Head Strategic Projects

Mr. Armin Schmid joined Bitcoin Suisse AG in April 2018 as head of strategic projects.

Following his Master Degree in Materials-Engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur) from ETH Zurich, Armin started his career in management consulting working for McKinsey in Switzerland with projects in Europe and Asia. In 2002 he added a full time MBA from University of St. Gallen. Afterwards he held leading positions in multi-national companies working mainly in the areas of business / corporate development and product management.

Prior to working for Bitcoin Suisse, Armin worked for SIX Payment Services in multiple roles (1) Leading the Swiss Mobile Payment Initiative Paymit, (2) leading the merger between Paymit with TWINT, and (3) leading the Access to Account Initiative (PSD2); prior to SIX, Armin was General Manager for PayPal in Switzerland and Austria and led “Strategy & Expansion” for eBay Europe, managing several teams in Germany, UK and Switzerland.