Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI)

Elena Manola-Bonthond

Elena Manola-Bonthond, PhD, MBA, CAIA, is Chief Investment Officer of the CERN Pension Fund. She is responsible for the investment of over 4 billion Swiss francs in assets across public and private markets using a risk-driven investment approach. Prior to joining the Fund in 2011, Elena worked in CERN's engineering sector, where she was responsible for the safety and risk-management systems of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Elena began her career as a research physicist at CERN, specializing in Higgs research and neutrino physics. Elena is a member of the Pension Fund Committee of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) and also serves as an external member on the Investment Committee of UNESCO. She is a Trustee of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments and a member of the CAIA Board of Directors. Elena earned a PhD in particle physics from the University of Savoie, France, for research conducted at CERN. She holds an MBA from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a dipl.ing. degree in physics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

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