The Foundation Council consists of at least three honorary members. The Council seeks diversity among the actively serving individuals in order to ensure that a range of perspectives, opinions and experiences are recognized to comply, expand, enhance and sustain the Foundation’s vision and mission and strategic framework. Inherent in the Foundation’s chosen role is the obligation to be an ethical, effective, accountable and transparent organization.
Born 22 July 1946, Swiss
Graduate in Economics and Business Administration from University of Applied Science, Zurich; studied Operation Research at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Licensing Law at London School of Economics and Political Science; Historia Hispaniola at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Founder and Managing Partner of Rakan Consulting AG, Zurich, established in 1984 as Management Consulting Company in the Fields of Technology Transfers, Investments, Financial Engineering. Served many Years as Executive in several Industrial Projects in Europe, USA, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. Member of the Board of several Swiss and Foreign Companies.
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
Anton S. Filipenko
Born 09 August 1943, Ukrainian
Professor of the Chair of World Economy and International Economic Relations (WEIER), Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University since 1989, Advisor of the President of Ukraine from 1997 to 2004; Prior to that Assistant Professor of the Chair of WEIER from 1984 until 1989; Senior Lecturer of the Chair of WEIER from 1979-1983; Academic Preparation at Economic Faculty of Kyiv State University.
Science Probation in the Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia, November 1991 – January 1992; American Economic Association, Washington, January 1992 and Boston, January 1993; Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany, February – April 1993, July 1997, December 2005; Free University of Brussels, Belgium, July 2000; University of Nancy, France, 2002; Antwerp Hogeschool, Belgium, 2003; Liverpool John Moore University, United Kingdom, 2004; CEU Central European University, Budapest, November 2005; Konstanz University, Germany, 2006; Chinhua University, China, 2007; University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2008. President of Ukrainian Association of International Economic; Author of various scientific and scientific-methodological Publications and Textbooks.
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, German
Dirk G. van Riemsdijk
Born 13 July 1952, Dutch and Swiss
Studies in Economics at University of St. Gall, Switzerland, and foreign Languages at the University of Zurich. Post graduate in Finances at UBS Zurich and Lazard Frères, New York.
Co-Founder of Swisspartners Investment Network AG, Zurich, established in 1992, is one of Switzerland’s most successful Asset Management Companies with worldwide representations. Today, he is senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of this financial group. As an independent Entrepreneur he is involved in different Projects and various Businesses. Earlier he served many years as Senior Vice President in the Portfolio Management of Bank Cantrade AG, Zurich.
Languages: German, Dutch, English, French, Italian
Born 30 March 1982, Ukrainian
Graduate in Law from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, LL.M. in International Business Law; Kyiv National Economic University, Kyiv, Ukraine, Master’s Degree in Commercial Law; studied Intellectual Property Law at WIPO Worldwide Academy, Geneva, Switzerland.
Legal Advisor, Real Estate Department, Clifford Chance Law Firm, Warsaw, Poland. Engaged in legal consultancy sphere since 2003, mainly providing advisory services to foreign investors in their activities in Ukraine and serving international transactions with Ukrainian element. Prior experiences include work for Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GMH, Vienna, Austria. Legal Advisor of several Swiss companies.
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish
Born 16 February 1965, Swiss
Diploma in Business Administration of KV Business School Berne, Switzerland; Certificate as Travel Consultant of SRV Swiss Federation of Travel Agencies, Berne, Switzerland; Seminars and Certificates in Fiduciary, Taxes, Corporate Law and Informatics.
Partner of Rakan Consulting AG, Zurich, since 1996, joined the consulting company 1987; engaged and responsible for Fiduciary Services, International Transactions and Office Management and Advisory Services in these Fields. Prior Experiences included Executive Assistant and Tour Operating. Member of the Board of several Swiss and Foreign controlled Companies.
Languages: German, English