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Our Management Team

Group Executive Board

Francisco Fernandez
Group Chief Executive
Officer (Group CEO)

Jürg Hunziker

Jürg Hunziker
Group Chief Markets
Officer (Group CMO) and
Deputy Group CEO

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Dr. Thomas Beck
Group Chief Technology
Officer (Group CTO)

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Dean Gluyas
Group Chief Financial
Officer (Group CFO)

Dr. Pascal Föhn 
Group Chief Operations
Officer (Group COO)

Markus Gröninger

Markus Gröninger 
Group Chief Global
Processing Network 
(Group Chief GPN)

Ronald Strässler 
Group Chief
GPN Development

Peter Schöpfer

Peter Schöpfer
Group Chief
Advisory Officer

Avaloq Executive Board

Markets

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Uwe Krakau
Chief Market Officer Germany
General Manager Global Account Deutsche Bank

Uwe Krakau joined Avaloq in 2004. As the General Manager Sales in Germany and General Manager for the Global Key Account Deutsche Bank (DB), he is a member of the Executive Board and responsible for the German market and for DB on a global level. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry and headed Avaloq’s market business as a Country Manager in Switzerland and Liechtenstein until 2011. In 2012, Uwe joined Avaloq Sourcing Switzerland and Liechtenstein (ASSL), as General Manager Markets and Clients. He was in charge of Sales, KAM, Marketing and Consulting and successfully grew the business in the Swiss and Liechtenstein market up to the point where ASSL was the leading banking BPO provider in Switzerland. He has worked for 14 years in Germany for DAX companies. Amongst others, he held management positions at debis (Daimler), EADS and BASF. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering of the University of Applied Science in Esslingen and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Konstanz. And he completed the Executive Program of the Swiss Finance Institute.

Tobias Marbler

Tobias Marbler
Head of Consulting, Implementation Support and Quality Assurance

Tobias Marbler joined Avaloq as a member of the Executive Board in 2016. Previously, he had been with Deutsche Bank (Schweiz) AG for 10 years, most recently as the Global COO for the Asset & Wealth Management Digital Business. Earlier in his career, he spent several years at McKinsey & Company and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Tobias holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley and the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg. He also has a Master of Business Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Offenburg, Germany.

Michel Mathys

Michel Mathys
Global Head of Sales

Michel Mathys has been in the IT for bank business for 30 years and has an extensive understanding of the private banking and wealth management business. He is experienced in several core banking systems, front applications and outsourcing models, and has designed several front-to-back architectures with tier 1 and tier 2 banks. He joined Avaloq in 2011, initially as Global Account & Strategic Marketing Manager and has been the Global Head of Sales since 2016.

Michael Rogenmoser

Michael Rogenmoser
General Manager Switzerland/Liechtenstein

Michael Rogenmoser joined Avaloq in August 2014. As the General Manager Switzerland/Liechtenstein, he is a member of the Executive Board and responsible for Sales, Key Account Management and Consulting/Delivery in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He has wide experience in the international financial services industry. Before joining Avaloq, he had worked as a management consultant and investment banker for 12 years advising financial institutions on strategic matters as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Amongst others, he held positions at McKinsey & Company, UBS Investment Bank and Millenium Associates. He holds an MBA from the University of Berne, where he majored in corporate finance and information management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a member of the Swiss CFA Society.

Tecla Solari
General Manager Europe

Tecla Solari joined Avaloq as Head of Sales and Distribution in 2002 and has played a decisive role in building up the company’s leading position in Switzerland and abroad. In 2011, she was appointed Country Manager for France, before she became Managing Director France, Southern Europe and Morocco. In 2014, she was appointed General Manager Western & Southern Europe and member of the Executive Board. Since 2016, she has been responsible for all markets in Europe. She has a strong track record in developing new markets and enjoys an excellent reputation in managing complex customer projects on an international level. She holds a university degree in business & economics (HEC) and a master’s degree in international management from the University of Lausanne as well as an MBA certificate from Babson Graduate School of Business in Boston, USA. She started her career in the banking industry as a trader and financial analyst. In 1996, she joined Reuters, where she held several management positions in implementation consulting and business development for financial software.

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Peter Scott
General Manager Asia Pacific

Peter Scott joined the Executive Board of Avaloq in April 2013 and is responsible for the Asia Pacific region. He is a distinguished expert with profound global experience and extensive expertise in the financial services industry. Among other past achievements, Scott has lead the development of a new core banking solution, has overseen a solution provider’s entire banking sector on a global basis and has successfully developed and driven several worldwide market strategies. One of Scott’s core strengths is his talent to seamlessly combine technological and banking expertise, enabling the creation of new business solutions and the expansion into new markets.

