Advisory Board

Our group of top-level advisors contributes unique industry insights and deal opportunities, while also supporting our portfolio companies in accessing new commercial opportunities, investors or hires.

Patrick Aebischer

Patrick Aebischer is the president emeritus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is the founder of three start-ups, a board member of Nestlé, Lonza and Logitech, chairman of the Novartis Venture Fund and a Senior Partner at NanoDimension-III.

David Allemann

David Allemann is the co-founder of On, the world’s fastest growing running shoe brand. He works at the intersection of business and creativity as managing director of Young & Rubicam, at McKinsey & Company and as CMO of Vitra. In 2019, he was elected "Switzerland’s Marketeer of the Year".

Rico J. Baldegger

Prof. PhD Rico J. Baldegger is the headmaster of the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR), where he teaches Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He studied at the Universities of St. Gallen and Fribourg and is a serial entrepreneur who has created numerous companies.

Robert Bider

Robert Bider is the president of the board of directors of SENIOcare AG, and a member of Montana Capital Partners AG’s board of directors. He is also the co-founder of Rhino Partners, a direct private equity investments firm focusing on small and mid cap buyouts in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

Jean Claude Biver

Jean Claude Biver is the non-executive president of the watch division at LVMH group and chairman of the board of Hublot. Over the last 35 years he has worked for Blancpain, Omega, Hublot and the LVMH group (TAG Heuer, Zenith) and has impacted the Swiss watch industry like no other.

Kai Cui

Kai Cui is an investment advisor in Zurich, Switzerland, with over 25 years of experience as an international executive in Europe and China, in businesses ranging from financial consulting to health and E-Commerce.

Beat Curti

Beat Curti is the founder of Goldbach Media and was the majority shareholder before the media company was sold to Tamedia in 2018. Beat acts as vice chairman and active partner at SoftwareOne. He is an entrepreneur at heart and always driven by a desire to create.

Peter Friedli

Peter Friedli has been a director of the investment banking firm Friedli Corporate Finance, Inc. since 1986. He has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience as an independent investment manager in venture capital.

Dietmar Grichnik

Dietmar Grichnik is the director of the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), where he also teaches Entrepreneurship. He is the founder and co-director of the Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Michael Hartweg

Michael Hartweg is the owner of MICA Ventures AG, an entrepreneur and investor with over 15 years of experience in the financial services sector. As a founding partner of Leonteq Securities, he established one of the most successful FinTech companies in Europe.

Christian Wenger

Christian Wenger specializes in commercial and business law with a focus on private equity and venture capital. Amongst other initiatives, he founded Swiss Startup Invest and is a co-founder of digitalswitzerland, an initiative aiming to strengthen Switzerland's position as a leading innovation hub.

Urs Wietlisbach

Urs Wietlisbach co-founded Partners Group in 1996. He is a member of Partners Group Holding AG’s board of directors and chairman of the Markets Committee based in Zug. He has 28 years of industry experience.