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Our vision

We aspire to make finance a driver for positive change.

Our mission

We aim to provide investors with insights, tools, and opportunities to facilitate impactful capital flows.

Tameo is a Swiss impact investing specialist serving the financial industry with independent expert solutions.

Tameo guides investment funds, managers, and investors through the entire impact investing journey. It offers the most comprehensive online database of impact funds, customized analyses, and independent valuations. Through its research and advisory services, Tameo empowers clients to move towards best-in-class impact measurement & management.

Tameo acts as the business services manager of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation.

Meet our team

Safeya Zeitoun

Safeya Zeitoun

Head of Impact
Safeya Zeitoun

Safeya Zeitoun

Head of Impact

Safeya worked for five years at Symbiotics, where she focused on assessing the social and environmental impact achieved by Symbiotics' investments.

She has also contributed to industry initiatives on social performance management.

Before that, she was a researcher at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at the American University in Cairo.

She holds a master's degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Ramkumar Narayanan

Ramkumar Narayanan

Head of Research & Investments
Ramkumar Narayanan

Ramkumar Narayanan

Head of Research & Investments

Over eight years, Ramkumar contributed to Symbiotics' research work in the areas of microfinance funds, markets, and social performance by developing reporting tools and co-authoring white papers and industry reports on these topics.

Prior to his time at Symbiotics, he worked for over three years at the World Microfinance Forum Geneva, leading a working group aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges of private sector MF investments in China.

Ramkumar holds a master’s degree in Public Management and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

Gilles Bayon

Gilles Bayon

Chief Technology Officer
Gilles Bayon

Gilles Bayon

Chief Technology Officer

Gilles brings more than 25 years’ experience in the information technology field, first working for the biggest European web agency notably for Kyriba/Commerzbank, PackardBell, and 3M, then as system architect consultant for SNCF, and lastly for Nestlé as business analyst and project coordinator.

Since 2008, Gilles has led the IT teams at Symbiotics, in particular developing its operational and client management systems: syminvest.com.

He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science, a postgraduate degree specializing in networks and multimedia project management, and is a certified Professional Scrum Master.

Vincent Dufresne

Vincent Dufresne

SIFEM Team Leader
Vincent Dufresne

Vincent Dufresne

SIFEM Team Leader

Vincent brings over 25 years of experience to Tameo in his role as the SIFEM Team Leader.

Prior to Tameo, Vincent co-founded Symbiotics and acted as CFO for nearly 15 years. Vincent co-founded and acted as the CFO for multiple companies throughout his career, including KiWi, a digital payments startup for Mexican microentrepreneurs, and INFOBAHN SA. He began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen.

Vincent holds a degree in Finance & Accounting from University of St. Gallen.

Isabelle Maag

Isabelle Maag

Product and Risk Manager
Isabelle Maag

Isabelle Maag

Product and Risk Manager

Isabelle has over 15 years of experience in impact investing and joined Tameo in 2022 as Head of Risk and Reporting for the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) mandate.

Prior to that, she was the Product & Risk Manager at Symbiotics for all funds under the umbrellas Symbiotics Sicav (Lux.) and Symbiotics Sicav II. She also held different positions at BlueOrchard Finance in operations management, corporate governance and reporting.

Isabelle is based in Zurich and has a master’s degree in Economics and International Affairs from University of Cologne in Germany with specialization in Latin America.

Ana Cristina Jaccard

Ana Cristina Jaccard

Impact Analyst
Ana Cristina Jaccard

Ana Cristina Jaccard

Impact Analyst

Before joining Tameo, Ana Cristina was part of Symbiotics’ Impact Measurement team for over two years. She has worked in the Mexican private sector as well as in governmental institutions like ProMexico, a Mexican trust fund that promoted international trade and investment.

Ana Cristina holds a master’s degree in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a master’s degree in International Business Development from the University of Neuchâtel.

Anne Estoppey

Anne Estoppey

Research & Investments Analyst
Anne Estoppey

Anne Estoppey

Research & Investments Analyst

Anne joined Tameo in March 2022 after four years spent in the private equity sector and in corporate finance internationally. Before joining Tameo, Anne worked for Sofina, a Brussels-based investment company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, where she advised financial institutions, start-ups and international groups on valuations and due diligence mandates.

Anne holds a master’s degree in Management from HEC Lausanne, with a major in the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship. She did an exchange semester at the University of Sydney Business School.

