The team
A diverse group of experts to identify, invest and manage sustainable investments
Corinth Group of Switzerland is managed by a diverse group of industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds including banking, asset management and private equity.
The management team is backed by a Supervisory Board, which comprises senior economists, politicians and financiers who have been chosen because of the significant value they add to the long-term strategy of the fund

Management Team

Switzerland

Jurate Kairiene

President of the Board of the Group Holding Company

Jurate Kairiene serves as the President of the Board of the Group Holding Company in Switzerland. She has a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). In her capacity she is not only overseeing all property and construction developments within our Group but also directs the Board of Directors of the Group Holding and other companies in the USA, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and others within the Group.

Martin Walter Model

Head of the Group’s Credit Management Committee

Martin Walter, an Economist, serves as an Advisor to the Board and is the Head of the Group’s Credit Management Committee. Also, the CEO of Bioplatin AG, a Swiss based Biotech company, specialized in the trading of licenses for Oncology products. Martin has spent over 20 years of his professional life living and working abroad. Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea were amongst his most important stations. Martin possesses a significant expertise in corporate and project finance that is complemented by his in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets and their geopolitics. He is an advisor to various investment companies, audit and fiduciary companies and other corporates. Martin’s extensive knowledge of the financial markets, in combination with his project finance skills, his “out of the box” and critical thinking and his entrepreneurial skills and experience, designate him a true expert in the field.

Matthias Baechler

Member of the Board of the Group Holding Company

Matthias Baechler serves as a Director and is a Member of the Board of Directors of Corinth Investment Holdings AG in Switzerland.

After a successful career as a professional Ice Hockey player he completed his CPA in Switzerland and is now a licensed Tax, Audit and Fiduciary Expert. He is currently the Managing Director of a large Audit and Fiduciary company, , Montana AG, in Chur. As such he is a Member of a Self Regulating Organisation (Treuhand/Suisse) and strictly controlled and monitored by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Sanjiv Taneja

Director of the Group Holding Company

Sanjiv Taneja is a Director in our Group. He is a Chartered Management Accountant having qualified from the “ Chartered Institute of Management Accountants” in London (CIMA) in 1982.

He has over 35 years of hands on experience across all functions of Corporate Finance covering Restructurings, M&A’s, Wealth Management and Structured Finance.

He has in-depth exposure to working across Global Geographies in the areas of Pharma, Health Care, Hospitality & Real Estate, Banking, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Logistics and Financial Services.

Middle East

Peter Jodlowski

Director - MENA

Peter has over 20 years experience in the Middle East with world leading Sovereign Wealth Funds such as Emirates Investment Authority and Istithmar PJSC. In addition Peter has acted for Kingdom Holding on the Jeddah Economic City mega project, all roles as CFO.

Peter specialises in fund raising and fund management, financial advisory, commercial and growth management.

He is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant.

UK & Ireland

Alec Louw Theunissen

Director of the Group’s Holding Company in the United Kingdom & Ireland

Alec Theunissen is a Director of the Group’s Holding Company in the United Kingdom & Ireland and is the Representative Director of the Swiss Group Holding Company in the United Kingdom. He holds a degree in Economy and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. He is an Economist and seasoned Insurance & Banking Specialist and has been operating for over 30 years in the financial services industry in Africa and Europe. He was one of the founding members of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa, the official Export Finance Agency of the South African Government where he was Head of Credit. He further was a Senior Director and Head of Project & Corporate Finance for a listed Investment Bank in South Africa prior to his move to the United Kingdom. He is based in London, England where he heads and controls an experienced team of financial specialists, analysts and project finance specialists.
EU

Christis Enotiades

Managing Director of Corinth Investments (Cyprus) Ltd and Corinth Management Services Ltd

Christis Enotiades, is the Managing Director of Corinth Investments (Cyprus) Ltd and Corinth Management Services Ltd, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

A seasoned businessman with long experience, he has been appointed on the Boards of Directors of various private companies as well as state-owned companies such as the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

His academic qualifications include a BSc Degree in Economics from QMC, University of London, an MSc Degree in Economics of Development from the University of Surrey and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Cranfield.

