Ralph Kretschmer

Founder & Managing Partner
Zurich, Switzerland

Professional History

  • 30 years of experience in Environmental/Impact 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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