Management

  • Vincent Kaufmann
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    CEO and Head Proxy Voting, Swiss ESG and Engagement ad interim

    Vincent Kaufmann (1980) has been the CEO of Ethos Foundation and of Ethos Services since June 2015. Since October 2020, he is also Head Proxy Voting, Swiss ESG and Engagement ad interim. He has been member of Ethos Services’ management in charge of investment since 2011 and deputy CEO since 2013. Vincent Kaufmann joined Ethos in 2004 as a Corporate Governance Analyst, later becoming a Senior and Deputy Head Corporate Governance. He also participates in Ethos’ dialogue with the management of Swiss listed companies in the field of corporate governance and sustainability. Since 2014, he has been a member of the board of directors of the proxy voting consultant Proxinvest (Paris) and, since June 2019, of the board of directors of Swiss Sustainable Finance.

    Vincent Kaufmann, a Swiss certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling since 2009, holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics of the University of Geneva (2004).

  • Anthony Gloor
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    Head Corporate Services

    Anthony Gloor (1981) joined Ethos on 1 May 2015 as Head Corporate Services and member of management. He is in charge of general administration, budgets and accounting, publications and communication instruments, IT infrastructure development and maintenance as well as internal control and compliance. Simultaneously to his position at Ethos, he has a mandate as lecturer in Business Economics at the Geneva School of Business Administration (Haute Ecole de Gestion).

    Anthony Gloor holds a Master’s degree in Information and Communication systems from the University of Geneva, with a minor in Business administration. He also is a Certified Information System Auditor from the ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and holds the certification in risk management assurance from the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors). Prior to joining Ethos, he had been working for ten years at the audit and consulting company Deloitte in Geneva. In this capacity, he conducted numerous audit and risk management consulting missions. He became deputy director in 2012 and was also responsible for staff training in Deloitte’s «advisory» departments throughout Switzerland.

  • Michael Spalding
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    Head Client Relations

    Michael Spalding (1967) has been member of Ethos Services’ management since 2011 and is responsible for Ethos’ client and member relations. Michael Spalding joined Ethos in 2010 as Senior Relationship Manager in Ethos’ Zurich office.

    Michael Spalding holds a degree for Business Economics of the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWV) and holds the title Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts.

    From 1987 to 1996, Michael Spalding held different positions at Credit Suisse. From 1996 to 2001, Michael Spalding worked at Swiss Re in the client management for Latin American insurance companies and was also responsible as the Deputy Head of the Latin American Academy for the development of this training centre. From 2001, Michael Spalding was as a Relationship Manager responsible for institutional clients and the portfolio development at Credit Suisse and Lombard Odier.

    Tel: +41 44 421 41 14

Extended Management

  • David Jeannet
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    Head Responsible Investment and ESG International

    David Jeannet has been appointed Head Responsible Investment & ESG International in October 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for monitoring the external management of Ethos funds, mandates and indices and for activities related to ESG analyses and ratings of international companies. David Jeannet joined Ethos in January 2019 as Senior Business Development Manager.

    From 2017 to 2018, David Jeannet worked as a SRI Officer within the Groupe Mirabaud in Geneva. From 2008 to 2016, he worked for Ethos in various positions, namely as Senior Investment Manager and ESG Analyst. David Jeannet began his professional career at Barclays Bank Switzerland, as a member of the OTC derivatives team.

    Following a Master’s degree in International Relations in 2007 from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, David Jeannet obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Sustainable Management from the University of Geneva.

  • Matthias Narr
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    Head Engagement International

    Matthias Narr has been appointed Head Engagement International in October 2020. He is responsible for the management of the EEP International dialogue programme and Ethos’ international engagement activities. Matthias Narr joined Ethos as a Senior Engagement Specialist in March 2017 and was appointed Senior Engagement Manager in January 2018. Since Mai 2020, he is member of the Stewardship Advisory Committee of the PRI.

    Before joining Ethos, Matthias Narr worked as an Engagement Specialist in Robeco’s Governance and Active Ownership department in the Netherlands. His engagement activities focused on environmental issues such as climate strategies and environmental management in the energy, utilities, real estate and mining industries. Previously, Matthias had been a manager in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Services.

    Matthias Narr studied Political Science, Economic History and International Law at the University of Zurich and the University of Paris X and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science

  • Valérie Roethlisberger
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    Head ESG Methodology and Data Quality

    Valérie Roethlisberger has been appointed Head ESG Methodology and Data Quality in October 2020. In this capacity, she is responsible for quality control related to voting, ESG research and engagement activities and participates in the development of Ethos' analytical methodologies. Valérie Roethlisberger joined Ethos in 2011 as a Corporate Governance Analyst and then worked successively as Senior Analyst and Senior ESG Research Manager, responsible for the coordination and supervision of the environmental, social and governance ratings of companies.

    Valérie Roethlisberger earned a Master’s degree in Accounting, Control and Finance from the University of Lausanne.

Employees (alphabetical order)

  • Helder Carvalho
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    Senior Software Engineer

    Helder Carvalho joined Ethos in June 2019 as IT applications developer. In this capacity, he participates in the development of applications and software packages. He also provides IT-support to users.

