Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M. is the founder of PVA Advisory (founded in 2011) and the co-founder of Chi Impact Capital (founded in 2017) and has a longstanding and professional track record in the area of strategic philanthropy- and impact investing advisory. She is an advocate of a holistic and conscious approach to investing and a regenerative capital market. Before founding PVA Advisory, Christin worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the Financial Market Authority Austria, Bank Julius Baer and SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG. Christin is the author of peer-reviewed articles in banking, law, philanthropy and impact investing. She has also published several books. Christin completed her postgraduate studies at Duke Law School and at Harvard Law School. Her dissertation and her master’s thesis received several awards.
Privately, Christin is the co-founder and president of BRAVEAURORA, a distinguished Austrian, Swiss and Ghana based NGO (founded in 2009) that aims to reintegrate orphans and vulnerable children into their extended families, abolish illegal orphanages, and undertakes collaborative community development work in Northern Ghana. Christin is a dedicated mother of two children and is an earth and nature lover. She is a certified yoga teacher. Yoga and meditation form an integral part of her life.