Symbiotics - Board
Ivan Pictet
Ivan Pictet

Chairman

Mr. Pictet spent almost his entire career with the bank Pictet & Cie, from which he retired as Senior Partner. He is currently President of the Fondation Pictet pour le développement and President of the Fondation pour Genève.

Beth Krasna
Beth Krasna

Vice-president

Ms. Krasna is a professional independent non-executive director for various companies. Currently, she is on the board of directors of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (VP), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (VP), COOP, Ethos Services SA (President) and Xsensio SA. Formerly, among others, SBB/
CFF and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise.

David Ledermann
David Ledermann

Secretary

Me Ledermann is an expert in business law. He joined Lenz & Staehlin in Geneva in 1999 to become a partner in 2007. His practice areas are corporate, M&A, private equity, investments, contract and commercial.

Michel Guillet
Michel Guillet

 

Mr. Guillet has held top management and executive positions in the industrial and investment sectors and in private equity. He is currently Chairman of Adenia Partners a sub-Sahara focused private equity firm.

Tineke Ritzema
Tineke Ritzema

 

Ms. Ritzema has been a senior executive in the financial sector at companies such as UBP, ABN, AMRO Private Banking as well as at the ILO and various NGOs. She is a board member of the Banque Alternative Suisse and a member of the ACTARES committee.

Lore Vandewalle
Lore Vandewalle

 

Lore Vandewalle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, where she holds the Pictet chair for finance and development. She is an applied micro-economist, specialized in development and political economics. Her research mainly focuses on financial inclusion and micro-enterprise development in India, Bangladesh and Uganda.

Jacques de Saussure
Jacques de Saussure

 

Managing Partner of the Pictet Group from 1987 to 2016, Jacques de Saussure acted as Senior Managing Partner from 2010 until his retirement in June 2016. He remains a Member of the Supervisory Board of Pictet Group SCA as well as its main subsidiary, Banque Pictet & Cie SA. In 2018, Jacques was appointed to the Board of Salt Mobile SA, one the three leading telecom operators in Switzerland. During his banking career Jacques served on the board of several entities at the core of the Swiss financial services industry, including the Swiss Bankers Association, the Swiss Stock Exchange and SIX Group AG, as well as its subsidiary EUREX AG.

Jacques de Saussure is a Swiss national and lives in Geneva. Jacques holds a degree in Greek and Latin from Collège Calvin in Geneva, a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and an MBA in Finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is fluent in French, English, and German.