Management team

The Renaissance foundation has been managed since 1997 by a multidisciplinary team combining operational and entrepreneurial experience.


 
Dr. Christian Waldvogel
Managing Partner

Christian Waldvogel has been a Managing Partner of Renaissance Management SA since 2003.

He has operational and managerial experience at an international level in investments (Intel Capital), semi-conductors (Intel) and telecoms (Eutelsat).

Christian Waldvogel holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from the University of Princeton.


Xavier Paternot
Managing Partner

Xavier Paternot is a Managing Partner and has worked for Renaissance Management since 2004.

He has operational and managerial experience at an international level in the automotive industry (Microchemical Systems) and in aerospace (Hughes Space and Communications).

Xavier Paternot holds a degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

 
Claude Suard
Managing Partner

Claude Suard joined Renaissance Management as a Managing Partner in 2014.

He has operational and managerial experience as CFO (Accor and Compass) and experience in financing succession operations (DEFI Gestion).

Claude Suard holds an HES degree in Business Economics, with a specialization in finance, from HEG Lausanne.


Dr. Andreas Giesbrecht
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Andreas Giesbrecht has been a member of the Board of Directors of Renaissance Management since 2012.

Andreas Giesbrecht sits on a number of Boards of Directors and is chairman of the Board of Villars Holding SA. He is a Partner of pme-successions.ch.
Previously he worked for Credit Suisse for 30 years, 10 of which he was in charge of the SME clients in French-speaking Switzerland.

Andreas Giesbrecht holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

 

 
Yvar Mentha
Member of the Board of Directors

Yvar Mentha has sat on the Board of Directors of Renaissance Management since 2015.

He is Chairman of the Board of the Investment Foundation IST. He is also CEO of BRP SA.

Previously and for over 20 years he held executive positions in asset management and investment funds at a private bank.

Yvar Mentha holds a “licence” degree in law and is authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law in Geneva. He has been a member of the Board of SFAMA.


Sabine André
Administrative Manager and Compliance Officer

Sabine André is in charge of administration and compliance. She has been working for Renaissance Management since 2008.

She has experience as Business Assistant (Medtronic), in Customer Service (Inspectorate) and as a Secretary-Accountant (Sicpa-Corporate Finance).

Sabine André holds a secondary school-leaving certificate in Commerce and the SFAMO diploma from the Fund Academy.