Board of Directors

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

Hans Zehetmaier

Finnova Verwaltungsrat Hans Zehetmaier
Hans Zehetmaier

President of the Board of Directors of Directors sind 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

Finnova Verwaltungsrat Stephan Frohnhoff
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

Finnova Verwaltungsrat Walter Knabenhans
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)

Charlie Matter

Finnova Verwaltungsrat Charlie Matter
Charlie Matter

Member of the Board of Directors

  • Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO of Finnova from 1999 - 2018
  • Degree in Business Management from the University of St. Gallen (lic.oec.HSG)
  • Executive Director and Member of the Executive Board of Selecta AG Europa
  • Deputy Director of Telekurs AG
  • Management consultant and other management tasks at IBM Banking/Insurances

Hanspeter Rhyner

Member of the Board of Directors Hanspeter Rhyner
Jörg Steinemann

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

Marcel Walker

Member of the Board of Directors Marcel Walker
Jörg Steinemann

Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Finnova AG since April 2015
  • Head of the Banking division of Swisscom (Schweiz) AG since 2006 and also of the Cloud & Data Center Services division since mid-2014
  • More than 30 years of banking experience in various functions, among others as a partner, member of the Executive Board and president of the Board of Directors of COMIT AG. After the acquisition of COMIT by Swisscom in 2006, Marcel Walker was responsible for the integration into Swisscom.
  • Degree in Economics and Business Administration (HWV)