Women in Finance Series

 

The goal of Women in Finance Series is to provide expertise on what it takes to succeed in the current financial industry:


- career advice for finance professionals.

- experience of diversity in the financial industry.

- insight on specialist financial expertise.


We aim to do so monthly with addresses and discussions with senior women in finance industry. 

Laura Prina Cerai, CFA is leading the Series. 

The first speaker of the Series, on 3 December 2020 is Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, Chief Investment Officer of International Wealth Management and Global Head of Economics & Research at Credit Suisse.  

 

Register here for the upcoming events.  

Speakers

Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe

Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe

Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, Chief Investment Officer of International Wealth Management and Global Head of Economics & Research at Credit Suisse. Webinar on 3 December 2020.

Dr. Anja Hochberg

Dr. Anja Hochberg

Dr. Anja Hochberg has been Head of Multi Asset Solutions for Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank since 1 January 2020. Webinar on 21 January 2021.

Jian Shi Cortesi, CFA

Jian Shi Cortesi, CFA

Ms. Shi Cortesi is an investment director and fund manager of Asia Equities at GAM Investment Management. Webinar on 18 February 2021.

Eftychia (La) Fischer, CFA

Eftychia (La) Fischer, CFA

Eftychia (La) Fischer, CFA, non-executive director of Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva, of Vaudoise Assurances and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne, and of Sherpa Asset Management in Zurich. Webinar on 18 March 2021.

Sinikka Demaré, CFA

Sinikka Demaré, CFA

Sinikka Demaré, CFA, is the Independent and Strategic Advisor (Bootstrap Europe). Sinikka Demaré served as a Venture Partner at Nextech Invest Ltd - a life science fund specialising in Oncology and sits on the board of BlueOrchard Finance and Schroder Adveq, the private equity specialist. Webinar on 15 April 2021.

Maria Teresa Zappia

Maria Teresa Zappia

Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Deputy CEO BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. Webinar on 20 May 2021.

Florence Schnydrig Moser

Florence Schnydrig Moser

Florence has been working in the financial industry for over 20 years. Currently she holds the position of Head Private Banking at Zürcher Kantonalbank. Florence has exceptional knowledge in product management, credit cards and payment industry, investment services, private banking, market & sales management, wealth planning and structured products. Sie also has an extensive international experience, previously based in Zurich, Melbourne, Sydney, and Hongkong. It is an honor for the Women in Finance series to host passionate leader, innovator and game changer in one person - Florence Schnydrig Moser. Webinar on 17 June.

Fiona Kendrick

Fiona Kendrick

Fiona Kendrick, former Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK&I, is Chair of PWC Public Interest Body and is Deputy Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships Board. Fiona is an advisor for Newton Europe and for Innovate UK, and sits on the Productivity Leadership Council for the Government. Webinar on 15 July.

Scilla Huang Sun

Scilla Huang Sun

Scilla Huang Sun joined Swiss Re Asset Management, SAA & Markets as Head Equities in April 2019. Before joining Swiss Re she was managing equity portfolios for almost 20 years and received several Lipper Awards for achieving strong investment performance. She spent over 10 years with GAM Investments, previously Julius Baer Asset Management, as Head Equities and lead portfolio manager of the GAM Luxury Brands Equity Fund. Prior to GAM Scilla worked at Clariden Leu (now Credit Suisse) as Head Equities and lead portfolio manager. Earlier in her career she worked as a financial analyst and portfolio manager for Bank Julius Baer responsible for Asian equities. Scilla started her career at JP Morgan in Zurich and New York. Besides speaking five languages, Scilla holds a PhD in Banking and Finance and graduated summa cum laude with a Masters in Economics from the University of Zurich.

Nicole Pauli, CFA

Nicole Pauli, CFA

Nicole Pauli, CFA, has been working in the financial industry for over 20 years, both in executive and non-executive positions. As an independent, non-executive director at Valiant Holding AG she currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and holds two additional non-executive seats at SMEs in the financial industry. During her long tenure at Credit Suisse, she held senior management positions both in Wealth and Asset Management.

