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Swisscard AECS GmbH Management

Swisscard management, our Executive Board, consists of six experienced leaders. They are responsible for the operational business in accordance with their specified tasks and competencies.


Wilhelm Rohde

Chief Executive Officer a.i. / Chief Financial Officer

Wilhelm Rohde took over the role of CEO at Swisscard on a temporary basis at the end of June. He has been the CFO at Swisscard since November 1, 2018.

He has many years of experience in international leadership and management in finance and strategy. Wilhelm Rohde started his career at American Express in 2004 with career stints in London, Sydney, New York and Singapore. At the start he worked in the CFO area of the Asian headquarters and later in various local and international finance positions. Before switching to Swisscard, he managed an international marketing team. Wilhelm Rohde previously worked for the Deloitte Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young consultancy companies in Germany.

He studied Business Studies at the Universities of Mannheim and Göttingen and acquired an MBA from INSEAD.


Enrico Salvadori

Head of Consumer Business

Enrico Salvadori took up his position as head of the Consumer Business division at the end of May 2019.

Enrico moved from Credit Suisse to Swisscard. His most recent position was managing director of Marketing & Sponsoring at the Swiss bank. In earlier positions at Credit Suisse and Clariden Leu, Enrico designed advanced processes for successfully controlling and improving innovation in the fields of product management, sales and customer experience. Before moving to the Credit Suisse Group, Enrico worked as a strategy advisor for leading financial service providers in Europe and Africa. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Turin with a degree in Business Management. He also holds a European Master in Management from the ESCP-EAP Business School.

Enrico has been living in the Zurich region with his wife and four children since 2007. In his free time, he enjoys giving his sporty nature free rein with swimming, running and sometimes even rugby. Enrico is also a music connoisseur: You can regularly find him and his family at concerts and festivals.


Alex Friedli

Head of Business-to-Business

Alex Friedli has been responsible for Business to Business and therefore for business clients and merchants since February 2013.

Prior to this, he managed the company-wide transition program for the Swisscard IT processing platform. Alex Friedli has worked for Swisscard since it was established in 1998 and has held a wide variety of managerial positions since then. Prior to joining Swisscard, Alex Friedli worked in product management for card products at Credit Suisse.

Alex Friedli studied Economic Sciences specializing in organization (lic. oec. HSG).


Barbara Allemann

Head of Human Resources

Barbara Allemann has headed the Human Resources department since March 2015.

Prior to joining Swisscard, Barbara Allemann worked at Credit Suisse, most recently as Head HR Business Partner in the Corporate & Institutional Clients division. In the Private Banking & Wealth Management division she was responsible for the HR management strategy and managed HR processes. Barbara Allemann worked in different divisions at Credit Suisse for almost 20 years in total.

Barbara Allemann studied Business Economics at the Kaderschule Zürich and has a certificate in coaching.


Özlem Civelek

Head of Operations

Özlem Civelek took over management of the Operations division in June 2020.

She has been a member of the Executive Board since May 2015 and managed the Risk division prior to assuming her current position. She has been working for Swisscard in various positions since 2004, including management positions in operational divisions and Process Engineering.

Özlem Civelek has a Master’s in Business and Politics from the University of Stuttgart and further qualifications from the Professional Risk Managers’ Association. Before joining Swisscard, she was responsible for various international projects in management consultancy, in the finance sector among others.


Marco Bazzani

Head of IT

Marco Bazzani has been heading IT at Executive Board level since October 2017.

Marco Bazzani has been working successfully in finance for more than 30 years, with more than 20 of them at Credit Suisse. During this time, he has held a variety of global managerial positions in both the front and back office. In doing so, he has managed various major strategic projects and initiatives.

Marco Bazzani has completed a banking apprenticeship and further training to be a business economist. He has also completed several internal and external leadership and project management training courses.