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Angelina Giovani

Angelina Giovani is an art historian and provenance researcher based in London. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History from the American College of Greece and an MA in Art Appraisal from Kingston University, London. During the past five years she has worked for the Jeu de Paume database documenting the Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, acted as Head of Provenance Research for a bespoke Family Office Art Advisory and advised financial institutions on due diligence guidelines and ethical collecting. She now works with private collectors, museums and the art trade to help them reconstruct the narratives behind the artworks, while simultaneously acting as an Art Business Mentor for Finito. In 2020, Angelina was appointed as a Provenance Research Specialist at CAfA- Court of Arbitration for Art, Hague and in 2022 she launched the Collections Provenance Rating, an innovative tool that helps assess the state of documentation of a collection and offers recommendations based on the risk level identified

Douglas Sloan

Douglas “Doug” Sloan is Director of Commercial Financial Crime & Sanctions Risk Management at W1 Global. He is a leading expert with 30 years in global banking.  On behalf of commercial Clients, he leads numerous engagements strengthening Anti-Financial_Crime and sanctions (e.g. OFAC) programs as well as conducts a variety of forensic financial investigations.  On behalf of foreign and domestic government agencies, he leads complex financial investigations and asset tracing initiatives.  Doug has received the highest award conferred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”).  He has also received commendations from the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”); the US Secret Service; the US National Security, Joint Counter-Terrorism Task Force; the US-HSI; the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom; and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs of the United Kingdom.  He has counseled officials from various governments as well as senior business leaders. W1 Global is a firm comprised of former US and UK law enforcement officials and compliance professionals and has  strategic partnerships with some of the most highly respected law firms in the United States and the United Kingdom. W1 Global can  assist individuals who are considering becoming a Whistleblower or help firms to manage a Whistleblower complaint by conducting a thorough investigation to determine the validity of the allegation and recommend an appropriate response. 

Carol Kaufman

Carol Kaufman is the creator of Pinventory® Home Inventory, a web-based Software-as-a-Service product with a companion mobile app that allows you to take photos of your home contents, precious belongings and add other important information such as digital assets and critical documents into one safe, secure location, allowing you to access it from anywhere, anytime it’s needed. She also offers Pinventory Personalized, a confidential, on-site service that creates home and life inventories for individuals and families. Her first software product, InvesTier®, was acquired by SunGard in 2002. An entrepreneur for over 40 years, Carol’s specialties include software/service-based solutions to organizational problems, consulting and public speaking. She resides in Hawthorne, NJ and the Berkshires. For a free Life Inventory checklist, feel free to contact me at or go to

Paula Moats

Paula Moats: Managing Partners of Casey Moats Consulting and Casey Moats Andreoli Partners,  Paula has developed an outstanding proprietary client base of clients, partners and funding sources including domestic and off shore institutions, sovereign funds, ultra-high net worth individuals, private equity and venture capital funds, merchant banks and hedge funds in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Paula’s specialty is institutional real estate from $50MM-$1,000MM, mostly multi-family housing, commercial RE and mixed-use 4-5 star hotels/residences in gateway cities. Her previous firms include E.F. Hutton, Brown Brothers Harriman, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr cum laude and serves on many not for profit and civic Boards. Email  Cell: 917 345 7233 USA

Frank E. Rudewicz

Frank E. Rudewicz serves as Principal and Counsel in the Special Advisory Services group of Clifton, Larson & Allen (“CLA”), a top 10 Accounting firm and is one of the leaders of its Valuation, Forensics, Litigation and Investigations (“VFLI”) practice. He provides forensic accounting, litigation support, investigative and other fact finding services. He has more than 30 years' experience conducting domestic and international.

Frank Casey

Frank Casey is a 45-year finance veteran, with experience in both alternative investments and hedging corporate/bank risks. He co-founded Casey Moats Consulting to advise Commercial Real Estate developers and investors on methods to increase leverage and return while reducing equity required.  He also works with Amphi Research & Trading’s Mark Rzepczynski, past Pres. John W. Henry CTA, designing alternative investment solutions using bank swaps to replicate hedge fund returns, but with greater investor transparency, liquidity and reduced fees. Frank has worked with artificial intelligence managers and enjoys disruptive innovation across several verticals from asset management to cyber security.

