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-certified banking expert with Federal Diploma

Professional background
Founder and CEO of Aquila AG. Max Cotting previously served as Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Heusser in Basel and as a member of the Executive Board of Clariden Bank Group in Zurich. From 1987 to 1992, he was Head of Private Banking, from 1990 member of the Executive Board of the Solothurner Kantonalbank in Solothurn. From 1975 to 1987 Max Cotting worked for Credit Suisse as an investment advisor 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
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts/FHZ

Professional background
After completing his commercial education, Markus Angst gained his experience from 1986 to 2012, first as Head of various back office units within Bank Leu and from 1999 as Global Head External Asset Managers of Bank Leu, the merged Clariden Leu and finally during the integration of Clariden Leu into Credit Suisse.

Area of responsibility
Head of Banking

Vivien Jain, Kilchberg


Nationality: CH/CAN
Year of birth: 1985

Education
Law studies at the University of Lucerne (Master of Law), CAS Banking, Capital Market and Insurance Law at the University of Zurich, Swiss Fund Officer Course (Dipl. Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF)

Professional background
After completing her studies and a year of traineeship at the law firm Hausheer & Partner in Zug, Vivien Jain worked as a lawyer in the area of financial regulatory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zurich (support and implementation of audit mandates in the area of compliance and money laundering in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, processing of FINMA licence applications for CISA asset managers, advice on collective investment schemes).

Area of responsibility
Head of Legal Compliance Risk, ICS, Compliance, Money Laundering Unit, 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 led specialist units and projects in the data warehouse and management system environment of Credit Suisse Private Banking units.

Area of responsibility
COO

Nicolas Peter, Zürich


Nationality: CH
Year of birth: 1984

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Banking & Finance

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Nonprofit Management & Law

Professional background
After completing his commercial banking apprenticeship, Nicolas Peter started his career in the investment advisory team at Coutts & Co. Ltd. in Geneva before moving back to Zurich in 2007. As a portfolio manager he managed the wealth of international private and institutional clients on a discretionary and advisory basis. Between 2011 and 2016 he led various teams within the Portfolio Management division at Coutts and was Head of Discretionary Portfolio Service, before joining Aquila Ltd. as the Head of Asset Management in 2016.

Area of responsibility
Head of Investments

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