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Board

GIAN RETO À PORTA
GIAN RETO À PORTACEO Contovista & SFS President of the Board / Expert for banking and banking technology

“Banking is the foundation the Swiss economy is build on. We need to make sure that we keep our innovators in Switzerland if we want to have a prospering banking system in the future.”

Gian Reto à Porta is co-founder and CEO of Contovista. Contovista pursuits the goal to provide banking customers with a next-level online and mobile experience. Before becoming an entrepreneur Gian was a business consultant in the financial sector. As a consultant for different banks he dealt intensively with core banking systems and business process outsourcing. While studying at Zurich university he has published several thesises about banking and technology Gian is also a co-founder of SFS and a board member since foundation.

CHRISTINA KEHL
CHRISTINA KEHLSFS Managing Director & Board Member

“I strongly believe in Swiss innovation and startups. Our country has a strong track record in entrepreneurship and a world-class reputation in finance. Now it´s time to transform finance into fintech. Switzerland is about to become a leading hub for bespoke fintech services and SFS is driving this change.”

Christina Kehl co-founded SFS in 2014 while she was the COO at Knip AG. Knip is the first mobile-based insurance broker worldwide that she had co-founded in Zurich in 2013. With the successful completion of a 15 million USD investment round a the implementation of a broad C suite Christina was able to focus on her dual mandate as Fintech Evangelist at Knip and President at SFS. As of May 2016 she left Knip to take on the position as Managing Director at SFS, building up a professional team, leading all lobbying and operational activities. Christina was born in Germany, she studied law in Würzburg, Helsinki and Oxford. She founded her first company at the age of 19 and helped build several startups in Berlin and London before coming to Zurich in 2013.

URS HAEUSLER
URS HAEUSLER CEO DealMarket & SFS Board Member / Expert for tax and regulation

“The fintech chance is „too big to fail“ for the Swiss financial industry! Digitization is transforming banking globally and Switzerland has almost all the ingredients to take a global leadership role in this field. With SFS we help to shape the right policy & regulatory framework to obtain innovation and jobs also in the future in Switzerland.

Urs Haeusler is co-owner and CEO of DealMarket – a global platform for fundraising and deal flow management for professional investors. Urs is SFS co-founder and board member since day one, he is also co-founder and president of Swiss Startup Association (SSA). Urs has gathered more than 15 years of experience in building up startups at amiando, Jamba! and others. He has an MBA of St. Gallen university  (HSG), is a fintech­ and startup­ expert and runs his own online business consulting firm. As a business angel he is invested in several internet startups.

THOMAS BRÄNDLE
THOMAS BRÄNDLE CEO Run my Accounts & SFS Board Member / Expert for law and finance

“Digitization is unstoppable and an excellent chance for Switzerland’s
future with its well educated population. A strong foundation for
Switzerland’s success in the industry 4.0 is its innovative startup
ecosystem. We need to stimulate startups with entrepreneurial freedom
and a competitive regulatory framework.”

Thomas Brändle is founder and CEO of Run my Accounts. Before becoming an entrepreneur himself Thomas worked as the CFO of several startups. During his time at IBM he was the operational lead of a global outsourcing project. He graduated from St. Gallen university and majored in finance & accounting first and later in law.

Team

CHRISTINA KEHL
CHRISTINA KEHLManaging Director
CORINA ULLMANN
CORINA ULLMANN Communications & Operations