Sebastian Kurz

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.

Tomáš Boček

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 Zeifang

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

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.

Melanie Rieback

Co-founder/CEO, Radically Open Security, Netherlands

Dr. Melanie Rieback is CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security (the world’s first not-for-profit computer security company), and “Post Growth” start-up incubator Nonprofit Ventures. 

She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Amsterdam. She was named “Most Innovative IT Leader of the Netherlands” by CIO Magazine (TIM Award) in 2017, and one of the “9 Most Innovative Women in the European Union” (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019. 

She is also one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, and one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016, 2017, and 2019. 

Her company, Radically Open Security was named the 50th Most Innovative SME by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (MKB Innovatie Top 100) in 2016.