Board of directors and leadership team

We're a new kind of team built from financial experts and technologists. You can expect the thoroughness of a bank and the innovation of a startup.

Board of
directors

Pasha Bakhtiar​

Chairman of the Board
Partner at REYL Intesa San Paolo
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Yves Claude Aubert

Vice - Chairman of the Board
Corporate Advisor
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Alessandro Rocco

Member of the Board
Corporate Advisor
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Lamine Brahimi

Member of the board
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Taurus Group SA
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Luca Bortolan

Member of the Board
Executive Director at Fideuram – Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking
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Luca Bozzo​

Member of the Board
Lawyer and Partner at Borel & Barbey
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Steve Salom

Member of the Board
Corporate Advisor and former Uber Executive
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Executives &
Co-founders

Schuyler Weiss​​

Schuyler Weiss​​

Schuyler has more than a decade of experience in leading digital banking transformation, as the Chief Digital Officer at REYL, as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, and as a Senior Consultant at IBM. He holds an MBA from IMD and a BA in Economics- Mathematics from Colby College.
Schuyler is a Tesla fan.
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Marion Fogli

Marion Fogli

Marion is an experienced professional in leading digital transformationprojects for the wealth management industry. She holds a BSc in BusinessManagement from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, an MIT certificationin Artificial Intelligence, a University of Cambridge certification in Sustainable Finance and an Executive MBA from IMD. She lovesskiing, swimming, reading and… opera.
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Gianmarco Bonaita

Gianmarco Bonaita

Gianmarco has advised companies, including financial institutions in both banking and insurance, on defining new business models, creating business plans, launching new services while working at Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from IMD and an MSc in International Management from Bocconi University.
Gianmarco is passionate about skiing and cooking.
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Alessandro Sbrizzi

Alessandro Sbrizzi

Alessandro has worked extensively on advising companies on technology development projects and digital transformation initiatives, both at Boston Consulting Group and Alkemy. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma from IIMA and a MSc in International Management from Bocconi University.
Alessandro is a football fan.
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Mathieu Clément

Mathieu Clément

With an engineering background, Mathieu started his career in asset management in Paris in 2007 as a specialised Consultant. He developed platforms for major French banks such as Amundi, Natixis, BNP and others before moving to Luxembourg in 2012 where he joined Öhman’s Private Bank as a Quantitative Analyst and Portfolio Manager. He was appointed Head of Portfolio Management in 2019.
Mathieu has a passion for cars, books, philosophy and cycling.
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Caroline Delprat

Caroline Delprat

Caroline is a Chartered Expert in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Reporting (Diplôme Fédéral en Finance et Controlling, member of EXPERTsuisse, holding a MSc in Finance from HEC Montreal and Master in Management from the Institute of Mines – Telecom Business School. She started her career in the Commercial and investment banking sector as an Internal Auditor for Crédit Agricole CIB, before being moving to Risk and Finance positions in Switzerland’s retail and private banking sectors. Caroline is fond of old movies.
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Ashish Singh

Ashish Singh

Ashish brings more than a decade of multi-faceted experience at Fortune 500 firms across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. As the program manager for Alpian, he thrives on crafting curated strategies and implementing them, in order to help launch and scale one of the most promising fintechs in Switzerland. He is well versed in galvanizing diverse, multinational teams to make the impossible possible, and cares deeply about people, planet and purpose-driven/sustainable business models. He is an alumnus of globally renowned universities: IMD Switzerland and IIT Roorkee, and lives by the mantra of ‘paying it forward’ through mentoring individuals and startups. Outside of work, Ashish is an avid enthusiast of badminton, tennis, astrophotography and science.
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Eugene Kuprijevics

Eugene Kuprijevics

Eugene is a passionate software engineer who has helped to digitally transform multiple businesses to meet the next generation demands. He has experience in developing in-house products as well as working for clients with PA Consulting and at Accenture. He holds a First-Class Honours BSc in Software Engineering from the University of Portsmouth.Eugene is a blockchain enthusiast.
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Diego Baldi

Diego Baldi

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Lalin Pethiyagoda

Lalin Pethiyagoda

Lalin has been working in the IT sector for a number of years in technical roles before taking on the reins as the Managing Director for Alpian Technologies. His past experiences include Payments, Cards and Banking & Finance. Lalin has a Bachelors degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of London. He is also a great proponent of all things FinTech and has completed the Oxford University's FinTech Program. In his spare time, he likes long walks, work on classic car restorations and is learning to play the Violin.
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Nathalie Zaharna

Nathalie Zaharna

Nathalie Zaharna began her career at KPMG Luxembourg where she trained before moving to Dubai. In recent years she has been Chief Compliance Officer at several Wealth Management firms and Head of financial crime compliance at Standard Chartered Bank DIFC. She joined REYL Finance (MEA) Ltd. as a DFSA authorized Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the Executive Committee in 208, before joining Alpian SA in August of 2022. Nathalie Zaharna graduated from John F. Welch College of Business Sacred Heart University (MBA, ‘03) and School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE), Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin (LLM in European Law, ‘20).
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Roman Balzan

Roman Balzan

Roman holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen HSG. He is an experienced brand- & marketing strategist and defines himself as a “crazy-creative-thinker”. He started his career at the ‘IFJ Institute for Young Entrepreneurs / Venturelab.ch‘ as Senior Project Manager before co-founding Suxedoo.ch. He later joining Google as Programs Lead for the Employer Brand Marketing in EMEA. In 2018 he was recruited by Lime, the US-based scooter giant, supporting the launch of the company’s first European market, Switzerland, after which he led Lime’s EMEA Marketing & Brand efforts before joining Alpian.
Roman loves hiking so much that in 2009 he walked 2300km on the Camino de Santiago with his dog Nelson. He walked all the way from St. Gallen to Santiago de Compostela in Western Spain.
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Victor Cianni

Victor Cianni

Victor has more than 13 years of experience in wealth management. He has assisted many individuals, families, and institutions in their financial journey throughout his career, either by providing tailored advice on their investments or by managing assets on their behalf. He occupied a number of key position within the investment divisions of CA Indosuez, Lombard Odier, and Citi Private Bank. He holds an Engineer’s degree in Bioinformatics and Modeling from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Lyon, and he is a certified FRM. In his free time, Victor loves scientific readings and collecting rare books.
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Wenceslao Perez

Wenceslao Perez

Wenceslao holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Geneva College of Business as well as several management certifications. He has a vast experience in the international banking and financial industry, as well as global and cross-functional expertise in operations, risk management, credits, compliance and fund administration.
Wenceslao is fond of golf.
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