserrat Corominas – Founder & CEO, Intergroup Partners AG
Montserrat is a tech entrepreneur, investor, board member and passionate about disruptive cross-segment innovation. She is the founder and CEO
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Jean-Philippe Burcklen – Deputy Director, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Jean-Philippe is overseeing EIF’s Lower Mid-Market Private Equity and Mezzanine Fund Investments activity and portfolio. He is managing programs for
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Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn – Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, PATRIZIA Immobilien AG
Dr. Wolfgang Speckhahn has more than 20 years of experience in the international real estate industry in various positions. His
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Gavin Ryan – Partner, Wider Europe Capital Management Ltd.
Gavin Ryan is an experienced Emerging Markets fund manager. The average return of the private equity investments he has managed
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Klaus Kummermehr – Partner & Deal Lead, Go Beyond
Klaus is Partner with Go Beyond Investing and responsible for Corporate Clients with Innovation & Venture Management services (www.go-beyond.biz/innovate). In this role
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Natalya Podsosonnaya – CEO and Board Member, SBERINVEST Asset Management; Board Member, Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA)
Natalya Podsosonnay brings more than 18 years extensive experience in VC investing, fund management, deal structuring, corporate finance, M&A. She
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Søren Bjønness – Director, Euronext
Søren’s passion is the development of companies. For him, an IPO is one of the ultimate steps in the development
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John Hucker, CFA – President & Board Member, Swiss Finance + Technology Association
Bio forthcoming…
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Boris Zoller – Partner, Capvis Equity Partners AG
Boris Zoller has more than nine years private equity experience, having joined Capvis in 2008, where he has worked on
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Wolfgang Krause – Venture Partner, Seventure Partners
Wolfgang joined Seventure Partners in 2008 as a Venture partner. He is in charge of identifying Digital Technologies investment opportunities
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Julia Lundström – Private Equity Investor Relations, Lombard Odier Investment Management
Julia is involved in the fundraising and marketing of Lombard Odier’s Private Equity Platform. She has 10 years of experience
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Oliver Holle – Founder and CEO, Speedinvest
Oliver Holle founded his first web startup, SYSIS, in 1992, taking smart, interactive games to the exploding online market. Later,
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Sebastian Markowsky – Director, GP Bullhound
Sebastian is a Director at GP Bullhound. Before joining the firm, Sebastian advised numerous corporate clients, financial investors, HNWIs and
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Charles Lorenceau – Managing Director (UK), ACE & Company
Charles is the director of ACE’s London office and leads ACE’s Angel and Early Stage Partners strategy. Before joining ACE
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Christian K. Winkler – Principal, btov Partners
Christian K. Winkler joined btov in 2016 as an investment manager in Private Investor Network team. He is a financial
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Daniel Schülken – Principal, VictoriaPartners GmbH
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Stefan Zimmermann – Co-Head, Retail Asset Management, JLL
Mr. Zimmermann has 20 years of experience working in the real estate industry. In 2006 Mr. Zimmermann founded the ACREST
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Olga Sorokina – Managing Partner, O2 Consulting
Olga joined O2 Consulting in 2006 (prior to restructuring – AGA Management). In 2008 Olga became a partner of AGA
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Martin Vesper – CEO, digitalStrom
After graduating in Business Mathematics from Ulm University and gaining an MBA at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Martin Vesper
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Alexander Frick – Private Equity, Senior Investment Manager, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Alex oversees Lombard Odier’s Secondary and Co-Investment Programs. He has over 13 years of transaction experience, including VC, Growth and
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Inga Schwarz – Head of Research Germany, Avison Young
Inga joined Avison Young Germany in January 2016 as Head of the German Research Department bringing with her almost twenty
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Tobias F. Rohner – Partner, Dr. iur., Attorney at law, Certified Tax Expert, Baker McKenzie (Zurich)
Bio and photo forthcoming
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Jean François Desjacques, CEO, Swiss Family Office, UHNWI Expert
Jean François Desjacques began his career more than 40 years ago in the real estate industry. He was formerly appointed
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Michael Wieser – Partner, Helvetia Venture Fund
Michael Wieser studied law in Vienna and Singapore. He founded two start-ups (IT provider / energy storage) and also gained
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Dr. Casper Studer MRICS – Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services (Real Estate), Ernst & Young AG
Dr. Casper Studer is a real estate M&A expert based in Zurich. In his role as Senior Manager at EY,
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Tatiana Tatarenko – Director, PwC
Tatiana is a Director in the Transaction Services practice of PwC Russia. Tatiana has been with the firm for over
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Berthold Baurek-Karlic – Managing Partner (CEO), Venionaire Capital
Berthold Baurek-Karlic is a venture capital expert, serial entrepreneur, and business angel. Over the last decade, he structured and accompanied
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Dirk Kohlen – Managing Partner, eCAPITAL Entrepreneurial Partners AG
Dirk Kohlen is a technology investor with experience in industrial technologies for clean energy, business model digitization and data analytics.