Mr. Casey was the covert investigatory member of the group at Rampart Investments that discovered Bernard Madoff's fraud in early 1999 and is a co-author of the New York Times best-selling book No One Would Listen and the documentary film Chasing Madoff, which recount events surrounding the Rampart team's discovery of the Madoff fraud and efforts to bring Madoff's crimes to prosecution. He serves as advisor on fraud to a US Government Agency, and a plaintiff’s expert witness against fraudsters.

Mitzi Perdue

Mitzi Perdue is the daughter of one family business titan (her father founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain) and the widow of another, (her late husband was the family business poultry magnate, Frank Perdue), and she is also a businesswoman in her own right. She started the family wine grape business, now one of the larger suppliers of wine grapes in California. Mitzi likes nothing better than to share insider tips for successful family businesses. Her family of origin (the one that started the Sheraton Hotels) began with the family business, Henderson Estate Company, in 1840, and her Perdue family started in 1920 in the poultry business. These two families have a combined tradition of 276 years of staying together as a family. Mitzi is happy to share actionable advice on how they created and maintained their family businesses. Mitzi speaks on how to make your family business last across the generations, and she also talks about success tips from mega-successful people

Stuart George

Arden Fine Wines was founded by Stuart George in 2019 to enable fine and rare wines to be enjoyed by private and corporate clients.

Stuart began his wine career 25 years ago working alongside the distinguished Master of Wine and Burgundy expert Anthony Hanson. Five years in client-facing fine wine retail sales were followed by winemaking experience in Friuli, northeast Italy, and in Provence, France, and extensive travel across the world’s wine regions.

A holder of the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma in Wine and Spirits since 2000, Stuart has tasted vintages back to 1780. He was UK Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2003 before working with Hugh Johnson OBE at The World of Fine Wine magazine, which won several awards during his time there. Stuart was Image Editor and lead contributor to the best-selling 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die and Editor of the award-winning The Finest Wines of Tuscany and The Finest Wines of Champagne.

David Sleeman

 David brings more than 20 years of experience in the art world to Winston Art Group. Before coming to Winston Art Group, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development for nine years at a New York art advisory firm. Prior to that, he was Fine Art Specialist & Appraiser at Chubb in London, and he started his career in the Valuation, Tax & Heritage Department of Sotheby’s London. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Valuation & Estate Management and has a Diploma from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. David is on the Steering Committee of Professional Affiliates for the Appraisers Association of America, and has served on the Inland Marine Underwriting Association Arts and Records Committee. He lectures extensively around the country at museums, corporations, art fairs, and to private collectors. Additionally, he has taught at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, in New York.

Dr. Rebecca Gooch

Dr. Rebecca Gooch – Senior Director of Research, Campden Wealth. She oversees a range of global thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth, family office and family business space. As the author of the well-respected Global Family Office Report, Rebecca regularly publishes reports on family office cross-asset class investing, impact investing, philanthropy, next generation wealth succession, and more.

Jessica Hodges

Jessica Hodges - Partner, Family Office Services, Deloitte UK She leads Deloitte’s UK family office audit and assurance business, providing services to some of the largest single family offices in the UK. She works closely with clients to design and build appropriate governance structures and risk management frameworks for new operations; improve existing control environments by providing recommendations based on best practice and report to those charged with governance and trustees on a diverse range of topics such as asset segregation and portfolio mix.

Jessica is also passionate about the ESG agenda, and has presented at a number of events on the topic – specifically its impact with private investment managers.

Matthew Wesley

 Matthew Wesley is a managing director in the Merrill Center for Family Wealth. He is an internationally recognized practitioner and thought leader on the issues facing financially successful families. With a career that spans twenty-five years as an estate planning attorney and eleven years as a family advisor, facilitator, and consultant, he helps address the complex issues of generational transition, family culture and ongoing governance.

