Andréa M. Maechler is the first woman appointed by Swiss Federal Council to become a member of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) Governing Board. Why? Her economics expertise had her overseeing the analytical work relating to systemic risks in the European Union at the IMF, as well as the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) in Frankfurt.
Facilitating and securing the operation of cashless payment systems in Switzerland is one of the SNB’s statutory tasks. Hence, the SNB is closely monitoring the developments to deepen the understanding of the implications of new technologies on the financial system.
Hear Andréa M. Maechler speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2019 about the challenge of accommodating and encouraging Fintech innovations without jeopardizing the safety and resilience of the financial system, in particular of the payment infrastructure that underpins all economic activities.