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Dr. Christoph Gosdenoz, CFA

Christoph Gosdenoz

Founding Partner at FairCapital with more than 20 years of international work experience. Before co-founding FairCapital, Christoph has worked in impact investing, entrepreneurial finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis and risk management. Having worked several years as an independent consultant and impact investor, former employers include UBS in Zurich and Mexico as well as BNP Paribas in Geneva and Singapore .

Christoph Gosdenoz graduated with a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Geneva, is a CFA charterholder and holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School. He has completed several teaching and research assignments at top business schools and leading financial institutions. Christoph is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.

Marie-Noëlle Jerschke

Christoph Gosdenoz

Associate Partner at FairCapital with more than 20 years of international work experience. Before co-founding FairCapital, Marie-Noëlle has worked in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and business development. Having worked several years as an independent consultant and impact investor, former employers include JP Morgan in London and Paris, Groupe Danone in France and LOT Airlines in Poland.

Marie-Noëlle Jerschke graduated from HEC Paris with a Master in Management including a semester in the MBA program of Columbia Business School in New York. She followed the JP Morgan Investment Banking Training Program in New York and complemented her education with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management at the University of St. Gallen (ES-HSG). Marie-Noëlle is fluent in English, French, German and Polish.

Arthur Crespo

Arthur Crespo

Associate Partner at FairCapital with more than 8 years of international work experience. Before joining FairCapital as Head of the Latin America operations, Arthur has worked in impact investing, investment analysis, investor reporting, performance analysis, as well as financial valuation, pricing and cost management, and capital transactions including several strategic financing rounds in the agriculture and food sector. Former employers include AlphaMundi in Switzerland and Colombia, Kiwa in Ecuador, as well as Terrafertil in the Americas and Europe, accompanying them during a successful acquisition process by Nestlé.

Arthur Crespo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Vaud (HEIG-VD, Switzerland), and holds a diploma in Sustainable Finance from the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva (HEG, Switzerland). Arthur is fluent in English, French, Spanish, with a good level of Italian.

Juan Felipe Ramirez

Juan Felipe Ramirez

Financial analyst at FairCapital with more than 4 years of international work experience. Before joining FairCapital, Juan has worked in marketing strategies and business development, such as, creation of new products, financial analysis by product and market, sales strategies for wholesalers and retailers, and demand planning. Former employments include assistant brand manager and business development trainee at Colgate-Palmolive, hub in Colombia for Andean countries. Since 2017, Juan has also been developing a smart investing algorithm for sports betting.

Juan Felipe Ramirez graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia. Juan achieved several Academic Excellence Scholarships and national awards, allowing him to assist to a one-year exchange program at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Germany). Juan is fluent in English, Spanish, with a basic level of German.

Vanessa Pino

Vanessa Pino

Financial analyst at FairCapital with more than 4 years of work experience. Before joining FairCapital, Vanessa has worked in business development in the financial sector, business administration, credit management and financial analysis. Former employers include Davivienda Bank, Incauca SA, as well as San Marcos Cement in Colombia.

Vanessa Pino graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the San Buenaventura University, and holds a diploma in Credit and Portfolio Management from ICESI University, both in Cali, Colombia. She had the opportunity to live in the United States, as part of a cultural exchange program, where she studied an ESL course in Columbia College (Virginia, USA) and Business Communication in Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA). Vanessa is fluent in English and Spanish.

Pauline Moser

Pauline Moser

Before joining FairCapital as Impact Investment Trainee, Pauline was involved in several early-stage companies to support their business development. Former employers include a Swiss-based start-up distributing and financing solar energy in emerging markets. For her bachelor thesis, Pauline conducted a market research for a Guatemalan-Swiss social enterprise during one year, with field research in Guatemala for several months.

Pauline graduates with a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2021. During her studies, she was part of the Social Business Club to raise awareness on high-impact entrepreneurship among fellow students. She is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.

Associate Fellowship Program

Associate Fellows act as full-time associates during a 12-month fellowship, which offers immersion training and direct project experience for former bankers or consultants, seeking to gain experience in impact investing. This fellowship is perfect in preparation of graduate school or a career transition. Requirements include:

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in finance or strategic consulting
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (German, French and Portuguese are considered an extra asset)
  • Working permit for Switzerland and willingness to travel on a budget

Further, FairCapital is always looking to hire talented professionals from backgrounds in finance and consulting. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-year full-time experience and an MBA or similar qualification. Permanent positions will be based in Colombia or in another country within the geographic scope of Fairtrade International.