Founder, Managing Partner & CEO
Experience in Emerging Europe investments since 1997
Kristel is CEO & COO and Head of Investor Relations and a Founding Partner at Avaron.
Kristel holds M.A. degree in international business (summa cum laude) from Concordia International University (now Tallinn University of Technology). She has also studied at St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance on an exchange programme.
Kristel’s experience with equity markets started in 1997 when she joined a regional investment bank Trigon Capital. She started as an Analyst in the corporate finance team (1997-1998), then worked as a Director in the Capital Markets division (1999-2001) and finally built up and headed the firm’s asset management division (2002-2007). In 2007 she co-founded Avaron.
Aside from her daily work Kristel has been active in sharing her knowledge to build finance and business community in Estonia. She has served as a Voting Member of Nasdaq OMX Baltic Stock Exchange Estonian Listing and Supervisory Committee (2000-2005), as Chairman of the Association of Estonia’s Fund Management Companies (2007-2010), as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Estonia’s State Bank Deposit Guarantee Fund (2004-2013) and a Member of the Board of the Estonian Service Industry Association (2010‑2013). She is fluent in English, Russian, Finnish and Estonian, and has a reading knowledge of German. Her hobbies are value investing, yoga and healthy lifestyle.