After graduating in econometrics in the year 1993 Patrick Fournier (41) started his career at Nestle Pension Fund as Actuary and Co-Manager of the real estate portfolio (direct and indirect investments). Six year later he was inceptor of the CASA project, that turned into the IPO of Allreal Holding AG. Subsequently he joined Zürcher Kantonalbank in Zurich as senior analyst on real estate stocks. In July 2000, he became Head of Real Estate Investment at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie., a private bank in Geneva with entities in 14 countries and more than Euro 100bn assets under management. Since July 2007 Patrick is CEO of Geneva-based Alarick SA and portfolio manager of IMM Alarick Fund (European value stocks, long only, pure bottom up). Net annual performance in CHF was 84% in 2009 and 8% in 2010. Patrick speaks English, French and German.
Following his graduation journalist and marketing expert Frank Schmeichel (55) held executive positions at american Lauder group and the well-known German Axel Springer-Verlag. Later on in the Nineties he founded Berlin-based media and communications consulting group Business Network with global activities. As Business Network has very profound insights into financial, political and economic processes the firm serves numerous leading companies, from almost all industries. Frank was a pioneer in the German private radio and TV arena and helped a row of multinational enterprises with several privatization processes and takeover transactions, in particular in the energy and media sector and also in real estate. As Frank is engaged for many years to improve the German-Russian business affairs he was awarded just now by the Russian ministry of economic development. Frank Schmeichel is married and has three children.