Basile Quartier

Basile Quartier

Research & Investments Analyst
Basile Quartier

Basile Quartier

Research & Investments Analyst

Basile has worked for seven years at Symbiotics, starting in the Asset Management department before joining the research team as Impact Fund Analyst.

Before joining Symbiotics, he worked with different financial institutions in Switzerland, including the online bank, Swissquote, and Kepler Cheuvreux, a stockbroker.

He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Economics from HEC Lausanne.

Bakoro Kagnassi

Bakoro Kagnassi

Impact Analyst
Bakoro Kagnassi

Bakoro Kagnassi

Impact Analyst

Bakoro joined Tameo in October 2023 after working as a social and environmental performance analyst at SIDI (Solidarité International pour le Développement et l'Investissement) in Paris for her end-of-master internship. Prior to this internship, Bakoro also gained experience in soft commodities while working as a project manager intern at a commodity trading company in Geneva.

Bakoro holds a master’s degree in Finance and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Lausanne.

Samane Azar-Pey

Samane Azar-Pey

Impact Analyst
Samane Azar-Pey

Samane Azar-Pey

Impact Analyst

Before joining Tameo, Samane served as portfolio advisor at Symbiotics Asset Management. Prior to that role, she worked in the UK government’s aid agency for over three years. Her experience extends to collaborating with Development Finance Institutions, particularly focusing on thematic areas such as gender and climate finance.

Samane holds a master’s degree in Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Samuel Davies

Samuel Davies

Marketing Manager
Samuel Davies

Samuel Davies

Marketing Manager

Samuel brings a wealth of experience to Tameo, with more than ten years in marketing and communication roles across diverse sectors, including non-profits, SMEs, IGOs, and multinational corporations. His passion lies in creating quality content and engaging media across various channels. Samuel has collaborated with numerous companies in the commercial and financial sectors to develop marketing strategies and materials and has a strong interest in digitalizing finance and financial services.

Samuel holds a bachelor's degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the Open University.

Meet our board

Mathieu Saint-Cyr

Roland Dominicé

Roland Dominicé

Roland Dominicé

Roland co-founded Symbiotics in 2005 and is the current CEO.

Prior to Symbiotics Roland worked for BlueOrchard Finance, as well as for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Geneva in management consulting, for McKesson in San Francisco in corporate finance, and for UBS Switzerland in institutional asset management.

Roland is Chairman of the Tameo board and also a board member of Swiss Sustainable Finance.

Mirjam Garzon

Mirjam Garzon

Mirjam Garzon

Mirjam Garzon

Mirjam has over 20 years of experience in finance, business development and impact investing. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Impact Capital Advisory, specialized in impact & ESG investment advisory services for asset managers, banks and asset owners.

Prior to that she held various leadership positions at responsAbility and Credit Suisse.

She is also Senior Advisor Europe for the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

Ramkumar Narayanan

Mariano Larena

Mariano Larena

Mariano Larena

Mariano has been with Symbiotics since 2010, as SME consultant, REGMIFA team leader, heading the DFI relationship management, technical assistance and more recently the Impact Division.

Mariano is currently the CEO of the Symbiotics Association for Sustainable Development.

Prior to Symbiotics, he has held various senior management positions within German and Spanish commercial banks, as well as in microfinance and SME development in Latin America and globally.

David Pittet

David Pittet

David Pittet

David Pittet

David has over 20 years of experience in management and strategic planning. He is currently an independent consultant and entrepreneur.

David previously held various senior management positions in consulting and pharmaceutical firms, as well as in the public sector.

He is also a board member of CAP Prévoyance, AXA Anlagestiftung, Flexstone Partners (Group Natixis) and Travizory Border Security.

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Kim has over 20 years of experience in finance with expertise in ESG and impact investing. She is currently Chief Operating Officer at Banque Bonhôte & Cie.

Prior to that, Kim was COO and Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners and held various senior management positions at BNP Paribas and Landolt & Cie.

She is also a board member for Conservation International, an international NGO focused on protecting nature as well as the for the Mawazo Institute, a Kenyan NGO that supports early-career women researchers as they work to find solutions to local and global development challenges.

Our values

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Quality, independence and reliability
Synergy
Transparency, exchange and collaboration
Sustainability
Purpose, balance and responsibility
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