Finnova Announces Major Revamp Of Its Board Of Directors

Finnova Announces Major Revamp Of Its Board Of Directors

by April 19, 2021
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Swiss-based banking solutions provider Finnova has announced several major changes in its board of directors.

Walter Knabenhans and Hanspeter Rhyner are both stepping down as members of the Board of Directors while Heinrich Leuthard and Pascal Niquille are replacing them as new representatives.

New board members

Pascal Niquille Finnova AG

Pascal Niquille

Pascal Niquille is coming on board as successor to Walter Knabenhans. As former CEO of Zuger Kantonalbank, he knows Finnova very well.

Like most cantonal banks, Zuger Kantonalbank relies on the Finnova core banking system. Niquille is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viseca Holding and is extremely familiar with the trends and challenges of the sector and has a broad network in the Community.

Heinrich Leuthard Finnova

Heinrich Leuthard

Additionally, Heinrich Leuthard is joining the Board of Directors as representative of the shareholder banks. As the long-standing CEO of Nidwaldner Kantonalbank, he also knows Finnova very well.

Leuthard is looking forward to successfully helping shape the long-term development of Finnova with his knowledge of the sector and end clients’ needs.

The elections took place at the Finnova General Assembly on 14 April 2021 and are effective immediately. Finnova’s Board of Directors is therefore composed as follows:

  • Hans Zehetmaier (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnova and Chairman of the Board of the msg company group)
  • Stephan Frohnhoff (CEO of the msg company group)
  • Robert Gebel (Head of Banking, Swisscom)
  • Heinrich Leuthard (CEO of Nidwaldner Kantonalbank)
  • Pascal Niquille (independent representative of the Board of Directors)
  • Hendrik Lang (CEO of Finnova, Delegate of the Board of Directors)
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