Michael Rieser

Associate Director - UBS Optimus Foundation

Michael is a Program Manager in the Social Finance team of the UBS Optimus Foundation. He focuses on investments into social enterprises, outcome-based financing, and blended finance linked to nature-based solutions, education and health, including structuring impact-linked investments. Prior to joining UBS Optimus Foundation, Michael designed and built social agribusinesses for an arm of the Clinton Foundation (now called Acceso) in West Africa, Southeast Asia, and New York. Prior to this, Michael worked in academics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Basel and a Master’s degree in economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.