    Helder Carvalho holds a degree in computer technician. Prior to joining Ethos, he worked for 7 years as developer for a real estate service company and 2 years in an IT company specialized in banking software.

  • Nathalie Cerutti
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    Senior ESG Analyst

    Nathalie Cerutti joined Ethos in September 2016 as Senior ESG Analyst. In this capacity, she is in charge of conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of international companies and specific studies on ESG issues.

    From 2008 to 2016, Nathalie Cerutti held the position of Senior Sustainable and Responsible Investment Analyst at Pictet Asset Management. In this capacity, she took part in the development of environmental, social and governance risk and opportunities analysis methodologies and the integration of ESG criteria in investment fund assessment. Prior to that, she was Relationship Manager at the World Economic Forum.

    Nathalie Cerutti earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Management) certification awarded by the AIWtM (Association of International Wealth Management) and is also listed by SASB as «SASB Credential Holder» since 2019.

  • Dario De Notaristefano
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    Client Relationship Manager

    Dario De Notaristefano joined Ethos in April 2019 as a Client Relationship Manager. In this capacity, he completes the Client Relations team in Zurich, where he is responsible for the support and acquisition of clients from German- and Italian-speaking Switzerland. 

    Dario De Notaristefano obtained in 2014 a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Banking & Finance from the ZHAW School of Management & Law in Winterthur. He also holds the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) delivered by the CFA Institute, which he obtained in 2018.

    From 2005 to 2013, Dario De Notaristefano worked in various positions at UBS and at Credit Suisse. From 2014 to 2016 he worked for Neue Aargauer Bank in the research and investment advisory department. Most recently, he worked as a product specialist in asset management at GAM Investment Management. In this capacity, he worked closely with sales, marketing and investment teams to maintain and expand the client base.

    Tel: +41 44 421 41 16

  • Sébastien Dubas
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    Communication and Project Manager

    Sébastien Dubas has been appointed Communication and Project Manager in June 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for the communication of Ethos and ensures the monitoring and follow-up of ESG themes relevant to the Ethos Foundation. Sébastien Dubas joined Ethos in 2017 as ESG analyst, becoming a senior analyst in 2019. He was mainly in charge of analysing shareholder meetings and environmental, social and governance assessments of Swiss companies.

    Sébastien Dubas earned a Master’s degree in International Relations in 2006 from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Before joining Ethos, he has been working for five years as a journalist as part of the economic and financial section of the newspaper Le Temps. He has also worked for three years in the middle office of a hedge fund.

  • Fanny Ebener
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    Senior Proxy Voting Manager

    Fanny Ebener has been appointed Senior Proxy Voting Manager in January 2018. In this capacity, she is responsible for the field of Ethos’ voting recommendations. She is also in charge of analysing shareholder meetings, conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of companies, engaging in dialogue with companies as well as conducting specific studies on ESG issues. Fanny Ebener joined Ethos in 2009 as a corporate governance analyst becoming a senior analyst in 2011.

    Fanny Ebener holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Geneva in 2009.

  • Mathilde Fontannaz
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    ESG Analyst

    Mathilde Fontannaz joined Ethos in Mai 2020 as an ESG Analyst. She is in charge of analysing shareholder meetings, engaging in dialogue with companies, conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of companies, as well as conducting specific studies on ESG issues.

    Mathilde Fontannaz holds a Master’s degree in Accounting, Control and Finance from the University of Lausanne.

  • Claire Gavini
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    ESG Analyst

    Claire Gavini joined Ethos in October 2020 as an ESG Analyst. In this capacity, she is in charge of analysing shareholder meetings, engaging in dialogue with companies, conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of companies, as well as conducting specific studies on ESG issues.

    Claire Gavini holds a Master’s degree in International Relations of the Institut d’études politiques in Grenoble and a Master’s degree in Internal Audit and Corporate Governance of the IAE School of management in Aix-en-Provence.

    From 2012 to 2020, Claire Gavini worked as internal auditor with different companies in France and Great Britain, such as Orano, Go Sport International Group and Galliford Try. Since 2016, she held a position of Associate, then as an Assistant Manager in the ESG department of Hermes Investment Management in London.

  • Olivier Gros
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    Senior Client Relationship Manager

    Olivier Gros joined Ethos in 2013 as Senior Client Relationship Manager responsible for Western Switzerland. In this capacity, he is in charge of relations with French-speaking members and clients. Olivier Gros earned a Master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Geneva. He also holds a Swiss Federal and European diploma as financial analyst and asset manager (CFPI).

    Olivier Gros has an in-depth expertise in institutional fund management as well as in relationship management with private and institutional clients. From 1997 to 2012, he held several positions at the private bank Pictet & Cie, particularly in the asset management, wealth management and private banking units. Prior to joining Pictet & Cie, he had been working for several years in the field of asset management at UBS.

    Tel: +41 22 716 15 55

  • Mohamed Amine Hathroubi
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    ESG Analyst

    Mohamed Amine Hathroubi joined Ethos in October 2020 as an ESG Analyst. In this capacity, he is in charge of analysing shareholder meetings, engaging in dialogue with companies, conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of companies, as well as conducting specific studies on ESG issues.

