Dr. Gabriella Kindert is a senior banking and investment professional specialized on Alternative Credit and Private markets. She has over 20 years of international experience gained at leading financial institutions in banking, asset management and private equity (Mees Pierson, Fortis, BNP Paribas, NN IP) managing investment teams of several illiquid alternative fixed income strategies (€ 22 billion AUM). She is currently Supervisory Board member at Mizuho Europe NV. She is the (co)author of several bestselling books (a.o. Alternative Credit and its asset classes, The Wealthtech book), an expert at EU in assessing Fintech projects and a public speaker on Alternative Investment trends and fixed income investment opportunities. Her research interest is related to Alternative Lending platforms; Direct Lending 2.0, “how to scale up business models successfully in Alternative Lending”. She has an M.A. in History, Economics, MBA in Accounting and Finance and a PhD in Finance.