Ralph Keitel

Head of Fund of Funds,

Prior to assuming the role as CIO for SIFEM (the Swiss DFI) in March 2023, Ralph was Principal Investment Officer in the Private Equity and Investment Funds department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. During his 16-year tenure, he headed IFC’s private equity fund activities in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America and East Asia and was based in Washington DC, Johannesburg and Singapore.
Prior to joining IFC, Ralph was with Caisse de Dépot et Placement de Québec (CDP) in Montréal, where he managed a portfolio of venture capital funds in North America and Europe. Previously, he spent nearly 5 years with TBG (now part of the KfW Group, Frankfurt), providing seed early-stage venture capital financing for technology start-up companies before assuming responsibility for TBG’s portfolio of funds.
Ralph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bonn (Germany) as well as a post-graduate degree in Finance and Management (Dean’s Honour List) from McGill University in Montreal (Canada).