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 Head of BlackRock Switzerland and a member of the EMEA Executive Committee as well as a Senior Advisor to BlackRock Sustainable Investing.
Prior to BlackRock, Mirjam was CEO and co-founder of Independent Capital Group AG an investment management firm focusing on sustainable investing based in Zurich. Mirjam also served as a non-executive director on the boards of several public and private companies and was chairwoman and member of the investment committees of several institutional investors such as pension funds and endowments. Prior to these roles she held senior positions in asset management and private equity at Commerzbank, Swiss Life, Quadrant and Merrill Lynch in London and Zurich. Today she serves on the board of the global retailer Bata as a non-executive director.
Mirjam holds a PhD in Law from the University of Zurich and an MBA from INSEAD. She authored the standard work ‘Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors: Risks, Regulations, Strategies’ and co-authored the second edition of ‘Infrastructure as an Asset Class’.
In 2009 she was elected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
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.