Chris Zwicker

Chris Zwicker 
Head of Academy

Chris Zwicker joined Avaloq as a software engineer in 2005. Since then, he has led different units within the company, including Avaloq's development centre in Edinburgh. Chris is an innovative manager and entrepreneurial leader with strong technical skills and profound experience in banking software and computer science in general. Chris holds a master's degree in computer science from the ETH Zurich as well as a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Global Processing Network

Anantha Ayer

Anantha Ayer
CEO Avaloq Sourcing Asia Pacific

Anantha Ayer joined Avaloq after 2 decades of distinguished leadership roles in technology and operations within the asset & wealth management industry. His previous role was interim Head of Wealth Management Operations (Global) at Deutsche Bank AG. Prior to that, he had led teams from technology and operations, and large change initiatives across various financial centres. Anantha holds a master's degree from the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta as well as an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.

Bruno Kellenberger

Bruno Kellenberger
Head of GPN Solution and Offering

Bruno joined Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein) Ltd, formerly known as B-Source, in 2006. He has held several management positions since then, most recently as Head of Consulting & Sales. Previous assignments included a function as a consulting manager at IMG AG and several management positions in IT & Organisation at SGKB Group. He started his career at Raiffeisen Group and held various positions there. Bruno Kellenberger holds a degree in economics and business administration from the St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences.

Rainer Link

Rainer Link
CEO Avaloq Sourcing Europe (EU)

Rainer Link started his career as a software engineer for different IT consulting companies. At CSC Germany, he held various senior management functions, most recently as Head of Global Transformation Solutions. He joined Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein) Ltd, in 2007 as Head of Systems Integration & Application Management (Deputy CEO) and later he became Head of Transformation and Integration Projects (Deputy CEO). Since 2016, he has been the CEO of Avaloq Sourcing EU. He completed his commercial and IT education with a degree in economics.

Simon Spalinger

Simon Spalinger
Head Application Management Services

Simon Spalinger, based in Singapore, is the Head Application Managements Services (AMS) in Avaloq’s Global Processing Network. He has been a member of the Avaloq Community for a long time. His functions included positions as software engineer and team leader at Avaloq, member of the executive board at Sofgen Consulting, and founder of Solution Architects Group. He started his career as a software engineer at Netcetera. Simon holds a degree in computer science from ETH Zurich.

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Dr. Benjamin Staeheli
Head of Run Banking Operations

Benny Staeheli was appointed Head of Run Banking Operations in 2016 and has been a member of the GPN Board since. Prior to this, he had been responsible for the Banking Operations division of Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein) Ltd, for eight years. In this function, he contributed substantially to making the division profitable and re-aligning the operating model and service delivery to the clients' changing needs. He has significant experience in the financial industry. Before joining Avaloq, he had been working for Credit Suisse for 10 years occupying different management positions, mainly in operations. He holds a doctorate from the University of St.Gallen in cross-cultural management. Furthermore, he held lectures in banking operations in the Centro di Studi Bancari (CSB) in Vezia. He is a member of the board of trustees of CSB Vezia and serves on the National User Committee of SWIFT Switzerland.

Tobias Unger

Tobias Unger
CEO Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein)

Tobias Unger is the CEO of Avaloq’s BPO centre for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He joined from Falcon Private Bank, where he served as the COO and Deputy CEO since 2010. In this function, among other responsibilities, he oversaw Falcon Private Bank’s outsourcing of its core banking IT and back office to Avaloq since the beginning of the cooperation in 2011. Before joining Falcon Private Bank he worked as an Investment Banker both at UBS and Merrill Lynch in Zurich and in London. He holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Berne.

Technology

Dr. Martin Büchi

Dr. Martin Büchi
Head of Architecture

Martin joined Avaloq in 2004. He has been the head of software architecture since 2016. His focus lies on agility, simplicity, performance, and collaboration. He stays fit with daily coding, reading, and pragmatic solution finding for customers. In 2013 and 2014, Martin coached an implementation project of the Avaloq Banking Suite in Australia. Previously, he worked as software engineer, team lead, and software architect. He has a strong track record as speaker at academic and industry conferences. In 2009, Oracle Magazine named him developer of the year. Prior to joining Avaloq, Martin worked in the US for an open-source consulting company and a record-matching startup. Martin holds a MSc in computer engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a PhD in computer science from Åbo Akademi in Turku, Finland.

Dominique Emery

Dominique Emery
General Manager Digital

Dominique joined Avaloq in 2006 as business analyst in the accounting area where he was responsible for developing product extensions and supporting implementation projects in Switzerland and Asia. In 2008 and 2009, he coached implementation projects of the Avaloq Banking Suite in Luxemburg. In 2010, he took over product management responsibilities in the area of bank management, where he successfully designed, developed and launched a new fund administration solution based on the Avaloq Banking Suite. Since 2013, he has been in charge of Avaloq Front and the digital innovation strategy.

