SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Dr Julia Balandina Jaquier
Member of the Investment Committee, since 2011, Chairperson of the Audit Committee, since 2014

Julia Balandina Jaquier has over 25 years of investment and strategic consulting experience, the last 16 of which have been focused on impact investing. She has facilitated development of a broad range of mission-driven investment programs and funds, acting in a principal capacity as well as a trusted adviser to major private, institutional and sovereign investors. Julia is the founder of KATALYST, the capacity-building platform for families of wealth. She lectures/d on impact investment at IMD, St. Gallen University, Harvard, Yale and CEIBS. She is an author of 2 books on impact investment and serves on (advisory) boards of Unilever, FORE Partnership and toniic 100. She is  also a member of the Sustainability and Impact Steering Committee of Kieger Asset Management in Zürich. Balandina Jaquier started her career at McKinsey and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Global Investment Group, where she managed the AIG’s European direct private equity business.