Carsten Roege

Entrepreneur, Philanthrophist,
Advisor / Consultant, Collector



Born in Germany

Grew up on a family farm

Early work on the parents‘ farm after school
(dairy cattle, agriculture, formerly also Hanoverian horses)

Mother most recently worked in the State Theater,
father a proud farmer & other areas

First chess game with my grandfather at the age of 12
(Formerly stationed at former Nato headquarters in Paris, among others)

As a minor member (including at times managing director)
in regional political youth organization (youth & regional support)

Active in the sports club (judo / youth competitions)

Early interest in computers / IT (Schneider CPC6128, basic programming, PC/AT)
& Securities (At 16 years old managing my father’s share portfolio at DAB Bank)

Family / Genealogy:

Family can be traced back to the 17th century (coat of arms) comes from Scandinavia, one of the first farms of this kind in the region

Career & Education:

First company founded at the age of 19 on my parents farm

excellent graduation with grade point average 1

Information Professional (see skills / professional)

Early charitable work for others (see philanthropy)

20 years of experience & excellent references

Support of Universities, Institutions, (Social) Scholarships / Bursary Funding for Students

Computer / IT:
From basic programming at the age of 13 to Blockchain
From Compuserve to the Cloud

Worst moment in life ?

Failure due to illness -
Thanks to my family, business partners & customers!

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

No.1 =
Family & Friends
Philantrophy (Charity, Memberships, Support of NGOs, Social / Venture)
Manchester Terrier
Interesting customer projects

Share Trading / Derivatives ?
At 16 years old managing my father’s stock portfolio
(Germany’s first discount broker)
First own securities account at the Schmidt Bank at the age of 18
Derivatives, alternative & green investments,
Expert Advisor / trading systems

(no investment advice)
Responsible and sustainable investments,
Stocks and bonds from non-problem areas,
No trading in agricultural commodities

Art, Culture & Collecting ?
Photo Art (Sebastiao Salgado, Life Photo Archive)
Object Art
Modern Art (Met/MoMA New York, Jonathan Meese, Support of Young Artists)
Old Masters (Rijksmuseum, Museum Island Berlin, British Art)
Asian Art
Urban / Street or Online Artists
Aqua Design (Takashi Amano)
Design & architecture (designboom)
I love historical properties
Collectibles & Antiques 
I support some museums, art galleries & cultural projects

Music, Media & Books / Travellig, Events & Sports:

Music ?
classic, „handmade“, electro, black, world, independent or movie music,
composer like Ennio Morricone (Sergio Leone Movies)
or Krzysztof Penderecki (The Shining or David Lynch Movies), Johnny Cash

TV ?
HBO Series like Show me a Hero, Succession, Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Treme,
The Wire, The Newsroom or Band of Brothers; Arte
(Durch die Nacht mit…. e.g. Oskar Roehler & Lars Eidinger),
Business/News TV

Cinema ?
from classics to current films

Newspapers / Magazines ?
brand eins, Spiegel, Manager Magazin, Wirtschaftswoche, bellingcat, THE HILL,
The Economist, WSJ, AXIOS, The Intercept, The Atlantic,,, ProPublica,  Project Syndicate, Foreign Affairs,
National Geographic, NYT, Harvard Business Review, Kress,
Technology Review, Die Presse, FAZ, SZ, Die Zeit

Books ?
Photo books from Taschenverlag
Specialist books & own publications
Book i like to read next: Books recommended
by Dennis Scheck (Druckfrisch, ARD/Das Erste)
like “Measuring the world” (Daniel Kehlmann)

Sport ?
Fan of European Soccer, Basketball (Los Angeles Lakers, NY Knicks),
Fight Sports / Boxing (Evander Holyfield) ,

Wellness ?
Steam Bath & Sauna

Traveling & Events ?
Discover other cultures & events  – Countries  i want to visit or have visited:
France, England, Scotland, Barbuda, USA, Russia, Croatia, Austria, Nederland,
Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, 
Canada, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Poland, South Africa, Slovenia,
Jersey / Guernsey, Mauritius, South Africa, Turkey, Japan & many others….

