Eryn Zander

Independent director and sustainable finance advocate

Governance. Sustainability and innovation. Financial crime prevention.

Ms. Eryn Zander is an independent non-executive director with over 20 years of international experience spanning across finance, consumer and technology sectors.

She led mission-critical projects and advised boards of private and public companies, heads of state and government agencies on strategy, digital transformation and international growth - in London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Moscow and Luxembourg. Since 2012, she has been championing the cause of social inclusion and refugee integration in Luxembourg as founder of Sportunity.

Today she also spearheads the global expansion of Altermind, AI-powered, science-backed management consultancy helping CEOs to tackle most pressing issues in strategy and policy.

Member of Luxembourg's Institute of Directors (ILA) and of the Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD), in her role of independent NED Eryn serves on boards of investment funds and management companies, helping asset managers to navigate the rapidly changing regulatory environment and incorporate sustainability aspects across various investment strategies and products.

She is passionate about promoting technological innovation, including within the financial sector, and leading open and candid discussions about the potential benefits and risks of various emerging technologies, such as cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, at the board level.

Eryn received her BA from Moscow State University, where she focused on language acquisition
and Balkan studies. Eryn studied management, digital innovation and change leadership at INSEAD,
and sustainable finance at Cambridge University.
Financing the sustainable future
A leading financial centre in the EU, Luxembourg is the 2nd largest investment fund hub worldwide, serving as prime location for alternative investments.

Adding value to investment industry boards

Helping asset managers to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape while driving the technology innovation and sustainability agenda.
Investment Funds Expertise
Board member and chair experience within both UCITS and AIFMD frameworks, as well as non-regulated investment landscape.
International Experience
Bringing diversity and new insights in the boardroom due to cross-industry managerial and advisory experience across geographic markets.
Strategic Outlook
Turning challenges into opportunities by translating regulatory changes and market trends into forward-looking business practices.
Key competencies
Legal & regulatory frameworks
Alternative funds (SIF, RAIF, EuVECA) & AIFM
Mutual funds (UCITS)
Limited partnerships
Corporate (non-financial) entities
Holding structures and SPV
Functional areas
Board and committees leadership
Strategic management, leading change
Sustainability, ESG and impact investing
AML / CFT framework design & oversight
Digital transformation and innovation
Risk management
Investment focus
Public markets (equities, debt)
Real estate investments
Private equity and venture capital
Digital and crypto assets
In the spotlight
Transforming finance into the force for good
> Assisting investment managers in meeting regulatory challenges and building sustainable investment platforms
> Identifying the relevant set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and integrating them across various levels of operating and support processes
> Impact assessment and reporting, regulatory disclosures

Other professional activities


Eryn developed and taught various educational programs, starting with mass media and strategic communications electives at Moscow State University (2006 - 2008) and a few entrepreneurship development courses thereafter. In 2020, under the aegis of European Impact Investing (Luxembourg), Eryn led the launch of Impact Wombats, a youth movement for sustainable future, where she designed and taught a program in social entrepreneurship for high school students.

Public advocacy and community development

An advocate for diversity and social inclusion, Eryn has been actively involved in community work through Sportunity, an award-winning charity organisation she co-founded in 2013, which has since become one of the key actors of refugee integration in Luxembourg.
Get in touch
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Photo credits: Lysander Yuen, Cedric Letsch, Aniko Sokhadze, Markus Spiske, Bermix Studio

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