Swissquote adds PwC and Rothschild finance pro Jean-Christophe Pernollet to its Board

Swiss online bank and electronic trading market place Swissquote has today announced that it proposes to elect a high caliber industry executive to its board, Jean-Christophe Pernollet.

Mr. Pernollet’s appointment to the board at Swissquote will be subject to approval by the Board of Directors of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd which is scheduled to hold its General Assembly on May 7, 2015.

Subject to this approval, Mr. Pernollet will succeed Paul E. Otth, who has decided not to stand for re-election, in being appointed Chairman of the Swissquote Group Audit and Risk Committee.

With a wealth of experience within professional services firms and large banking institutions at senior level, Mr. Pernollet’s current position as Group Chief Audit Executive at Edmond de Rothschild Group stands him in good stead for overseeing Swissquote’s audit and risk operations.

Before assuming his current position in April this year, Mr. Pernollet held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Edmond de Rothschild Group for two years, following a two year tenure as Chief Financial Officer at EFG International Ltd.

Seventeen years at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) preceded, with Mr. Pernollet having been responsible for several senior level projects, mainly in Geneva.

Having joined PwC in 1993 following three years at rival consultancy firm Deloitte, Mr. Pernollet was appointed Partner in

Mr. Pernollet earned his batchelor of science in economics and politics at the Institut d’Etudies Politiques in Grenoble, France in 1986, and graduated in 1990 from the EDHEC Business School in Lille, northern France, with a masters degree in management. He has been a member of the Board of Swissquote bank since yesterday, November 10, 2014.

Speaking on Mr. Pernollet’s appointment, Mario Fontana, Chairman of the Board at Swissquote stated publicly “Jean-Christophe Pernollet’s broad experience and technical expertise will add valuable perspective to our Board of Directors.”

“We appreciate his willingness to serve as director and look forward to benefiting from his judgement and counsel. We would like to thank Paul E. Otth for the thirteen years that he has spent as a member of the board, during which time he has contributed to the development of Swissquote” concluded Mr. Fontana.

For the official announcement from Swissquote, click here.

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