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Dr. Kurt A. Lambert

Dr. Kurt A. Lambert joined the Board of RepRisk in 2007 and has been its Chairman since 2010. He is also currently a board member of Quantex AG, a Swiss asset management firm and YourJuno, a UK startup focussed on financial education for women. He is a passionate entrepreneur and an early stage investor with a diverse portfolio of firms increasingly focussed on sustainability to include: RepRisk (the world’s largest dataset on ESG risks), Nordkinn Asset Management (one of the most prominent fixed-income firms in Scandinavia) & ViCAFE (the leading Swiss specialty coffee chain). Kurt founded his first company, Harcourt Investment Consulting AG in 1997, which was a pioneer in the Swiss hedge fund industry and managed in excess of USD 5 billion ten years later. During this time, he also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the FTSE Hedge Fund Index. He is the Chairman of the Forlam Foundation, and was previously Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Foundation UK Trust. In addition, he has served on the Advisory Board of several major initiatives, the most recent being to establish a regional financial institute in the Caribbean. Kurt has a PhD in Economics from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, a MSc degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a BSc in Mathematics from Hofstra University in New York.
Dr. Lambert was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hofstra University, New York in May, 2022.

Christian Forrer

Christian is the visionary and passionate founder behind ViCAFE and Vivi Kola AG. Growing up in Eglisau, he fell in love with the brand Vivi Kola which was founded in the village and many years after its disappearance from the market he grasped the opportunity to buy and relaunch the brand. At the same time and as an avid coffee drinker, he took the opportunity to launch ViCAFE. Christian is trained and has worked as a graphic designer and loves nature and the wildlife in the African plains.