Dick Simon is an entrepreneur, social enterprise philanthropist and catalyst for change. After September 11, 2001, Simon left the for-profit real-estate development world to co-found and chair the Peace Action Network (PAN) of YPO, a network of over 29,000 CEOs in more than 135 countries. By convening top business leaders, senior policy makers, religious figures and other experts, PAN leverages personal and business relationships, resources, and expertise to address conflict resolution on local and global levels. Simon’s work has earned him recognitions including YPO’s Global Humanitarian, Best of the Best and New Frontier Forum Awards. In addition, Simon received the Making a Difference Award from Harvard Business School (where he received his MBA) and was one of Real Leaders Magazine‘s “100 Visionary Leaders.”
Christian has been an entrepreneur and investor since the age of 20 and is founder of Apeiron Investment Group, his family office and merchant banking business. Apeiron focuses on Financial Services (especially fintech and crypto assets), Technology, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment and Real Estate & Prop-Tech. Apeiron completes deals across the entire lifecycle and balance sheet of a company, from non-listed Seed/Start Up investments to larger scale Restructuring and Special Situations deals (mostly listed).
In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Christian places great value on social, political and societal commitments. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council of His Excellency President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. Christian is a board member of Vienna-based Hayek Institute, a Libertarian and free-markets-focused think-tank and a member of The Court of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.