Ayondo Markets Limited, the United Kingdom-based subsidiary of the Zurich investment firm ayondo, announced the termination of Thomas Winkler as a director. According to the regulatory filing through companies house today, he left this position on August 1, 2018.
In July, the re-designation was first announced through the Singapore Exchange. Specifically, it said that Winkler would move from Executive Chairman to Non-Executive Chairman. This arose as a result of his impending executive position in an unnamed blockchain initiative.
As a result, Winkler will also cease his role as a director of ayondo Asia Pte. Ltd and ayondo Markets Limited. He will, however, continue to remain as a director of ayondo Holding AG.
On his LinkedIn profile, it still shows that he is the chairman and founder of ayondo Holding AG. It also shows that between April 2013 until September 2014, Winkler was a managing director at ayondo GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Thomas Winkler’s Career Before ayondo
Throughout his career, Winkler has gained more than three decades worth of experience in the financial industry. Before working at the firm, Winkler’s most recent role was a partner at Baltic Bau between 2006 and 2013.
Prior to this, he was based in the banking industry. In 2001, he joined ABN AMRO, starting first in the company’s Swiss operations as the CEO until 2006. At the same time, he was also the Global Head of Private Investor Products at ABN AMRO Bank from 2002 until 2006.
During his career, Winkler was also an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Here he worked from 1996 until 2001. Throughout his time working for the American multinational investment bank he was based in London.
In 1994, Winkler joined SBC Securities Ltd in Sales and was based in Zurich for the two years he worked for the company. Before this, he kick-started his career at Bank Leu AG where he was a credit Manager from 1988 until 1990.