Board of Directors
Dr. Hans Black
Dr. Black received a Bachelor of Science from Union College in New York, law training in France and a Doctorate in Medicine from McGill University. He is the founder and CEO of Interinvest, a global money management firm which manages accounts for private and institutional clients who are serviced through offices in Boston and Montreal, and its affiliate offices in Bermuda, London and Zurich. He has been widely quoted, appearing in publications such as Barron's, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, Euromoney and The Wall Street Transcript and appears frequently as a special guest on The Nightly Business Report. Dr. Black serves as chairman of the board of the Quebec-based food company, Les Aliments Soyummi Inc. as well as chairman of the board of the McGill Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the board of Wi2Wi Inc. and serves on the Advisory Council of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, as well as on the boards of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, la Fondation Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, and the Washington National Opera.
William W. Wyman began his career at the management consulting firm Booz Allen and Hamilton. After working for the firm in New York, Duesseldorf Germany, Athens Greece, and Dallas Texas, he returned to New York to become the President of the Management Consulting Group, a member of the executive committee, and a member of the Board of Directors. Subsequently, Mr. Wyman co-founded the management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman & Co. Now part of Marsh & McLennan, the firm employs nearly 3,000 professionals in 25 countries. Mr. Wyman has served as a director/advisor to more than a dozen public and private companies, including Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and a number of smaller technology companies. He also has served as an advisor to several private equity partnerships. Mr. Wyman has served as a director/advisor to more than a dozen public and private companies, including Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and a number of smaller technology companies. He also has served as an advisor to several private equity partnerships. Mr. Wyman received his BA from Colgate University, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He resides in Hanover, NH.
Mr. Mekouar is the former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States. He participated in the negotiation of the Morocco/United States free trade agreement and the Millennium Challenge Account wherein the United States granted US$697 million for Moroccan development projects. He has previously served as the Ambassador of Morocco to several European countries and other countries throughout the world. He has also served as Chairman of the Council of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which exercises functions dealing with world food and agriculture and related matters including their impact on human health. Mr. Mekouar obtained his business degree from l'Ecole des Hautes Commerciales of Paris and frequently lectures on the economy and politics in universities and international conferences.
Johannes Minho Roth
Mr. Roth is the founding director and partner at FiveT Capital Holding AG, a Pfäffikon/Switzerland-based innovative financial holdings firm with activities in quantitative tailored investment and risk management solutions for institutional investors and high net-worth individuals with sophisticated wealth management, investment and risk requirements. He has many years of experience as a CIO and portfolio manager for FiveT Capital AG and as an equity specialist and proprietary trader at Baaderbank AG. Mr. Roth holds a masters degree (diploma) in economics from Hohenheim University and is a board member of Insilico Biotechnology AG, a Stuttgart/Germany-based global leader in providing solutions and software for the simulation of living cells
Mr. Copeland was a founding partner of Vinik Asset Management, a Boston Massachusetts hedge firm, where he was a capital market analyst and senior portfolio strategist for 17 years. Prior to this, he spent 12 years at Fidelity Investments where he was a senior technical market analyst serving both the equity and fixed income divisions of the management company. Mr. Copeland worked at The Boston Company where he developed quantitative valuation models for different phases of the business cycle and contributed to a monthly capital market outlook publication. Mr. Copeland received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College and his MBA from the State University of New York. He is a recipient of the Graham and Dodd Award from the Financial Analysts Federation.
Dr. Robert Gundel
President and CEO
See bio under Management.
Dr. Neil Cashman
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder
See bio under Management.