We’re a global community of inventive minds and skilled experts. Here’s eight of them that are leading the company.
Executive Board Members
— Head SIX Digital Exchange
David Newns was made Head SIX Digital Exchange in October 2021 with a mandate to lead SDX in building the next generation fully regulated digital market infrastructure and establish SDX as a leader in global institutional Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency services.
David is an entrepreneur and financial services professional with over 20 years of experience in capital markets. Prior to SDX, he was Senior Managing director at State Street and Global Head of GlobalLink Execution Services. In this role he was responsible for the award winning Currenex and FX Connect independent multi-asset class trading platform businesses.
Previously, David was Global Head of Currenex and SwapEx. Before that, he held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for State Street Global Exchange Trading & Clearing and State Street eExchange EMEA.
In 2001 David joined Currenex as a founding member of Currenex's London operation. Before joining Currenex, David held several positions in technical services at MicroStrategy, a leading global provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence.
— Head Finance, Risk & Organizational Development
Mathias Studach joined SDX in July 2018 as Head Finance, Risk and Organizational Development. He has a wealth of experience in financial markets, especially in the management and implementation of enabling-technologies, strategy and controlling. In his previous role as Head Technology at a Swiss private bank in Zurich, he was responsible for the digital transformation of the company and the technological implementation of their Blockchain Asset Management Solution.
— Business Head Digital Securities
Alexandre Kech is Business Head Digital Securities, part of the executive board at SDX.
Over the past 25 years, Alex has constructed a unique career combining finance at BNY Mellon, payments/securities infrastructure and standards at SWIFT, and blockchain and digital assets at Onchain Custodian (ONC). As co-founder and CEO of ONC, Alex led the Singapore and Shanghai-based team that built from scratch a custody and prime brokerage service for crypto and other digital assets. Most recently, he moved to Switzerland to launch and run Citi Ventures’ Blockchain & Digital Asset team to engage across the European ecosystem on emerging use cases for blockchain technologies and digital currencies.
Alex earned a bachelor's degree in translation, and an Executive MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology while building Onchain Custodian — putting theory to practice in real-time.
— Head of Legal and Compliance
Inmaculada Navas joined SDX in April 2019 as Head of Legal and Compliance, with a mandate to lead the FINMA licensing approval proceedings, build a legal and regulatory framework, legal advisory for products and initiatives, manage external counsel mandate and build an internal legal team.
Inmaculada has over 18 years of long-standing Legal and Compliance experience partnered with Leadership and Project Management skills gained from a solid work history in the private sector.
Prior to SDX, Inmaculada worked in UBS and Credit Suisse, where she gained expertise in cross-border matters and international law related to financial markets, banking law, financial crime, regulatory affairs, governance, litigation and enforcement.
— Head Technology Officer
Loïc Guezennec joined SDX in September 2022 as Head Technology Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and has been developing technology for trading, wealth management, risk and compliance, in both small and large organizations.
Prior to SDX, Loïc was CTO and Head of Development at Lombard Odier. His other appointments include Head of Platform Engineering at Credit Suisse and Head of Engineering at Swissquote.
— Head Operations
Martin Vetsch joined SDX in July 2022 as Head Operations. In his role, he will be responsible for client onboarding, client support and SDX’s day-to-day operations. Martin is an entrepreneur and a senior banking professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.
Prior to joining SDX, Martin demonstrated his leadership, strategy, and operational skills, while holding various executive positions in global banks and Swiss regulated entities including Credit Suisse, Vontobel, and VP Bank.
— Chairman SDX, Global Head Exchanges & Member Executive Board, SIX
Thomas Zeeb took up his role as Head Securities & Exchanges at Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) in April 2018. He has been responsible for the Securities Services business unit since 2008 and has also been in charge of Swiss Exchange since February 2018. He joined SIX in 2008 having previously worked for Clearstream Banking in London and Luxembourg. As Executive Director of Client Relations, he was a member of the company’s executive management and a member of the Board of Directors of Clearstream Banking Frankfurt. Placed in charge of sales, relationship management and client services, Thomas Zeeb was responsible for the development of the European and US businesses. He previously held positions in companies such as the Bank of New York in London, Sim & Fed SpA in Florence and Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt. Over the course of his career, Thomas Zeeb has gained a wealth of experience in the post-trading sector.