Alain Schilli

Associate Partner

  • Worked for Fargate since 2013
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Main studies: MSc Biology and Environmental Economy
  • Languages: DE (native language), EN (very good), FR (very good), IT (good), SP (basic)
  • Marital status: married with two sons (1993, 1995)

Professional Career
  • 2014-today: Magnefico GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland; Society of corporate development, sustainability and innovation
  • 2011-2014: Gaia Group Oy / Gaia Global SA, sustainability consultancy – Managing Director of the Swiss subsidiary company and Senior Management member in Finland
  • 2007-2011: MyClimate Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, intern. Renewable and energy efficiency projects: Managing Director. Head of the climate investment fund and corporate development
  • 2005-2007: Energy management canton of Aargau, Switzerland, Federation of Insured Entrepreneurs: scientific expert for buildings, energy consulting and hydropower franchise strategy
  • 2002-2005: Kessler Consulting AG, a Marsh MC Lennon subsidiary, Zurich, Switzerland: Senior Risk Consultant, enterprise risk management, alternative risk transfer in industry and commerce
  • 1998-2002: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zurich, Switzerland. Non-financial risk, audit und sustainability, Global Reporting Initiative: Senior Risk Consultant for financial service providers, pharmaceutical and industrial companies
  • 1996-1998: Amstein+Waltert Ingenieure AG, Zurich, Switzerland, Technika am Bau: member of the Extended Board and Division Manager for energy and environmental management
  • 1988-1994: Sandoz Technologie AG, Basel, Switzerland – Service Provider, Chemie Cluster Basel: Scientific Project Manager for sewage technology and eco-toxicological quality assurance


  • Various trainings in Leadership, Management, and ICT
  • 2012-2013: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (p.p.)
  • 2003: Risk Management and Insurance, University of St. Gallen
  • 2000: Due Diligence, Financial Audit Support, PwC Switzerland
  • 1997: Internal Quality Auditor, Swiss Association for Quality
  • 1994-1995: Master of Business Admin, EAME, Erasmus University Rotterdam


  • Co-founder of the non-profit organization Biomimicry (Cleantech & Innovation)
  • Board of directors of a Swiss company (IT)
  • Pro bono venture coaching for crowd funding in the field of Cleantech
  • Juror of the Later Stage Award Global Cleantech Cluster Association