Dr. Barbara Weber is the Founding Partner of B Capital Partners. Barbara has over 20 years of infrastructure
investment, private equity as well as project finance experience gained at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, PolyTechnos Venture and, since 2003 with B Capital Partners. Beforehand, she worked for the Private Sector Development Group of the World Bank.
Barbara is a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Fund Authorities (LPFA) as well as Member of the Non-Executive Board at Bekk og Strom AS, owner and operator of hydro power plants in Norway. Until 2016, she served on the Investment Committee of IST3, an infrastructure investment platform of Swiss pension funds, which she helped set-up.
She is a prolific author and has written four books on infrastructure investments, the latest one being "Infrastructure as an Asset Class. Second Edition" (2016).
Barbara wrote her Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University and University of St. Gallen. She holds an MSc in Business & Operations Research from Warwick University and a post-graduate degree in International Relations from Mannheim University.
Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang is CEO of Independent Capital Group AG, an investment management firm focused on sustainable investing and real estate investments in Switzerland. In addition, she serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several public and private companies and as a trustee and member of the investment committees of several organisations.
She counts over 16 years of investment experience across asset classes, which she gained in senior positions in asset management and private equity among which at Commerzbank and Swiss Life. She holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Zurich, and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2009, she was elected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Mirjam Staub-Bisang authored the standard work Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors (Wiley 2012) and is a contributing author of several other finance books and publications.
Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Hans Wilhelm Alfen is Head of the Chair of Construction Economics at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany and General Manager and founder of Alfen Consult GmbH, Weimar. He has more than 20 years’ practical experience in developing and investing in infrastructure as well as researching and teaching in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Before joining the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, he worked in leading positions in the construction as well as in the consulting industry. He is significantly involved in the German PPP standardisation process as researcher and advisor. He has contributed to a long list of national and international publications.