MBAER Bank - The Swiss Merchant Bank

The Bank with a Soul

Niels Hansen

Chief Operating Officer, Partner

Niels has been working at MBaer Merchant Bank since July 2019.

He is a member of the Executive Board and ensures the bank's operations.

His main priorities are organizing and managing process-based tasks and IT projects.

Key professional milestones

Many years in management

Niels worked for over twenty years at Jyske Bank (Switzerland) as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management Board. Most recently he was CEO of the successor company, Jyske Verwaltung AG. The main focus areas of his work were:

  • holding overall responsibility for operations and IT and introducing new banking applications
  • implementing and enforcing legal requirements and guidelines
  • contributing to various committees and working groups within the company

Learning about banking from the bottom up

Before becoming Chief Operating Officer, Niels was in charge of various back-office departments at Jyske Bank (Switzerland) for a number of years. Before that, he spent several years setting up and managing the Securities Management department at Bank Leu AG in Zurich.

Other professional experience

As well as his work at various different banks, Niels also spent ten years as an auditor at the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland.


  • Niels has regularly taken professional development training courses in various banking fields during his career

He speaks fluent German and English.

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