Thomas Ladner (born 1968) is an attorney at law. He acts as a professional board member in companies with an aggregate turnover of EUR 5bn and as a business angel. He started his legal career at the law firm Homburger in Zurich before becoming the youngest partner at one of Switzerland’s leading law firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG where he specialized in private equity and M&A transactions. He became counsel to the law firm in 2009 in order to devote more time to his board, investment and networking activities. From 2000 to 2004, he also lectured on corporate law and contract law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), from where he holds a Ph.D. (Dr. iur.). Tom is passionate about creating communities and connecting people. He founded or co-founded the Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable (with chapters in Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands), the Club zum Rennweg in Zurich, the Griffith Club and the WORLD.MINDS Foundation. As a member of the board of trustees of the Swiss Technion Society and of African Parks Foundation Switzerland, he is also engaged in non-profit initiatives. Switzerland’s leading business publication “Bilanz” has nominated him several times as one of the most influential business lawyers in Switzerland. He lives in Zurich and works in Zug.