New year, new lead - Aequitec unveils new CEO
Fintech startup Aequitec has appointed an employee from its own ranks as its new CEO. Dr. Christian Wilk, Co-Founder and former CPO at Aequitec, has been responsible for leading the Swiss company since January 1, 2022. Christian Wilk brings to the CEO position his many years of expertise in business development, project management and digital transformation, including as a consultant to universal and investment banks, as well as project work with R3 and Deon Digital in London and Zurich.
The previous CEO and founder, Johannes Schneebacher, will take on the role of authorized representative of the Board of Directors in the same course. He had founded Aequitec in 2020 - after a long career as general manager at Südtiroler Volksbank - together with Christian Wilk and Deon Digital AG and can look back on a successful startup phase. Under his leadership, a functioning application was developed from an idea within a few months, which is already being used successfully by the first customers after a successful test phase. With the change in leadership, Aequitec AG is positioning itself even more broadly for the future. Christian Wilk will continue to drive Aequitec’s growth with his technical expertise in software development and his start-up spirit, and will apply his know-how in particular to the further expansion of Aequitec’s platform. In the future, Johannes Schneebacher will focus more on strategic orientation and development, such as the expansion of partnerships and the further financing of the company.
“I am very grateful for the trust placed in me by our investors. To further develop this young company with its innovative idea in such an exciting time as CEO is first and foremost a great opportunity. We want to offer our customers and partners innovative solutions for today’s company management. In doing so, not least due to the ongoing Corona situation, many new perspectives have opened up that now need to be exploited efficiently. I look forward to continuing to work with my highly motivated, interdisciplinary team,” explains Christian Wilk.
Andreas Iten, CEO and Co-Founder of F10 comments: “With Christian Wilk at the helm, the huge potential that could already be observed at Aequitec in the early founding phase will be able to unfold further. The product is a true innovation in the field of digitization of public companies and offers the possibility to raise the relationship between companies and shareholders to a completely new, legally secure level. This is the future of corporate governance.”
“The first two years have been an exciting time, during which we have already been able to set many impulses for Aequitec’s current success. I look forward to continuing to shape our vision as a member of the Board of Directors, while fully focusing on strategic development. With Christian as CEO and his technical expertise, we are optimally positioned for further scaling,” adds Johannes Schneebacher.