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.
Dr. Alexander Runge is Fides’ Chief Information Officer, responsible for managing information technology and innovation. Alexander, who goes by Sascha, has more than 25 years of IT and project management experience with the majority in corporate and private banking institutions.
Prior to joining Fides in August 2018, Sascha spent 12 years with Credit Suisse in roles of increasing responsibility. Within Credit Suisse, he was responsible for Run- and Change-the-Bank of a major and decisive part of Credit Suisse’s IT platform. He was driving IT transformation through a blend of innovation, adoption of new processes and technologies, and strong operational management. He has also held positions at T-Systems Switzerland, Graubündner Kantonalbank and KPMG Consulting AG.
Sascha earned his undergraduate degree in computer applications and business administration from the University of Mannheim, and conducted research at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as part of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) scholarship. He holds a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen, where he is now an assistant professor and lecturer. He is also an assistant lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Winterthur.
Sascha enjoys expert teams with can-do mentality who drive change and innovation. He looks forward to keep and continuously optimize Fides’ technology as best-in-class, fulfilling Fides’ ambition to be the preferred partner for interbank reporting and connectivity.
Simon Kaufmann leads Sales and Marketing for Fides. He is also responsible for customer relations and managing partnerships with TMS and ERP providers. Simon has more than 18 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.