Committee Member Profile
Chief Investment Officer, CERN Pension Fund
Dr. Elena Manola-Bonthond, Ph.D., MBA, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Fund of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Fund manages approximately 4 billion Swiss Francs in assets, both internally and externally. Elena played an instrumental role in defining and implementing an investment governance framework optimized for dynamic risk management.
Before joining the CERN Pension Fund, Elena worked in CERN's science sector where she had been responsible for the safety and risk management system of CERN's flagship installation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Before that, she worked as a research physicist at CERN.
Elena holds a Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Savoie, France, and CERN, and an MBA in international management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is a CAIA charter holder. (12.18)