Core members of board
The smartest people work every day to provide the best solutions and to make our Association growing
Ben Banerjee
Board Member & Investment Expert
Next to being co-founder and board member at Swiss Impact Investment Association, Ben Banerjee is also member of The Board of Counselor at East West Institute, member of Climate Leadership Council, is an writer and guest teacher at couple of Universities.
Since 1997 Mr. Ben Banerjee has founded and co-founded pan-European ventures in the areas of consulting, project financing and investments in the sectors of Sustainability, Impact Investments and humanitarian work.
During his studies at Delft University, he had set up couple of international humanitarian organizations focusing on education and journalism.
He is alumni of both Delft University and Groningen University in the Netherlands. A Dutch national of Indian ethnicity, Mr. Banerjee is at home in Europe and Asia. Next to Dutch and English, he is fluent in couple of Indian languages like Hindi and Bengali.

Peter E. Braun
Board Member and Technology Expert
Peter E. Braun is a true rocket scientist, investor and serial entrepreneur. He is board member of EBAN, the European Business Angel Network ( and leading Angel investor, who has invested in over 40 high-tech companies.
He also advises banks, financial institutions such as exchanges, numerous start-ups and also government bodies in the field of Fintech and blockchain. He is part of numerous international juries of technology contests.
Peter is a popular coach to both entrepreneurs and investors. He is regularly invited to deliver keynote speeches or lead panel discussions on many international conferences. Being deeply rooted into the international eco-system of early stage investments, he provides valuable insights into the dynamics of tech developments and upcoming trends to watch and follow. He is well-known in the venture capital scene and on various levels involved with international VC funds.
Since 2004 Peter lives with his family in Switzerland.

Katerina Voronova
Partner & Marketing Leader
Board member of INNOVARE platform, an aspired professional developing international relationships between innovative communities of different countries.
Having a marketing background, Katerina is responsible for PR and International relations activities at Innovare Association.
Previously she worked for a world-known market analysis company GfK, consulted a number of international and local companies operating in wealth management, travel, FMCG, agricultural, and other sectors in Switzerland and abroad.
Co-founder of InnMind.
Living in Switzerland on permanent base, traveling.
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Nelli Orlova
Founder & Strategist & Blockchain Ambassador
Board member of INNOVARE platform, serial entrepreneur and startup founder deeply involved in the life of startups community Switzerland. Previously built and developed AECCU - NKO in Russia which acted as a center of competences and support for innovative businesses within the Eurasian Economic Union region.
Nelli has over 10 years of experience assisting innovative companies from CIS and EAEU region in the development, international collaboration, joint R&D, technological and knowledge exchange.
Founder of InnMind - successfully growing technological platform which is famous in international community as a professional aggregator and intelligent adviser.
Living in Switzerland on permanent base, traveling.

Elena Grebennikova
Partner & Business Development Leader
Board member of INNOVARE platform, top level Manager with over 15 years of experience with world-renowned brands. Elena had full commercial P&L responsibility for startups and development of a new brands starting from scratch till the mature businesses. She worked for USA, Europe, Kuwait, Russia, Switzerland and other international companies and associations. She gained vide experience of business communication by traveling in CIS and EAEU region and around the glob. Being a mentor for startups she has known vide range of successful stories for projects in Switzerland.

Living in Switzerland on permanent base, traveling.
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Global startups and investors business direction.
It provides networking and business matching opportunities for innovative-minded professionals from worldwide: startups and investors, corporations and accelerators, mentors and service providers.

InnMind is operated by a Swiss startup company Innovare Digital s.a.r.l., was launched for public in February 2016 and since then connects 3000+ professionals from 40+ countries.
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