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The fintech company Gira Financial Group AG is strengthening its business activities and engaging George Schmidt as an additional member of its Senior Advisory Committee.




Gira Financial Group AG (GFG) is expanding its activities and strengthening its strategic focus on blockchain-based services for third parties. The GFG Senior Advisory Committee is being expanded, with highly regarded fintech expert George Schmidt to join with effect from xx February 2018.


Mr Schmidt, 56, is Managing Director Financial Services at Accenture Switzerland. He studied business management with an emphasis on organisational behaviour and IT at the University of St Gallen and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr Schmidt began his career as a risk manager with UBS in Zurich. In 1989, he founded the systems integration company Nexpert, which he sold to the IT service provider Systor – a subsidiary of the then Swiss Bank Corporation – in 1994. As CEO of Systor, he developed the company into the largest provider of systems integration and outsourcing services in the German-speaking region.

He moved to Accenture in 1993, to facilitate Systor’s integration into that firm. In his capacity as Managing Director Financial Services at Accenture and Chairman of Accenture Services AG, he has outstanding knowledge of the IT and process landscape in the Swiss financial industry, and he has made a crucial contribution to various developments. His area of focus is digital transformation, and he is one of the founders of the Swiss FinTech Awards.

George Schmidt se une a los otros miembros de la junta Dr. Sabina Korfmann-Bodenmann y Dr. Daniel Rytz en el Comité Asesor Senior de Gira Financial Group AG.

La Dra. Sabina Korfmann-Bodenmann es propietaria de Korfmann Corporate Communications Consulting AG (KCCC), una empresa de comunicaciones especializada en instituciones financieras, y un experto financiero comprobado. El Dr. Daniel Rytz, recientemente CEO interino del especialista en tecnología de procesos Polymetrix, es un ingeniero químico y experto en optimización de procesos y flujos de trabajo organizacionales.

Con la incorporación de George Schmidt, el Comité asesor superior de GFG estará en una posición ideal para brindarle a la empresa una contribución estratégica importante.