Management

The Board of Directors
Roman Scharf, President
Nationality: Austrian, on the board since April 16, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2021.
Experience:

  • Co-founder and Partner of Vienna-based venture capital fund 3VC
  • Co-founder of Talenthouse
  • Founder of VoIP-company Jajah; sold to Telefonica
  • Founder and head of  Ecotech Software; sold to Rockwool International SA

Bernd Pfister, Vicepresident
Nationality: Swiss, on the board since April 27, 2012, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2021.
Experience:

  • CEO of Paros Capital Ltd.;
  • Dr. oec. HSG (Dissertation: Venture Management);
  • Co-founder, CEO and President of the Board (1997-2012) of Invision Private Equity Ltd;
  • Over 60 Private Equity Deals and board member for numerous companies;
  • President of SECA;
  • Experience in Special Situations: Take over of BB HiTech in 2002 from the "Bank am Bellevue" and succesful sale of the company at a later stage.

Peter Letter
Nationality: Swiss, on the board since August 22, 2019, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2021.

Experience:

  • Managing Partner of paprico ag;
  • lic.oec. HSG, CFA;
  • Post graduate course in board management at HSG;
  • Member of the board of directors of SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association) where he is in the chapter Venture Capital;
  • Member of the executive board of the Zug Chamber of Commerce;
  • Since 1999 actively involved in Private Equity;
  • Broad experience in Corporate Finance and Corporate Investment Management;
  • Significant directorships: InfoGuard AG, Baar; Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe AG, Zug; Augure Corporate France SA, Paris; ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS, Zurich and Berlin

Michael Wachsler
Nationality: Austrian, on the board since June 18, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2021.

Experience:

  • Chairman of ams International AG, Switzerland, and ams Sensors Holding Asia Pte Ltd, ams Sensors Asia and ams Sensors Singpore, all in Singapore;
  • He was a member of the Management Board of ams AG (formerly austriamicrosystems AG) from 2003 to 2020 and currently supports ams as a consultant;
  • He joined ams in 2001 and held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2020;
  • During his career of more than 25 years, Michael Wachsler was also Finance Director of Ahead Communications AG and worked as a consultant and auditor for international mandates at KPMG.