Patrick Liotard-Vogt , born 1984, a Swiss citizen, began his career early on as entrepreneur and investor in 2002. He has been active in the digital media space ever since and served as member of the board of directors of Amiado AG (operator of www.students.ch) and Chairman of the Board of Avivum AG (operator of www.usgang.ch), both of which were sold to Axel Springer Schweiz AG in a private M&A transaction. From 2012-2013 he served on the Board of Directors of Sallfort Privatbank AG, a private bank based in Zurich and between 2011 and 2014 on the Board of Directors of Diners Club Schweiz AG. Patrick Liotard-Vogt is also active in the Real Estate sector in Switzerland and the Carribean and co-founded and chairs REP Real Estate Projects AG since 2007. Furthermore, he acts as Chairman of the ASMALLWORLD Foundation since its inception in 2012.
Michael Manz is an Entrepreneur and Investor in hospitality and tourism. He was born in Switzerland in 1980 and represents a family tradition in hospitality of over 125 years. He holds a Masters of Music degree from Zürich Conservatory and an MBA from SDABocconi. As founding partner of the boutique hospitality firm 'Swiss Hospitality Partners' he strategically consults owners all over the world and as founder and board member of 'Swiss Hospitality Collection' he started a company that was able to sign over 40 hotels and become the largest in its field in the last 4 years. He is also member on the board of 'Oro Verde Hotels' in Ecuador, a company that manages a portfolio of 7 hotels in South America. Finally he is responsible for bringing the Ritz Carlton brand to Switzerland, by opening their first hotel in Geneva, the Ritz Carlton hotel de la Paix. Michael Manz lives in Zurich, is married and has 3 children.
Dr Luca Schenk is a recognized financial markets expert with more than 20 years of experience in managing and consulting small and medium sized enterprises in Switzerland and abroad. He is member of the board of directors of Fontavis, a Swiss asset manager, serves on several committees for financial markets regulation and regularly speaks on financial markets and IPOs. For the last seven years he was the Chief Executive Officer of BX Swiss, a Swiss regulated stock exchange. Previously he was for many years consultant in M&A and corporate finance and before managed a furniture retail chain in northern Italy. Luca Schenk studied at Bocconi University in Milan with a focus on corporate finance. He lives in Switzerland since 2006 and is fluent in English, German, Italian and French.
Jan Luescher, ASMALLWORLD's CEO, is also member of the Board of Directors.