The Board of Directors of SIX announced the appointment of all the members of the future Executive Board as the company realigns itself and two weeks after the new CEO, Jos Disjsseolhof, assuming office. The newly constituted Executive Board will take over operational management of SIX on 1st April 2018.
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX: “I look forward to working with my new Executive Board. Together, we will further develop SIX and strengthen SIX’s competitiveness. I am convinced that this strong team will successfully master the coming challenges and continue the success story of SIX. By realigning SIX and focusing on our core business, we will be the driving force that will make the Swiss financial centre more agile, more efficient and thus stronger.”
The company realignment is a move to face the challenges presented by a market environment that has undergone fundamental changes. SIX will adopt a systematic focus on infrastructure services for shareholders and the financial centre in the areas of securities, payment services and financial information. These areas represent the future core business of SIX, while all innovation activities of SIX will be consolidated in a new innovation unit that will have more funding at its disposal.
Apart from Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX since 1 January 2018, the new Executive Board of SIX will comprise of Thomas Zeeb (member of the Group Executive Board of SIX since 2008 with responsibility for the division Securities Services) as Head of Securities & Exchanges, Marco Menotti (former UBS executive) as Head of Payments, Robert Jeanbart (member of the Group Executive Board of SIX since May 2014 with responsibility for the division Financial Information) as Head of Financial Information, Marc Schluep (responsible for the current division Payment Services) as Head of Cards, and Christoph Landis (responsible for the division Swiss Exchange since 2015) as Head of IT. Additional Members of the Executive Board are Daniel Schmucki, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jochen Dürr, Chief Risk Officer (CRO). SIX is consolidating all its innovation activities in the new Business Unit Innovation & Digital which will be led by Daniel Dahinden.
Robert Bornträger, Division CEO Global IT, has decided to leave SIX at the end of February 2018. He has been responsible for the development and operation of the entire IT infrastructure of SIX since 2008 and has thus contributed substantially to the successful triple merger and transformation of SIX.