Meet the 2018 Young Leaders
U.S. Young Leaders
Political Analyst, Fox News, Townhall Media
Guy is co-host of Benson & Harf on Fox News Radio, the Political Editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News Contributor.
Principal, Google Ventures
San Francisco, CA
Terri works alongside the investing team with sourcing and deal flow at Google Ventures (GV).
Director, LH Holdings, Inc.
Matt focuses on innovative philanthropic and investment opportunities related to scientific research, the environment, and public health.
Senior Media Reporter, CNN
New York, NY
Oliver writes at the intersection of media and politics. Prior to CNN, Darcy was the politics editor for Business Insider, where he oversaw a team of reporters and covered national politics.
Associate Director of Coalition Relations, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
Timothy is tasked with maintaining relationships, building coalitions, and promoting policy.
Managing Director, The Emert Group
The Emert Group is a global advisory, public affairs, and government relations firm that counsels foreign governments, NGOs, and multinational corporations.
Senior Advisor, Booz Allen
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Prior to consulting, Kyle was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow with the U.S. Department of State.
Head of Corporate Development, Betterment
New York, NY
Betterment is the first and leading independent online financial advisor. Markus works with Betterment's lines of business to identify and execute M&A and partnership opportunities.
Vice President of Programs and Operations Latino Center for Leadership Development
Patty leads the implementation of the organization's leadership academy, strategic initiatives, and policy institute partnerships.
Director of Tax Policy, Americans for Tax Reform
Alex serves as a policy and communications fellow at ATF and manages the organization’s tax, healthcare, trade, and budget portfolio.
Managing Partner, Sovereign Infrastructure Group
Adam is an investor and advisor whose career has spanned finance and politics. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sovereign Infrastructure Group, a global infrastructure investment business.
U.S. Government Editor, Bloomberg News
Kate helps coordinate coverage of early-morning developments in Washington and around the globe. She also is the co-editor of “Balance of Power”, Bloomberg's daily geo-politics newsletter.
Executive Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation has the mission of creating a skilled and aligned workforce by engaging with public and private entities.
Consultant, Bain & Company
New York, NY
Harrison has a background working in economic and regulatory policy. During his time at Bain, he has worked in Bain’s Private Equity Group, and has also provided strategic advice to multinational financial services and healthcare firms.
Chief Investment Officer, Ides Capital Management LP
New York, NY
Ides Capital Management LP is an investment advisor focused on small and mid-capitalization public companies that are deeply undervalued and provide a margin of safety.
Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Sean serves as a senior advisor to the Chairman on matters related to regulatory policy, enforcement and agency operations at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Partner, Verdad Advisers
Verdad Advisers is a hedge fund focused on leveraged small value equities. Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates.
Director, U.S. Regulatory Policy and Emerging Issues, Credit Suisse
Peter is responsible for forumulating U.S. and cross-border regulatory strategy and support Washington and global regulatory relationships.
Director, Media Relations, Manhattan Institute
New York, NY
As Director of Media Relations, Brian oversees the progress of MI projects, manages the flow of publications, and ensures that they are effectively influencing public debates.
Sr. Director for Policy and Federal Relations, Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Simon has led efforts from the Governor’s office on economic and workforce development, technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity, among other issues.
Associate Vice President and Director, Executive Education Center for Strategic and International Studies
Nahmyo develops training programs for corporate, government, and university partners worldwide with a focus on understanding geopolitical, market, and regulatory trends.
CEO + Co-Founder, Caribu
Caribu is a “FaceTime meets Kindle” interactive reading app for children. Caribu was named one of the ‘Top Ten EdTech Companies to Watch’ in Forbes and one of the most innovative startups in the world by winning the 1776 Global Challenge Cup.
Circuit Court Judge, 30th Judicial District
At the age of 34, Mary is currently the youngest state court judge in Tennessee. She presides over all types of civil trials, including family law, negligence and contracts.
Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson
Little Rock, Arkansas
Alison manages a team of more than fifty professionals who support Governor Hutchinson’s transformational vision for the State of Arkansas.