John Battersby

 John Battersby is an author and communications consultant. He is a former editor of the Sunday Independent in Johannesburg and foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East for the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor respectively. He serves on the Advisory Board of the South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK.


Battersby is former chair of trustees of the UK-based Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust, co-author with award-winning US journalist David Elliot Cohen of: Nelson Mandela: A Life in Photographs (Sterling 2010) and author of the Afterword in the revised edition of Mandela: The Authorized Biography by Anthony Sampson (Harper Collins, 2011).

Joseph Parnes

Short Selling for the Long Term describes the methods used by Joseph Parnes, President of Technomart, to obtain consistent returns in the stock market. Parnes advocates the use of short selling as a long-term strategy in combination with long positions, so advisors and individual investors alike can profit in both rising and falling markets. I had the opportunity to read his book,  His strategies share investment techniques common with hedge funds; they use short selling and are leveraged vehicles.  The big difference is that Mr. Parnes  does not seek absolute returns  or returns regardless of the performance of the market, but instead are relative performers, seeking to outperform the markets over time. He correctly argues that one must produce returns in down markets from the hedged  or short side in order to preserve capital. 

Mark Rzepczynski 

Mark Rzepczynski is Founding Partner, CEO at AMPHI Research and Trading. AMPHI is a research and advisory firm for institutional money managers and investors that focus on derivative strategies. Mark has 32-years financial industry experience. Prior to co-founding AMPHI, Mark was the CEO of the fund group at FourWinds Capital Mgmt. Mark was also President and CIO at John W. Henry & Co., an iconic Commodity Trading Advisor. Mark has headed fixed income research at Fidelity Management and Research, served as senior economist for the CME, and as a finance professor at the Univ. of Houston Baer School of Business. Email: Cell: 617-633-4349 USA

Dr. Bill Black 

Dr. Black is Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Financial Regulation at the University of Minnesota’s law school.  Bill is a recovering litigator, financial regulator, and senior bank officer and a serial whistleblower of the misdeeds of five U.S. Senators (the “Keating Five”), the Speaker of the House (“Jim” Wright), the head of his agency and a one of three presidential appointees running his agency.  He is, obviously, unemployable under any administration.  He is not available as a private consultant; but is happy to point anyone interested to the relevant research if they want to learn more about any of these topics.  

D.J. Van Keuren

D.J. Van Keuren, Managing Partner/Co-Founder. Mr. Van Keuren has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate, finance, investment banking, and fund management and has structured over $5B of real estate investments in his career. Prior to co-founding Evergreen Property Partners, Mr. Van Keuren was President of Real Estate for a private single-family office; a Vice President of Real Estate for the Hayman Family Office, the single-family office of the founder of Giorgio Perfume; Director of Family Office Capital for the Arsenal Family Office; Managing Director for the Jain Family Office; and Managing Director of the American Dream Fund.

Mr. Van Keuren has been named as one of Family Capital’s Top 10 Family Office Real Estate Professionals and as one of Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Family Office Real Estate Investors.

Charlotte Keesing

Charlotte Keesing is a Director at Walpole with responsibility for Corporate Affairs & International working closely with the CEO across numerous business activities. Most recently Charlotte has worked to develop Walpole’s corporate affairs strategy and government relationships, international activities including the US Trade & Media Delegations to New York, and the new Future Talent programme focused on engaging luxury brands with schools. She has established a programme of research, including the luxury sector’s first UK luxury economic impact study. Over her 13 years at Walpole, Charlotte has worked across the development of events and networking activities, communications and membership engagement to create an active community of British luxury brands. Charlotte was instrumental in the early development and launch of three highly successful mentorship programmes, including Brands of Tomorrow, CRAFTED and the partnership with London Business School.

John Ennis

John Ennis is a seasoned estate agent with decades of experience in the prime and top end markets of the capital. As Managing Director of the New Homes and Investments division and the Central London Offices for Foxtons, his technical knowledge and breadth of contacts and experience set him apart in the field. With the Foxtons Private Office, his teams are able to offer a discrete, professional and bespoke service specialising in stock acquisition, property management and asset disposals for the discerning client.

