KYC Exchange Net AG

Setting the Standard as the first secure communication platform for Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) purposes for the Financial Industry.

Board of Directors

Timo Vättö

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Timo Vättö is the founder and owner of Vättö Management Services AG which provides independent corporate advisory services to corporations, institutional investors and private families and was founded in November 2008. He is also Director of Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (NASDAQ: ASPS), including the role of the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination/Governance Committees. Previously, Mr Vättö was employed by Citigroup in Switzerland and the U.S. for almost twenty years in senior client coverage and business head roles within the client franchise management and business origination functions for Corporate and Investment Banking, most recently as Head of Swiss Investment Banking. In addition, from 2004 to 2009, Mr Vättö served as a member of the Board of Directors, including as a member of the Audit Committee, of Citibank (Switzerland) AG, part of Citigroup' s Wealth Management Business. Timo Vättö holds a Master of Science, Economics and Business Administration, from the University of Tampere (Finland).

Marcel Krist

Member of the Board and CEO

Mr Krist’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of industries – including financial services, small and medium sized corporates, Family Offices and Real Estate Management. Marcel Krist founded his own consultancy firm in 2006 to provide Interim Management solutions to private owned SME’s. In 2007, he became CEO of Photonfocus AG and was voted Chairman in 2009. Prior to 2005, he was a Director at Credit Suisse, where he developed and managed cross-divisional international and strategic projects incl. managing the Financial Systems at Credit Suisse. Marcel Krist was also responsible for the global implementation of Basel II for Credit Suisse’s Private Banking division. He joined Credit Suisse from McKinsey & Company where he acted as specialised consultant in the financial industry. Mr Krist launched his banking career at the Zürcher Kantonalbank as Senior Controller following completion of a Master of Business Administration at Zurich University (Switzerland).


IHAG Holding

IHAG Holding of Zurich, Switzerland, is the majority shareholder of KYC Exchange Net AG. IHAG Holding is a large independent, family-owned group of companies. Having grown over several generations, it now holds a diversified portfolio of majority and minority shareholdings in a variety of sectors, including finance. Remaining true to its guiding principle of "Investments in Tomorrow", the group is active on a global scale and is invested in various industries; among those are holdings in Financial Services, Information Technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.

AdNovum Informatik AG

AdNovum provides the IT environment required by KYC Exchange Net AG. AdNovum is a leader in the Swiss IT sector and a first choice for demanding IT projects. AdNovum’s custom-made solutions are designed to the highest quality standards in the tradition of Swiss precision engineering. AdNovum offers a full range of services to implement and maintain software and security solutions with high functional and technical requirements. For years, renowned organizations from diverse industries and the public sector have trusted the strength of AdNovum's IT competence, services, and products. AdNovum was founded in 1988. Headquartered in Zurich, the company has offices in Bern, Budapest and Singapore and employs 350 people, 70% of whom are software engineers with a master's degree.


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KYC Exchange Net AG

KYC Exchange Net AG is a Swiss company with the primary purpose to develop and maintain KYC Exchange Net AG’s platform KEN and to provide the Financial Industry with a secure communication platform for KYC/CDD purposes. Its objective is to allow for the cost effective exchange of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) data between regulated financial institutions (e.g. banks, insurances) and their clients. KYC Exchange Net AG was founded in June 2013 and is incorporated in Zurich, Switzerland.

KYC Exchange Net AG | KYC Exchange Net SA | KYC Exchange Net Ltd.


Corporate Registration

Handelsregister des Kantons Zurich CH-

Corporate ID (UID)

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft CHE-410.994.227


Bleicherweg 18
CH-8002 Zurich
+41 79 562 44 66