Dr. Michael Stocker is a Swiss entrepreneur with a Master’s in Business Administration and a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Additionally he earned an MBA from the Community of European Management Schools at the University ESADE Barcelona, Spain.
Mr. Stocker started his career 1994 at the Boston Consulting Group and the group of Swiss entrepreneur Stephan Schmidheiny (FUNDES, AVINA).
In 2004 he became an entrepreneur by founding the Stocker Group with offices in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Switzerland. His company executed projects in 22 countries by providing software and know-how for sustainable development projects. He acted as adviser on sustainable development and knowledge management for various highly prestigious organizations including the World Bank, United Nations (UNIDO, UNEP, UNCDAT), USAID, the IFC, IDB, The Governments of Switzerland, Germany, Chile, Peru and Brazil among others.
Since 2015 Mr. Stocker focused his activities as private equity investor and has supported the launch and growth of enterprises as investor and board member in a number of markets, including Colombia, Chile, Switzerland, Peru and Brazil. He has lived and worked in all those countries, developing a network of leading international business contacts. Currently he lives and manages his investments and companies out of Switzerland and Colombia.
In 2016 he co-founded the company PharmaCielo Ltd., a medical cannabis company with production in Colombia. While he acted as Chief Sustainable Officer the company became the largest producer in Latin America and got listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange. In cooperation with external consultants he implemented the global footprint project of the Rio Negro based company in Colombia by calculating the ecological footprint of the operations and assuring a sustainable production.
Mr. Stocker is also founder and active as Chairman of the Swiss organization Medtechtrade that donates medical equipment to needed hospitals in Latin America and Africa. He is active in impact investing and consulting activities that follow the triple bottom line approach including social, ecological and financial criteria in their efforts. In this context he is an investor and partner of Hausbau in Brazil, a company that builds social housing in Sao Paulo.