Patrick Dumont is the CEO of the Demessey group of wineries based in Burgundy, France, where he manages Château de Messey, Domaine Belleville and Manoir Murisaltien in Meursault. He joined this family business formally in 2010, a natural step after more than 20 years of involvement in the development of those wine estates. He is a founding partner of Schiahorn AG, a Swiss company that imports and distributes Algodon wine in Switzerland and around the world. He worked for 15 years with UBS Investment Bank, where he headed the investment solution group for fixed income in Switzerland. His career experience includes time spent within the hedge fund industry, which developed his interest in Private Equity and VC deals using his institutional network to raise capital. He began his career at JPMorgan in New York in security sales. Mr. Dumont is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA), and the Swiss Society of Investment Professionals (SSIP), and he is also co-founder and vice-president of a wakeboard club (CBWSS) in Geneva and Chevalier de Tastevin in Clos de Vougeot since 2004.