Hans Haumer is senior partner of LPC Capital Partners and Chairman of the BAST group of companies. He started his professional career as economist at the IMF in Washington, D.C. In 1974 he was appointed board member and designated CEO of Erste Bank, a post he held until 1989. After positions as CEO of GiroCredit Bank and chairman of LGT Bank Vaduz he founded and successfully built CapitalLeben, a life insurance company based in Liechtenstein. Dr. Haumer has held numerous positions as non-executive director in, amongst others, the Vienna Stock exchange and the Financial Market Authority of Liechtenstein. He is author of five books on issues of economic, social and political relevance. Hans Haumer holds a graduate degree in economics and a PhD in law.