    Mohamed Amine Hathroubi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance of HEC Lausanne. He worked since 2017 as a teaching assistant and since 2019 also as a scientific researcher at HEC Lausanne.

  • Urs Holliger
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    Project Manager Education

    Urs Holliger joined Ethos in 2006. As Senior Client Relationship Manager, Urs Holliger participated until 2019 in the representation of Ethos in Zurich where he was in charge of client relations and the development of key accounts in German-speaking Switzerland. Since 2020, he holds the position of a Project Manager Education.

    Urs Holliger has earned diplomas in banking as well as in  in Staff Training and Personnel Development from the Institute of Applied Psychology in Zurich. Urs Holliger also holds a diploma in Management Training from the University of Zurich.

    From 1990 to 1997 Urs Holliger held several positions as Project Manager for Professional and Management Training at several major banks, including the UBS. From 1997 to 2006 Urs Holliger was a member of the executive management team of the Swisscanto Investment Foundation. His main responsibilities at Swisscanto included sales, marketing and communication concerning socially responsible investments for institutional and private investors of the Swiss pension system. In 2008 and 2009, Urs Holliger chaired the town council of Brugg (AG).

  • Franziska Mühlemann
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    Executive Assistant

    Franziska Muhlemann joined Ethos in 2019 as CEO assistant. In this capacity, she supports the CEO in all tasks related to the Ethos Foundation Board and the Board of Directors of Ethos Services. She also provides support to the director in the field of external communications.  Furthermore, she is in charge of editing Ethos’ main publications and coordinating the website.

    Franziska Muhlemann has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Freiburg as well as a diploma of higher studies from the University of Geneva. She has extensive experience in administrative and legal matters, acquired in particular in the municipal affairs department of the administration of the canton of Geneva and as a parliamentary assistant.
     

  • Pamela Palena
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    Senior ESG Analyst

    Pamela Palena joined Ethos in September 2018 as an ESG Analyst and has been appointed Senior ESG Analyst in October 2020. In this capacity, she is in charge of conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of international companies and specific studies on ESG issues.

    Previously, she was Impact Investing and SRI Analyst at Lombard Odier. In this context, she contributed to the management of an investment fund on the theme of development finance, sustainable model portfolios for private clients, as well as to SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) analyses of client accounts. As part of her studies, she worked in various departments of the bank such as Independent Managers, Business Support and Corporate Actions.

    Pamela Palena studied business economics and finance at the Geneva School of Business Administration (Haute Ecole de Gestion Geneva) She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

  • Romain Perruchoud
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    Senior ESG Analyst

    Romain Perruchoud has been Senior ESG Analyst since January 2018. He is in charge of analysing shareholder meetings, conducting environmental, social and governance assessments of companies, engaging in dialogue with companies as well as conducting specific studies on ESG issues. Romain Perruchoud joined Ethos in 2015 as Corporate Governance Analyst.

    Before joining Ethos, he has been working for four years as Senior Consultant Corporate Tax at Ernst & Young.

    Romain Perruchoud holds a Master’s degree in International and European Law as well as a Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Geneva.

  • Julien Phildius
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    Senior Software Engineer

    Julien Phildius joined Ethos in June 2014 as IT applications developer. In this capacity, he participates in the development of applications and software packages as well as of Ethos’ websites. He also provides IT-support to users.

    Prior to joining Ethos, he worked for 7 years as developer and database administrator in an IT company specialized in banking software.

    Julien Phildius holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences (Ecole d’ingénieurs) in Geneva.

  • Christian Richoz
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    Senior Investment Manager

    Christian Richoz has been Senior Investment Manager since January 2017. In this capacity, he is in charge of control tasks related to Ethos’ different investment funds and asset management mandates. He is also responsible for the support reporting and communication of asset management products and extra-financial ratings. Christian Richoz joined Ethos in February 2014 as corporate governance analyst becoming a Senior analyst in 2015.

    Before joining Ethos, he gained his extensive professional experience of six years in the fields of index construction and corporate governance at the «Corporate Events» department of MSCI in Geneva.

    Christian Richoz holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne.

  • Daisy Schrai
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    Executive Assistant

    Daisy Schrai joined Ethos in 2014 as Executive Assistant. As such, she is in charge of organizing and running the Ethos secretariat. She also assists management in its administrative and accounting tasks. 

    She gained her extensive professional experience in the field of administrative and accounting support through various positions she held at financial institutions, real estate agents and Ethos (1999 to 2005).

  • Anja Seiler
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    ESG Engagement Specialist

    Anja Seiler joined Ethos in September 2020 as ESG Engagement Specialist. In this capacity, she is responsible for the implementation of engagement activities of the EEP International. Her responsibilities include the environmental, social and governance assessment of companies, engaging in dialogue with companies as well as preparing specific studies on ESG issues.

    Before joining Ethos, Anja Seiler worked for several years for Helvetas in international cooperation, both locally in West Africa and from Switzerland. Her focus was on human rights, conflict resolution and governance.

    Anja Seiler holds a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Geneva and a Master in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in England.