Paul Welch

Paul Welch is the Founder and CEO of (LML) & advising the worlds wealthiest on private finance across various asset classes. Real Estate, Super Yachts and Jets. LML processes £3 Billion of private finance per annum and MP is a luxury asset platform where individuals can feature luxury homes, private jets, yachts, prestige cars and art.

Gary Hersham

Gary Hersham founded Beauchamp Estates in 1979. His passion, expertise and exceptional client base has helped Beauchamp Estates evolve into a leading multinational property firm: selling, acquiring, investing, renting and letting exclusive residential and commercial property on behalf of private individuals, landlords, investors, family trusts, developers and corporations, with offices in London (Mayfair and St John’s Wood), Cannes, St Tropez, Mykonos, Tel Aviv and associate offices in Lisbon and New York.

Alan Waxman

Landmass was founded in 1998 by managing director Alan Waxman. Based in London’s Soho, it is a multi-award-winning, RIBA chartered, design and development company. We deliver meticulously planned design solutions and bespoke luxury properties worldwide. Landmass evolved from being a developer to a multi-disciplined real estate company.

Marc Blumenfeld

Marc Blumenfeld is the founder and managing director of Alithis, a Swiss compliance, regulatory and legal services provider specialized in the trustee and corporate services industry. He is a Swiss attorney with over ten years of experience in wealth planning, trustee, and corporate services working for law firms, independent and bank-owned trustees. As a board member and in-house counsel of different organizations, he has extensive experience in the non-profit and sports sectors.

Suzanne Lauritzen

Suzanne Lauritzen is a Swedish tax lawyer resident in Switzerland, specializing in international taxation, wealth structuring, governance and succession planning. She has over twenty years of experience in advisory and multi-family office services obtained in Sweden, France and Switzerland. Suzanne holds an advanced certificate in family business governance, an accreditation in commercial mediation and is certified in cross-cultural communication and negotiation. She advises and assists private clients, families and corporate clients in national and international matters.

Markus Schwingshackl

Markus Schwingshackl is a private wealth lawyer assisting global wealth owners, entrepreneurs, and their families to navigate the complexities of family offices, wealth planning, estate planning, and wealth management. He is also an expert in financial product and digital assets regulation and the founder of Centro LAW, a wealth management and family office law firm based in Zurich, Switzerland. Markus is admitted to practice in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria.


Gregor Feichtinger

Gregor Feichtinger is the co-founder of Orca AG, a modern wealth and asset administration software that provides a secure, intuitive way to store and share sensitive financial information and that facilitates productive discussions on wealth structuring, tax, compliance, succession planning, family reporting, and more. Before building intelligent wealth and administration tools, he worked as an investment advisor for global financial institutions and private equity firms in New York, Geneva and Zurich.

Dustyn Kim

As Chief Revenue Officer, Dustyn Kim oversees Artsy's Marketplace Partners business which encompasses galleries, art fairs, auction houses and institutions, and Artsy’s private sales business. She is responsible for developing strategies to grow the marketplace, formulating operating plans and budgets, and leading teams across sales, partner  relations, marketing, and operations.

Prior to Artsy, Dustyn held several leadership positions at content and technology organizations. She was a General Manager and P&L owner at LexisNexis's second largest division, a $500M business serving law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Dustyn also led Strategy & Operations for Lexis' North American division and spent several years in Deloitte Consulting’s strategy practice.

Kim Ann Curtin

Kim Ann Curtin is the Founder & CEO of The Wall Street Coach, an Executive Coaching firm that specializes in working with Finance Executives and Traders. She is the author of Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future and hosts and produces The Wall Street Coach Podcast. Over the past 15 years Kim and her team have coached top executives and traders from Anchorage Capital, Bank of America, Blackstone, Colgate Palmolive, Credit Suisse, EisnerAmper, FINRA, Fortress, GIC, King Street Capital, L’Oreal, Merck, Morgan Stanley, NBC, P&G, and Social Leverage to name a few. Her work has been profiled in CNN.Money, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money,, Associated Press, among others. A Brooklyn-born NY’er, Kim now lives full time on the Big Island of Hawaii. She can be reached at and 646-420-2099. 

