04 Team

VISION

The Singularity Group AG strives to be at the forefront of capitalizing on exponential innovation through investment vehicles suited for any type of investor at any one point in time.

The company, through the experience and curiosity of its employees, founders, and partners, will continuously seek to explore and build new strategies designed for its clients’ unique needs.

COMPANY

The Singularity Group AG was founded in Switzerland by a team of investment professionals.

The expertise encompasses experience in asset management, analysis, and entrepreneurship, combining to a total of 50 years of experience.

TEAM

A passion for innovation and asset management.

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EVELYNE PFLUGI

Evelyne is Partner, co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board at The Singularity Group.

Previously, she was Portfolio Manager of the Energy Fund and active manager of various mandates in Natural Resources at GAM Investment Management in Zurich.  Prior to this, Evelyne was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Capital Research Global Investors in London.  She began her career at The Capital Group in Los Angeles, California.  

Evelyne holds a Masters degree in Engineering from ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with concentrations in  Food Science, Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Evelyne's established investment track record and expertise over the past decade has pushed boundaries for new successful investment opportunities. She is a recognized authority on markets and investing, including alternative investments in liquid and illiquid new products, and has often presented at conferences and special events.  Publicly, she has presented as an expert on major international televised networks and is often quoted in the press. 

She is based in Zug, Switzerland.
 

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JONATHAN TORETTA

Jonathan Toretta is a Partner and Head of Distribution for the Group. 

He maintains strong relationships globally among family offices, institutional investors, soverign wealth funds, pension funds, foundations and corporations.

Over the past decades he was a recognized equity specialist covering the global energy sector at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in New York, London and Zurich, working across public and private markets. 

Prior to that, Jonathan led institutional sales into Europe at IHS Herold and began his career at Royal Dutch Shell where he held various manager positions in commercial roles. 

He is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and studied at Sciences Po and also is a Thunderbird MBA. 

Jonathan is based in Zug, Switzerland. 

 

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ALEXANDER DEBENHAM CAHIZ

Alex is Director and Lead Analyst at The Singularity Group.

Alex is dedicated to researching the social and financial impact of disruptive technologies like A.I. and Blockchain, shaping the thought process for clients and partners in learning how to think about a future that includes unprecedented innovation. 

Alex is also the founder and lead futurist of The Rubicon, a consultancy dedicated to exploring the potential paths of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies. The firm strives to help corporate, leading NGO and other clients understand how to approach these diverse and continuously shifting fields.

Prior to The Singularity Group, Alex worked in the fields of communications and digital marketing across Asia, Europe and North America from large corporate multinationals including IBM and Baxter Healthcare to startups including Startup World, SmallPDF, and Appway. Alex excels is strategic scenario planning and helps clients map possibilities for the road ahead.

 

 

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MAJA GAJIC

Maja Gajic is HR and Operations Manager for The Singularity Group.

She brings a wealth of broad financial, operations and managerial experience.  Previous manager and senior administrative roles included Finance Manager for Uber in Switzerland as well as Administration and Operations Manager at Crypto Real Estate AG.

Maja is also co-founder of automotive services company Agentara where she was operational manager overseeing all financial controller, strategic planning and human resources functions. 

 Maja is based in Zug. 







 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Highly experienced and well-known Directors support the company with Strategy, Development, and Communication

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ERIC SARASIN

Eric Sarasin has a 30 year track record in Banking at Morgan Stanley, Pictet & Cie, Citibank, and most recently Bank Sarasin (Today Bank J. Safra Sarasin). 

At Bank Sarasin he held various senior leadership positions across many business lines and developed the formerly family-owned bank into one of the leading private banks of Switzerland, culminating in his role as Group Deputy CEO.

Since 2015, he is on the Board of ATAG Family Office and several other privately held companies and investment firms.  He is also an active leader in TIGER21, a selective peer membership organization for specially qualified entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors.  

During his career, Eric held many public, non private and cultural leadership roles including 12 years as the President of the Swiss-German Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the executive Board of the Cancer League of Basel, Animal Hospital Basel, Gertrude von Meissner Foundation, SwissPeace, the Paul Jenni Foundation, Maurice E. Muller Foundation, Race for Water, as well as leadership and participation in NGOs including Human Rights Watch.

He is an avid investor and active philanthropist.  Eric is married, has four children, and lives in Basel, Switzerland.

 

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DAVID ORBAN

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, an early stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups.

He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker and thought leader of the global technology landscape.  An early adopter of blockchain technologies and an active Bitcoin investor, David led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds.

