STOXX Limited Taps Christian Kronseder as Zurich-Based COO

STOXX has added Christian Kronseder as its COO, joining the company from RBS Switzerland.

STOXX Limited, a provider of tradable and global index concepts, has appointed Christian Kronseder as its newest Chief Operating Officer (COO) – he is slated to assume his new role on 1 May, 2015, according to a company statement.

In his new role, Mr. Kronseder will be based out of Zurich. He will be tasked with the company’s index capabilities as well as index operations. In addition to this, he will maintain a focus on STOXX’s infrastructure, service, quality, and innovation.

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Mr. Kronseder joins STOXX from RBS, having most recently served as its head of market – Switzerland. Moreover, he was a member of RBS Switzerland’s management board. Additional stops also include senior level positions at Swiss banking stalwarts, Credit Suisse and UBS.

The appointment as COO is also conditional upon his inclusion on the management board of STOXX, which presently includes Hartmut Graf, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Patrick Valovic, Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

According to Holger Wohlenberg, chairman of the STOXX supervisory board, in a recent statement on the appointment, “Christian has extensive experience when it comes to platforms and optimized operations in index processing environments, which will be of great value to STOXX. We are very excited to have him join the company. I am confident that he will be an asset to our global team and contribute to STOXX´s success.”

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