Stefan Alder appointed Head of Group IT at the LLB Group

Vaduz, 12 July 2019. Stefan Alder, Avaloq Group Chief Information Officer, becomes Head of Group IT at the LLB Group. He succeeds Stephan Schmidle who is set to retire after 32 years of committed service for Liechtensteinische Landesbank.

Stefan Alder appointed Head of Group IT at the LLB Group
Stefan Alder appointed Head of Group IT at the LLB Group

As Group Chief Information Officer at Avaloq, Stefan Alder (44) spent the last four and a half years in charge of the strategic and operational management of the global IT operations and service organisation, with entities in Asia and Europe, managing more than 250 members of staff in the process. In this role, he promoted the strategic and organisational realignment of the IT division and spearheaded the process of transformation towards modern, globally standardised IT processes and services and a future-proof technology landscape.

Stefan Alder is already well acquainted with the financial sector from his thirteen years of work with extensive responsibility in the IT organisations of major Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse. Stefan Alder graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and has an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He will assume his new role in October 2019. 

Patrick Fürer, Chief Operating Officer at the LLB Group, comments: "In Stefan Alder, we are delighted to be gaining an expert with a truly profound knowledge of IT infrastructures in the banking sector. As well as having strategic vision and strong management qualities, he also possesses an accurate knowledge of bank-specific system landscapes and in-depth expertise in IT operations. Future vision and innovative drive have moulded his career. He will contribute to the LLB Group's extensive IT expertise, helping to successfully advance the company's countless digitalisation initiatives. I would like to extend my gratitude to Stephan Schmidle for his many years of committed work in the service of Liechtensteinische Landesbank. He has played a crucial role in bringing our banking group into the future of technology."