Board of Directors

Dr. Peter Beriger
Member

Peter Beriger is the CEO of NEST, the first ecological and ethical pension fund in Switzerland. Today, Nest has CHF 2.3 billion of assets under management and over 3’000 member companies with 19’724 insured persons. Peter has more than 10 years of experience in pension funds, investment operations and sustainability investments. He has held several senior positions in international management consulting and private equity firms, inter alia as Head of Marketing Strategy Controlling at Ernst & Young. Peter Beriger holds a Master's degree in business economics and a PhD from the University of Zurich. In addition, he attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in Boston and is a member of several Boards of Directors. 

Dr. Rolf Iten
Member

Rolf Iten is Managing Director of INFRAS, the sustainability knowledge pool in Zurich. As such, he is responsible for the areas energy and environment as well as social and general economic policy with a special focus on economic analyses of economic-political measures and programs, regulatory policy and market-based economic instruments in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Prior to this, he was a project manager for various national and international research and policy studies within INFRAS in the areas of economic, social, energy and environment policies. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Inrate Board of Directors. Rolf Iten was a research assistant at the Socio-economic Institute of the University of Zurich from 1986 to 1989 and published his doctoral thesis on the micro-economic evaluation of environmental qualities. Between 1985 to 1989, he was lecturer at the University of Zurich in micro-economics and, in 1985, he was a member of the staff unit for economic issues in the Canton of Aargau. Rolf Iten holds a Master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich.

Christoph Müller
Chairman

Christoph Müller is a specialist in investment policy and tactical asset allocation for institutional clients in Switzerland and is Managing Partner of the independent investment consulting company FourA. He has 15 years of experience in sustainable investment and chairs the investment committee of Nest, a Swiss pension fund. Prior to this, he presided over an investment foundation. For many years, Christoph Müller has worked for the Economic Research Center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and was Director of their International Economic Research Department. Prior to this, he worked as senior economist at HSBC Guyerzellerbank AG. Christoph Müller holds a Master's degree in political economics from the University of Zurich, where he worked as an assistant and lecturer.

Thierry Pellet
Vice-Chairman

Thierry Pellet has been a member of the Board of Directors of Inrate (formerly Centre Info) since 1999. He is also Chairman of the Board of the “Fondation Pier Luigi Giovannini”, one of the major shareholders of Inrate. He is a specialist in political relations and in social economics and the General Secretary of the “Chambre de l’économie sociale et solidaire, APRES-GE” in Geneva since 2007. The objective of APRÈS-GE is to create points of contact between the different players in the social and solidarity-oriented economy in order to develop common ideas, facilitate synergies, create new service offerings and generally support the interest in this type of economy. Thierry Pellet has long experience in NGO work as he has been working at the Berne Declaration for 11 years as responsible editor of the newspaper “Solidaire”. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Geneva as well as a certificate from the Graduate Institute of Development Studies.