Miroslav Durana, Portfolio Management & Index Group
  • 2005-2013: Head of Index Development at Credit Suisse, designing & managing global equity theme indexes, with S&P Dow Jones & Deutsche Börse Group; AuM of index products of over CHF 3 bn
  • 1997-2005: Senior Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at LODH, UBP and a pension fund; AuM of over CHF 1 bn
  • MSc., PhD in Physics (ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne), MBA (HEC Lausanne)
Jean de Skowronski, IR & Portfolio Management
  • 2013-2015: Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Team Head UHNWI
  • 2009-2013: Managing Director at BNPP, Head Financial Institutions Switzerland
  • 1988-2008: Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston, Head Origination International Debt Capital Markets
  • Master in Law (University of Fribourg), Attorney-at-Law, MBA INSEAD Fontainebleau, Swiss Banking School
Pierre Montézin, Chief Risk Officer (CRO) & Compliance
  • 2013-present: Risk Manager and Independent Director at two fund management companies
  • 2004-2012: Senior Portfolio Manager at firms incl. Swiss Finance & Property and Swiss Capital Alt. Investments; AuM: USD up to 1 bn
  • 1990-2003: Hedge Fund Manager at Loewenfinanz and Head & Desk Broker at MAN Investments and Société Générale
  • Master of Business Law (Université de Paris II), Master of Economy and Finance (SciencesPo Paris), UK FSA qualification
Wayne Cawood, Chief Tech Officer (CTO) & Index Group & Audit
  • 2004-present: Partner & Senior Business IT Consultant at WCT Consulting, designing IT systems, consulting; internal audits of firms
  • 2001-2004: Senior Business Consultant & IT System Designer at Orange Communications SA (Suisse), designing IT-business systems within the realm of the SAP system
  • 1999-2001: Project Manager at a South African electricity company
  • a M.Com. in Business Management (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Giancarlo Caldognetto, Advisor
  • 2005-2017:  Executive Director in Wealth Management & Investment Banking BNPP
  • 2002-2005: Vice President in Investment Banking ABN Amro
  • 1993-2002: Executive Director in Investment Banking & Asset Management & Wealth Management Merrill Lynch
  • Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) (University of Geneva), Investment Management (London Business School)
Dr Walid el Abed, Advisor
  • 2007-present: Founder, CEO at Global Data Excellence Ltd., Geneva
  • 2001-2008: Business Excellence Manager  at Nestlé SA in Vevey
  • 1997-present: Visiting Professor at Université de Franche-Compté, CNAM Paris, University of Law Fribourg
  • D.E.A. (Master) in Computer Science & Linguistics, PhD with First Class Honour in Artificial Intelligence (Université de Franche-Compté)

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