Swiss Young Leaders
Founder & CEO, Pregnolia AG
Pregnolia is a spinoff- company of ETH Zürich developing a diagnostic medical device to predict the risk of a premature birth.
General Counsel, LafargeHolcim Trading Ltd
Sebastian is the General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim Trading.
Executive Director, UBS AG
Yves is responsible for performance management, talent & succession, internal mobility as well as culture & engagement initiatives across the firm.
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Dominik leads PwC's tax and legal practice in Lucerne as well as PwC’s Swiss Insurance Tax practice.
Senior Reporter / Producer “10vor10", Swiss Public Television SRF
Nina covers a wide range of stories in real time about national and international politics and works on various documentary film projects.
Managing Partner, Abegg & Co AG
Henry focuses on private equity investment activities at Abegg & CO.
Senior Principal, The Boston Consulting Group AG
Angelo is an insurance expert with a particular focus on Omni-channel set-ups and overall sales strategies. He is the leader for 'Digital in Insurance' in Switzerland.
Partner, Deloitte AG
Brandi leads the Tax Transparency business in Deloitte Switzerland’s Financial Services Tax Practice, advising the Financial Services sector with respect to US and international tax information exchange regimes.
Tobias founded SHERPANY with the vision of a working day without meetings. Today, SHERPANY is the fastest growing start-up in Switzerland.
ETH Zürich, Robotic Systems Lab
Marco is an assistant professor for robotic systems at ETH Zürich, a Branco Weiss fellow, and founder of ANYbotics AG.
Business Manager, Nestlé S.A.
Rouven leads all commercial streams for chocolate brands like KITKAT. He joined Nestlé in 2005 and worked in different functions that brought him to 15 countries and 4 continents.
R&T Manager, Autoneum Management AG
As R&T Manager, Luca is responsible for the sales and development of the measurement systems and for supervising the Material Physics and VOC Laboratories of the R&T department.
Head of Ground Operations Europe, CIS & Maghreb, Swiss International Air Lines & Lufthansa Group
Manuel is responsible for Operations on around 160 airports in his area handling roughly 650 departures per day.
Vice President Communications, RUAG Space
RUAG Space is a leading supplier for satellites and launchers in Europe and the United States. Nike is part of the management team, overseeing all aspects of external and internal communications across the 14 sites.
Partner - Financial Services, Ernst & Young AG
Philipp has extensive experience in providing advisory and audit services to global financial institutes, with focus on business transformation, regulatory change, compliance and risk management.
Head of Controlling, Schindler Aufzüge AG
André is responsible for Controlling, Accounts Receivables and Fleet Management of the Swiss subsidiary, one of the major entities in the Schindler Group.
Director Canada and Trade Manager Central USA, Switzerland Tourism
Pascal is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Switzerland as a travel, vacation and convention destination.
BU Head Hospital, Oncology & Biosimilars Sandoz Pharmaceuticals AG
Alex is responsible for the commercialization of the entire non-substitutable or difficult to substitute Sandoz portfolio towards Specialist doctors.
Project Director, Business Development and Transformation, Zurich Insurance
Thomas is responsible for developing and implementing a market-leading proposition for medium-sized international customers.
Vice President, Franke Coffee Systems
Franke Coffee Systems is a leading commercial coffee equipment manufacturer. Markus is responsible for sales to Global Key Accounts and is part of the Executive Team.
Deputy Regional Coordinator USA&OAS, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Sophie covers political relations between Switzerland and the USA as well as the Organisation of American States.
Public Policy Manager Switzerland Lead Community and Next Generation Engagement, Syngenta AG
Daniel leads external engagement activities in Switzerland, connecting the public with agriculture and food.
Managing Director, Accenture AG
Zeynep’s main area of expertise is shaping and running complex digital, technology and ERP enabled transformation programs in the health and life sciences industry to foster new business models and processes.
Head Group Performance Management, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Mirjam works in Swiss Re, leading the Group Performance Management Team in the Finance department.