Advisory Board

Tech Committee

Dr. Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Tech Committee chair

Dr. Jean-Philippe Aumasson is a member of the Executive Committee of Taurus SA and its Chief Security Officer. Dr. Aumasson wrote the books “Serious Cryptography” (No Starch Press, 2017) and “The Hash Function BLAKE” (Springer, 2015). Dr. Aumasson holds a PhD in Cryptography from EPFL. Before joining Taurus Group SA, he worked for eight years in applied cryptography, security architecture and cybersecurity at the Swiss group Kudelski.

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Jaya Bhatia

Tech Committee member

Jaya Bhatia is the Product Lead for Digital Assets at UBS. She is an experienced Product Management professional with a background in new product development and marketing. She has worked with established brands as well as start-ups and new venture technology firms across various geographies- Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

Her expertise includes DLT, Stablecoins, Digital payments, Digital Products & Platforms, Fintech, Mobile money. Jaya is passionate about the application of technology to deliver improved business outcomes. She also holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and an MBA.

Samuel Bisig

Tech Committee member

Samuel Bisig studied Material Science at ETH Zurich and Philosophy/Psychology at Université de Lausanne. Recently, he completed his Executive MBA curriculum with Honors. He further worked and studied in Oxford (UK), Boston (US), Shanghai (China), Antigua (Guatemala) and Tessenderlo (Belgium). Before expanding to Fintech, he had worked in Nanotech at/with global leaders (eg TSMC, MIT, Harvard), commercialized a novel polymer system (w IBM Research) and held several R&D/management positions. Currently, he is exploring next-gen tokenization, trading, clearing and settlement solutions based on DLT/blockchain technology at GFT Technologies.

Jeremy Boot

Tech Committee member
Jeremy Boot is Product Strategist for Digital Assets and Currencies at Temenos where he is responsible for driving the vision and innovation roadmap for how blockchain technology could reshape traditional banking services across digital assets and tokenisation to digital currencies and CBDCs.

Benjamin Boussiba

Tech Committee member

Benjamin Boussiba is a Principal Technical Consultant, part of the Temenos Business Solution Group, having joined Temenos in 1998.
Mr. Boussiba is a computer scientist and graduated from the Geneva ESIG (Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique de Gestion); he enjoys an extensive experience in the fields of banking software, system architecture and related technologies.

Marc Impini

Tech Committee member

Marc Impini is IT Security Manager and Blockchain Specialist at Swissquote with over 15 years of experience providing technical expertise (security audits, penetration testing, reverse-engineering, vulnerability and exploits research, system architecture…) and security governance advisory (security programs, compliance, risk management, policies, training).

Andreas Ruflin

Tech Committee member

Andreas Ruflin is Chief Digital Officer of BX Digital AG, a subsidiary of Börse Stuttgart Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and financial market infrastructure. He worked for Accenture AG, Credit Suisse AG, SIX Management AG and a Fintech startup. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen and a CAS in applied information technology of ETHZ. He is passionate about building new businesses underpinned by his expertise in technology, DLT, digital assets and capital market infrastructure.

Arnaud Salomon

Tech Committee member

Mr. Arnaud Salomon is founder and CEO of Mt Pelerin Group SA. Mr. Salomon holds a Master in Communication Systems from EPFL, with a specialization in IT security (2008). After a thesis internship at UBS Investment Bank in Zurich, he worked in Geneva as a trader at Essent Energy and RWE Supply & Trading, first in commodities, then in forex.

Dr. Adrien Treccani

Tech Committee member

Dr. Adrien Treccani is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Metaco SA, a leading company in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies backed by Swisscom and Swiss Post. Dr. Treccani is a Lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and at Université de Lausanne in distributed ledger technology. He worked in the financial industry as a quantitative analyst, where he specialized in derivatives pricing and algorithmic trading. After his graduation in computer science from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Dr. Treccani earned a Ph.D. in mathematical finance at the Swiss Finance Institute and completed a post doctorate in high performance computing at the University of Zurich.

Regulatory Committee

Dr. Anna-Naomi Bandi-Lang

Regulatory Committee chair

Anna-Naomi Bandi-Lang is an experienced capital markets Attorney at Law with a strong focus on blockchain related topics. Since eight years she is a member of the global Securities Trading Team at UBS Investmentbank being responsible for Legal Structuring.

Prior to this, she worked in various banking Legal departments in Zurich and London. After several visits abroad she completed her academic education in 2004 with a doctorate in law form the University of Basel.

Dr. Thomas Frick

Regulatory Committee member

Dr. Frick is a partner at the law firm Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd, and is based in Zurich. He counsels Swiss and international banks and other enterprises in particular in the finance industry on various legal and regulatory issues. He advises on FinTech projects and is the editor of the FinTech Law Review. He advises, publishes and lectures also on sanctions and on competition law. Since 2001 he has been a board member of various banks. He has lectured in Banking and Finance in Zurich’s LL.M. Program at the University of Zurich since 1996.

