Trinh Nguyen, MSc

ESG Research Manager

Trinh has seven years’ experience in ESG consulting for several projects in Vietnam. Particularly, she assisted clients in the energy industry (including thermal power, hydropower, waste to energy and renewable energy) to identify impacts and risks associated with their project activities. Moreover, she developed actionable mitigation measures to reduce these impacts and achieve compliance with national and international environmental and social performance requirements (World Bank Group – IFC Performance Standards).

Apart from consultancy projects, she used to work as an ESG Manager for a leading renewable energy company in Southeast Asia. During this time, she gained precious experiences in integrating ESG activities into a business through working with various teams and conducting stakeholder engagements (e.g., investors, authorities, and local people). She implemented new ESG initiatives and aligned the company’s sustainability strategy with international best practices and standards.

Trinh also obtained a successful record in tertiary education with the Bachelor of Environmental Science in Vietnam and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning in Australia in 2013.

Rafael Waldmeier, MSc HKUST

Head of ESG

Rafael has several years of experience in integrating ESG factors into investment decisions. In addition to independent consultancy projects, he worked in renowned sustainability investing research teams of RobecoSAM, Notenstein Asset Management and the Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investments in Asia.

Rafael started his career in the financial industry 15 years ago and worked with various teams in asset management and private banking. Rafael understands the situation of independent asset managers and investment decision makers in particular thanks to his previous role as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Swiss International Asset Management Ltd in Hong Kong.

The topic of sustainable investments was prevailing in his academic career. Rafael graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. In his master thesis he analysed the robustness of environmental indicators in investment decisions. His Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Finance, he concluded with the thesis on “sustainable investments in water markets”, which he wrote on behalf of the company Invera Research and Advisory AG in Zurich.

Stefan Tribelhorn, CIIA

Member of the Board

Stefan has more than 20 years of experience in private banking, asset management and fund management / advisory, being responsible for multi asset class strategies globally, as well as for other Asset class funds and more specified focused products like convertible Bond funds, Real estate funds,   ESG compliant Equity and Mining funds and a blockchain fund. He held various executive management and board positions in Hong Kong, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Also Stefan graduated from the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) Executive Program and holds a federal and international financial analyst and portfolio manager diploma, CIIA.