Peter A. Fanconi
Peter is the Chairman and former CEO of Swiss-based BlueOrchard Finance, one of the leading asset management companies in the field of Impact Investing, which he joined in 2011. Peter demonstrated his entrepreneurial competencies in various positions; including CEO of the Swiss-listed bank, Vontobel Private Bank, CEO of Harcourt Alternative Investments, a global leader in alternative investments, and managing partner at PwC. Furthermore, his former board positions include Chairman of EFG International, Vice-Chairman of Deutsche Bank Switzerland, and board member of Liechtensteinische Landesbank.
Peter also serves today as Chairman of the Swiss-listed bank, Graubündner Kantonalbank (GKB), as Vice-President of the ROKPA International Foundation, and as a member of the Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship Committee of Brown University, Rhode Island.
Besides lecturing at various business schools, Peter is a frequent speaker at governmental and public events. As co-author, he has published the bestseller Small Money – Big Impact as well as Power to the Poor. Additionally, Peter published This is My Story in collaboration with National Geographic.
Peter is extensively involved in affirmative action across various areas dear to him, such as supporting underserved communities, providing access to education, and empowering women globally.