Karen Hitschke

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer

Karen Hitschke is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives.  

She has extensive expertise and experience in fund structuring, early-stage investing, and fundraising. At YSB, Karen is responsible for overseeing the worldwide investment and portfolio management activities as well as building and training the investment team. Prior to YSB, she was the Chief Financial Officer at Affectis AG and an advisor to Swiss Business Angel Network B-to-V. Karen has also served for several years as an investment manager at Apax Partners in the life science sector and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and an M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Constance.

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