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Fabian Friedli

Regulatory Committee member

Fabian Friedli is Head of Listing & Disclosure at BX Swiss Ltd. He is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience in capital markets and banking law. He joined BX Swiss Ltd. in 2020 from Bank Julius Baer Ltd. where he worked for more than 10 years in various functions within the legal and compliance departments. In his last position as Head Legal Business Management, he supported Julius Baer's General Counsels in strategic projects and drove innovation initiatives in the legal department.

Marco Hegglin

Regulatory Committee member

Marco Hegglin is Head of Business Management Investment Banking at Bank Vontobel AG. Together with his team, Mr. Hegglin is closely working on strategic initiatives and activities for the whole business unit, whereof one dedicated team is solely focusing on blockchain initiatives for the whole business unit, preparing new service offerings and products in this field. Mr. Hegglin directly reports to the Head of Investment Banking and among other tasks acts as his chief of staff. In his prior role as Head Business Services his department was responsible for delivering services like SPOC for all Transaction Banking clients, Master Date Management, Global Tax Reporting, Transactional Tax and Project Management. Mr. Hegglin has a strong track record in project management and was leading several projects for Vontobel which he joined in 2015. Before joining Vontobel, he was working as a management consultant with focus on financials industry.

Sandra Lathion-Zweifel

Regulatory Committee member

Sandra Lathion-Zweifel is an attorney-at-law specializing in banking and finance law. Ms Lathion-Zweifel is a member of the board of directors and member of the audit committee of Swisscom AG and of Raiffeisen Switzerland. She previously acted as Section Head within the Asset Management Division at FINMA and as Head of Financial Products Legal & Compliance at Credit Suisse.

Peter Probst

Regulatory Committee member

Peter Probst is an Attorney at Law working as Senior Legal Counsel at SIX Digital Exchange. Prior to that, he worked for several years in the legal department of a major Swiss bank in the area of capital market transactions and structured finance and then as Head Listing at SIX Exchange Regulation. Peter has more than 10 years of experience in capital markets law. He holds an LL.M. in Banking and Finance law from Queen Mary University of London.

Ophelia Snyder

Regulatory Committee member

Ophelia Snyderis the Co-Founder and President of 21.co – the world's leader in providing access to crypto through simple and easy to use products, and parent company of 21Shares. She began her career working in venture capital and then investment banking which led her into crypto. Ophelia is an EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman EMEIA, Forbes 30 Under 30 alum, and was named on Bilanz’s Top 100 Bankers of Switzerland list. She was born and raised in Italy and the United States and attended Stanford University.

Corporate Committee

Prof. Dr. Daniel Häusermann

Corporate Committee chair

Daniel Häusermann is a partner at Homburger AG specializing in public and private M&A, equity capital markets (ECM) and real estate transactions. He also advises on corporate and capital markets law and corporate governance. He is a Titularprofessor for private and commercial law at the University of St. Gallen and a lecturer at the University of Zurich.

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Cyrill Blöchlinger

Corporate Committee member

Cyrill Blöchlinger is Business Development Senior Manager at SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). Before joining SDX, Mr. Blöchlinger worked several years for a consulting firm advising on digitalization initiatives in financial services. Today, his work is at the intersection of business, technology, and regulation and focuses on launching new products and services for public and private markets. Together with his team, he conceptualizes and develops disruptive solutions for capital markets. His expertise includes innovative technologies as well as fundraising, product, and lifecycle management of traditional and digital securities. Mr. Blöchlinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Robotics, Systems and Control. Both degrees were obtained at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich), with partial studies completed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech).

Grégoire P.A. Bouille

Corporate Committee member

Grégoire P.A. Bouille is a Senior Advisor for Chiron Financial LLC with over 25 years of experience in building, transforming, and developing global businesses such as family-owned businesses, private equity-backed firms, SMBs and international corporations. He is also co-founder and managing director in A-Nova LLC, a Swiss turnaround consulting & strategic operating partner boutique.

Mr. Bouille holds a civil engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a master's degree in supply chain & logistics from EPFL, an MBA from London Business School and is also certified by EACTP® (European Association of Corporate Turnaround Professionals).

Prof. Isabelle Chabloz

Corporate Committee member

Prof. Isabelle Chabloz is a full Professor in Economic Law at the University of Fribourg, where she teaches both Commercial Law and Competition Law. Her expertise also extends to Insolvency Law and Civil Procedures. Prof. Chabloz holds a LL.M in Commercial Law from the Monash University (Melbourne). She is a member of the Swiss Takeover Board.

