Dr. Eelco Fiole CDir

Elected Member

Eelco Fiole, CDir, FIoD, CFA is co-founder and the managing partner of Alpha Governance Partners (2015) a fiduciary services partnership with partners serving as risk governance specialists in complex investments, blockchain, sustainability and fintech, across Europe, North America and Asia. He is also adjunct professor finance ethics at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchatel.

With 25+ years in the finance industry, Eelco has 15+ years of board-, COO- and CFO-experience, a.o. as CFO of the Tezos foundation (blockchain) and as COO Alternative Investments (Switzerland and USD 17 billion of global strategies) with Credit Suisse Asset Management in Zurich/New York/London. He gained advisory experience with a.o. PwC in Zurich and started his career as an institutional banker with ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and Maastricht. Based in Zurich and Singapore his current mandates in asset management are focused on governance in tokenisation and in sustainability.

Eelco holds a PhD in economics (Basel) and degrees in social innovation (Cambridge), blockchain technologies (Barcelona), applied ethics (Zurich), positive leadership (Madrid), laws (London), business, and engineering (both Rotterdam). He holds a.o. the CDir-, CFA-, SCR-, QRD-, FRM-, CAIA-, IFQ – and CIFD-designations, is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, volunteers a.o. as chair of the Alpha Summit Advisory Group of CFA Institute, as jury member of the Global Ethics & Trust in Finance-prize of the Observatoire de la Finance, and as Director Governance at the Cambridge University Social Impact & Sustainability Society.

Eelco has authored a book on corporate governance in financial institutions and various other professional publications. Multilingual, Eelco has visited 100+ countries and has 20+ years of substantial private exposure to China. In 2022, Eelco was nominated for the Inspirational Leader Award of CFA Institute. He regularly speaks on governance, ethics and risk.

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