Erick Rinner Erick_Rinner_100x120.png

Partner, Impact Expansion
Managing Partner,

Experience & Background:
Erick, a Luxembourger, received his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York (Award for Excellence) and is an executive coach and a mindfulness teacher (trainer at Bangor University, UK). He has also been studying Buddhist psychology and philosophy for 15 years.

He has a 32-year experience in private equity investments and corporate governance; he is still chairman of his own investment firm, Milestone Investisseurs in Luxembourg and also a partner of Impact Expansion, a €150m social and environmental fund. He has made more than 40 acquisitions in Europe and his most successful investments include Cadum (baby products sold to L’OREAL), Swania (ecological household products sold to HENKEL), IX Europe (datacenters sold to world leader Equinix).

Erick's core skills include initiating change at board level, negotiation, advising management teams on value creation and leadership. He serves on the board of private companies and trusts in Luxembourg, London, Paris and Geneva.

Erick has had a daily mindfulness practice for 16 years and is regularly in silent retreat.

He teaches at IMD in Lausanne and at the University of Strasbourg in the Medicine, Meditation and Neurosciences program.

Erick gives 100% of his coaching and mind training fees to three organisations: Karuna-Shechen, Global Nomad in Tibet and the Ogyen Choeling Fundation in Bhutan.

Expertise & Interests:
Mind Training, Warm Heartedness, Neuroscience, Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology, Mindful Leadership, Private Equity and Impact Investments.

Contributions to IMD:
Mindfulness Teacher for clients, faculty and staff; Guest Speaker at OWP and Executive development programs: content development, as well as digital detox and silent retreats.