Professor Marion Thain

Marion Thain is Professor of Literature and Culture at King’s College London, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She began her career as a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University, and worked in English departments at Russell Group universities before moving to New York University as a professor in the school of the interdisciplinary global liberal arts and as Director of Digital Humanities for NYU. She returned to the UK in 2018. Her main current project is founding the interdisciplinary field of Attention Studies (see She has published 5 books on a variety of topics relating to poetry, technology and modernity. Further details about her work can be found here:

The Revd Dr Ellen Clark-King is the first female Dean in King's 191 year history, succeeding the Revd Tim Ditchfield FKC, College Chaplain, who served as Acting Dean from July 2019-end November 2020.

The Dean is responsible for fostering and promoting the spiritual development and welfare of King’s diverse international multi-faith community and oversees the worship and provision of pastoral care to all students and staff. The role of Dean is highlighted in the original 1829 royal charter for the university, which has the explicit aim of ensuring that students are provided with an education that considers carefully the spiritual dimension to life.

Prof. Simon Tanner

Simon Tanner is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage in the Department of Digital Humanities and Vice Dean, Humanities at King’s College London. Simon has a wide-ranging interest in cross-disciplinary thinking and collaborative approaches with a strong emphasis on evidence-based decision making as demonstrated in his germinal Balanced Value Impact Model. He has also delivered over 500 digital and strategy projects for leading cultural and memory institutions worldwide, such as digitising the Dead Sea Scrolls or the digital strategy for the US National Gallery of Art. Simon’s research has opened over 49 million digital images for public access and re-use.
Further details about his work can be found here:

Ali Borhani

Ali is the Managing Director of 3Sixty Strategic Advisors. He is an emerging markets geo-economic and strategy expert. His many years of experience have been developed and strengthened by helping blue-chip companies, MNCs (multi-nationals) and family businesses in some of the most challenging markets. Helping clients to formulate route to and market entry models, growth acceleration strategies and also supporting them to successfully execute these strategies on the ground. One of his unique abilities is in translating complex issues to simple scenarios. His peers and mentors consider him a natural storyteller with a strategic foresight that has lead to successful partnership and strategic alliances. He is the Geo-Strategy Expert at the Business Families Foundation and also mentors budding entrepreneurs through Mowgli Foundation. Ali is regularly invited to speak at large-scale conferences, and also expert forums to share his views on panels on international business affairs and geo-strategy MEA and BRI.

Katya Hills

Katya Hills: Business Development, The Art Loss Register & Managing Director, The
Watch Register International Art and Antique Loss Register Limited
('The Art Loss Register')

Anders Petterson

Since 2001, I have been building an art market intelligence network of thousands of knowledgeable and talented individuals. Through ArtTactic, I continue to gather and analyse global art buying trends, art investment trends and the evolution around the rapidly changing digital and online art market. In short, I am passionate about the art market and hope that our market intelligence will benefit anyone interested in learning more about this market, starting an art business, promote, buy or sell art, or just looking for a new career opportunity.

Peter Trippi

Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the national magazine that serves collectors of contemporary and historical realist art, and also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, a firm he established to pursue research, writing, and curating opportunities. Based in New York City, Peter previously directed the Dahesh Museum of Art, headed development teams at the Brooklyn Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art, and created international touring exhibitions and publications devoted to the 19th-century painters J.W. Waterhouse and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. In 2021 he co-curated the exhibition Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England, which ran for a year in Milton, Massachusetts, and also Flora Nova: Painting Nature Now at Sugarlift (New York City). His next project will focus on the fine art now displayed in the home of the 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Mara Sfara

Mara Sfara is a representational painter and a contemporary sculptor, multi-sensory kinetic artist and artistic jeweler. Her kinetic sculptures blend traditional artwork with new media creating her own unique fantasy worlds. Sfara’s intense love of the natural world, animals, and  whimsical Greek mythological bronze sculptures convey a range of moods, humor, and attitudes with which her audience can readily identify. Her positive nature is reflected in her art, in her use of vivid colors, objects and quixotic, idyllic serene landscapes. Sfara’s works reveal stories of human relationships to the self, others and the universe. She studied English, Film Criticism and Fine Arts at the undergraduate level and obtained her Master’s in Art from New York University.

