Zug August 15th 2018

Bitcoin Suisse AG, a Switzerland-based global financial services provider specializing in crypto-assets, today announced the appointment of Rolf Gätzi as Head of Finance and Operations and of David Riegelnig as Head of Risk Management and members of the Management Committee. The two appointments are the latest step in an initiative to add experienced financial services executives to the management team in order to lead crypto financial services towards institutional grade services and products and to significantly accelerate growth.

We are very excited to welcome Rolf and David to our team.

Niklas Nikolajsen

Niklas Nikolajsen, Chairman and Co-CEO of Bitcoin Suisse said: “We are very excited to welcome Rolf and David to our team. It is our ambition to combine the best of crypto financial services and experienced executives from established financial services providers. We are proud of our five year track record of providing value to clients while adhering to the highest standards in terms of compliance, security and risk management. Having shaped our industry since our foundation in 2013, as a next step we will advance the delivery of crypto-financial services at a substantially larger scale. With the team and the organization that Arthur Vayloyan has put in place since he joined as CEO last November, we are now ready to provide the next generation of institutional grade crypto financial services to the market.”

Bitcoin Suisse is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growth of crypto-finance, crypto-assets and tokenization…

Arthur Vayloyan

Arthur Vayloyan, CEO of Bitcoin Suisse said: ”Bitcoin Suisse is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growth of crypto-finance, crypto-assets and tokenization, which will have a major impact on the future of finance. We have a great team at Bitcoin Suisse that under the leadership of Niklas Nikolajsen created a strong business based on unique technology. Since I joined the firm it has been very exciting to witness the interest of seasoned bankers and practitioners in the field in becoming part of our team. I am very pleased that we now have the leadership team to scale for the expected market growth, while taking a pioneering role in driving the sustainable growth of the Swiss crypto ecosphere.”

Rolf Gätzi joins Bitcoin Suisse from Credit Suisse, where he was most recently Head of External Asset Manager (EAM) Services, and a member of the Management Committee of the External Asset Management business. During his 22 years at Credit Suisse Rolf held various senior management positions, including Head of Financial Controlling, Head of Financial Reporting and COO of Global External Asset Management as a Managing Director. He led important projects in the area of accounting, regulatory reporting, treasury as well as M&A. Rolf was also active in politics as a member of the cantonal parliament of Glarus. He earned an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Lucerne University of Applied Science, and post-graduate degrees in Accounting for Banks, Marketing and General Management.

David Riegelnig held several senior management positions at Credit Suisse and was Managing Partner of an algorithmic trading company before joining Bitcoin Suisse. During his 20-year career, David worked as an IT auditor, headed 1st and 2nd line risk control functions and was an entrepreneur. David has been an active investor in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in recent years. He earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.