Executive Board

Finnova's Executive Board comprises the CEO and the heads of the six business units: Services, Development, Product Management, Technology Competence Center, Business Development & Sales and Corporate Development & Finance.

Hendrik Lang

Finnova CEO Hendrik Lang
Hendrik Lang

Chief Executive Officer

  • 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
  • Chief Customer Officer 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

Simon Kauth

Finnova Management Simon Kauth
Simon Kauth CDO at Finnova

Chief Product Officer

  • Degree in Economics and PhD from the University of St. Gallen
  • BPO Business Architect at Avaloq  Evolution AG
  • Managing Director at Avaloq Innovation Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Head of Innovation Development at Avaloq Evolution AG
  • Head of Front Business Applications at Bank Vontobel AG
  • Head of Development and Partner at Almafin AG
  • Business Analyst at UBS AG

Raphael Widmer

Finnova Management Raphael Widmer
Raphael Widmer (c) Finnova AG

Chief Customer Officer

  • Graduate of Business Administration
  • Head of Presales & Business Development at Finnova AG
  • Account Manager – Bank Integration and BPO Services at Sourcag AG
  • Specialist / Senior Project Manager – Migration of international private banking locations at Credit Suisse
  • Bank-to-Bank Specialist – Credit Suisse Financial Institutions

Daniel Bernasconi

Finnova Management Daniel Bernasconi
Daniel Bernasconi

Chief Technology Officer

  • Master and PhD in Information Technologies at ETH Zurich

  • Fomerly Chief Services Officer at Finnova
  • Executive Partner at IBM Global Business Services
  • Technology Consulting Lead Switzerland at CSC Switzerland GmbH
  • IT Architecture Lead at PostFinance AG managing the Enterprise Architecture programme
  • Project Manager and Senior Consultant at Swisscom AG
  • Software developer and Solution Architect at Realworld Systems Ltd. (GB)

Markus Metzger

Finnova Management Markus Metzger
Markus Metzger Chief Development Officer Finnova

Chief Development Officer

  • Dipl. Ing. ETH Computer Science/Business Administration, ETH Zurich
  • Head of IT Services, member of the Management at Basler Kantonalbank
  • Head of Application Management, member of the Management at Basler Kantonalbank
  • Head of Application Development division at Profidata Group, Urdorf
  • Software Developer/Project Manager at Profidata Group, Urdorf
  • Teaching and research assistant at Faculty for Business Adminstration, ETH Zurich

Jörg Steinemann

Jörg Steinemann, Chief Corporate Development & Finance, Finnova Management
Jörg Steinemann

Chief Corporate Development & Finance

  • Degree in Economics and Business Administration (HWV)
  • Management degree from the Swiss Finance Institute
  • Previous Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnova for 11 years until March 2015
  • Head of Operations & IT and member of the Executive Board at Schaffhauser Kantonalbank 
  • Project manager for IT solutions at Clariden Bank AG in Zurich
  • Various activities at UBS AG in Switzerland and abroad

Olaf Romer

Olaf Romer, Chief Services Officer, Finnova Management
Olaf Romer

Chief Services Officer

  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Until 2019: Head Corporate IT at Baloise Group
  • Previously: Head Infrastructure & Support at Baloise Group
  • Head Quality Management, Basler Versicherungen