Born 1955, Philippe Sarasin is a former partner of the Geneva based private bank Lombard Odier & Cie and a former chairman of the Board of Governors of the CFA institute. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking, institutional asset management, investment research and strategy. He worked in Geneva, London, New York and Tokyo. Philippe Sarasin invests in and coaches a half dozen startups companies in their growth and expansion phases. He is particularly involved in projects related to “clean” technologies.