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Swisscom Blockchain appoints new CEO


Swisscom’s blockchain division appointed Lukas Hohl as the new CEO of the subsidiary, effective from 1 May 2019. Hohl will be taking over from the Chief Digital Officer of Swisscom, Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler, who was managing the subsidiary on an interim basis following the departure of Daniel Haudenschild three months ago.

Wüthrich-Hasenböhler has confidence in Hohl’s new appointment, adding that Hohl “has built up and managed companies, managed complex large-scale projects, is well connected in Switzerland and internationally, and fits excellently into the young team of Swisscom Blockchain AG.”

Hohl has spent a significant part of his career providing consulting services related to the digitization of the finance industry. He graduated from Switzerland’s respected ETH university. Most recently Hohl worked for three years as an associate partner in the U.S. for Synpulse management consulting, a Swiss-headquartered global consultancy. Before that he spent more than five years with banking consultancy Sofgen which was acquired by Tech Mahindra in 2015. Hohl also assisted in setting up an offshore development team in Manila for Sofgen and the U.S. business for Synpulse.

“Technology that fundamentally revolutionises existing systems, a young, talented team and an agile environment with our customers and within Swisscom – what more could you ask for?” said Hohl. The new CEO will relocate back to Switzerland from his current location in Boston.

Swisscom Blockchain AG is a technology company offering consulting and project services to companies across all industries. It also assists with internal group projects. One major Swisscom initiative is a private blockchain developed with SwissPost based on Hyperledger Fabric.

And the second big Swisscom project is the recently announced ecosystem for digital assets in collaboration with Sygnum and the Deutsche Börse. Swisscom is contributing its daura AG and Custodigit solutions to the ecosystem.

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