5th PIC 2018 PIC Committee / Sounding Board

PIC Committee / Sounding Board
The ventures presented at the 5th Private Innovation Circle (PIC) have been carefully selected based on the innovative power and the revenue generation potential of their business ideas. The ventures were handpicked from more than 140 nominations by the PIC Committee, comprising highly qualified senior professionals from Credit Suisse.

Iqbal Khan

Chief Executive Officer, International Wealth Management and Member, Credit Suisse Group AG Executive Board

Iqbal was the Chief Financial Officer of Private Banking & Wealth Management from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in June 2013, he was the Managing Partner of Assurance Financial Services Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Management Committee of Ernst & Young.

Iqbal Khan

The objective is to introduce investors and entrepreneurs to each other, and to interesting companies innovating in a variety of industries and geographies.

Alexander Höfert

Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets

Alexander sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investment opportunities to the EMEA based ultra-high net worth investors. Alexander joined Credit Suisse in 2001.

Alexander Höfert
The Private Innovation Circle gives participants an exclusive insight into companies’ ambitions to shape our future.

Philippe Lutz

Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets

Philippe sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investments to Swiss based ultra-high net worth investors. Philippe re-joined Credit Suisse in 2011 after having worked as a CFO in the biotech sector and in Equity Capital Markets of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division.

Philippe Lutz

Alois Müller

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Investment Solutions and Products at Credit Suisse AG

Alois has considerable, broad-based international banking experience, having spent 3 years in London, 6 years in New York, and 6 years in Hong Kong, with a total of over 30 years of industry experience.

Alois Müller

Andrew Levy

Managing Director, Head of Direct Equity Partners

Andrew has been a private equity investor for 19 years, having led or co-led approximately 80 complex mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and co- investments across a wide array of industries.

Andrew Levy

Michael O’Sullivan

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer

Mike spends a great deal of time on investment processes and decisions, and communicating them. He enjoys playing an integral role at the Private Innovation Circle as it allows him to interrogate company business models much more closely.

Michael O’Sullivan
It allows us to uncover new ideas and entrepreneurs, and to put a rather unique and growing asset class in front of our clients.

Eddy Sze

Managing Director, Head Hong Kong Market Group

Prior to joining Credit Suisse in July 2012, Mr. Sze worked for BNP Paribas for 13 years and was the Head of China. Mr. Sze has over 20 years of international banking experience in both Hong Kong and Canada. Mr. Sze now focus on Private Equity investment opportunities for Private Banking clients.

Eddy Sze

Frank Vetter

Managing Director; Head, Corporate Finance

Frank’s team advises ultra-high net worth clients on M&A as well as on raising corporate capital. Frank has more than 20 years of transactions experience across many sectors and regions.

Frank Vetter
Ultra-high net worth investors and their family offices can provide a differentiating aspect to any fundraising.