The board of directors of Telekurs Holding has made the following appointments:
Marc Carletti has been appointed as CEO of Telekurs Financial Information and concurrently as Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee. Marc Carletti, born in 1959, will begin his new position on February 1, 2007, and after a period of adjustment, will take over leadership of Telekurs Financial from Eugen Niesper, who will retire in the course of 2007. Marc Carletti has been active for around 20 years in various management functions at Reuters, most recently since 2004 as Managing Director of Reuters France and President of Reuters Financial Software. He previously worked from 2001 to 2004 as Managing Director for Switzerland & Austria in Zurich, from 1991 to 2001 in managing functions for various Reuter's national branches in Europe and Latin America, as well as Sales Manager in Zurich/Geneva from 1987 to 1990. Before his time at Reuters, he was employed in marketing and sales for Hewlett Packard in Geneva and in the IT department at Banque Paribas.
Martin Frick has been appointed as CEO of Swiss Interbank Clearing and concurrently as Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee. Martin Frick will continue to also function as CEO of PayNet (Schweiz) and will lead both Group companies in the future. It is planned that Martin Frick will take over the new functions on July 1, 2007 from André Bamat, who will retire next year. Martin Frick, born in 1958, is a licensed electrical engineer, a graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. After filling various management functions in the field of software development, he has worked at Telekurs since 1992 as Head of Payment Traffic Development, among other positions. He was in charge of Product Management E-Commerce for the former EUROPAY (Switzerland) from 1998 to 2000. He has been CEO of PayNet (Schweiz) AG since 2001.
Ursula C. La Roche-Ender appointed as Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee. Ursula C. La Roche-Ender, Chief Financial Officer of the Telekurs Group, born in 1966, will become a Member of the Telekurs Group Executive Committee as of April 1, 2007. She studied at the Universities of Freiburg/Gottingen (lic. phil.) and St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG). Her professional career led her initially to the Telekurs Group from 1992 to 1997, where she was ultimately in charge of financial accounting. After around six years at Credit Suisse Private Banking, as Head of Financial Accounting, and at Credit Suisse Group in Treasury and Capital Management, she returned to Telekurs in 2003 to take charge of Telekurs Group Finances & Controlling.