The Bank with a Soul

Mélanie Chopard

MAS Corporate Finance, MSc. Communication
Chief Financial Officer, Partner

Mélanie is a founding partner at MBaer Merchant Bank, is a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for Finance and the Treasury.

Her areas of responsibility include financial strategy, planning and financial accounting. She is also in charge of regulatory reporting and audit activities.

As Human Resources manager, she is responsible for staff administration and employee support.

Key professional milestones

Establishment of MBaer Merchant Bank

As a member of the bank's founding team, Mélanie worked for two years as CFO at the project company Madala AG, where she was responsible for setting up the bank's financial department.

Leadership roles in financial management

Mélanie has many years of experience in managing finance and staff at small companies that operate internationally: 

  • several years working at the online consultancy company 10EQS in Lugano as the group's Finance and Administration Manager
  • several years working for the consultancy network Cartesius Advisory Network in Zug as Head of Finance and Operations

International start-up projects

The small companies where Mélanie worked began as start-up projects in which she was involved from the start. Her main focus was on:

  • setting up and establishing the finance and personnel departments of companies that were growing internationally
  • operational work, conceptual software developments, questions of company law, communication and marketing

Qualifications

  • Master of Advanced Studies in Corporate Finance, University of Lucerne
  • Master of Science in Communication, University of Lugano

Mélanie speaks fluent Italian, German and English and very good French.

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