Dr. Adami was born and educated in Germany. He graduated from Hamburg University with an MBA and a Ph.D.
Following several years of teaching at the economic and social department of Hamburg University, he joined Warburg Investment Management in London where he spent more than ten years, mostly as an investment manager of international equity portfolios. Thereafter, Dr. Adami spent approximately fifteen years with Credit Suisse First Boston, as the Managing Director of CSFB Investment Management, and subsequently with Credit Suisse in Zurich, as Member of the Bank’s Executive Board in charge of worldwide institutional investment management, including the supervision of the bank’s substantial mutual fund business. After leaving the bank Dr. Adami established a family office in London and Zurich for one of Europe’s wealthy families and he continues to act as an adviser to several such family offices.