Deep impact knowledge
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
Meet our team
Chief Executive Officer
Before joining Tameo, Mathieu served as CEO for Geneva Management Group, an international asset manager and multi-family office, headquartered in Switzerland since 2000.
He was previously Head of Trading at MKS, one of the leading precious metals trading and refining companies.
Prior to this position, Mathieu was running BNP Paribas’s gold derivatives trading activities globally.
He holds two MSc degrees in Mathematics and a certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SIFEM 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Meet our board
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 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).
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 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 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.
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