André Guedel

As Head of KPMG Switzerland’s International HQs Cluster, André draws on over 20 years of international experience to advise on strategic site selection, business expansion and relocation in Europe. André is a skilled strategy consultant for direct investment projects of Multinational Companies in Europe and a trusted advisor to investment promotion agencies.

As the former head of the Swiss Federal Investment Agencies’ American operations, he is frequently supporting new business streams and expansion projects of Life Sciences companies and other industries into Europe. André is also tapping into the exciting new potential of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, including international crypto crowdfunding projects via Switzerland. 

Bill Blevins

Bill Blevins has been building digital startups since 1999. He is the co-founder & CEO of PlantsMap.com. Prior to launching Plants Map, Bill worked with startups across the country on their digital marketing and business strategy. He has held multiple C-level roles in online operations and business development for both public and private media companies. 

Frank Nijsten

Frank has 22 years of experience in the IT sector built up by working in multinationals like Vodafone, Philips, Siemens, and O2 Germany. Currently, he works as a Digital Innovation Project Manager responsible within Philips for developing a Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner.

He is capable of working under intense pressure, and has a very wide technical knowledge and not a 0900 – 1700 mentality. Because he worked a lot for Product Development companies where Time-to-Market is crucial, he is used to working with very high expectations regarding deadlines, deliverables, quality, and budget restrictions and O2 Germany.


Dan Pasko, Co-Managing Partner, Diligent Capital Partners

Oddgeir Hansen, COO, Axactor

Pavlo Sheremeta, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (2014), Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Raiffeisen Bank Aval


Michael Smith, CMO, Miratech

Pavlo Sheremeta

Pavlo works as Managing Partner at proryv.ua and as Supervisory Board Member at Raiffeisen Bank Aval. Pavlo was the founder of Kyiv Mohyla Business School, President of Kyiv School of Economics, from 2008 to 2011 he was president and senior consultant of the Malaysian National Blue Ocean Strategy Insitute.

In addition, he has been the 4th Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Pavlo earned his undergraduate degree in economics at the Lviv University and an MBA degree at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He completed a number of management development programs at the Harvard Business School, the INSEAD Strategy Institute, and the China Europe International Business School.

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