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Sygnum strengthens leadership, positioning Group for its next growth phase

In its first year of banking operations, Sygnum made significant progress in scaling client operations, launching innovative new banking products and expanding ecosystem partnerships. On September 1, 2020, we announced that we were establishing a Group structure and forming a Group Executive Board to capitalise on this progress and position the company for its next growth phase. We are pleased to provide more details below on the positive changes taking effect from October 1, 2020.

Mathias Imbach, Sygnum Co-Founder and CEO Singapore, will act as Group CEO in Switzerland. Fabian Dori, Sygnum’s new Head of Asset Management, will be Group CEO ad interim until the end of the year as Mathias transitions from Singapore to Switzerland. Manuel Krieger, Co-Founder and CEO Switzerland, will move to the Board to contribute his technology and Co-Founder perspective. Gerald Goh, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, will be appointed CEO Singapore.

In addition, the Group Executive Board will be strengthened with the following new members, reflecting Sygnum’s focus on putting clients first, building innovative technology solutions and ensuring state-of-the-art operations:

1) Martin Burgherr (Chief Clients Officer)

2) Thomas Eichenberger (Head Business Units)

3) Philippe Imbach (Chief Information Officer)

4) Fritz Jost (Chief B2B Officer)

5) Martin Jost (Chief Operating Officer)

Also announced on September 1, 2020 was Sygnum’s creation of two new Swiss-based entities to capture strategically important growth opportunities. As mentioned above, Fabian Dori, formerly Sygnum’s Chief Information Officer, will transition to Head of Asset Management to lead a newly created Asset Management entity focused on launching new products and services. Philippe Imbach, Sygnum’s incoming Chief Information Officer, will lead a new digital solutions entity dedicated to entering new markets leveraging Sygnum’s innovative DLT stack.

“We are proud that the strengthening of our leadership team and the creation of new growth-focused entities has been carried out using the existing talented Sygnum team”,

says Manuel Krieger, Sygnum Co-Founder.

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