David is the Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research (a global think tank), the Founder and Chairman of Network Society Lab (a Venture Development firm focusing on innovative startups), a Faculty Member of and Advisor to the Singularity University (CA, USA), and an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Business School in Rome (Italy).

He is also a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, a Founder of the Open Government Data working group, an Advisor to the Institute of Ethics and Emergent Technologies and numerous startups in Europe and North America as well as an Advisor to Humanity+, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding and participation in the field of innovations that benefit the human condition.

David is the author of two books: “Something New” and “Network Society”.

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TOBIAS REICHMUTH

Tobias is co-Founder of The Singularity Group.

He is CEO and Founder of SUSI Partners AG, a 1 bn FINMA regulated asset manager in Zug/Zürich. Since 2009, he has built up the company to become a leading financing partner for sustainable infrastructure projects globally. He is also Director of Sustainable Sarl, a Luxembourg based infrastructure investment manager and Chairman and co-Founder of Crypto Finance AG.

Prior to these endeavours, Tobias was Strategy Consultant at Boston Consulting Group and completed a PhD at the European Business School. He holds a Masters degree in International Management (CEMS) as well as a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.

In March 2016, Tobias completed the Executive Programm at Singularity University, Palo Alto (USA).

Tobias is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
 

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EVELYNE PFLUGI

Evelyne is Partner, co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board at The Singularity Group.

Previously, she was Portfolio Manager of the Energy Fund and active manager of various mandates in Natural Resources at GAM Investment Management in Zurich.  Prior to this, Evelyne was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Capital Research Global Investors in London.  She began her career at The Capital Group in Los Angeles, California.  

Evelyne holds a Masters degree in Engineering from ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with concentrations in  Food Science, Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Evelyne's established investment track record and expertise over the past decade has pushed boundaries for new successful investment opportunities. She is a recognized expert on markets and investing, including alternative investments in liquid and illquid new products, and has often presented at conferences and special events.  Publicly, she has presented as an expert on major international televised networks and is often quoted in the press. 

She is based in Zug, Switzerland.

EXPERT ADVISORY BOARD

Scientists, Professors, Industry Experts and Entrepreneurs assist management in evaluating sector trends and products

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LAURENZ APIARIUS

Laurenz Apiarius is Founder and Managing Partner of Blockwall, the first regulatory and legally compliant German crypto asset fund on investments in Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technologies offering Institutional Investors, Family Offices and the UHNW community access to this asset class.

In this function, he also advises the OECD as an industry expert on policy making for crypto assets and blockchain technology. 

Laurenz is also non-executive director in two family businesses in high-performance polymer production and a manufacturing of rheological testing devices and is both an active and passive investor in various PE and VC investments.

He is a graduate of EBS University in Germany, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and University of St. Andrews in Scotland where he is a member of the EO.

[For more information about Blockwall, please see www.blockwall.capital] 

 

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PROF. SIMONE SCHÜRLE, PhD

Assistant Professor at ETHZ, Member of Global Future Council at WEF, Co-founder of MagnebotiX.

Simone Schürle is Assistant Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems at ETH Zurich and is researching in the field of biomedical micro-and nanoengineering.

During her studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with specialization in micro/nanosystems, she researched at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, about automated drug infusion and control, and at the University of Kyoto, Japan, in the field of carbon nanotube based nanosensors.

She then joined the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) where she focused on magnetic manipulation techniques for biomedical applications. She was awarded with the ETH medal for her doctoral thesis and with fellowships from the SNSF, DAAD and the Society in Science for her postdoctoral studies at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was researching as postdoctoral fellow from 2014-2017.

She is serving as Global Future Council on the Future of Human Enhancement for the World Economic Forum. She is also co-founder of MagnebotiX, a young spin-off from ETHZ.

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COLLIN LEE

Collin Lee is an executive at the General Dynamics Corporation focused on the development and provisioning of space based capabilities for the Aerospace & Defense and Intelligence sectors.

Previously, he was a senior national security advisor to the Members of the US House of Representatives managing a $36bn aerospace and defense portfolio for Congress overseeing operations and making investment recommendations in advanced and emerging technologies such as satellite systems and artificial intelligence.  

Collin also worked at the White House on the National Security Council developing policy and resourcing strategies for the President's most sensitive economic, foreign policy and intelligence issues.   He served as an intelligence officer and ultimately as Chief of Staff for the Director of National Intelligence managing the budget and all personel.

Collin began his career as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton helping the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community streamline operations.  

He holds a Master's in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science from James Madison Univsersity.  He sits on the JMU Board of Directors for the Political Science Department. 

Collin is based in New York, NY and Washington, DC. 

