Board of directors and team

We are a multi-cultural team with an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to think out-of-the box. We are passionate about banking and technology, and we are always looking for new ways to improve.

Board of directors

Pasha Bakhtiar​

Partner at REYL & Cie

Yves Claude Aubert

Tech Entrepreneur

Lamine Brahimi

Co-founder at Taurus Group SA

Luca Bozzo

Partner at Borel & Barbey

Alessandro Rocco

Corporate Advisor

Knut Haanaes

Professor and former Senior Partner at BCG

Steve Salom

Corporate Advisor and former Uber Executive

Team

Schuyler Weiss​

Chief Executive Officer​

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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.

Marion Fogli Owczarczak

Managing Director

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Marion is an experienced professional in leading digital transformation projects for the wealth management industry. She holds a BSc in Business Management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, an MIT certification in Artificial Intelligence and an Executive MBA from IMD. She loves skiing, swimming, reading and… opera.

Antonio Latela

Chief Technology Officer

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Antonio is an Enterprise Architect and Senior Software Engineer with more than 20 of years of experience in complex IT transformation projects for some of the largest European banks and communication companies. He holds a MSc in Computer Science, Advanced Computing Techniques and Machine Learning fields.

Mathieu Clément

Chief Operating Officer

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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.

Rafael CCO

Rafael Jimenez

Chief Commercial Officer

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Since 2012 Rafa has launched 10+ fintech apps, founded & built a platform that connects all forms of payments in Mexico to one app. For 14 years, 6 at McKinsey & Co., he has advised startups, SMEs, Fortune 100s, governments, International organisations and NGOs, on corporate & Go-To-Market strategy, business development and FinTech product development. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from UAG MX, and an MBA from HEC Genève. Rafa is passionate about everything fintech, and spends summers wakesurfing on the lake, and winters in the mountains snowboarding. He likes to play basketball and tennis in between.

Daniel Rickli

Chief Compliance Officer

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Daniel holds a Master’s degree in Economics as well as a certificate in Compliance Management and has 14 years’ professional experience in the banking industry. He gained his professional experience and knowledge while working for Barclays Bank, notably during 8 years within the Compliance Advisory function.

Daniel is a regular paraglider.

Caroline Delprat

Chief Financial & Risk Officer

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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 Internal Auditor for Crédit Agricole CIB before being moving to Risk and Finance positions in retail and private banking sectors in Switzerland. Caroline is fond of old movies.

Alessandro Sbrizzi

Head of Product Development

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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.

Gianmarco Bonaita

Head of Strategic Projects

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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.

Victor Cianni Head of investments

Victor Cianni

Head of Investments

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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 positions 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.
Roman Balzan Marketing

Roman Balzan

Head of Marketing & Brand

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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. 

Head of Client Success

Marie Ribbelöv

Head of Client Success

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Marie holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. She is an experienced Wealth Management professional, having filled managerial and client-facing roles in private banking as well as managing projects and delivering business development on an investment platform. She started her career as a consultant for PwC. Later, at Deutsche Bank, she held various key positions in the Private Wealth Management and recently, worked for Pictet Wealth Management as Investment Product & Business Manager.


In her free time, Marie likes practicing outdoor activities and travelling.

Mauro Musso

Head of IT

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Mauro has 17 years of experience in IT. He was Associate Director and deputy CTO at REYL where he spent more than 10 years and led strategic projects including the implementation of the new e-banking and digital workplace. He holds a CFC in IT as well as various IT certificates. Mauro is passionate about IT stuff in general and Crossfit.

Antonio Mancini

Head of UX and Design

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Antonio holds a Diploma in Computer Science & Electronic engineering. He gained his vast experience in product design while working for various companies in different countries. In his last job, at ERNI Geneva, he was in charge, among other things of Leading UX & UI projects, providing guidance and support to the team and clients in digital transformation.


Antonio has a passion for music and snowboarding.

Gerd Afforti

Art Director

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Gerd is a digital designer who has spent the last 6 years creating products and experiences for a wide range of platforms such as news, banking, art, fashion and more. He previously worked at Gsm Project and Monolith in Montreal, Canada and holds a Master’s Degree in Interface Design and Digital Communication.


Aside from Visual Design, Gerd dabbles in snowboarding, hiking and everything mountain related.

Wenceslao Perez

Head of Operations

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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.

Amandine Soudeille

Investment Analyst

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Amandine began her career in the Finance department of Porsche France in 2015 before working in the FX Sales desk of Société Générale CIB in Geneva and then as a Fixed Income Sales/Trader for Valcourt, a securities broker in Geneva. She holds a Master in Management (PGE) of Toulouse Business School, as well as a MSc in Finance of EBS Universität in Germany. Amandine has a passion for Porsche and loves playing golf.

Miren Rubio-Zuluaga

Business Analyst

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Miren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and has recently finished “Future Leaders – ThePowerMBA”, an online MBA-like Master’s program for young people with an interest in business. She started her career at Ernst & Young in Spain as a junior consultant in Financial Risk Advisory.


Miren likes ice skating, gastronomy and travelling.

