Andreas Weckherlin joins Una Terra as Advisory Board Member

Andreas Weckherlin - a visionary NED, Investor and C-suite Executive – joins Una Terra VC Fund as Advisory Board Member

ZURICH, ZH, SWITZERLAND, October 16, 2023 — Andreas Th. Weckherlin is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the Consumer and Technology sectors, who has made a significant impact in the business world through his roles as senior Executive, NED and investor.

Andreas Weckherlin's journey began with leading multinational corporations, including Nestle, Kraft Foods, and BAT, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership by spearheading large teams and driving growth through insight-based portfolio innovations and sales transformations.

“Achieving excellence in business requires innovation, leadership, growth, and in the last few years, an unwavering commitment to sustainability” says Andreas Th. Weckherlin. “It is an honour to join the Advisory Board at Una Terra Venture Capital Impact Fund and contribute to its mission of addressing climate change and bio-diversity loss through circular economy solutions, leveraging deep industry experience and extensive support from operational partners.”

A defining passion of Mr. Weckherlin is to facilitate the substantial development of businesses through the implementation of growth acceleration programs, with a specific interest in sustainability and impact opportunities. In pursuit of this passion, he has co-founded and invested in technology start-ups across Europe, Asia, and the United States since 2013.

Beyond his role as an entrepreneur and investor, Andreas Weckherlin actively contributes to the corporate world as a member of various Boards of Directors, both in the private and non-for-profit sectors. His extensive knowledge and experience have made him a sought-after figure in the business world, frequently invited as a speaker and panelist at conferences.

“Andreas is an inspirational figure and well-connected individual across all continents,” remarks Luca Zerbini, CEO and co-founder of Una Terra. “His ability to drive growth and innovation is truly remarkable, and his dedication to helping businesses scale their impact is a testament to his commitment to the long-term wellbeing of people and planet. We immediately found a great alignment of purpose and agenda”.

Andreas Weckherlin

Andreas Weckherlin

Mr. Weckherlin is a distinguished alumnus of renowned educational institutions, having graduated from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Harvard Business School (HBS), and IMD Lausanne.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Andreas is an advocate of philanthropy and a lover of modern arts. In his leisure time, he indulges in skiing, golfing, and tennis, highlighting his dedication to both work and play.

Andreas Th. Weckherlin’s exceptional journey and contributions to the business world have set him apart as a visionary leader and a force to be reckoned with. His unique blend of experience, innovation, and impact investing has made a lasting impact on the Consumer and Technology sectors, paving the way for new possibilities and growth opportunities.

About Una Terra VC Fund

Una Terra Venture Capital Impact Fund is a €200M+ Series A-C venture capital impact fund domiciled in Luxembourg and headquartered in Zurich, focused on accelerating European scale-ups that are fostering innovative solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss, and targeting the removal from the environment of 2 Gt of CO2e and 1 Mt of plastic waste by 2030, so far resulted in over 4X gross MOIC.

Una Terra received the “Innovative Fund for our Future Award” from the World Economic Forum (Uplink) and is an active member of UN Global Compact, UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), King Charles III Sustainable Market Initiative (SMI) and Terra Carta, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Klosters Forum (KF).

Una Terra is also a partner of the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation (EMF), One Earth and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL), MassChallenge Switzerland, EIT-KIC, as well as ETH Junior Enterprise.

Una Terra is a Certified SFDR Art. 9 Fund according to the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, a Science-based Targets organization and a B-Corp (Pending) organization, as well as committed to 1% philanthropic investment for the Planet. Finally, UnaTerra is part of the Swiss Venture Capital Association (SECA).

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