Beat Naegeli – Chair
A dynamic and seasoned entrepreneur with a particular emphasis in mechanical design and engineering. Beat worked in various senior management positions before successfully providing corporate finance and management services for early-stage and start-up companies. Beat holds a technical diploma in mechanical engineering from HKV, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Kay Jessel – Director
A well-versed business economist graduated with an MBA from Hamburg University, Kay has extensive restructuring and business reorganization experience with a focus on manufacturing, consumer products and brand management. He has served as a financial advisor to corporations, creditors, equity owners and has raised over 200 million dollars for public and private companies worldwide. Kay serves as a director for various companies in Europe and North America.
Prof. Dr. Erwin P. Bauer – Director
A renowned heart surgeon and an accomplished medical doctor. Erwin has been working at the University Hospital of Zurich and the Kerckhoff-Klinik of the Max-Planck-Institute, Bad Nauheim as a senior physician and deputy medical director. He is a recognized author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications and served many years as a director for several medtech companies.
Dr. Kouhyar Tavakolian – Director
A prominent speaker and an acknowledged expert in cardio-mechanical signal analysis, with many publications to his credit, Kouhyar is currently the director of the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of North Dakota. He has a BSc in Biomedical Engineering and two MSc degrees in both Bio-electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.