Prof. Damir Filipović

Corporate Committee member

Prof. Damir Filipović holds the Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a Swiss Finance Institute Senior Chair. He also acts as head of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL. Prof. Filipović holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from ETH Zurich and has been a faculty member of the University of Vienna, the University of Munich and Princeton University. He also worked for the Swiss Federal Office of Private Insurance as co-developer of the Swiss Solvency Test. Prof. Filipović is on the editorial board of several academic journals. His research focus is in quantitative finance and risk management.

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Tino Gaberthüel

Corporate Committee member

Tino Gaberthüel is a corporate partner at Lenz & Staehelin. He has extensive experience in representing clients in a variety of corporate transactions, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters. Besides his corporate practice, Tino lectures at the LL.M program of the University of Zurich and is a regular contributor in legal text books and law journals.

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Prof. Alexandre Richa

Corporate Committee member

Prof. Alexandre Richa is an Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne, HEC Lausanne, where he notably teaches financial market law and corporate law. Prof. Richa is also the director of the Department of Business and Tax Law at HEC Lausanne, as well as a member of the academic committee of the Bank Innovation Competence Center. Prof. Richa is also a partner at the law firm Aegis Partners LLC in Geneva and a member of the board of several non-profit organizations in the legal field.

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Niloo Verma Bruppacher

Corporate Committee member

Niloo Verma Bruppacher is a Swiss attorney-at-law with over 20 years of experience. Niloo is currently a member of the Executive Board and Group General Counsel at Crypto Finance AG as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Veraison Capital AG. She is also appointed as an expert for the Financial Services Ombudsman FINSOM. Previously, Niloo was a managing partner at the consulting firm Vyoma Partner AG. Prior to that, Niloo was General Counsel of Nectar Digital Wealth AG. At UBS Niloo worked for almost 10 years as Head of Legal Investment Management & Advisory as well as legal counsel for the Investment Bank. Niloo started her career as a corporate finance lawyer at a law firm in Zurich. Niloo holds an LL.M. in Corporate Law with a Dean's Graduate Award from the University of New York. In 2001, she was admitted to the Zurich Bar and received the distinction of "Teilerlass".

AML Committee

Fedor Poskriakov

AML Committee chair

Fedor Poskriakov is a partner at Lenz & Staehelin in the Banking and Finance group in Geneva and specializes in banking, securities and finance law with a focus on Fintech. He regularly advises on various regulatory, contractual and corporate matters. His practice covers banking, investment management and alternative investments, including private equity and hedge funds. He also advises on complex asset structuring and protection for business and private assets.

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Magdalena Boškić

AML Committee member

Magdalena Boškić has more than five years of crypto compliance experience with regulated financial intermediaries. She is Head of RegTech & Crypto Compliance Services (CCS) at Sygnum Bank, the world’s first digital asset bank, which is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Prior to joining Sygnum Bank, Magdalena Boškić was Head of Compliance at Crypto Finance (Brokerage) AG, a FINMA-regulated securities firm. Her interest in crypto assets was triggered during her time as a compliance officer at Credit Suisse, where she was a member of the Cryptocurrencies Working Group. Magdalena Boškić holds a M.A. HSG in Law from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Fabrizio Cerutti

AML Committee member

Fabrizio Cerutti is Member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer of PKB, which he joined in 2017 after more than 20 years at Credit Suisse. In his previous position, he was a member of the Senior Management as Head of Audit Business and was responsible for the Internal Audit activities of international Private Banking. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Italy SpA.

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Fabian Courtine

AML Committee member

Fabian Courtine is a Compliance Manager at Swissquote Bank Ltd who has acquired a vast expertise in the field of distributed ledger technology since 2017. Mr. Courtine obtained various certificates (Certified Bitcoin Professional, Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator, etc.) and regularly teaches on the monitoring aspects in relation to transfers of digital assets.

Emmanuel Genequand

AML Committee member

Emmanuel Genequand is a Partner at PwC and heads the Regulatory & Compliance Services of PwC’s Banking Audit department. Mr. Genequand regularly teaches on banking supervision and compliance matters at the Law School of Geneva University and other institutions.

Raoul Jacot-Descombes

AML Committee member

Raoul Jacot-Descombes is deputy CEO of the Federation des Entreprises Romandes. He was previously Head of Risks & Compliance and an Executive Managing Director at Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA. Mr. Jacot-Descombes is a lawyer and has completed commercial studies and holds a Law Degree at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Natacha A. Polli

AML Committee chair

Natacha A. Polli is a lawyer by training and holds a Continuing Education Certificate in Compliance Management. Ms. Polli enjoys an extensive experience in executive positions within banks and is now an independent consultant at the firm PAZ Consultants specializing in Compliance and Governance issues. Ms. Polli is a member of the Steering Committee for Continuing Education Compliance-Management at the University of Geneva and is active in several professional associations in the financial sector.

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