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ALEKSANDRA W GADZALA, PhD

Founder & CEO, Magpie Advisory | Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council

Aleksandra is a globally recognized geopolitical risk analyst specializing in emerging markets. She is founder and CEO of Magpie Advisory, a specialist consultancy providing advisory and research services in geopolitical risk and strategic communications. She is also Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, and author and editor of the book Africa and China: How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations with China

Previously, Aleksandra was Senior Analyst and internal head of African markets with a leading Swiss asset manager. She has held senior-level advisory positions with global strategy firms Oxford Analytica and Control Risks, where she provided counsel to international government agencies and Fortune 500 companies on political and economic stability and operational risks in emerging markets. She has worked with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the G8 Research Group, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford.

A frequent media commentator, Aleksandra's contributions often appear in CNNMoney Switzerland, The National Interest, China Review, RealClearWorld, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies, and have been cited in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Her writings cover a broad range of topics including geopolitics, economic development, and the potential of disruptive technologies in emerging and frontier markets. 

Aleksandra holds a PhD in politics from the University of Oxford, an MPhil in politics, also from the University of Oxford, and a BA (cum laude) from Northwestern University.

 

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LUKAS SCHLEUNIGER

Co-Founder Red or Blue Labs. 

Born in Switzerland and raised in Palo Alto, CA, Lukas co-founded Red or Blue Labs and is a recognized expert in Augmented and Virtual Reality. At Red or Blue Labs, the company and team push boundaries for uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality and its combined use with Rapid Prototyping, Internet of Things, 3D Printing and other new integrated technologies. Red or Blue Labs seeks practical applications for all their platforms and technologies, and has for example developed advanced virtual reality applications intended to dramatically improve the quality of life for the elderly.

Previously, Lukas was involved with Dacuda, a Swiss-based computer vision startup that the team sold to MagicLeap. The experience of building the company and transacting value fueled a passion to do it all again.

Lukas is a well-known moderator at conferences and large events in Switzerland and abroad and is an outspoken advocat for entrepreneurship, technology and the transformative effects thereof.

Lukas holds a degree in Finance from the University of Zurich.

 

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AGNES PETIT, PhD

CEO of Mobbot , Phd Material Science, Cosmochemistry

Agnes is Founder and CEO of Mobbot a startup offering 3D concrete printing solutions.

Before this endeavor, she was Director of Business Development & Innovation and member of the Management team of a precast and construction sector company. There, she founded and led a 3D concrete printing project for two years. She follows the 3D printing advances since 2011. Agnes started her industrial career as a consultant for the Product Innovation and Commercial services of Holcim Group Support Ltd, where she supported the Innovation and Product Portfolio strategy worldwide.

Previously she worked as a scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and the Natural History Museum of London where she worked on the formation of the solar system and planets.

Agnes holds a PhD in Sciences with focus on Cosmochemistry and space science  from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and a master in Geology Engineering with focus on mining from the University of Lausanne.

Agnes has always been interested in new technologies and startup world. Now she wants to bridge her two passions which are 3D printing and Space Science.
She spends her free time with her two kids and husband and has a private pilote Licence and flies on single-engine land aircrafts.

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ALEXANDER DEBENHAM CAHIZ

Alex is the founder and lead futurist of The Rubicon, a consultancy dedicated to exploring the potential paths of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies.  The firm strives to help corporate, leading NGO and other clients understand how to approach these diverse and continuously shifting fields.

Prior to The Rubicon, Alex worked in the fields of communications and digital marketing across Asia, Europe and North America from large corporate multinationals including IBM and Baxter Healthcare to startups including Startup World, SmallPDF, and Appway.   Alex excels is strategic scenario planning and helps clients map possibilities for the road ahead.

As part of this expertise, Alex is dedicated to researching the social and financial impact of disruptive technologies like A.I. and Blockchain, shaping the thought process for clients and partners in learning how to think about a future that includes unprecedented innovation.




 

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DANIEL GASTEIGER

Founder and CEO Procivis AG, Co-Founder Nexussquared, Board Member of Global Blockchain Council.

Daniel Gasteiger is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of practical managing director level banking experience at Credit Suisse and UBS covering various disciplines in Investment Banking and Corporate Center (trading, sales, product-, project-, programme- and general management/strategic advisory) both out of Zurich and London HQs.

In 2015, he co-founded nexussquared, Switzerland’s first dedicated blockchain business and start-up platform which runs regular events targeting corporate executives, blockchain start-ups and students interested in the opportunities that come with blockchain technology.

In 2016, he also founded Procivis AG, an ‘e-governement-as-a-service’ start-up leveraging smart phone and blockchain technology to deliver citizen centric services based on government-approved digital identities.