Marc Koning

Marc Koning
General Manager Operations & Execution

Marc Koning studied mathematics at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands. Before joining Avaloq, he worked as a software engineer for Allshare . He joined Avaloq as a software engineer in 1992 and worked on several customer implementations. Later on, he led the Settlement and Payment teams, before becoming the Domain Head of Operations and Execution.

Oliver Kuster

Dr. Oliver Kuster
General Manager Core Banking

Oliver Kuster joined Avaloq as a business analyst in the area of accounting in 2007. Before being appointed Head of Core Banking in 2013, he led the Accounting, Cost & Fees and VAT team. In addition to software development skills, Oliver has gained international experience in project implementations. Oliver Kuster holds a doctorate in finance & accounting from the University of Zurich, where he was a research assistant at the Institute of Accounting and Controlling prior to joining Avaloq. He lectures financial accounting at the Swiss Accounting Academy.

Didier Matthey

Didier Matthey
General Manager Internationalisation

Didier Matthey joined Avaloq as a software engineer in 2004. He has held various technical and management positions in the area of portfolio management, taxes, advisory and front. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the further development of the international Avaloq Banking Standards. Didier Matthey holds a master's degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich as well as a master's degree in engineering from École Centrale Paris (ECP).

So Park

So Park
Head of Design

So Park, Avaloq's Head of Design, is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate with over 20 years of experience in software design and strategy leadership at Fortune 500 companies, including Samsung, Sony, NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, Sodexo, McGraw Hill, Procter&Gamble, Accenture and at financial services companies such as Fidelity, Bain Capital and Wellington Management .

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Jiten Varu
Head of Product Management

Jiten joined Avaloq from Credit Suisse, where he had been Head of Digitalisation for the International Wealth Division. In this position, he drove the digital roadmap, refining client relationship and investment services, leveraging innovation culture for adapted products offerings. Prior to this, he had been leading Digital Strategy & Products at Swissquote, where he championed strategic partnerships and product excellence. He holds a first class degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Westminster. He started his career in the banking industry at ABN Amro Bank in London where he worked for more than a decade.

Corporate

Stefan Alder

Stefan Alder
Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Stefan Alder joined Avaloq in 2015. He started his career at Sunrise as a Senior Network Engineer. At UBS, among other tasks, he was responsible for a software engineering and IT product and process unit, where he introduced modern software development methodologies. Later, he worked for Credit Suisse in the area of IT infrastructure architecture and strategy. He was responsible for global IT operations and service management architecture and strategy. Stefan Alder holds a master's degree from the ETH Zurich and an Executive MBA in general management from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Enrico Ardielli

Dr. Enrico Ardielli 
Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO)

Enrico Ardielli joined Avaloq in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Acquisition Officer. Previous assignments included roles as Head of Corporate Controlling & Accounting at SwissLife, Division Controller at Zellweger Luwa Group and Auditor at Revisuisse Price Waterhouse. Enrico Ardielli holds a Dr. oec. publ. degree as well as a degree in business and economics from the University of Zurich.

Patrik Fähndrich

Patrik Fähndrich
Head of Group Controlling

Patrik Fähndrich joined Avaloq in 2014. Since March 2016, he has been Head of Group Controlling. Prior to his career at Avaloq, he was Head of MIS & Controlling at Coutts International. In an earlier assignment, he worked for Credit Suisse in the area of Controlling & MIS in Wealth Management and Asset Management. Patrik Fähndrich holds an executive master's degree in corporate finance from the IFZ and he is a Swiss certified expert for accounting and controlling.

Christina Hübschen

Christina Hübschen
Head of Global Human Resources (HR)

Christina Hübschen joined Avaloq in 2014. Prior to that, she worked as Global Senior HR lead with Accenture, holding several international leadership positions across Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America and India. In an earlier assignment, she worked for DZ BANK. Christina holds a degree in law from the Saarland University, Germany, and an MBA degree from the Henley Management College, UK.

Urs Lehmann

Urs Lehmann
General Counsel

Urs Lehmann joined Avaloq as General Counsel in August 2016. He has twenty years of experience as a lawyer, in particular in the financial services industry. Previously, he was the Head Group Mergers & Acquisitions Legal at UBS. Earlier in his career, Urs Lehmann spent several years with Sullivan & Cromwell and with Bär & Karrer. A graduate of the University of Zurich, he holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago, as well as an LL.M. from the College of Europe in Bruges. He is admitted to practice as an attorney at law in New York and in Zurich.