The Fides Difference
Andreas Lutz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fides in January 2017. He has been with Fides Treasury Services since March 2014. Andreas Lutz provides Fides with his more than 20 years of executive expertise in sales, risk management, and strategy execution. Under his leadership, he has guided and delivered on the strategic direction for the firm, expanding Fides’ global footprint into new markets, including the Americas and Asia Pacific. Prior to embarking on his career, Andreas earned an Executive MBA degree from the University of Bern and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, New York.
Andreas’ ongoing career in finance and technology builds upon an impressive catalog of notable accomplishments for the organizations he has been a part of. As Deputy to the Head of Secondary Trading at Credit Suisse, shouldering responsibilities for trading and risk management, idea generation, and the pricing of structured derivatives. He also co-led Credit Suisse’s implementation of a global market making platform for structured products. Prior to joining Fides, Andreas was the Director of Risk Management for Vontobel Investment Banking. In this role, Andreas saved the organization millions in fees by spearheading the implementation of an Internal Market.
At Fides – previously as the CMO, and currently as CEO – Andreas has been a key contributor to the company’s ongoing success. As CMO, Andreas was hands-on in developing the entire sales team and has significantly increased operational efficiencies by streamlining processes throughout the firm. In just the first few years of joining, Andreas led dramatic increase of nearly 100% in revenues for Fides.
Andreas enjoys the challenge of inspiring teams and clients with a can-do, pioneering mindset and looks forward to guiding Fides Treasury Services to a very bright future.
Roman Müller is the Chief Operating Officer of Fides, the global leader in multi-bank connectivity and communications. Roman holds a B.S. and a Federal Diploma in Business Information Technology, along with several professional certifications and credentials including a Certification as Project Manager IPMA.
Prior to joining Fides in 2012, Roman’s served on the management team of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich (ZKB), which provides banking services with a personal touch to the citizens of Zurich since 1870. At ZKB, Roman was a Project Manager and Systems Specialist. In that role, he helped to establish a companywide electronic workplace, and worked to enable stable operations and the reliable, continuous maintenance that supported those operations.
At Fides, Roman’s primary responsibility involves overseeing the maintenance and development of front- and back-end processes, supporting the company’s growth and strategic development, and supporting the operational excellence of the company’s day-to-day operations. Most notably, Roman has been responsible for establishing a professional project management services team, and has fostered a culture of team interaction and collaboration throughout the company – a critical contribution to delivering on the firm’s client-centric ethos.
Roman enjoys the stimulating environment at Fides which encourages participation at the individual level, and that provides an opportunity for each employee to truly make a difference. It’s a client-focused environment that reflects Roman’s philosophy of providing service excellence with every process, and at every employee level.
Simon Kaufmann is the Chief Revenue Officer for Fides. Client relations, client services, business development and marketing fall under his purview, working closely together to provide the best possible customer experiences. Simon has more than 21 years of experience in banking, spanning client-facing functions within private banking and corporate banking.
Prior to joining Fides, Simon held roles as a Key Account Manager and Team Leader within Credit Suisse Corporate Banking. He started at Fides in 2014 as a Client Relationship Manager and assumed more responsibility each year. He was appointed to the Fides leadership team in July 2018.
Simon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the HWZ University of Applied Sciences, Zurich and is a Certified SWIFT for Corporates Specialist. He speaks fluent German and English and has basic knowledge in French and Spanish.
Simon believes that delivering the highest level of customer service is key to success, and continuously works to ensure that every Fides client receives personal attention and care.
Jan Hugelshofer is Fides’ Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. He has more than 15 years of risk management and IT security experience, with the majority in financial services. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen and is a certified CISA.
Jan joined the Fides executive team in December 2018. He is also the head of technology risk management for Credit Suisse’s SUB and IWM business. Jan has held several management positions at Credit Suisse, including head of risk assessment services in Switzerland and risk coverage for technology infrastructure.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Jan was head of IT Risk and deputy CISO at Raiffeisen. Before that, he was consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving multinational clients in the financial industry and critical infrastructure services in the public sector.
Jan is pleased to have responsibility for Fides’ risk and compliance as part of his mandate, and looks forward to keeping the company and its customers safe and secure.
Bernhard Kaiser joined Fides in May 2021 as Chief Information Officer. He has almost two decades of IT experience and a strong background in IT strategy, transforming organizations and leading global teams.
Prior to joining Fides, Bernhard spent eight years in IT roles of increasing responsibility at Lufthansa / Swiss International Air Lines, with his last four years as Department Head responsible for global IT solutions for airline distribution & end consumer payments making Lufthansa Group a technology leader. He also had a five-year stint at Credit Suisse with several leading positions, e.g. as Head Management Support and Reporting within the Private and Investment Banking Operations.
Bernhard holds a postgraduate degree in economics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg im Breisgau. His certifications include the ITIL v4 Foundation, KAIZEN and Six Sigma Green Belt. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish and speaks French.
Bernhard is enthusiastically applying his expertise in business and IT to take Fides’ information technology strategy and innovation power to the next level as the company expands its business.