Markus Waser founded waser iPM in 2004 after working 18 years at UBS and the former Swiss Bank Corp. in various management positions in Switzerland and internationally. Markus received his MBA in Strategic Planning from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. He started his professional career at Sperry Univac (now Unisys) in Zurich. After that, Markus worked in various technology and project management responsibilities, with focus on credit and loan management, at Swiss Bank Corporation in Basel, Frankfurt, London and New York.
Upon his return to Switzerland he assumed responsibility for the Trading and Settlement systems at the SBC Investment Bank in Zurich. At the time of the merger of SBC and UBS, Markus was in charge of the regional IT management for Switzerland, Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Investment Bank and managed the integration of the IT teams in Switzerland with over 400 employees. During the following three years, Markus was in charge of the IT units of the six UBS Private Banks with the goal of a joint integrated IT and Operations service centre. After setting up waser iPM, Markus took on various interim executive mandates in Zurich and Paris, among others for the implementation of the Olympic core banking systems at a French Private Bank. In 2006 he joined Swisscom IT Services and took responsibility for an Avaloq core banking system implementation at a major Swiss cantonal bank. In the year 2008 Markus was promoted to the Executive Board and given the responsibility for Business Development and one year later he was in charge of the Products and Services Solutions business unit. From 2012 to 2014, Markus took on mandates in Consulting and Interim Executive positions in strategic sourcing, asset management product development as well as in a real estate management solutions start-up. From 2014 to 2016 Markus was Head of Product Management and member of the executive board at Finnova AG.
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