Board of Directors

Dr. Hans Baumgartner is an attorney-at-law in Zurich. He graduated from the University of Zurich in 1978 with a degree in law and obtained a PhD in 1990. He also holds an LL.M. from the European Institute of the University of Zurich in banking and insurance law. From 1981 until 1992, Dr. Hans Baumgartner was district attorney in Zurich, from 1986 he specialised in economic crime. In 1992 he became judge at the District Court of Zurich. Since 1994, Dr. Hans Baumgartner works as an independent attorney-at-law in Zurich. He is Senior Partner at the law office Baumgartner Mächler. In addition, he has been a judge at the Military Court of Appeals from 1988 to 2004. He also serves as Chairman of miniswys AG, a technology company in Biel, and of Elster Verlagsbuchhandlung AG, Zürich, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Coozzy AG, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and Technische Betriebe Glarus Süd in Schwanden.

Dr. Petra Salesny is a founding partner of Alpha Associates and is responsible for the structuring and raising of Alpha’s funds-of-funds and investment programs, investor relations and marketing. Ms. Salesny has been active in private market investing since 2001 and has a long track record in negotiating and executing fund investments, direct investments and secondary transactions in Europe, the U.S. and the Emerging Markets, as well as structuring client vehicles to meet specific client needs. Prior to Alpha, Ms. Salesny was COO of Swiss Life Private Equity Partners (SLPEP), legal advisor to the private equity team at Bank Vontobel and a consultant for M&A at Helbling CFT International Ltd. in Düsseldorf and Zurich. Ms. Salesny is admitted to the New York Bar and holds a Master of Laws from New York University. She graduated from the Law School of the University of Vienna and received a Ph.D. in law from the University of Basle.

Martin Eberhard works as an entrepreneur specializing in project financing. From 2000 until 2009 Martin Eberhard served as founder and CEO of Neue Zürcher Bank. Prior, Mr. Eberhard held various senior positions at Bank Julius Baer, Zurich; in 1996 he became a Member of the Management Board and in 1998 a member of the Executive Board Brokerage Europe. Before joining Julius Baer he finished his studies and worked for Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich, Geneva and New York. Mr. Eberhard completed the Swiss Banking School and an Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA.

Fidelis Götz is a Partner at Daniel Gresch & Partner, an independent financial services consultancy, acting as a counsel for boards and management of foundations and family offices. Mr. Götz was Co-Head Private Banking at Bank Sarasin & Cie and Head Private Banking North Asia at Credit Suisse and brings 25 years of experience in investment banking, private banking and asset management as well as non-profit management in emerging markets. Mr. Götz is involved in several non-profit organisations and member of the Board of Directors of VP Bank AG Schweiz.