Nicolas Peter, Max Cotting, Vivien Jain, Peter Winkler, Hansjürg Lusti, Markus Angst (left to right)

The AquilaExecutive Board.

Max Cotting, Zermatt


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1956

Education
Swiss Chartered Bank Official

Professional background
Founder and CEO of Aquila AG. Max Cotting previously worked as Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Heusser in Basel and was a member of the Executive Board of the Clariden Bank Group in Zurich. From 1987 to 1992 he was head of investment advice and later a member of the Executive Board, stock market and currency trading at the Cantonal Bank of Solothurn in Solothurn. From 1975 to 1987, Max Cotting worked for Credit Suisse as an investment consultant in St. Moritz, Basel, Olten, Zurich and New York.

Area of responsibility
CEO, General Management

Markus Angst, Wallisellen


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1961

Education
Executive Master of Business Administration
University of Lucerne/FHZ

Professional background
After completing his business training, Markus Angst gained experience from 1986 to 2012 first as Head of various back office units at Bank Leu and from 1999 as Global Head External Asset Managers of Bank Leu, the merged Clariden Leu and most recently with the integration of Clariden Leu into Credit Suisse.

Area of responsibility
Head of Banking Services & Organisation

Vivien Jain, Kilchberg


Nationality: CH/CAN
Year of birth: 1985

Education
Studied law at the University of Lucerne (Master of Law), CAS banking, capital market and insurance law at Zurich University, Swiss Fund Officer course (Graduate Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF).

Professional background
After completing her studies and spending a year as a trainee at the Hausheer & Partner Law Office in Zug, Vivien Jain worked as a lawyer in the Financial Regulatory Services sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich (handling and performance of audit mandates in the compliance and money laundering areas in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, processing FINMA authorisation applications for Collective Investment Business Asset Managers, advice on collective capital investments.

Area of responsibility
Head Legal Compliance Risk Services, Internal Control System, Compliance, Money Laundering Entity, Risk Control, Regulatory Monitoring.

Hansjürg Lusti, Altendorf


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1963

Education
General Management Executive Program at Insead in Fontainbleau (F) and Singapore, Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Controlling at the Institute for Financial Services of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (CH), Swiss Federal diploma in Business Informatics at SIB, Zurich (CH)

Professional background
During his commercial business training and further education in business information technology, Hansjürg Lusti worked in various sectors as a IT specialist and in different managerial roles. From 2002, he led the operation and development of Management Information Systems (MIS) of Bank Leu and Clariden Leu within the Credit Suisse Group. From 2012, he held managerial positions and was leading various projects in Data Warehouse and Management Information Systems for Credit Suisse Private Banking units globally.

Area of responsibility
COO

Patrick Schellenberg, Uetikon am See


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1971

Education
Degree in Economics, lic. oec. publ.

Professional background
After completing his business management studies, Patrick Schellenberg gained initial experience in various companies in the finance and IT branch. From 2002, he supported Aquila as an external service provider and went on to join Aquila AG in 2004 as Head Corporate Services. In recent years he also performed various additional duties for Aquila, including project management to qualify for the banking licence and risk controller duties.

Area of responsibility
Head IT & Projects

Peter Winkler, Richterswil


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1960

Education
Swiss Chartered Auditor

Professional background
After completing his banking apprenticeship with ZKB and gaining several years of back office experience, Peter Winkler moved across to external auditing at KPMG. After spending two years abroad in Vancouver, Peter Winkler held various senior positions with Guyerzeller Bank from 1995 to 2007, from 2007 to 2009 as CFO and following integration with HSBC Private Bank as Deputy CFO. After spending further years with KPMG as Head Finance and Controlling, he went on to gain experience in the financial sector of an IT business.

Area of responsibility
CFO, Head Corporate Services, Finance & Treasury, Fiduciary Partner Companies