Microsoft Switzerland Appoints Christian Thier as New Financial Services Industry Leadby Fintechnews Switzerland October 20, 2022
Microsoft Switzerland has appointed Christian Thier as its new Financial Services Industry (FSI) Lead, reporting directly to the country general manager and serving as part of Microsoft’s Swiss leadership team.
Christian Thier has been leading Microsoft’s FSI team in Switzerland as part of its enterprise commercial business for over four years. He first joined the company in September 2016.
Prior to that, he was Global Business Director for UBS and spent over 15 years in the financial services industry in various leadership roles.
Financial services is now a separate business unit within Microsoft and the creation of the FSI lead role is said to reflect the vertical’s importance within the company.
With Thier’s addition, Microsoft Switzerland’s leadership team now has 15 members, headed by Country General Manager Catrin Hinkle and Chief Financial Officer Alexander Gaertner.
“Today, our customers require individual solutions for their individual needs. For that reason, Microsoft Switzerland has decided to elevate the Financial Services Industry as its own business unit to reflect the importance of this industry and to serve our customers even better.
I am delighted to announce Christian Thier as our Swiss FSI Lead and newest addition of the Swiss Leadership Team, reporting directly to me,”
said Catrin Hinkel, Country General Manager, Microsoft Switzerland.