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Chris Houghtaling – Senior Analyst, Business Development for Investors, Corporate, Startups, Venionaire Capital
Chris Houghtaling is a business development and commercialization expert and lecturer at multiple universities. He has experience across industries and
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Radboud Vlaar – Founding Partner, Orange Growth Capital
Radboud Vlaar is Founding Partner at Orange Growth Capital (OGC), a Venture Capital firm focused on FinTech in Europe and
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Karen Shahnazarov – Head, International Legal Practice, O2 Consulting
Karen joined O2 Consulting in 2016. Prior to that, Karen worked in several premier international law firms and held key
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Dr. Roberto Tracia – Partner, Oaklins Switzerland
Roberto Tracia is a Partner at Oaklins Switzerland based in Zurich, Bern and Basel. He joined the firm in 1998
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Olga Feldmeier – CEO, SMART VALOR
Olga Feldmeier is CEO & founder of SMART VALOR. Prior to that, Olga held the position of Commercial Managing Partner
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David K. Holeman – CFO, Whitestone REIT
David K. Holeman is Chief Financial Officer at Whitestone REIT and has served in this capacity since 2006. Mr. Holeman
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Florian Demleitner – Investment Director, Cross Equity
Florian Demleitner brings over 18 years of business experience, of which 10 years in private equity. He joined Cross in
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Anja Cavigilli – Managing Partner, CH Advisors
Anja Cavigilli is a managing partner and co-founder of CH Advisors a Private Equity Advisory Boutique based in Switzerland. CH
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Vladimir Burenkov – Investment Committee Member, Zubr Capital
Vladimir brings over 20 years of M&A and private equity experience in Russian and CIS markets as well as business
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Steffen Wagner – Co-CEO & co-founder, investiere
Steffen is Co-CEO and co-founder of investiere. Since the mid Nineties, Steffen has researched and worked in the interface of
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Cesare Bastianini – Managing Director, Endos; Advisor, Lyrique Private Equity
Cesare Bastianini is Founder and Managing Director of Endos, a Geneva and Singapore based platform supporting select family offices in
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Louis Toscani – CEO, Swiss Active Capital
Louis L. Toscani brings over 10 years experience in private equity, investment banking and wealth management to the financial industry.
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Kamales Lardi – Managing Partner, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH
Kamales Lardi is a digital transformation strategist and dynamic keynote speaker. She helps companies leverage digital disruption to create new
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Maxim Gorbachev – Managing Partner, RMI Partners
Maxim is Managing Partner at RMI Partners. RMI Partners is a global venture capital company established in 2012, with a
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Dr. Dorian Selz – CEO & Co-Founder, Squirro
Dr. Dorian Selz is Co-Founder and CEO of Squirro. Before that he founded the Swiss search platform local.ch and made
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David A. Pieper – CEO, Virtù GmbH (Family Office)
David A. Pieper, born in Münster, West Germany is a German Real Estate and UHNWI specialist. David A. Pieper and
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Dr.-Ing. Katarina Adam – Professor, University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin)
Katarina Adam (PhD Dr.-Ing.) is a professor at the HTW Berlin, Department Business Administration and Engineering. She lectures Corporate Finance,
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Dr. Thomas Schneider – Chief Investment Officer & Founder, BrickVest
Thomas has over 12 years of experience in real estate investment, finance and development. Most recently, he was the founder
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Hannu Rantanen – CEO, Assetti
Hannu is the co-founder of Assetti, a data driven asset management platform for collaboration and data sharing within the team
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Sergey Sander – Managing Director, Leading Properties of the World
Sergey Sander is Managing Director of The Leading Properties of the World – an international expert in luxury property search and
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Nikolay Borisenko – Deputy Director VC, Leader Asset Management
Since 2010 Nikolay has been the Deputy Director VC at Leader Asset Management, the largest asset management company in Russia
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Gavin Holland – Partner, Anthemis Group
Gavin is a Partner at Anthemis and is responsible for maximizing the value of the ecosystem for all members, spanning across
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Marko Müller – Director Digital Transformation, CORPUS SIREO Real Estate GmbH
After completing his studies in Business Economics and IT, Marko Müller took a position as Leader, Product Management at Online
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Marc Sontag – COO, Executive Board Member, LMEY Investments
Marc joined LMEY Investments as C.O.O. in 2015 and brings over 25 years’ international experience spanning hotel and mixed-use resort
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Boris Battistini, PhD – Partner, Metellus AG
Dr. Boris Battistini is a Partner at Metellus AG, an investment firm based in Zurich and London, specializing in early-stage
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Jonathan Cooper – Partner, Wider Europe Capital Management
Jonathan Cooper has 20 years’ experience in equity investments, of which the last 17 as a private equity fund manager
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Martin Thom MRICS – Senior Director, Head of Hotels Valuation Germany & CEE, CBRE GmbH
Martin is a Senior Director with CBRE and leads the hotel valuation team with a regional focus on DACH and
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Gregory Millen – Chief Experience Officer, Bildify
Gregory leads Bildify’s product and service development, drawing on 20 years’ experience delivering disruptive innovation for organisations as diverse Saatchi
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Rasmus Refer – Founder, Fastbase Inc., Founder & Board Member, Masterseek Corp.
Rasmus Refer born 1970 in Copenhagen is a Danish entrepreneur best known for founding of the business search engine Masterseek
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Morgane Kotecki – Hospitality Investor Services, EMEA Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC
Morgane is Assistant Manager with PwC Lodging & Tourism team, where her main focus is to provide strategic advice and support
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Leti McManus – CEO, Tiger Link Advisors
Leti has 15 years of experience in Equity Capital Markets and has been involved in small and mid-cap IPOs in
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Alain Lechartier – Partner, Goodwill International
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William Blakey – CEO, MyOfficeMove.co.uk
Bio forthcoming
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Olivier Lacoste – CEO & Founder, Enneas
M&A and Cross-Border Business Architect Olivier Lacoste founded Enneas in 2013 to provide M&A and Cross-Border Business Architecture services to
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Rafael Karamanian – Partner, Lendity
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