Dr Berndt Samsinger – CFO
Dr. Samsinger has an MBA from KeioUniversity in Tokyo, a Ph.D. from Hochschule St. Gallen und Universitat Zurich in economics. He is a graduate of the SwissBankingSchool and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universität Zurich.
He was Executive Director of Capital Stage AG in charge of the Private Equity and Banking business. He was Co-CEO of Capital Stage Brokerage GmbH, Frankfurt and CEO of Capital Stage (Schweiz) AG, Zurich and was in charge of Capital Stage’s investment portfolio of approximately 20 high-tech investments. At Capital Stage AG, he established the first European nanotechnology fund.
He was President of SECA, the “Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association”. Prior to that Dr. Samsinger was General Manager of Midrex International, a Rotterdam based global licensing business for a major Japanese industrial conglomerate and a Managing Director of GASAM AG, a private equity and corporate finance advisory business instrumental in establishing VC companies. He was the Head of Corporate Finance at Price Waterhouse Switzerland and held management positions in the investment banking divisions of Bank Julius Baer in charge of M&A and Corporate Finance-Services, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank as Director in charge of Corporate Finance and Commercial Banking for Continental Europe and Interallianz Bank as assistant to the CEO where he was in charge of Bank Relations, Investment Banking, Reporting and Controlling, Compliance.
Dr. Samsinger lectures at HSG (Saint Gall Business School), Schweizerische Akademie für Wirtschaftsprufung and IFZ (Institut fur Finanzdienstleistungen Zug). He is a regularly invited speaker at international conferences in the area of private equity and corporate finance.