Patricia Falco Beccalli (born Szarvas) is founder and CEO of Principle AG, focusing on Venture Capital in sustainable business ideas. Companies include Belgian restaurant chain Exki. She's a member of the supervisory board of Exki NL. Her background is finance and communication.
She published her 1st non-fiction book ‘Ricca Germania, Poveri Tedeschi...' in 2014 (EGEA, Bocconi University). It highlights poverty in 'rich' Germany, casting a critical eye on the structural reforms by former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Her 2nd non-fiction book ‘Simply AgeLESS’ is due out next year.
For 13 years she was a financial news anchor for CNBC Europe, based in London and later in Frankfurt. She reported life from the studios for the entire CNBC network: CNBC US, MSNBC, Class CNBC (in Italian). For many years she also reported for German TV network N24. As of 1999 she anchored her shows 'Morning Exchange' and 'Power Lunch'. She co-anchored CNBC's 'Capital Connection', 'Worldwide Exchange' and 'Squawk Box'. Prior to joining CNBC she headed the financial news desk of TV show 'Maastricht Italia' on RAI 3 in Rome, Italy.
She's a popular panel host, moderating international political and business summits such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), Digital Life Design (DLD), Northern Light, or Euro Finance Week. She also guides executives through the 'media jungle' as their communication coach.
Her academic studies focused on Economics and Communications. After graduation she worked as an equity broker, private banker and portfolio manager for Lehman Brothers, Robert Flemings and Citigroup in various European cities. After passing the FSA exam, she was a registered stockbroker at the London Stock Exchange. She's been on the board of curators of the English Theatre, Frankfurt, member of BAFTA, UK and the 'Group 21' of German Financial Journalists.
She speaks 5 languages, loves to dance, travel and strives for ultimate health of body, mind and spirit. She's married, has 1 daughter and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.