With effect from 1 March 2019, Christian Gosch will be joining the Management Board as Head of IT and Operations of Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG, which is responsible for the German operations of the Avaloq group. Gosch, an Austrian native, has been working for Avaloq, a leading international fintech business, since late 2017. With his international project team, he is currently managing the major core banking project at Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank (apoBank), which is headquartered in Düsseldorf. He will continue to steer the successful realisation of this key project for the German market in his new position as a member of the Management Board and Head of IT and Operations of Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG.
Before joining Avaloq, Gosch held various C-suite roles, most recently as Head of Organisation and IT/CIO at Erste Group Bank AG in Austria and eastern Europe. Since joining Avaloq in 2017, he has been Senior Global Programme Manager at Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG, Berlin. In this role, he has already been responsible for the major IT project of Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank, which involves switching apoBank’s existing core banking system to Avaloq’s fully integrated banking software. He will be taking over from Stefan Spannagl on Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG’s Management Board. Spannagl is leaving Avaloq at his own request after almost six years with the company.
“In Christian Gosch, we’re delighted to have filled this position on the board with such a proven and experienced expert,” comments Karl im Brahm, CEO of Avaloq in Germany. “We’re convinced that he will tackle his new boardroom responsibilities in his usual, assured way.”
Francisco Fernandez, chairman of the supervisory board of Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG and group chairman of the Avaloq group: “Stefan Spannagl has made a vital contribution to the positive performance of our operations on the German market ever since Avaloq Sourcing (Europe) AG was established in 2013. We regret Stefan Spannagl’s decision and want to thank him for his valuable contribution and commitment. We wish him all the best and continued success in his future endeavours.”