Christine Schmid

Christine Schmid

Head Strategy, Member of Executive Board, Additiv. Christine is passionate about future business models. Over 20 years experience in investments and markets, strategic planning and executive leadership. Regular board member, speaker and university lecturer. MSc in Economics, CFA.

Dr. Dagmar Maria Kamber Borens

Dr. Dagmar Maria Kamber Borens

Dr. Dagmar Kamber Borens is Senior Vice president and Country Head Switzerland of State Street International Bank. She spent more than 17 years at UBS AG, where she held a number of senior management positions in Zurich, London and Singapore, including group chief financial officer for Asia Pacific. She was also the chief operating officer and member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Universal Bank at Credit Suisse AG, where she was responsible for the Divisional Strategy, IT and Operations, Digitalization, Data Protection, Banking Products, and Marketing and Sponsoring. Most recently, Dagmar was the designated Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Quintet Private Bank Switzerland AG. Dagmar is a qualified lawyer and holds a doctoral degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Basel, where she also earned her law degree.

Linnea Lieberherr

Linnea Lieberherr

Linnea Lieberherr is Head of Junior Talent Recruiting Switzerland at UBS. She joined UBS 8 years ago and held various positions within HR, all of them related to Talent & Recruiting. Linnea started her career at PwC in Stockholm, where she also studied Human Resources at the University of Stockholm. She is originally Swedish, but also speaks English and German fluently. Before Linnea became a HR professional in Financial Services, she was a semi-professional floorball player, winning the champion titles in 3 different countries, as well as the European title and a two times World Cup titles, playing for the Swedish National Team. In Switzerland, she continued dedicate herself to the sport as a referee and nowadays playing for fun. She is currently reading the memoir of Mark Messier “No one wins alone” – and this is something she’s truly incorporating in her leadership style and life in general – the importance of great team-work.

Lauren Oakes

Lauren Oakes

Lauren is a managing director in Client Solutions and Capital Markets within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, serving as global co-head of the Liquidity Solutions Client Business. She helps to lead the EMEA Women’s Network and is a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management International Management Committee. Lauren serves as a trustee for the Goldman Sachs UK Pension Scheme. Previously, Lauren was head of the International Liquidity Solutions Client Business and prior to that, she was head of Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Liquidity Solutions sales for three years, based in Singapore. Earlier in her career, Lauren held various sales support roles within Liquidity Solutions. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an analyst based in Chicago and was named managing director in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at JP Morgan Chase as a credit specialist. Lauren earned a BA in Sociology from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002 and an MBA from DePaul University in 2009.

Maya Bundt

Maya Bundt

Member of the Board of Directors Baloise Group, member of the audit committee Member of the Board of Directors Valiant, chair of the nomination and compensation committee Member of the Board of Directors APG SGA, member of the audit committee Maya Bundt is a senior leader and experienced board member with a passion for cyber, innovation, and people. After almost 20 years with the global reinsurer Swiss Re she is leaving her operational role in summer 2022 to focus on her Board portfolio. Maya has had a variety of roles within Swiss Re's IT, Strategy and Reinsurance units. Over the last years she was responsible to develop the cyber insurance strategy and successfully built the Cyber and Digital Solutions function and team; she also chaired the Swiss Re Cyber Council. Before joining Swiss Re in 2003, Maya was with The Boston Consulting Group where she spent 3 years as a strategy consultant serving a variety of industries. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the ETH Zurich. Maya supports a number of national and international initiatives around the digital economy and cyber risks and has published several articles on the topic. She engages with the community as a member of WEF's Global Future Council for Cybersecurity, and as partner for Governance of Digital Risks at the International Center for Corporate Governance. Twitter: @MayaBundt LinkedIn: @Maya Bundt

Seraina Macia, CFA

Seraina Macia, CFA

Seraina is a CEO and Co-Founder of Joyn Insurance. She is a board member of several organisations. Among others, she has been a member of the Board of Directors at Credit Suisse since 2015.