Born and raised in the United States, Dr. Korfmann moved to Switzerland in 1969 shortly after completing his studies. He is currently Chairman and principal shareholder of Korfmann Burnett & Partners, a company headquartered in Zurich which provides strategic advisory and executive search services to international clients with needs in the financial services field. Dr. Korfmann's professional career includes senior assignments with Citicorp and Coutts Bank in Switzerland as well as with the executive search firm of Korn Ferry International where he was the Partner responsible for the Financial Services sector across Europe. He serves on the Advisory Board of Lazard GmbH Switzerland and of Agilitas, a London-based private equity company as well as on the Advisory Board of Gutzwiller Two, a fund of event driven hedge funds based in Basel. In addition, he co-founded a private bank which was subsequently sold to the Credit Suisse Group. Dr. Korfmann lives near Zurich with his wife and has two grown children living in the United States.
Cornelius Pietzner is CEO of Alterra Impact Finance, a social impact investment firm in Zurich, focusing on sustainable European companies. He is also President of the Alterra Foundation which supports cultural and transformation initiatives related to a more human-centered economy. He has had leading roles for 25 years in social impact enterprises, financial management, philanthropy and investments. He served on the Executive Board (CFO) at the Goetheanum, General Anthroposophical Society, Switzerland (2002-2011) responsible for all aspects of finances, with affiliates in 90 countries and approx 8,000 related institutions in education, bio-dynamic agriculture, medicine, socially responsible business and banking. Pietzner is a Trustee/Advisory Board member of various charitable foundations both in the USA and Europe. He was the Director of Camphill (life-sharing) Communities in North America. He is a published author of books and articles and has lectured worldwide. He received his degree in Political Science from Williams College, Mass. and was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
Daniel Shakhani is CEO of RDS Capital, a family office in London that he founded in 2007. Daniel has over 15 years of experience in the wealth management industry and most recently principal of the Revlon Family Office (GKAM) in London. In 2012 and 2011, Daniel was nominated as Editor of Financial Times Family Office Survey and is an advisor to the FT globally on family office matters.
Daniel lectures extensively around the world on issues of interest to the family office industry. Daniel is an accomplished author. He has written various publications on Capital Market products and Alternatives. Moreover, he is a founding member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (London), and on the board of the capital markets council. The Milken Institute's Global Capital Markets Advisory Council is made up of leadership of large funds from around the globe. Together these influential investors represent more than $18 trillion in assets under management.
A keen supporter of social entrepreneurship Daniel sits on the board of Hand in Hand founded by Percy Barnevick, and was a founding Ambassador of Partnering for Global Impact.
Prior to GKAM Daniel was at Goldman Sachs (Investment Banking & Fixed Income Currencies & Commodities) and Royal Bank of Scotland (Managing Director and Head of Alternative Solutions Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa). Daniel graduated from the PLD program at Harvard Business School and was recently nominated by Harvard Professor Tony Mayo for the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, and has a BA in Financial Economics.
Ingo is a passionate impact investor and brings more than than 20 years of international leadership experience in finance, M&A, private equity, and strategy. Most recently, he was CFO/COO of a listed financial services firm and responsible for global corporate development activities at Swiss Re. He spent many years with GE Capital in a variety of leadership roles with responsibilities for Asia and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Investment Director for Softbank, the leading Japanese and global Venture Capital investor and as Co-Head of a Swiss-based financial services company. Ingo has advised investors, families and entrepreneurs in impact investing and is board member of various companies. He is a member of the Investment Committee and part of the team that founded the LeapFrog Inclusion Fund, a leading global impact fund and the largest dedicated investor worldwide in companies that provide insurance and related essential financial services to vulnerable people. The USD 135 million fund targets robust investment returns while reaching 25 million low-income and financially excluded people in Africa and Asia with safety nets and springboards out of poverty. LeapFrog's profit-with-purpose investment strategy has been recognized by The Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Economist and many global leaders as opening up a new frontier for microfinance and alternative investment. LeapFrog's unique fund has also been hailed by President Clinton as the "Insurer to the Poor."