Markus is Senior Advisor to The IC Research Institute and a Member of the Global Advisory Board, based in Zurich, Switzerland, and Singapore. He has more than 20 years of experience in institutional asset management as a management consultant. Most recently, Markus was a Managing Director at Greenwich Associates and heading the Investment Management Practice in Europe and Asia ex-Japan advising senior executives among major asset management firms on their sales and distribution strategy. Prior, he was the Head of Corporate Development at Bank Vontobel where he oversaw corporate development, marketing, and communication at the group level. Before that, he had been the Head of Asia ex-Japan at Greenwich Associates and held senior positions in London, UK, and New York, USA. Markus started his career at McKinsey & Company in Cologne, Germany, and Paris, France. He is also an investor and a Non-Executive Director at Izicap, a pioneering startup in payment card-based loyalty solutions.
Markus received an MSc in Finance from London Business School (UK), and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from RWTH Aachen (Germany). He is fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish, and has a good level of Italian, Portuguese and Chinese.