– SWITZERLAND, Zug – Swiss Fintech DevelopmentAG today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tibor I. Mueller as Chief Executive Officer effective August 21, 2018. Jose Luis Fernández Nieto will be appointed the role of Chief Operating Officer, and Christian Hoffmann will be appointed as Chief Technology Officer and keeps on serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“This is the perfect time for Tibor I. Mueller to become Swiss Fintech Development AG’s next Chief Executive Officer. We’ve selected a very strong leader at a time when Swiss Fintech Development AG is in a very strong position,” said Swiss Fintech Development AG Chairman and CEO Christian Hoffmann.
“Today’s pace of change is exponential. Every company, city, and country are becoming digital, navigating disruptive markets, and Swiss Fintech Development AG’s role in the digital transformation has never been more important. Our next CEO needs to thrive in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for Swiss Fintech Development AG and disrupting what needs to change. Tibor is unique in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and ecosystems to drive results. Tibor knows every Swiss Fintech Development AG segment, and has a strong finance background, and will move the company forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. He is a champion of the Swiss Fintech Development AG culture and has an incredible ability to inspire, energize, and connect with employees, partners, customers, and global leaders. Tibor’s vision, strategy, and execution track record is exactly what Swiss Fintech Development AG needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last.”
Tibor has 26 years of successful experience in providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations. He is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. He utilizes keen analysis and insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Has superior interpersonal skills, is capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. Excellent international political, business leader and public figures network. Tibor is an entrepreneur who grew three businesses from start-up to millions in annual turnover through effective business planning, creative sales techniques, and innovative marketing. He is recognized by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity. Known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions, and a capacity for going the extra Mile. He started his career in Investment Banking and has worked for companies like Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and many more before he became a successful serial entrepreneur. Tibor also serves on multiple boards of companies in the fields of Fintech, Investment Management, and Commodities Trading.
“I joined Swiss Fintech Development AG because I wanted to be a part of a company and community where I believed the possibilities were limitless. I am convinced that Swiss Fintech Development AG is that company,” said Tibor I. Mueller. The opportunity that lies ahead for Swiss Fintech Development AG is enormous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating. I am focused on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers and partners need from us. Their success will continue to drive us. At a time when our industry is on the cusp of more disruption than we’ve ever encountered, I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to win, or more honored to lead this great company.”
Swiss Fintech Development AG also announced that Christian Hoffmann, currently CEO and Chairman of the Swiss Fintech Development AG Board of Directors, will remain on the board and keep the role of Chairman and assume the role of Chief Technology Officer. He will devote his time to supporting Mueller and Fernandez by engaging closely with customers around the world. Christian has 16 years’ experience in the datacenter and hosting industry and was responsible for hosting several critical Online gaming – and Community projects. Christian is an early Blockchain- and Cryptoadopter and is well known to all technical aspects of the crypto industry.
“With Jose and Tibor being part of our Board of Directors we are facing a lot of new possibilities and improvements. I am looking forward to focussing more on the technical development of our Company and work closely with Jose and Tibor to provide the best user experience possible,” said Christian.
The new Executive Team will be completed with Jose Luis Fernández Nieto who will be appointed the role of Chief Operating Officer on August 21, 2018, Jose Luis Fernández is a trilingual professional with more than 15 years of experience in hotel and banking management. He has worked in first-class companies in the hotel and banking sector such as Barceló Hotels, Morgan Stanley or CaixaBank.
Jose Luis has spent the last 10 years in Mallorca where he has contributed to the growth and creation of numerous companies, creative and with a constant focus on achieving results, has a long history in the formation and development of teams and recruitment of business partners and assets.
“I am looking forward to work in a company where my skills in team management, strategic vision, and results orientation contribute to the generation of business and the achievement of objectives. Becoming a part of Swiss Fintech Development AG is exactly what I was looking for. Growing business in the fields of this new economy is super interesting and a fantastic opportunity. I am convinced that my experience and creativity will benefit the company and the community tremendously,” said Jose.
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