Ralph Kretschmer

Founder & Managing Partner
Zurich, Switzerland

Professional History

  • 30 years of experience in environmental finance and investment, including 10 years in due diligence and manager selection across clean economy private equity and infrastructure, sustainable timberland, green real estate, carbon and microfinance
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the investment committee of VERIT Investment Management AG, a real estate fund and asset management company in Switzerland
  • 2007 – 2008 Initiator and Global Co-Head of the Credit Suisse Environmental Business Group (EBG): responsible for general management, strategy, business and product development
  • 1996 – 2007 Director in Investment Banking (Corporate Finance, M&A) at Credit Suisse in Zurich and London: senior client relationship manager and project leader on numerous transactions for corporates
  • 2007 / 08 Non-executive Director of the Cleantech Group, USA
  • Founder and member of the board of trustees of a charity dedicated to the support of nature conservation projects

Education

  • MBA (lic.oec.HSG), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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