Jean-Philippe Tripet, CFA, is founder and chairman of Aravis. Based in Zürich, Aravis manages Private-Equity funds, investing internationally in the Biotech, Energy, Luxury and emerging technologies sectors. During his career Jean Philippe has performed and supervised over 100 investments in private companies in the USA, Europe and Asia, many as lead investor. Prior to founding Aravis he was a Senior Executive Vice-President at Lombard Odier & Cie, Geneva and a member of the Group Executive Committee of the bank. Before that he was vice-President, Equity Research at UBS in Zurich and London. Jean-Philippe lectures at University of Lugano about portfolio construction and private markets. He is a member of the advisory committee to the Federal Council on Digitalisation. He is also a founding member of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation.