EFG Financial Products Holding AG (SIX:FPHN) today announced that it has appointed Roman Kurmann, the former CFO of Clariden Leu Group, as Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer.
EFG Financial Products, the Zurich-based integrated structured investment service provider, today announced the appointment of Roman Kurmann as Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer. He will join EFG Financial Products from Credit Suisse and will assume his new position in the course of the first quarter of 2013, subject to FINMA approval. Michael Hartweg, who is currently acting as CFO of EFG Financial Products, will in future focus on his position as Deputy CEO and Head of Structured Solutions.
Roman Kurmann, a Swiss national, started his career in the forex area of St. Galler Kantonalbank and Industrial Bank of Japan. From 1996 until 2001, he was an auditor and consultant at Arthur Andersen in Zurich. In 2001, he joined Bank Leu as Head of Business Planning and Controlling and became the bank’s Head of Finance and Risk in 2003. In 2007, he was appointed Member of the Executive Board and CFO of the combined Clariden Leu Group, and in addition assumed the role of COO and Head of Investment Products in 2011, after the integration of the group into Credit Suisse was announced. He has since played a key role in the integration project and was, among others, instrumental in executing the spin-offs of certain Clariden Leu businesses to third parties. Roman Kurmann is currently a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen and a Swiss Certified Public Accountant, and has completed Executive Programs at INSEAD and Stanford University.
Jan Schoch, CEO of EFG Financial Products: “We are very pleased that Roman Kurmann will join us as CFO. In addition to his broad experience and excellent professional qualifications, I am convinced that he will fit well within EFG Financial Products’ culture and will be a valuable addition to our executive committee. We look forward to welcoming him among our team.”