About Us

Procivis was founded in October 2016 emboldened by a clear mission: to empower individuals everywhere by providing them with trusted and compliant digital identity solutions they can fully own and control. Thanks to our integrated e-government platform eID+, we are already working with governments that are aligned with that mission. But we are also hard at work preparing for tomorrow’s digital world. With VETRI, our blockchain-enabled personal data platform, we are taking the concept of personal data self-sovereignty one step further and aim to become one of the key enablers of the peer-to-peer economy.

Procivis is headquartered in Zurich and we are proud to call Switzerland home. Switzerland is indeed quickly becoming a global centre where emerging cryptography, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and businesses can thrive in a safe, supportive, and vibrant environment, thanks to its progressive regulatory framework, deep talent pool and sophisticated infrastructure. Some of that talent have found their way into Procivis, which is composed of a world-class team of employees, founders and advisors who jointly provide unrivalled expertise in blockchain technology, data protection, security and e-governance

Board of Directors

Daniel Gasteiger

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Daniel Gasteiger has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’s business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman of the Board, as a Managing Director. His fascination for Blockchain technology led to the decision to start nexussquared, a business platform based in Zurich. There he drove the efforts to enhance the attractiveness of the location for international start-ups and helped new ventures as well as established players to build up business based on the technology.

Huw Evans

Member of the Board of Directors

Huw Evans has extensive experience in leveraging new technologies on a large scale. As COO and head of strategic change for UBS’s global FX business for over 20 years, he drove the application of the internet and associated technologies to help UBS become one of the leading FX banks in the world. Huw Evans chaired the FX Steering Committee of the Global Financial Markets Association, and led important FX market initiatives on behalf of the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England.
Prior to joining UBS in 1994, he worked in the financial markets division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) on a wide variety of strategic projects for banks and exchanges worldwide.
Huw Evans holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Warwick.

Doris Fiala

Member of the Board of Directors

Doris Fiala is a Member of the Swiss Parliament who also covers the following positions: Chairwoman of the Swiss Control/Parliamentary Oversight Committee, President of Swiss FDP Liberals Women, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), and Chairwoman of the Migration Refugee & Displaced Persons Committee of PACE. She also works as Independent Consultant in Public Affairs and is specialized in Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Risk Management.
Doris Fiala has been actively engaged since long time in strengthening the position of Zurich and Switzerland as an international blockchain location. In her role as member of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons delegate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Doris Fiala is confronted on a periodic basis with the relevance that electronic identities will acquire in the near future.

Roger Wirth

Member of the Board of Directors

Roger Wirth has longstanding experience in information and cyber security, particularly in the heavily regulated field of financial services. As the Head of Information & Cyber Security for the Swiss bank UBS, he has been responsible for the IT security of wealth management business. Prior to his last role, he covered several positions within UBS, including Head of Engagement Management & IT Compliance, Head of Security Engineering & Presentation Framework, Head of IT Security and Head of Information Security.
Roger Wirth holds a Swiss Diploma in Information Technology from the IFA, Zurich.

Management Committee

Daniel Gasteiger

Co-Founder & CEO

Daniel Gasteiger has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’s business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman of the Board, as a Managing Director. His fascination for Blockchain technology led to the decision to start nexussquared, a business platform based in Zurich. There he drove the efforts to enhance the attractiveness of the location for international start-ups and helped new ventures as well as established players to build up business based on the technology.

Achille has worked in financial services and consulting for more than 15 years. Starting in business advisory with KPMG, he then joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as international consultant and then the Swiss bank of the international conglomerate Hinduja Group, where he held various positions including Group & Business Control Manager, Chief of Staff, Head of business development and Member of the Executive Committee. Achille has also entrepreneurial experience, having founded an M&A boutique in Milan and a trading company in Florence. He is passionate about blockchain, with a focus on operations and compliance. He holds a degree in economics from the LUISS University of Rome and is an MBA Graduate of IMD Business School, Lausanne.

Patrick has a Master’s degree in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), where he wrote his thesis “Towards Blockchain Mediated Governance for Decentralised Autonomous Corporations” in cooperation with ETH Zurich. During his studies he was working for a Swiss SME, where he was employed as a sales representative and involved in the process of establishing new local point of sales as well as managing operations. After his studies he joined Blockchain Source a technology partner of Procivis, where he managed business development endeavours for the emerging Procivis project.

Yves-Alain Petitjean

Co-Founder and CFO

Yves is a UCLA Andersen School Alumni and began his career at UBS in Zurich. With UBS he started an international career as an M&A Associate in New York and later in Singapore. Afterwards, he returned to Europe, where he joined Santander’s CEO division in Madrid. Following the acquisition of Abbey by Santander, he was recruited in 2007 and joined the ranks of Cerberus Capital’s M&A team in London.
In 2010, Yves took a new direction to manage the large direct investments of two Family Offices. He joined forces with Procivis’ original Founder, Daniel Gasteiger in October 2016 as acting CFO of the Company.

Giorgio has a Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan. After graduation he joined UBS as Software Engineer working on the E-Banking solution for Switzerland and the Mobile Banking for Asia. In his last role at UBS, he joined the Wealth Management Innovation Team as Innovation Product Manager where he built several digital products and curated the scouting of fintech startups. While engaging with the startup communities he was inspired by blockchain technology and its potential applications beyond fintech.

Team

Alexander Brozek

Systems Engineer

Severin Candrian

Head of Design

Eduard Čuba

Software Engineer

Tim Freuler

Project Manager

Sven Jakelj

Business Analyst

Dominique Kunz

Community Manager

Jonas Loetscher

Product Manager

Guilherme Sperb Machado

Senior Software Architect

Dariusz Niespodziany

Senior Software Engineer

Sandra Piova

Backoffice

Adithya Pradeep Kumar

Business Development - Emerging Markets

Hanna Seibert

Office Manager

Sven Stucki

Senior Software Engineer

Costa Vayenas

Director of the Procivis Think Tank