Our Board Team

INVENTRIX is organised as an association under Swiss Law. Actually we have a Board of four, which is responsible for the operation of INVENTRIX.

Rolf Schmid

Rolf works in the energy industry for almost 20 years. First as member of the senior management in a big Swiss utility and now as an established advisor with a qualified network. As a marketing & communication strategist and business developer he assists entrepreneurs and top management to improve their market position.

Rolf is co-founder of business consultancy TEAG Advisors AG. He has a Master Degree in Business Administration (lic.oec.HSG) from the University of St. Gallen. He focused his studies on International Management, Technology & Innovation Management and Marketing. After his studies he worked for several international companies. Rolf is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and alecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Rolf’s passion is to rethink business and to transform ideas into action. His focus is on developing and implementing new business ideas and strategic concepts. He is engaged in several companies as investor or member of the board, as well as in incubating projects.

Guido Axmann

A graduate in medicine, Guido Axmann is an entrepreneur, business developer and early-stage investor. Over the last 15 years he has created and developed several businesses and organizations in healthcare, sustainability and energy.

Operationally, he currently serves one of his investments as CEO, the digital health start-up Medicinisto, a b4b platform for medical expertise.

Strategically, Guido co-founded BOURBAKI, a group of energy experts from different walks of life united in the genuine belief that disruption drives innovation. BOURBAKI challenges C-Level thinking by providing insights into current trends and connections to new strategic partners with the goal to help its partners leading the transition to a decarbonized, digital and distributed energy system.

Financially, he engaged with former friends and partners to create INVENTRIX, a specialized business angel network for early-stage investment and support for energy start-ups.

Christian BAEchler

Christian is a creative marketeer and communication specialist with long-standing professional experience in different positions and sectors. For the last 6 years he has been working for the Swiss Transmission System Operator Swissgrid. 

He is a convincing man of action with effective networking skills and close contacts to opinion leaders and service providers in Switzerland and abroad. Christian has a deep understanding and passion for nascent technologies, innovative business models, and related trends. He holds several mandates in companies and associations as member of the board or consultant. 

Bastian Schwark

Bastian has an in-depth knowledge across the entire value chain of energy. He currently heads the ancillary services business at Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator, and is responsible for the development, planning, and procurement of ancillary services for the Swiss power system (such as frequency containment and restoration reserves). Before, he was heading the strategy & business development department at Swissgrid.

Until 2014, Bastian worked as engagement manager for McKinsey & Company where he advised clients in energy-related topics around the world. His clients included, among others, technology companies, utilities, and governmental organizations.

Bastian holds a PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as well as engineering and management diplomas from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.