Enjoy, Eat & Drink / Tech, Social & Fun:

Enjoy & Eat ?
I love Products from small family owned farms and companies,
innovative restaurants, manufacturers & (Organic) Food Start Ups

Chocolate: Claudio Corallo (São Tomé & Príncipe)
Coffee: From small roasters or “Harem” from Passalacqua, Italy
Tea: AVPA Teas of the World Contest Winners
Wine: Natural wine from Rita and Rudolf Trossen
(Recommended by Mads Kleppe, Sommelier of the Noma / Copenhagen)
Beer: Moby Wit – Belgian White Ale from Ratsherrn Brewery
(Schanzenviertel, Hamburg – next to the restaurant „Bullerei“ from Tim Maelzer)

(New) Tech & Social ?
First computer at the age of 12 (cassette drive, acoustic coupler)
Discover innovative products & services

Politics ?
Political Affilation / Pol. Connection:
Independent / non partisan
But i support some Think Tanks, Foundations & Institutes

Dog ?
Manchester Terrier


Skills / Professional:

Over 20 years of experience as an information professional:
Business advisor / consultant, entrepreneur, networker, author

First company foundation at the age of 19 (consulting company)

from the world’s leading financial institutions / asset managers,
Industry & service industry leaders, consultants, investors to PR agency,  
DAX / NYSE / NASDAQ Company,

government authorities,
start-ups, foundations & NGOs

Expert Advisor in Data = Information = Knowledge!

Research, analysis, check / verification, pre-selection / consulting:
Business / Industry & Markets, Experts, Real Estate

Competitive intelligence
Competition & market analysis

Background checks / credit check
Public tenders (federal/state ministries, institutes,
associations, municipalities, foundations)

Research services
Ideas Lab
Business mediation
Intellectual property, patents, brands
Real Estate / Property Search
(Distressed) Start Up Assets
Publications / studies / specialist books
Philanthropy Advisor
Knowledge management ​


Supporter or Donor / Member / Associate / Patron /
Benefactor / Contributor / Ambassador / Friend
of many Organizations / NGOs, Foundations, Charities,
Universities, Institutions, Associations, Think Tanks, Artists, Projects*:

Think Tanks, Analysis, Policy Research:

Chatham House

Royal Institute of International Affairs: most influential non-U.S. think tank; Independent analyzes and studies, interesting discussion partners

Brookings Institution

Top Think Tank in the World (Public Policy Research) every year since 2008 (non-partisan), President is John R. Allen (Retired four-star General)

Council on Foreign Relations

Leading think tank for foreign policy and international affairs, Chairman is David M. Rubinstein (a former Chairman was John McCloy – Former U.S. High Commissioner for Germany)

Egmont Institute

Member of the Royal Institute for International Relations (Partner of EU Institutions)

Middle East Research Institute

Partner of Brookings Institution, CFR, UN, CIFI, ISPI, KAS, TEPSA

*Carsten Roege or affiliated / associated companies

Universities, Institutes, Research Centers:

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Bursary Funding (Scholarships) for candidates – CISL Patron is HRH Charles, The Prince of Wales


Support of the Humboldt University Berlin; 29 Nobel Prize winners such as Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Robert Koch or Otto Hahn

Oxford University

Department of Computer Science
(Artificial Intelligence, Data & Knowledge, Security)

Climate Change Solutions Fund
of Harvard University

Established to support research and policy initiatives
intended to reduce the risks of climate change

ETH Zürich Stiftung

ETH Zurich (TOP10 University in the World) Social scholarships to support students

New Economic School (Moscow)

Exposed: STOP THE WAR ! Support of the professorships of the New Economic School Russia – Alumni: Arkady Dvorkovich, Ksenia Yudaeva, Oleg Itskhoki, Konstantin Sonin, Ilya Strebulaev and others

Finance, Investments, Real Estate, Land Trust:

Ceres Investor Network

The Ceres Investor Network includes over 170 institutional investors, managing more than $29 trillion in assets, Founded and directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 leading institutional investors

Land Trust Alliance

LTA members have conserved over 47 million acres of land – Board Members are Darrell Wood (sixth-generation cattleman: certified organic cattle ranch) and Laura A. Johnson (Lincoln Institute)

Finance Watch

Members include Transparency International, consumer advocates, unions, specialist institutes

Urban Land Institute Charitable Trust

ULI is the oldest and largest network of real estate and land use experts in the world (influential voice in the real estate industry)

UK Individual Shareholders Society

Member of ShareSoc, Patron is Lord Lee of Trafford (Member of the House of Lords, NED of Emerson Group, former UK Minister)


I’m a AGM/Shareholder activist:
Promotion of Responsible Investment
(Investors with combined $2 trillion USD in assets under management) Improve corporate behaviour on environmental, social and governance issues.

