Alpian CEO Schuyler Weiss resigns to pursue public service in the US
Schuyler Weiss, CEO of Swiss neobank Alpian, has resigned from his post in order to embark on a new career in public service in the US.
Alpian has named Gianmarco Bonaita, who previously served as the deputy CEO, as the interim CEO, subject to Swiss financial regulator FINMA’s approval.
“After five years of building and growing Alpian, now represents the optimal time for me to hand over the management of the bank,” comments Weiss.
“Over the next months, I will work with the chairman Pasha Bakhtiar and Gianmarco Bonaita to ensure a smooth transition and the continuity of our world-class digital private banking service.”
Weiss founded the challenger bank in 2019, and has led it through several milestones as CEO, including the expansion of its team to over 100 employees across Switzerland and abroad, the growth of its client and asset base and a strategic collaboration with Fideuram – Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking to accelerate the evolution of its digital wealth management offering.
His previous experience includes stints as chief digital officer for REYL & Cie in Switzerland, vice president at Morgan Stanley, and as senior consultant, financial services, at IBM in the US.
Commenting on his new role, Bonaita says the bank is “on the precipice of numerous significant and exciting developments”.
“Every day we see greater trust and engagement with the affluent and high net worth of Switzerland, and I am excited to continue and expand our partnership with them as we drive this next phase of growth.”