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Ralph joined responsAbility's in Sept 2022 as Head of Fund of Funds. In this capacity he also acts as the Chief Investment Officer responsible for managing the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets ("SIFEM").
Before joining responsAbility, Ralph spent 16 years in the Private Equity funds group of the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He was based in Washington DC, Johannesburg and Singapore as Head of PE/Fund operations for various Emerging Market regions.
Previously, Ralph spent nearly 5 years with TBG (now part of KfW Group) doing direct Venture Capital (VC) deals and funds in Germany before joining Canada's 2nd largest pension fund, CDPQ in Montréal, where he managed a portfolio of VC funds in North America and Europe.
During his 25 years in the Private Equity (PE) funds industry, and working for 3 different institutional investors, Ralph was directly responsible for investments in well over 100 PE funds across all regions of the world.
Ralph holds a MA in Economics from the University of Bonn as well as a post-graduate degree in Finance and Management (Dean's Honour List and recipient of the American Express Award for outstanding academic achievements) from McGill University.