Bitcoin Suisse taps veteran banker Dirk Klee as CEO

Klee, chief operating officer for wealth management of Swiss bank UBS, gestures in Zurich
FILE PHOTO: Dirk Klee, chief operating officer for wealth management of Swiss bank UBS, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Zurich, Switzerland October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

January 7, 2022

ZURICH (Reuters) – Cryptofinance group Bitcoin Suisse on Friday named Dirk Klee, head of wealth management and investments at Barclays UK, as its new chief executive, succeeding Arthur Vayloyan as of April 1.

Klee’s career has included posts as adviser on M&A and capital markets at law firm Freshfields; head of distribution for Germany and Austria at Allianz Global Investors/PIMCO; CEO of BlackRock Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe; and chief operating officer at UBS’s wealth management business.

Vayloyan will remain a shareholder and member of the board of directors of Bitcoin Suisse, the group said in a statement.

(Reporting by Oliver Hirt, writing by Michael Shields)