Bitcoin Suisse announced that Dr. Dirk Klee, currently CEO Wealth Management & Investments of Barclays UK, will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Suisse as of April 1, 2022.
Dr. Arthur Vayloyan will step down from his current role as Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2022 and will remain a member of the Board of Directors of Bitcoin Suisse.
Luzius Meisser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bitcoin Suisse, said:
«Under the leadership of Arthur Vayloyan since November 2017, Bitcoin Suisse has evolved from a 20-person crypto startup to the leading crypto-financial services provider in Switzerland today, with over 300 employees. Arthur Vayloyan has professionalized Bitcoin Suisse and built up a strong leadership team with in-depth experience in both the fast-growing crypto market and the traditional financial sector. He was instrumental in the successful and fully subscribed capital increase in 2020. The valuation of the company has multiplied from CHF 30 million to several hundred million under his leadership. He will hand over the company to a successor with an outstanding track record. I am very pleased that Arthur Vayloyan will continue to shape the further development of our company as a significant shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Bitcoin Suisse and that we will continue to benefit from his extensive expertise and great leadership experience.»
Regarding the appointment of Dr. Dirk Klee, Luzius Meisser added:
«Bitcoin Suisse is a major contributor to the crypto ecosystem in Switzerland. We partner with some of the most important crypto institutions as well as leading traditional financial service providers and international technology companies. Aligning business model, strategy and regulation are critical to our next growth step, as well as international expansion and institutionalization of crypto-financial services. We expect the institutional client segment to generate the greatest growth over the next few years. Dirk Klee has an impressive track record where all these success factors are concerned. This makes him the ideal next Chief Executive Officer for Bitcoin Suisse.»
Dr. Dirk Klee, designated Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Suisse, said:
«In the coming years, the growth of crypto-financial services will continue to accelerate in Europe and globally. We anticipate key shifts in regulation, client expectations, and technology. This requires thoughtful alignment of business model and strategy, as well as the ability to effectively implement new innovations. As a pioneer, Bitcoin Suisse is about constantly exploring new avenues and providing reliable solutions and services to our clients – as we have always done since the company was founded in 2013.
Bitcoin Suisse’s ambition must be to create clear value and drive the institutionalization of crypto-financial services and digital assets through innovation and our contribution to the international regulatory debate. In the coming years, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits Bitcoin Suisse, our clients, investors, and employees. I am honored to have been appointed and very much look forward to helping shape the future.»