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The team comes from various horizons such as socially responsible investing and project financing and brought its extensive experience to create Causedirect .

Patrick Vieljeux (French) - Director

Patrick started working in the hedge fund industry in London, New York and Zurich. Until recently, Patrick advised various emerging start-ups to develop alternative fund management activities by bringing a long marketing expertise. In 2012, after losing his parents to a cancer and as the father of two boys, one of them handicapped, he craved for more purpose to his life and looked for ways to help people help others. That's how Causedirect was born to put an extensive professional experience in support of sustainable projects around the world. Patrick studied economy and international finance at the University of Paris Dauphine. Patrick now lives in Geneva.


Wilhelm Klemenz (Swiss) - Web architect

After graduating in the Sciences, Wilhelm joined the Higher National School of Arts and Trades, one of the best engineering schools in France. After two years in mechanical engineering, he evolved towards computer engineering and took over the management of the Munich Re computer park (customer division) in Geneva. 6 years later, he became head of the IT department of a financial group in Lausanne. Wilhelm is an expert in system architecture.

Caroline Stepek Perrin (French): legal Counsel

Caroline Perrin Stepek was born and raised until the age of 15 in Africa. Caroline is a qualified lawyer with an excellent academic background coupled with ten years of experience in international law firms and multinational corporations, including three years as general counsel of the Super-Max group. Super-Max is a 7,000 employee Indian group headquartered in Dubai. Since September 2014, Caroline is an external legal and commercial consultant for multi-nationals and is supporting Causedirect. Caroline is a strongly motivated and energetic woman who adapts easily to new cultures and environments. Her background and experience make her a valuable team member. Caroline is the very proud mother of two little boys and lives in Geneva.