Press Release Loanboox
At the Annual General Meeting at the end of April, Dr. Felix R. Ehrat was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Fintech AG. Swiss Fintech AG operates the debt capital market platform Loanboox.
Ehrat has many years of experience as a business lawyer and board member in various companies. With the election of this highly skilled expert, the Fintech further professionalises its structures and has now appointed the first independent person to the board in addition to the founders.
Dr. Felix R. Ehrat worked for 25 years as a lawyer in various fields (corporate law, M&A, banking law, litigation) and roles (partner, senior partner, chair) in the law firm Bär & Karrer AG. In addition, he gained experience as president and member of the advisory board of various companies in the financial, consumer goods and industrial sectors as well as in executive committees of important economic associations (Economiesuisse, SwissHoldings).
From October 2011 to June 2018, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Group General Counsel of Novartis. Today, he holds directorships and advisory mandates in various companies and organisations (including Geberit, Globalance Bank, Accenture, Locarno Film Festival), teaches as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and provides consulting services.
"With Dr. Felix R. Ehrat, we have brought in an exceptionally well-founded expert. Mr. Ehrat will actively support us in strategy processes as well as in the future orientation of our fast-growing Fintech", says Stefan Muehlemann, Founder & CEO of Loanboox. In addition to Ehrat and Chairman Muehlemann, the two Co-Founders Dario Zogg and Andi Burri are still members of the Board of Directors.
Ehrat on his new mandate: "Loanboox fascinates me because the company and its employees use the possibilities of modern technology in an important area of the financial industry, combining it with a great deal of enthusiasm and empathy, and thus providing the increased transparency that results in deep benefits for the customers."