Board of Directors

In the strategic governing body of Finnova AG, msg, our founding banks and the management are represented.

Hans Zehetmaier

Hans Zehetmaier Chairman of the Board of Directors
Hans Zehetmaier

Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2015

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova since 2009
  • «Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2008»
  • Founder and CEO of msg systems ag
  • Head of central business units Sales, Finances & Controlling; of the business areas SAP Consulting & Development and SAP for Insurance Companies; and responsible for the development of subsidiaries and the shareholdings of the msg group.
  • Degree in Business Administration; Business Information Specialist at IBM

Dr. Stephan Frohnhoff

Stephan Frohnhoff Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova
Stephan Frohnhoff

Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG since April 2014

  • Chairman of the board of directors at msgGillardon AG with responsibility for the areas market, bank solutions, management consulting, staff development and marketing
  • Member of the board of directors of msg systems ag and in charge of the “Public Sector” and “Telecommunications & Media” business units as well as the “Marketing & Communications” division
  • Previously a member of the management at a globally active IT and consulting company
  • Doctorate in Computer Science
  • Studies in physics and data processing, followed by further studies in economics

Walter Knabenhans

Walter Knabenhans Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova
Walter Knabenhans

Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova since 2009

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bellevue Group AG
  • Currently working as independent financial and investment consultant
  • In various functions including President of the Group Executive Board and CEO at Julius Bear Group until 2006
  • Degree in Economics from the University of Zurich (lic.oec.publ.)
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)

Hendrik Lang

Hendrik Lang Member of the Board of Directors
Hendrik Lang

Member of the Board of Directors

  • Chief Executive Officer of Finnova AG since 2018
  • From 2015 - 2018 Chief Customer Officer of Finnova AG
  • Oracle (Schweiz) AG, Senior Director, most recently Head of the Core Technology business unit and Vice Country Manager for Switzerland
  • IBM (Schweiz) AG, Executive Partner, Consulting Service Leader for Switzerland and Austria, Consulting & System Integration Leader for Switzerland and Austria, Advisory Leader for CE and EE and Middle East, Leader Innovation Services EMEA for IBM Research
  • Mitchell Madison Group, Frankfurt/Zurich, Associate Partner Banking
  • Master of Business Administration, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    BSc in Chemical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    BSc in Economics & Engineering, Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

Hanspeter Rhyner

Hanspeter Rhyner Member of the Board of Directors
Hanspeter Rhyner

Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG since April 2015
  • President of the Executive Board of Glarner Kantonalbank since March 2013
  • Working for Glarner Kantonalbank since 2009, until 2013 as Head of the Corporate Clients division and member of the Executive Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors and market manager for corporate clients in Central Switzerland at Zürcher Kantonalbank from 2004 until 2008
  • Overall, more than 20 years of banking experience
  • Master of Corporate Finance

Robert Gebel

Robert Gebel Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova
Robert Gebel

Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG 

  • Since 2019 in the Board of Directors of Finnova AG
  • Since 2017: Board of Directors of Swisscom Blockchain AG, Switzerland
  • Since 2014: Member of Divisional Management of Swisscom Enterprise Customers
  • From 2001 until 2019: Supervisory Board of eSolve AG, Munich
  • From 2006 until 2013: CEO of Axpo Informatik AG
  • From 2001 until 2005: Managing Director of sd&m Schweiz AG and simultaneously Member of the Executive Board of Capgemini Schweiz
  • Degree in Informatics from Technische Universität München"