Scott Peppet

Scott Peppet serves as President of Chai Trust Company, LLC, the private company that administers trusts established for the benefit of members of Sam Zell’s family and that serves as the Zell family office. Equity Group Investments (EGI), a division of Chai Trust Company, provides investment management services on behalf of the Chai Trust. Scott serves on the boards of companies in which Chai Trust and the Zell family have significant interests, including Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) and Equity International, Inc. He has also been involved in various Zell Family Foundation-sponsored entrepreneurship-related philanthropic ventures and writes about family enterprise and generational wealth.

Jason Ma

Embraced as Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders in Family Office and UHNW CEO circles and magazines, Jason Ma is Founder and CEO at ThreeEQ (his family business). Jason is also CBO at a high-impact tech platform company, and an acclaimed author, rainmaker, investor, and philanthropist. He is a member of the B20, the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. He is acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0, an Impact Wealth contributor, and former Forbes contributor for Ivy League and elite college admissions, higher ed, and next-gen leadership success (1.7M+ views). Jason was a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years before Forbes Media was acquired.

Vish Mishra

Vish Mishra is a Silicon Valley veteran with 45 years of strong technology leadership experience. He is a VC at Clearstone Venture Partners, a $700M fund that has made 100 investments in the US and India, 25 of which have either gone public or acquired with multi-billion dollar valuations (e.g. PayPal and BillDesk). Vish is former president of TiE Silicon Valley, the largest and founding chapter of TiE, the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship association these past 30 years. Listed among 51 most influential global Indian men, he has received numerous awards and been featured in books. Vish is a speaker at various academic and industry gatherings.

Wendy Craft

Wendy Craft serves as Chief of Staff for Fulcrum Equities, LLC, a single family office that invests in real estate and operating companies. The office handles the holdings of its principal, Kent M. Swig, and his real estate family and also co-invests with other family offices on a variety of investments around the world.

John Thomas Robinette

Over the last 20 years, John Thomas Robinette (JTR) has cultivated a rich knowledge of art and artifact collections management from his time at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros as well as all the way back to his time as an art handler in New York and a curatorial assistant. He now primarily manages a boutique firm consisting of an international network of collections care professionals to tend to the needs of high-value art and artifact collections. In addition, he advises on issues pertaining specifically to private collectors such as preventative conservation, logistics, and collection documentation and maintains a special interest in art logistics in Latin America. He frequently speaks at international conferences on topics such as sustainable practices, logistics, and collections care and co-hosts the monthly #ARCSchat for the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) about debated topics in the field.

Vika Kova

Viktoria Kova researches the impact of videos, sound, space design and vibrations on human brain. These studies have resulted in the development of Intuitive Ontological art & design. During her studies Viktoria discovered that the images of well-balanced nude bodies proved to have a positive effect on viewers. Therefore, she works a lot with female bodies, as they represent nature, abundance, re-birth, and re-generation.

Carlos Creus Moreira

Carlos Creus Moreira is the Founder Chairman CEO of WISeKey. Under Carlos’ leadership, WISekey’s mission has been to continually advance and improve Internet Trust, Cybersecurity and Internet of things, and to make it easier and more secure for people to use the Internet. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading M&A, investment in research and development each year. Carlos served before founding WISeKey as United Nations Expert on CyberSecurity and Trust Models. He served during 17 years as UN Expert for many leading organizations of the United Nations System including ILO, UN, UNCTAD, ITC/WTO, World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP (83-99). He is recognized worldwide as an Internet Pioneer and has an unique profile, which combines extensive high level international diplomacy experience and emerging technologies expertise, has positioned him as a distinctive authority, thought leader, and entrepreneurial force in today’s digital world where the acquisition and trusted protection of Identity, Trust and Security has become an essential step for citizens and entities across the globe. Carlos left the United Nations in 1998 to found and devote his energies to WISeKey, a company he had begun in 1999. Guided by a belief that the Internet needs to be safe and universal and a tool for prosperity, he began developing technologies to protect the Internet. Carlos’ foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of WISeKey.

