Sebastian Kurz served in the Austrian government for more than 10 years, starting as State Secretary, then Foreign Minister and afterwards he became the youngest head of government elected in the world.
In December 2021, Sebastian Kurz left politics and started his career in the private sector as consultant and investor with his own company. He remains politically active on a voluntary basis as a member of the IDU Honorary Advisory Board and the International Advisory Council of GLOBSEC.
Tomas is an investment manager at SPM, a Prague based family office of Slavomir Pavlicek and Marek Spanel, the two founders of Czech video game development powerhouse, Bohemia Interactive. With SPM being one of the major family offices in Czechia, his role at SPM investment group covers primarily private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to joining SPM, he held a management role in a private financial consulting firm.
Tomas holds a Master’s degree in accounting and financial management from Brno University of Technology.
Nico is a partner at Penguin Capital, heads the alternatives program and serves on the private equity investment committee. Before building Penguin Capital’s family investment platform, he co-founded one of Europe’s leading adtech players with $ 100m+ in annual revenues.
He holds a BA in Business Administration and Management from the University of St. Gallen and a MS in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Zita Nikoletta Verbényi is the polyglot Founder and Legacy Aesthete at The Legacy Atelier™️, and the 1st PhD Candidate in Family Legacies. She holds an MA in Philology (diploma in Comparative Aesthetics) and a Cultural Management Programme.
She has been working with multigenerational business and legacy families, and UHNWIs for 10+ years and created a unique multidisciplinary framework to help families and individuals understand, structure, and maximise their legacy journeys whilst also enhancing their family governance. Based in London, she is a Top Recommended Family Business Adviser in 2021 & 2022 by Spear’s 500 and a Fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts.
Daniel has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector, and over 20
years in asset management. Having always worked on the buy-side, he was involved
in the setting up and management of several equity and multi-asset funds. Daniel
worked in the functions of Equity Analyst, Technical Analyst, Senior Portfolio
Manager, and later as Chief Strategist and Chief Investment Officer (CIO). As CIO of
Zurich based private bank Maerki Baumann, he was chairing the Investment
Committee and responsible for the investment strategy of several different asset
class-specific investment modules. He started his investment career at Bank
Hofmann in Zurich, and held positions at Clariden Leu, Centrum Bank, Credit Suisse,
Maerki Baumann, and Falcon Private Bank. Daniel holds a MA in General History
and Economics at the University of Zurich (UZH) and is both a CFA and CMT
Stefan Bollhalder has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector. His previous
extensive experience includes working in various industries, such as renowned banks, family
offices, and hedge funds. To specify, he managed funds for various investment styles with a
focus on risk/return and developed and managed successful investment strategies with
above-average returns. As Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank, he was overall
accountable for the management of discretionary mandates and pension funds of several
billion. He obtained a global network, having worked in the major financial centres of New
York and London for more than five years. Stefan Bollhalder is a CFA® charterholder and a
member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Switzerland.
Mounir Khouzami is Co-founder & President of the Swiss Arab Network and Trustee of the
Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Foundation. He is also Founder and Managing
Partner of Zurich Champions, a luxury ecosystem that provides highly discerning clients with
unparalleled access to the very best Swiss luxury businesses in Zurich. He was awarded
and included into the prestigious circle of the ISLAMICA 500, the “world’s most prominent
and influential personalities in the Islamic world and economy” and is an Oxford, Rochester
and Berne University alumni.
After several years in corporate strategy at the BMW Group in the area of sustainability and
as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, Miki led the Startup Accelerator formats at
UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s largest entrepreneurship centre, from 2018-2021. In addition to
the in-house accelerator “TechFounders”, it also runs the impact accelerator “RESPOND” of
the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and the accelerator of the SAP.iO Foundry Munich.
Since June 2021, she has been a venture partner in the family office of Fabian and Ferry
Heilemann for impact investments and represents UnternehmerTUM on the board of the
Circular Economy Initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Miki holds a
degree in Communication Studies from LMU Munich and a Master’s in Communication and
International Relations from Boston University.
Alexander is co-founder and managing partner of Black Manta Capital Partners, a regulated
financial service institute with focus on digital assets. As legal investment and corporate
finance expert, Alexander is also a board member of the European Super Angels Club and
Associate Partner of the Vienna based Venture Capital firm Venionaire Capital. Furthermore,
he is an independent advisor for “Horizon Europe” program of the European Commission
and lecturer at the Business Angel Institute.
Erich Sieber is a Co-Founder and General Partner of PeakBridge, a global FoodTech funds manager.
Erich has 18 years of experience as Partner with Nestlé’s strategic venture fund manager. Formerly,
Erich was an executive at Nestlé, the World Economic Forum, and the German Finance Ministry.
Erich holds a B.A. in business, economics and law from HSG University of St Gallen, Switzerland, a tri-
lingual MBA of EAP-ESCP (Paris-Oxford-Berlin), and an L.LM. in financial law of Geneva University,