MSc in Electronic Engineering, Technical University, Munich; Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Oxford. Formerly: academic research post, Stanford University; four years as Consultant, McKinsey, London. 2002-11, with Barclays Capital, including: with Principal Investments Division; Managing Director and Head, Strategy, Barclays Corporate, Barclays Capital and Barclays Wealth, dealt with business development including corporate acquisitions, business line expansion, performance improvement, and facilitated strategic discussions of Executive Committee, based in London. Joined World Economic Forum in 2011 as Head of Investors Industries. Since 2017, Head of Financial, Infrastructure and Investment System Initiatives and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC. From 2018-20, Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy and Business Transformation at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in New York. Since 2021, Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners, a US mid-market Private Equity firm specializing in growing family-owned and closely held businesses.