Markus Lehner

Markus Lehner is the founder and principal of LEHNER INVESTMENTS, an investment company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Symbol LEH).The first company of the LEHNER INVESTMENTS Group was founded more than 30 years ago by Markus Lehner. Since then and up to this day, all activities of the group are focused on the investment fund industry. Today LEHNER INVESTMENTS is the market leader for investment funds managed exclusively by artificial intelligence

Dustin Lamblin

Dustin Lamblin uses his master’s degree in applied mathematics to create quantitative strategies and to manage equity-derivatives funds. At LEHNER INVESTMENTS, Dustin creates strategies for the Quant AI Research and monitors their trading execution.

Bastian Lechner

Bastian Lechner is Managing Director of LEHNER INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT GmbH, where he is responsible for portfolio management and business development. Before founding a Big Data and AI-based asset manager in 2015, he headed the strategy and innovation department of the investment bank of a major German bank.

Sixtine Crutchfield

Sixtine, a native of Basel whose family is originally from Neuchâtel, grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. Skiing took her to Denver, Colorado, and whilst pursuing a career in the arts, she developed a travel fever which lured her from the US to Australia. Jan Krugier instilled in her a more vibrant passion for art and an unapologetic curiosity for any form of artistic creativity. The projects she was able to carry out in Australia touched on cultural, social and environmental aspects. There, following her law studies, she served as spokesperson representing one of the world’s the first eco-tourism facility on Phillip Island Victoria. Back in Switzerland, in charge of a UHNW clientele in a local private bank, her know-how in project management won her the trust of her employers and clients. Finally, she returned to the art market to run several art fairs for over 10 years. On the strength of these experiences, she devised an MBA in Art Management in 7 parts over 18 months to be launched in February 2022 at Geneva Business School. In 2021, she accepted a new challenge as Art Director of WISe.ART, the new platform for entrusted NFT powered by WISe.KEY, a listed company on the Nasdaq and SIX stock exchanges, specialized for more than 20 years in cyber security.

Kay Simpson

Experienced and entrepreneurial President with a demonstrated history of working in the museums industry and a background in leading high profile curatorial and education projects that garner national attention. Strategic, data-driven, results-oriented museum professional with a demonstrated commitment to fiscal responsibility. Effective at cultivating relationships with a wide variety of external constituents and implementing collaborative programs with measurable community impact. Skilled in Management, Nonprofit Management, Social Media, Volunteer Management, and Public Speaking. Strong business development professional with undergraduate degree from Smith College and graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sharesz T. Wilkinson

Sharesz T. Wilkinson is a Forbes Councils & Harvard Business Review Advisory Council Member. She creates effective change top-down as a 12x international award-winning change agent, best-selling author, executive communication coach, speaker, investor, success mentor and as a Senator for the USA in the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF).

Li Jun Xian

Li Jun Xian is a Partner at Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, the specialty financing subsidiary of Emigrant Bank (Member FDIC, founded 1850). Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance focuses on lending secured by art, antiques, classic cars, fine wine, stringed instruments and other passion assets. She regularly advises and structures loans for collectors, dealers and gallery owners, and institutions who are seeking liquidity from their passion assets, and counsels the financial advisors, accountants, lawyers and other professionals on whom they rely.  

Prior to joining Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance in 2007, Ms. Xian was a credit analyst at Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for analyzing and monitoring the firm’s counterparty trading risk, and advising major public and private companies on capital structure decisions and their effects on credit ratings.

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