Human Rights & Civil Rights:


Helping solve complex issues around the world –
Founded by „Peggy“ Dulany Rockefeller

International Senior Lawyers Project

ISLP provides pro bono legal assistance to civil society organizations and governments in developing countries.
Other Donors / Partners such as Akin Gump,
Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins, Dentons,
Ernst & Young or Kirkland & Ellis

Right Livelihood Award

„Alternative Nobel Prize“
Human rights, sustainable development, health,
education, environmental protection and peace

Coalition for the International Criminal  Court

International network of NGOs, with a membership of over 2,500 civil society organizations, small and big, in 150 countries, fighting for global justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide

Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e. V. 

Honorary chairman is Joachim Gauck (Former German Federal President) – Topics: National Socialism, GDR / SED dictatorship, political extremism, promotion of democracy

First Amendment Coalition

Organization committed to freedom of speech, open government, legal consultations

Tech & Health Research, Science:


Organization of supporters of the top science of the
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Royal Society

The royal society is the world’s oldest scientific academy (Founded 1660): Advisor to the UK Government, the European Commission and the United Nations

Internet Society

Promote the open development, evolution, and use of the internet – „dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open“

l’Association des Amis de la FMSH

Support of Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme, France (Former Head was Clemens Heller –
Founder of the Salzburg Seminar)

Data Science Foundation

International Data Science Awards (Data Scientist / Technology, Artificial Intelligence Innovations, Start Ups, Big Data), Sponsored by IBM

Silicon Valley, Technology & Human Services:

Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

A venture capital firm that invests in nonprofits
and social enterprises

UBS Bank Optimus Foundation

Founded by Swiss Bank UBS – collaborating with the Freedom Fund in its fight against child trafficking and modern slavery

McKinsey for Children

McKinsey for Children supports various social projects for children and young people in different countries
(India, Kenya, Pakistan, Zambia…)

Bilim Seferberliği (YGA)

Young Guru Academy Turkey: Support of young individuals with „Dream Partners“ like Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı, Ali Koç or Hüsnü Özyeğin (Global Partners like Columbia University, Brown University and UC Berkeley)

Viva con Aqua

Safe access to clean drinking water,  partner of FC St. Pauli,  multiple award winner

The Women’s Foundation

I’m a supporter of the Mentoring Programme for
Women Leaders. Board of Governors include (among others) Gwen Faure (PwC),
Michelle Low (Swire Pacific)
and Brian Henderson
(Baker McKenzie)

Animals / Horses, Nature, History & Culture:

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Help for former Thoroughbred race horses

Berliner Dom

Member of the circle of friends of the Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom auf der Museumsinsel)

EPIC Foundation

Support of 26 organizations in 11 countries like JED, The Brilliant Club, Kiron, Reach, SNEHA, Think Forward & others

Kurdistan Botanical Foundation

KBF works to study and protect the native plants of Kurdistan / Iraq

Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Friend of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (Singapore’s only professional Chinese orchestra)

International Churchill Society

Founded to educate new generations on the leadership, statesmanship, vision, courage and boldness of Sir Winston Churchill

International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 15,000 experts from 160+ countries

Museums & Art:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is the largest art museum in the United States and the third most visited art museum in the world

State Hermitage Museum

Exposed: STOP THE WAR ! State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg / Russia) Development Foundation  / Endowment Fund

Yale University Art Gallery

African, American, Asian, European
and Indo-Pacific Art Collections

Yale Center of British Art

Member of the Yale Center of British Art:
Largest collection of British art (Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs) outside of the United Kingdom

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

More than 90,000 works of art representing
5,000 years of world history

Mailing / Postal Address:

Carsten Roege
(5th Floor)
10 rue du Prince
1204 Geneva


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+41 (22) 5017985

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