South East Asia

Jyoti Bhandari Chandra

Head of Private Clients and Family Offices

Jyoti Bhandari Chandra brings extensive experience of over two decades in private banking and wealth management in rendering advisory services and managing large investment portfolios for ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices handling global wealth for Indian and International investors (Forbes list) for their onshore and offshore investment portfolios by helping them develop strategies for their personal as well as family offices’ investment mandates. She has worked with top tier multinational and national banks and financial institutions. Jyoti manages a team of five wealth management professionals and forging strong alliances with internal and external stakeholders.

Jyoti holds a graduate degree in Business Economics from the University of Delhi, Masters on Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. specializing in entrepreneurship and financial management. She has successfully completed IIM Calcutta’s Executive Management Program in Leadership for Women.

Investors’ Relations

Konstantinos Michaelides

Executive Director, Head of Portfolio Management BEng Chemical Engineering, MBA, ACA, CISI, CySEC Advanced, CySEC AML

Konstantinos currently leads the Corinth Fund Management practice (AIFM). He started his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and held a number of head positions in Finance of multinational and listed organizations like Coca Cola Hellenic and P&G. He has extensive experience in streamlining Finance functions, reorganizations, and debt restructuring. He is a CySEC Advanced, Basic & AML Examination tutor for Fund Industry professionals and a Chartered Accountant, member of ICAEW and ICPAC.
Regulatory Affairs

Antonia Charalambous

Executive Director, Head of Compliance & AML Officer Financial Management & Accounting, CISI, CySEC Advanced, CySEC AML

Antonia has a background in Compliance & AML regulatory framework in the Funds industry. Her extensive regulatory experience proves instrumental in onboarding and reporting phases of a fund’s lifecycle.

Corinth Capital Fund

Role of the Board of Directors
  • If a project satisfies all the steps of the due diligence, it is subject to the final approval by the Board of Directors
  • The BoD ultimately decide which projects Corinth Capital Fund will invest in, taking into account the views of the Investment Committee

Andreas Matsas

Director – Portfolio Manager

Andreas has a wide range of experience in investment banking having worked with Laiki Investments in Cyprus and HSBC Investment Bank in London. He was involved in some of the most important Stock Exchange Listings and M&As in Cyprus, as well as in major Privatization Projects in SE Europe. Today, he serves as a Director of various companies engaged in financial services, regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC), as well as of an EMI, regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus. He serves as a Strategy Consultant to the Board of Directors of a Multinational Group, with specific tasks relating to the Group’s global expansion & listing on an international stock exchange. Andreas holds an MBA from Imperial College in London and is a member of CIM and the Institute of Management in the UK. He is a Fully Accredited Management/Financial Consultant by ICMCI and a licensed stockbroker by the Cyprus Stock Exchange Committee.

Dr. Gerhard Waldheim

Banking Relationships

Dr. Waldheim acquired a wealth of experience from consulting and executive positions in Finance. He co-founded start-ups as well as PE funds with assignments concerning DACH, UK, USA, CIS, UA, Turkey, the Gulf and the Balkans. After four initial years with McKinsey’s banking and energy practises in Frankfurt, Dr. Waldheim joined Citibank in London, and in 1979 became country head in Austria.

In 1988, he joined the Executive Board of Germany’s then fourth largest bank, BfG:Bank AG. In 1993, Dr. Waldheim became CEO of INGEBA/BfG (Schweiz) AG and after merging with Credit Lyonnais (Suisse) SA the latter’s Co-Chairman.

In 1999, Dr. Waldheim co-founded Petersen, Waldheim & Cie. GmbH, Frankfurt, a boutique focussed on PE and VC funds, funding services, investment banking and advisory in regulatory affairs.

Dr. Waldheim holds Board of Directors mandates in for profit and non-profit organisations; these are increasingly focussed on the EU and therein on DACH. Dr. Waldheim holds LLM and PHD degrees from the University of Vienna’s faculty of Law and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Dr. Conrad Weinmann

Legal Affairs

Attorney at Law | Partner in Weinmann-Zimmerli AG, Zürich, Switzerland https://www.weinmann-zimmerli.ch/en/about-us.html

Dr. Weinmann studied law at the University of Zurich. For his thesis regarding licence law he received the Swiss Walther Hug-Award. He was, subsequently, awarded his degree in Philology (Phil. I) from the University of Zurich. Conrad Weinmann was admitted to the bar in 1987. He has more than 20 years of experience in trademark, patent, design, copyright and licensing law as well as in related fields, like competition law.

