Dr Eelco Fiole, CFA is co-founder 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 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 and started his career as a corporate banker with ABN AMRO in Amsterdam. His current mandates in asset management are focused on governance in tokenization and in sustainability.
Eelco holds a PhD in economics (Basel) and degrees in applied ethics (Zurich), positive leadership (Madrid), social innovation (Cambridge), blockchain technologies (Barcelona), laws (London), business administration, and mechanical engineering (both Rotterdam). He holds various governance, finance, risk and management designations, is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, and volunteers among others as chair of the Alpha Summit Advisory Group of CFA Institute, as Council member at The Institute of Directors, as advisory committee member of the ESG Exchange of the Good Governance Academy, as jury member of the Global Ethics & Trust in Finance-prize of the Observatoire de la Finance, 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 20+ years of substantial private exposure to China. In 2022, Eelco is the recipient of the Inspirational Leader Award for Ethics of CFA Institute, a global recognition. He regularly speaks on governance, ethics, and risk.