WealthTech pioneer Bert-Jan van Essen from Privé Technologies taking lead in the region for the European digital wealth management innovator. Additiv all fired up for further growth in Asia.

Zurich-based additiv, a leading provider of digital wealth management solutions, has hired Bert-Jan van Essen, former CTO at Privé Technologies, founder of Dragon Wealth and former APAC CIO Private Banking at Credit Suisse. He will assume the role of Managing Director additiv Asia on 1st April 2019. Bert-Jan will lead a team of sales, product and delivery managers in Singapore and Vietnam to continue the firm’s growth drive in the region where it has tripled its staff in the past 12 months.

He takes the baton from Thomas Achhorner who will focus on developing strategic markets, after having put additiv firmly on the Asian map with the opening of its development centre in Vietnam, the recruitment of senior talent from key competitors and the recent launch of an award-winning wealth app for the Indonesian arm of Australia’s largest bank.

Michael Stemmle, Founder and CEO of additiv: “We look forward to Bert-Jan’s joining our executive board as Managing Director Asia. His experience in wealth management, digital finance and Asia, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, will be a great addition to our team. Bert-Jan’s focus will be to further tailor our products to the Asian markets and drive additiv’s growth in the region.”