"I am very humbled and proud to be part of the TeacherPrize Jury, education being the best investment anybody can do to make the world a better place."
André Loesekrug-Pietri, holding both French and German nationalities, is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Chairman of the Paulina Foundation dedicated to Education and Environmental issues, and founder of A CAPITAL Fund. A CAPITAL, of which China Investment Corporation is one of the investors, has a successful track-record of investing into European companies to accelerate their growth in emerging markets and particularly in Asia (Club Med, Bang & Olufsen, Viadeo). A CAPITAL is investing across all sectors but has a particularly strong expertise in lifestyle/brands and in the environment & energy sectors.
Previously André cofounded CEL, growth fund for China, Jaccar Capital Fund for Vietnam & China, and Burelle Participations, a growth & buyout investor in Europe. Until 1999, André was assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus in Toulouse. He is a Graduate of HEC, of the International MBA Program of Michigan Business School, of the Global Leadership & Public Policy Program from Harvard Kennedy School, and attended Sup-Aéro aerospace engineering school. He has been appointed Counsellor of Trade by the French Government, is Deputy Chair of the Beijing Financiers Club, member of the Eiffel Group (for a political union of the Euro), Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve and visiting lecturer at Renmin University.