Marie Francoise Manana

Marie-Françoise Manana

Senior Accountant

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Marie-Françoise is an experienced accountant who began her career in 2014 at S.P. Hinduja Private Bank in Geneva. Starting out as an intern, she served as the bank’s financial controller for 3 years between 2018 and 2021. She holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Ifage in Geneva and graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics at HEC Lausanne in 2019.

 

She is fond of photography, cake design, reading and walking in the nature.

Mattia Scolaro

Client Success Advisor

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Mattia is an experienced relationship manager who has more than a decade of industry experience. He spent 10 years at Credit Suisse working his way up from apprentice to Assistant Vice President at the company’s base in in Geneva. He graduated in 2019 from the Kalaidos Banking + Finance School in Lausanne.

 

He is a football fan, but also likes listening to music and travelling to discover new countries and cultures.

Jerôme Koch

Client Success Specialist

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Jerôme has four years of experience working in mobile banking, having begun his career as a Support Line Advisor at UBS Switzerland in 2017. He brought his expertise in optimising digital products to Alpian in 2021, joining in January as a Client Service Specialist. As well as his technical knowledge, Jérôme is an excellent communicator, and is fluent in German, French, English and Spanish. He is passionate about travelling and cooking, and in his free time he loves riding his bicycle and reading Mangas.

Marie-Valentine Pinton

Business Analyst

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Marie-Valentine has over three years of experience in marketing and business analysis. She spent two years as a Junior Project Manager in Accor’s Global Marketing Strategy team and previously completed several internships in sales and marketing. As well as her technical knowledge, Marie-Valentine is an excellent communicator fluent in French and English with conversational German and Spanish. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Management from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Management from ESSEC Business School. Marie-Valentine enjoys doing outdoor sports and baking desserts.

Nazik El Mahjoubi

Compliance Officer

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Nazik is an accomplished legal professional with over 10 years’ experience in the wealth management sector. Most recently she spent time as a KYC/AML Analyst for BNP Paribas Wealth Management. She previously worked for 3 years in Dubai as a senior legal manager and advisor first for Abdullah Al Omran Advocates and then for Guggeheim & Associates. She speaks Arabic, English, French, and has basic notions in German and Luxembourgish. She holds four postgraduate degrees: a Masters Degree in European Business Law from the University of Strasbourg; a Masters Degree in International Trade Law from the University of Nancy; a Masters Business Administration in Islamic Finance from the University of Strasbourg; and a LL.M Degree in Swiss Tax Law from HEC/Unil Lausanne. Nazik likes canoeing, reading non-fiction books and travelling.

Grégoire Fossé

Operations Specialist

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Gregoire is an accomplished consultant with over 10 years’ experience working across the financial services sector. He took part in projects to increase operational excellence and enhance the digitization of several private banks or to redesign the business model of an investment fund. He holds a master’s degree in Management from NEOMA Business School and is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He likes spending time in the mountains, cycling around Geneva and reading the classics of literature

Jacques Sale

Senior Client Success Specialist

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Jacques has more than 8 years of experience working at Dukascopy Bank SA in front office roles. He brings a wealth of experience across business development, client support and onboarding procedures. Whilst at Dukascopy he worked with customers across several divisions including retail banking, institutional client relations and hedge fund clients. He was also responsible for Dukascopy’s White Label Program and participated in crypto marketing projects so has truly seen it all. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Turin and is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Jacques is a football fan and enjoys playing golf and sailing on Geneva Lake.

Leslie Perréard

Client Success Specialist

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Leslie is an experienced professional who is passionate about delivering excellence for clients with over 5 years’ experience in client relations. Previously, she worked in customer service for UBS and as an operations coordinator for Europ Assistance. Leslie studied Economics at the HEG School of Fribourg. She is fluent in German, English, French and Italian. In her spare time, Leslie likes to use her creative side by making jewelry, creating concrete decorations or renovating old furniture.

Daniel Glückler

Client Success Advisor

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Daniel has spent almost 20 years in the Swiss financial sector advising a range of clients on both investments and finances. He brings a wealth of experience to the Alpian team having spent his career working in client relations at Credit Suisse, AAM Banque Privé, and Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA. Daniel speaks French, German and English and graduated from HEG Genève with a degree in economics. In addition, he is a certified SAQ Wealth Management advisor and achieve a certificate in Wealth Planning. Practicing many sports and passionate in football, Daniel recharges himself by hiking in the nature.

Ghassan Guizel

Head of Card Operations

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Ghassan has eleven years’ experience in payments-focused consulting. He brings a wealth of expertise assisting financial institutions in their operational responses to regulatory and technology disruption. He spent nearly 6 years as a Project Manager for Crédit Agricole Payment and services and 2 years as implementing digital payment products in MEA region within MasterCard. Most recently he worked as an advisory payment manager at Deloitte Luxembourg. He graduated in 2009 from the ENSICAEN – National Graduate School of Engineering. Ghassan like cooking and fan of TV series.

Milan Goetz

Junior Investment Analysts

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Milan has worked as a strategy analyst for CANAL+ and as a trainee in Reconciliation and Investment Funds for the Pictet Group. He has a Master’s in Business Analytics and Big Data from the IE School of Human Sciences and Technology (HST) in Madrid. He also has an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from the Université de Lausanne. Milan an excellent communicator fluent in German, French and English. Milan has a passion for skiing, playing tennis and golf.

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