Board of Directors

President, Joe Orobono

In May 2009, Joe Orobono became President of the IIBA Zurich Chapter.  With over 24 years experience in Banking and Finance, Joe has held several roles including Foreign Exchange Derivatives Trading, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Treasury System Sales Support. 
Joe has worked for several Swiss financial companies including Swiss Re and Credit Suisse as a Senior Business Analyst.  He previously worked for Misys Treasury Solutions in New York and London, where he consulted over 60 financial organizations in 25 countries.
Joe graduated from Penn State University with a Degree in Finance and Banking.  Joe resides in Zurich Switzerland with his family where he enjoys snowboarding, cooking and photography.
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V.P. (Education), Dennis Kuriakose

Dennis Kuriakose has over 13 years of experience primarily in the Banking and Capital Markets space, with the last 4 years as a Business Analyst within the same domain. Dennis brings with him an extensive knowledge of the banking and capital markets industry along with a deep knowledge of the function of business analysis including detailed requirements engineering, UML modelling and business process management.
Dennis enjoys imparting trainings on the subject of Personal Investments as he is passionate about the same.
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 V.P. (Treasurer), Stefan Kaufmann

Stefan Kaufmann has over 15 years experience in Banking and Finance. After finished his bank apprenticeship he had worked in different projects as software developer, business analyst and project manager. Currently, Stefan works as Senior Project Manager for Credit Suisse in Zürich.
Previously he has done projects for Credit Suisse Singapore, UBS Investment Bank and Bank Vontobel. He has deep knowledge in corporate actions, Front to Back equity and FX trading processes, structured products and OTC products.
He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from University of Zurich and has a MBA from University of Queensland. During his free time he enjoys to explore other cultures, hiking and skiing. 

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 V.P. (Marketing), Eva (Pospichalova) Popov
Eva PospichalovaEva graduated in 2012 and holds a masters degree from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. She has more than 6 years of experience in IT in agri-business on both global transformation programs and medium sized projects using Agile and Waterfall methodologies. She has expertise in Business Process Modeling, Change Management, Requirements Management and Business Relationship Management and is a certified ScrumMaster professional.
Currently she is working for Syngenta as a Domain Analyst. 
Eva lives in Basel. She loves socializing, climbing and travelling.
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