About aXedras™

The vision for a connected and digitalized precious metal solution started taking shape in 2017 and was translated into a successful proof of concept a few months later. aXedras Ltd was incorporated in 2018 as an independent technology company and is headquartered in Switzerland - an international hub for blockchain and DLT solution providers.

 

Moreover, aXedras Ltd collaborates regularly with:

 

  • National authorities to shape and evolve the legal framework for distributed ledger technology in Switzerland and globally

  • Market associations to develop an approved software solution for bullion integrity on
    a global scale

  • Key stakeholders of the bullion market as well as innovative technology providers

​The name 'aXedras' is derived from the English word 'access' and the Greek word 'exedra', meaning platform.

 

 

Team

Frank R. Suess

Chairman

Frank has more than 20 years of experience in finance and wealth management. He co-founded multiple businesses. Frank is a former manager at Price Waterhouse where he focused on process re-engineering and supply chain management. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Saint Mary's College.

Urs Röösli

Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board

Urs has more than 15 years of experience in the global precious metals market. In his role as the CEO of Loomis International, he headed up the firm's global high-security vaulting and transportation services for precious metals. Urs has joined the aXedras management team with the ambition to develop a new and holistic solution for the precious metals industry. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

Oliver Kehl

Chief Financial Officer & Member of the Board

Oliver is a founding partner of SwissIntertax. With more than 25 years of experience in finance, tax advisory, and accounting, he sits on the board of multiple business including Global Gold. He is a former manager of the tax advisory department of Coopers & Lybrand. He holds an LL.M. in international tax law and a Master's degree in Economics from from the University of Zurich. 

Dr. Florian Herzog

Member of the Board

With more than 15 years of experience in technology and financial markets, Florian is a co-founder and chairman of Deon Digital Inc., which has developed a programming language and operating system to create and manage truly digital contracts. In addition, he is a researcher and professor at ETH Zurich and is a voting member of one of the largest independent pension funds in Switzerland. Florian holds a PhD in mathematical finance from ETH Zurich.

Alex Seidel

Member of the Board

Alex is an independent board member and investor having gained over 35 years of experience in General Management and in Marketing & Sales with leading international companies such as Procter & Gamble and Mars. In his prior positions as Chairman at Unilever, Switzerland, and CEO of Bestfoods for Switzerland and for the Czech & Slovak Republics, he was able to demonstrate repeatedly his pragmatic focus on delivering results in challenging environments and his ability to lead teams through shared vision and values. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

Bernd Stöger

Chief Technology Officer

Bernd is a senior software architect with over 15 years of experience in software development in the financial and telecom industries, where he worked at Goldman Sachs, IMC and Nokia. He joined aXedras as Chief Technology Officer with the ambition to create an integrity premium in the bullion market by using cutting-edge technology. Bernd holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Kings College London. 

Michal Kit, PhD

Senior Software Engineer

Michal is a senior software engineer with more than 10 years of pertinent experience. He previously worked at firms like R3, EY and Hive in London where he focused on distributed systems, cyber-physical systems and the internet of things. Michal joins aXedras with the motivation to finally issue digital twins of physical precious metal products in order to digitalize B2B processes. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Charles University in Prague.

Jan Rzepecki

Senior Software Engineer

With almost 5 years in research and over 10 year of engineering experience Jan will tackle every technical challenge from a prototype until the final product. In recent years he focused on highly scalable distributed systems and bringing smart contracts closer to diverse DLT/Blockchain implementations. At aXedras, Jan aims to bridge the asynchronous nature of distributed systems and expose Bullion Integrity Ledger™ to a vast ecosystem of business oriented applications. Jan holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Polytech Nantes and Lodz's University of Technology.

Iwan Lottenbach

Head of Product Management

Iwan has been working in FinTech, research, and technical product management for over 5 years. Iwan has joined the aXedras management team with the motivation to develop an innovative product, which fosters unprecedented features for the bullion market. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Lausanne and a master's degree in quantitative economics and finance from the University of St. Gallen.

Luis Testa

IT Product Manager

Luis has extensive professional experience in IT agile projects and product management, where he was involved in end to end delivery from product requirements, minimum viable products, system demos, continuous exploration and integration of the product development life cycle to the digital product release on demand. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the National Technological University and MBA Essentials from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Philipp Stockinger

Business Development Engineer

Philipp has over 8 years work experience in the financial markets. In his role as Relationship Manager for Corporate Clients at Commerzbank Zurich, he covered successfully a broad portfolio spanning SMEs and multinationals. He joined aXedras with the ambition to develop and to promote an innovative and holistic solution to digitalize company-wide processes. Philipp holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Banking) from the DHBW Ravensburg and a M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from the AKAD University in Stuttgart.

Diana Engelland

Customer Service Manager

Diana has more than 15 years professional experience in high level Customer Service & Care and Order Management/Logistics with in-depth knowledge in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. In the recent years she focused on international SAP Rollouts, Implementation and User Training. She holds also a Bachelor of Business Administration and Operations (CCI).

Lars Johansson

Advisor Sales / Business Development

Lars brings over 25 years of experience in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management with various multinational companies and commodities. He gained extensive experience in the international gold market as Head of Logistics at Swiss refinery Pamp followed by heading the precious metal activities for Brink's in Switzerland and counselling the global network on precious metal logistics matters. Lars supports aXedras on subjects relating to supply chain solutions and B2B processes in the bullion market to bring the global precious metals market to the next level of digitalization.

Bernhard Schnellmann

Senior Advisor

Bernhard has more than 40 years of experience in the precious metal industry. After having worked in precious metals trading for Credit Suisse, UBS and Commerzbank, he joined Argor-Heraeus in 2001 as Director. Therefore, he brings extensive experience in building up precious metal trading and funding solutions on a global scale. Bernhard started a new professional challenge in the digital world of the precious metal business and has been supporting aXedras as Senior Advisor since March 2020.

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aXedras Holding AG

Bahnhofstrasse 29
6300 Zug

Switzerland

Email     info@axedras.com

Phone   +41 58 806 2222

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