Roland Dominicé is an expert in microfinance investments and international finance and development. He studied social sciences and international relations both at the University of Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he wrote his master’s thesis on state-building and the stages of modern political development, and at the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations, where he wrote his master’s thesis on globalization strategies and organizational development theory.
Roland Dominicé started his career in finance, both on the wealth management side, in institutional asset management at UBS, and the corporate finance side, as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then joined the founding team at BueOrchard Finance to launch the first private wealth manager dedicated to microfinance investments, where he served as the CFO for three years. He helped the firm gain an international aura by leading the launch of the first microfinance structured bonds in the capital markets in 2004, in cooperation with J.P. Morgan and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He then co-founded Symbiotics, where he initially served as a business development manager, prior to being elected CEO in 2008.