Board of Directors

Norman Hansen
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Hansen has over three decades of experience working in leadership roles mostly in the areas of banking, payments, investment, corporate governance, wealth management, and media. His most recent experience includes managing investment holding companies as well as co-managing e-commerce companies asknet AG Germany and Nexway SAS France. Previous to this, Mr. Hansen served as a member of supervisory boards of numerous European companies for more than a decade. Mr. Hansen also worked for a consulting firm providing support services to supervisory boards and audit committees of listed European companies before joining his first board. His payments experience includes the aforementioned positions at asknet and Nexway, providing consulting services in founding and running payments departments to Ukrainian banks and entrepreneurs, consulting to a large Austrian company on setting up payments systems for their services in the CIS, and serving as director of payment card departments in two banks in the USA. Mr. Hansen has also managed an investment boutique and co-managed a consulting firm providing corporate governance, private equity, investment banking, and wealth management services to companies, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, and family offices. Some of the successful deals he worked on include multiple deals totaling over $25bln for European energy companies, a €2 billion bond issue for a central European banking group, and the successful acquisition and sale of a nationwide Ukrainian TV network for a family office. His educational background includes the New York Institute of Finance, American Institute of Banking, and the University of the Pacific.

Andy Liu
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Liu is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in luxury consumer goods and more than 13 years of experience in finance and banking. After graduating from EPFL Lausanne, Mr. Liu took on the role of Senior Asia & Pacific Managing Director at Bucherer Group Switzerland in the early 2000s. During this time, he created a highly successful business model that attracted high-end luxury consumers from Asia. He worked closely with luxury watch brands such as Omega, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, and Piaget to boost their businesses in Asia. Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Liu founded his own luxury goods trading company, which carried various luxury products and distributed them through his own 60 outlets in the Greater China area. He was also one of the first individuals to introduce different luxury brands and products to China from Europe, including Swarovski and other luxury Swiss watch brands. From the end of 2008, Mr. Liu joined Citychamp Group Ltd, a Hong Kong Exchange Main Board-listed company. He initially served as the Group Overseas COO and, starting in 2011, acted as the Chairman's Executive Assistant, leading and managing the group's overseas investments and assets. With Mr. Liu's support, Citychamp Group became the largest private investor from Hong Kong and China in Switzerland. The investments included Swiss luxury watch companies, 5-star hotels, and a Liechtenstein full license bank, which manages over 4.5 billion AUM. Additionally, in 2016, Andy Liu co-founded TCFG Asia Capital in Zurich (The Corporate Finance Group AG). It is the leading independent M&A and Corporate Finance Firm in Switzerland, conducting numerous successful milestone capital market transactions on the Zurich SIX Exchange.

Lorenzo Landini
Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Landini has extensive experience with start-ups and emerging engineering companies, with 20 years’ experience of strategic development in Asian markets. From 1996 to 2014 he has been active in Shanghai (China) working for Italian companies importing into Europe and U.S.A. from China, Korea and Japan operating in the field of steel, mechanical & electronic components, acquiring technical experience and knowledge of the local business culture. Following the opening of Chinese markets to wholly foreign own enterprises in 1998 he was one of the initial investors and founders to establish a WFOE in consulting, trading and production (3L Consulting Hong Kong Ltd - CEO, Shanghai Landini Mechanical Industry Co. Ltd - CEO) also creating joint ventures with foreign investors entering into Chinese market (Shanghai Annovi Reverberi Performance Pumps Co. Ltd - CEO). In consideration of his strong experience in start-ups companies, from 2014 to 2018 he started his longstanding experience in the automotive sector as co-founder of Garage Italia Customs (Milan, Italy), a concept-to-product trendmaker creating fully customized limited-edition products (cars, race cars, boats, yachts, private jets) understanding customers' personalities and desires to create unique tailor-made products. He developed collaborations with main design centers of automotive groups (FCA Group - Ferrari, JEEP, Alfa Romeo - BMW Group, Pagani Automobili and Lamborghini Automobili). Following the acquisition from AGIP (ENI) of the historical and most iconic Italian gas station, he transformed it into the landmark of customizations, Garage Italia Milano, an emotional place for car lovers with a design center, a merchandise shop and a starred restaurant. Since 2020 he is CEO of Fondazione LAPS for the well-being of children and most vulnerable people in our society fighting against poverty, addictions, violence, and exclusion. He is owner of LLandini, holding and consulting company supporting innovative start-ups providing expertise from the early stage to the development phase. He is also currently CEO of Garage Italia Immobiliare & FB Garage Italia, in charge of the re-launch of the property as a hub for events and entertainment mostly targeting motor enthusiasts.

Jan Schulmeister
Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Schulmeister is an entrepreneur and former banking professional with ten years of working experience in client facing roles. At his last banking position, he has successfully managed a book of USD 900 million assets under management for ultra-high/high net worth international clients, at Credit Suisse, Zürich. As of January 2020, he has joined asknet Solutions AG a German Exchange listed E-Commerce and Software Solutions company as an CFO. After his time as CFO Jan launched and successfully managed a single Family Office providing a variety of services to distinguished clients. During 2021, he became professionally engaged to his longtime passion Blockchain and crypto by acting as a vital stakeholder in successful projects. In 2022 he launched an E-Commerce Web3 Platform with the focus on NFT monetization.