Oliver Bussmann

Oliver Bussmann

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bussmann Advisory

Oliver Bussmann is a globally recognized technology thought leader and driver of large-scale transformation at multi-national organizations and portfolio companies of private equity firms. The Founder and CEO of Bussmann Advisory AG, he advises enterprises and private equity companies looking to stay ahead of the digital disruption curve in the financial services and high-tech industry.

He is a Non-Executive Board Director at Bank of America Europe, Abu Dhabi Ports Group, BSI Software (Capvis portfolio company), Board Chairman at xSuite Group (3i Group portfolio company) and Advisory Board member of the largest European Asset Manager Amundi, Royal London and Actico (Bregal portfolio company).

In addition, he also holds important mandates in industry associations, including Board Member at Elevandi as part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Oliver was Co- founder and former President of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association which is the largest blockchain ecosystem with over 1’500 startups in Switzerland.

From 2013 to 2016 Bussmann was Group Chief Information Officer of UBS, where he successfully led a major Business and IT transformation effort, instituted a new group-wide innovation framework and established UBS as a pioneer in the development of blockchain for use in financial services. Prior to joining UBS Bussmann was Global Chief Information Officer at SAP, where he also spearheaded significant technology transformation and integration of company acquisitions, and before that CIO for North America & Mexico at Allianz. Previous roles have included executive positions at Deutsche Bank and IBM.

Bussmann's achievements and thought leadership have been widely recognized. He was named COO/CTO of the year by Financial News/The Wall Street Journal, European CIO of the Year by INSEAD/CIONET, Top FinTech Influencer to follow by Onalytica, Swiss FinTech Award, received the Elite 8 Award, which is given to the most innovative leaders in technology working in capital markets by Wall Street & Technology Magazine, and has twice been included on the Financial News "FinTech 40" list of innovators shaping the future of finance. 

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