Dr Eelco Fiole, CFA is co-founder (2015-) and the managing partner of Alpha Governance Partners, a fiduciary services partnership with partners serving as risk governance specialists in complex investments, blockchain, sustainability and fintech, across Europe, North America and Asia. Furthermore, he is adjunct professor finance ethics at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchatel.
Based in Zurich and Singapore and with almost 30 years in the finance industry, Dr Fiole has over 15 years of board, COO and CFO experience, among others as CFO of the Tezos Foundation (blockchain) and as COO Alternative Investments (Switzerland and USD 17 billion of global strategies) with Credit Suisse Asset Management in Zurich/New York/London. He gained advisory experience with PwC in Zurich, but also independently in emerging and frontier markets. Eelco started his career with ABN AMRO as a corporate banker in Maastricht, after having finalized his group management traineeship in Amsterdam. His current governance mandates in wealth- and asset management are focused on tokenization, and on social impact and sustainability in emerging markets. He is co-chair Switzerland at Tiger21.com.
Eelco holds a PhD in economics (Basel) and degrees in environmental governance (Geneva), social innovation (Cambridge), blockchain technologies (Barcelona), applied ethics (Zurich), positive leadership (Madrid), laws (London), business administration, and mechanical engineering (both Rotterdam). He holds various governance, finance, risk and management designations, is a Fellow and Member of Council of The Institute of Directors, and volunteers among others as chair of the Alpha Summit Advisory Group of CFA Institute, as jury chair of the UniNe Ethics in Finance award, as jury member of the Global Ethics & Trust in Finance prize of the Observatoire de la Finance, as advisory committee member of the ESG Exchange at the Good Governance Academy and as Director Governance at the Cambridge University Social Impact & Sustainability Society.
Dr Fiole has authored a book on corporate governance in financial institutions and various other professional publications. Multilingual, Eelco has visited 100+ countries and has over 20 years of private exposure to China. In 2022, Eelco is one of four recipients of the global Inspirational Leader Award of CFA Institute. He regularly speaks on governance, ethics, and risk.