Founder and CEO
Robert Ruttmann is the founder and CEO of the research consortium Redesigning Financial Services and serves as the Head of Customer Insight on Financial Services at Institute for Customer Insight, University of St. Gallen. Previously, Robert spent over 10 years in the financial services industry, working in Global Research at Credit Suisse, and 4 years in the Investment Office at Julius Baer, running a team of cross-asset strategists.
Robert has two master’s degrees from the University of St.Gallen, one in Banking and Finance, and one in International Affairs and Governance. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2002 in Economics from Bates College, US.
Zani is a Project Manager at Redesigning Financial Services. Prior to joining RFS, Zani has worked in consulting focusing on the financial services industry, particularly digital transformation and change management projects.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Zurich, a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at the University of St. Gallen, researching the impact of artificial intelligence on the financial services industry.
In his free time, Zani pursues his passion for martial arts and likes to travel through Asia.
Marco Vario has been Project Manager at Redesigning Financial Services since March 2018. Prior to joining RFS, Marco spent 4 years in the financial industry, working in Asset Management at UBS and Credit Suisse.
Marco is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at the University of St. Gallen and holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Finance from the University of Lausanne. Aside from work, Marco enjoys doing CrossFit and travelling.
Anya is a project manager at Redesigning Financial Services since November 2018.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Bern and is currently a Master student in a two-year double degree program at the University of Zurich. In her one-year LL.M. at Maastricht University she specialized in Criminal Law. Within her last year at University of Zurich she is now focussing on International Corporate Law, Human Rights Law and Sports Law.
In her free time, she is very passionate about lifting weights in the CrossFit Box or enjoying alpine air during backcountry snowboarding.
Strategic Steering Committee
Lombard Odier Group
Prof. Dr. Ernst Mohr
Universität St. Gallen
Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett
Prof. Dr. Karl Frauendorfer
University of St.Gallen