SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Julia Balandina Jaquier
Member of the Investment Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee

Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier has 25 years of investment and strategic consulting experience, the last 15 of which have been focused on impact investing. She started her career at McKinsey and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Global Investment Group, where she managed the AIG’s European direct private equity business. In 2010, she founded an independent impact investment consultancy and has since served as a trusted adviser to major private, institutional and sovereign investors. Julia is a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich, where she leads the NextGen Impact Accelerator. She lectures on impact investment at IMD, St. Gallen University, Harvard, Yale and CEIBS. She also serves on the (advisory) boards of Unilever, FORE Partnership, toniic 100 and PYMWYMIC Field Building Center. She is also a member of the selection committee of Swiss Bluetec Bridge and member of the impact steering committee of Kieger, an independent wealth and asset manager.