Prior to joining Nextech in 2014, Dr Lips was chief executive officer of Centrum Bank AG in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. He has held positions at Goldman Sachs Bank AG (chief investment officer) and American International Group (AIG) Private Bank Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr Lips serves as chairman of Ayaltis AG, Krauspartner AG and as board member of PKAM AG. Dr Lips holds a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr Lips serves as board member of the general partners of Nextech III and Nextech IV. In these roles, Dr Lips supervises the conduct and the management of the funds.