Francisco Fernandez

Founder & Chairman of Avaloq Group (unicorn), Switzerland

Francisco Fernandez is an entrepreneur who has committed himself to IT solutions in the finance sector. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where he also attended post degree studies in business administration from the Centre for Industrial Management (BWI). Francisco Fernandez’ goal is to shape and transform the financial system as well as to increase its stability by making financial institutions more secure, more compliant, more efficient and more transparent. Beyond that he aims at redesigning the dialogue and interaction between financial institutions and their clients. Apart from his rational and analytical side, Fernandez has a musical side as well. He loves spending time with his family, playing the piano and to do sport. Another ambition is to transfer his knowledge acting as angel investor and coach for start-ups mainly in the Fintech space. He is a sought-after thought leader and speaker in the areas of digital transformation, innovation management, leadership and entrepreneurship around the globe.