Socrates Fekkas

Regulatory Affairs

In 2001 Socrates joined the Central Cooperative Bank in Nicosia, Cyprus where, during his 12-year service, he worked in various departments ranging from Accounting, Foreign Currency, Account Opening, Transaction Monitoring, Compliance and Risk Management. Today serves as the CEO & Executive Director at Exness (Cy) Ltd and as a Non-Executive Director at NAGA Markets Ltd. For the last seven years he has been actively involved in CySEC-regulated entities. His professional qualifications include the Advanced Financial Services Certificate of the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) and the Membership of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). He holds certificates in AML/Theory & Practice, Cyprus Investment Firms, Investment Funds in Cyprus (UCITs and AIFs), Mergers & Acquisitions and Cross Currency Solutions.

Matthias Baechler

Member of the Board of the Group Holding Company

Matthias Baechler serves as a Director and is a Member of the Board of Directors of Corinth Investment Holdings AG in Switzerland.

After a successful career as a professional Ice Hockey player he completed his CPA in Switzerland and is now a licensed Tax, Audit and Fiduciary Expert. He is currently the Managing Director of a large Audit and Fiduciary company, , Montana AG, in Chur. As such he is a Member of a Self Regulating Organisation (Treuhand/Suisse) and strictly controlled and monitored by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Charalambos Stefanou

Corporate Affairs & Secretary to the Board

Charalambos obtained his LLB degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a degree in Masters of Laws in European Community Law from the University of Essex. He is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2004. He specializes in Corporate and European Law matters. During his practice he has represented Cypriot and foreign interest companies in official meetings on legal issues and meetings on agreements concluded in Cyprus and abroad.. In 2010, he set up his own legal practice partnering with Mr. Stefanos Skordis and forming the firm “SKORDIS & STEFANOU LLC”, based in Nicosia.

Advisory Board

A unique resource of senior political and business leaders

Sir Christopher A. Pissarides

Macro/National Economics & Technology Adoption

Sir Christopher Pissarides is the 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in Economics. He holds the Regius Chair of Economics at the London School of Economics and the Chair of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. He is a macroeconomist who specialises in the economics of labour markets, economic growth and structural change, especially as they relate to obstacles to free-market clearing. In the last decade, he has worked extensively on the employment implications of automation and artificial intelligence and on the emergence of China as a global economic power. He has written several books and contributed extensively to professional journals, magazines and the press. He has received several prizes, awards and prestigious Academy fellowships for his work, including the Grand Cross of the Republic of Cyprus and a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

Dr. Ranjit Nayak

Financial Economics, Banking & Monetary Policy

Dr. Nayak has a background in multilateral, bilateral, government, corporate and non-government domains for over 30 years. His public profile is available in Wikipedia: http:// en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Ranjit_Nayak .

After his early retirement from the World Bank in Washington DC (USA), where he worked in many senior leadership positions for about 20 years, Dr. Nayak established 2 successful private enterprises: EDC (Engineering Development Company and FG (Falcon Global), a high-tech IT firm. Until 2019 Dr. Nayak served as the Chief Adviser on EU Affairs in the Government of North Macedonia. Currently, he advises the Government of Lebanon on the country’s economy.

Michael Karloutsos

Geopolitics & Geoeconomics and Political Economics

Mr. Karloutsos served as the Deputy Chief of Protocol and Acting Chief for the United States Department of State. Appointed to this position in March of 2017 by President Donald J. Trump, Michael served as the ‘first hand’ of diplomacy for the USA and was a key member of the leadership team in missions to Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to his appointment to the State Department. , Mr. Karloutsos was President and CEO of MAK Consulting LLC, a boutique consulting company specializing in international business development, public relations, logistical support, crisis management and government affairs. MAK Consulting represents industry leaders specifically in the areas of health care, education, finance, energy and hospitality.

Professor Theodosios Palaskas

Corporate Finance & Management – Energy/Environment and Policy Incentives

A prominent Economist with global reach and a multifarious career that extends from academic achievements to wealth management, Prof. Palaskas is the Head of the Department “Economics and Regional Development”, at the Panteion University, and a Director of the Centre of Studies & Research & Business Angels, of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Dr. Palaskas was Senior Visiting Fellow, to the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. He has coordinated more than 80 different projects such as the Drivers of Regional Business Cycles Synchronization in Greece, the Waste-Tyre Pyrolysis, the Electricity Market in Greece”.