Ida Beerhalter is co-heading IOME, a private investment partnership of women principals from the Gulf with its head office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Additionally she currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Astia, USA, a unique not-for-profit organization build on a community of over 5,000 experts dedicated to propel women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fuelling innovation and driving economic growth, as Member of the Advisory Council of Omnia Strategy LLP, United Kingdom, a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates & private clients, as Senior Advisor to Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), Switzerland, the global network of female Parliamentarians, as Vice Chairman of the board of Trustees of First Light Trust, United Kingdom, a grassroots, community-based charity which assists the ‘hard to reach’ veterans by providing physical, emotional and psychological aid, as Member of the Board of Sauti Kuu, Kenia, a foundation which provides structures and teaches children and adolescents to become mentally, socially and financially self-reliant, as Investment Partner at MedXperts, a Germany-based investment and consulting firm with the focus in the HealthTech and Life Sciences Sectors, as Investment Advisor at Bellwald Partner GmbH, Switzerland, the investment arm of a multi-family office, as Strategic Advisor to Impact Investment Partners LLP, United Kingdom, specialized in investing in critical service sectors in emerging markets, as Advisor to Yunus Social Business GmbH, Germany, dedicated to setting up and investing in non-dividend companies created to solve sustainably social or environmental problems, as Global Fellow of the G20 Foundation, a platform acting as process enabler and a facilitator between governments, business, academia and the millennial generation, as Member of the advisory board of Social Business Earth, Switzerland, dedicated to raise the awareness on Social Business and to create new social businesses that will benefit the poor and the disadvantaged in countries around the globe, as Ambassador to TBLI Group, The Netherlands, dedicated to raising awareness and educating financial professionals on the benefits and opportunities of ESG and Impact Investing, as Advisor to the Sofia Foundation and the Female Board Pool Brussels Chapter, Belgium, a pan-European not-for-profit organization with the distinct focus and mission to encourage women to positions of equity and influence on Boards of Directors of companies and organizations, as Member of the advisory board of the Charité Entrepreneurship Summit, Germany, as Advisor to DevelopHer, a global competition that calls for the design of a toy or game aimed at girls ages 3 to 12 that engages girls in technology, engineering, and math, and as Advisor to MedPrivee, Germany, which she co-founded in 2011. Ida is registered acquisition coach at HighTech-Gruender-Fonds, Germany, which is managing two +250 mio € seed funds and which has helped to start up more than 300 companies since 2005 in Germany, and serves as expert reviewer and coach at the European Venture Contest, which identifies each year the most promising European companies from the LifeSciences, ITC and CleanTech sector out of more than 700 companies. She is also a seasoned Investor who manages her own investment portfolio. In 2015 Ida was selected as a 2015 TIAW World of Difference 100 Award recipient. Ida held positions as Director Corporate Affairs at Cardionovum GmbH, Investment Partner at BellwaldPartner Verwaltungs- & Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Head of Business Development at NonWoTecc Medical GmbH, as Vice President, Business Development at mNEMOSCIENCE GmbH (Paperboy Ventures Familiy office), various senior level positions including Director of Business Development, Sales Manager and, Training and Education Manager at the KRAUTH group, as Marketing Manager EMEA at Medtronic Inc., and as Marketing Manager at both AVE GmbH and Cordis GmbH, the latter of which is where she started her career as Sales Area Manager in 1992.