About Us

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Hello!

We are a team of entrepreneurs working on the creation of the bank of the future in Geneva, Switzerland. Being specialists of the application of blockchain to finance, we use this new technology at the core of this project to create a banking ecosystem that will propel the new era of financial digitalization that blockchain makes possible.

With Mt Pelerin, our ambition is to seize the opportunity of this change to refocus the bank on its original purpose: support and fuel the real economy, the one creating growth and jobs.

To do so, we use the blockchain to create a new kind of bank that will give individuals and SMEs access to sources of financing and investment that were until now reserved to the elites of finance.

Our Name

The name Mt Pelerin refers to the Mont Pèlerin Society, a group of brilliant economists and intellectuals advocating for an open society and economy driven by free market principles, personal and political liberty, and freedom of expression.

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The Mont Pèlerin Society was founded in 1947 at the first conference organized by Professor Friedrich Hayek on the Mont Pèlerin, a small mountain overlooking Lake Geneva, our home. Professor Hayek invited 60 liberal scholars from all over the world to meet and renew the links that had been broken between them by war and nationalism. The society’s founders include Friedrich Hayek, Frank Knight, Karl Popper, Ludwig von Mises, George Stigler, and Milton Friedman, among others. Although these intellectuals represented a mix of schools of thoughts, e.g. the Chicago School of Economics or the Austrian School, they nevertheless all agreed on a desire to promote liberal ideas in the classical sense. The group never aspired to conduct propaganda nor align with any political party. Its sole objective is to facilitate the exchange of views among minds inspired by certain ideals and broad conceptions held in common and to contribute to the preservation and improvement of the free society.

At Mt Pelerin, those ideals are very dear to us, as they represent our values in life. We believe in the constructive power of every actor of the economy, once give real freedom and autonomy in his/her choices. We want to create favorable conditions to make the banking industry as a whole progress, while giving its customers the keys to their own financial empowerment.

We chose the name Mt Pelerin to herald our origins and our moral values.

Meet the Team

Mt Pelerin is proud and lucky to count talented and motivated people in its ranks, who are fully dedicated to make this project a complete success.

Arnaud Salomon
Arnaud Salomon
Founder & CEO
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Jingyao Jin
Jingyao Jin
COO
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Reynald Besson
Reynald Besson
VP Legal and Compliance
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Sébastien Krafft
Sébastien Krafft
VP Engineering
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Yann Gerardi
Yann Gerardi
VP Marketing
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David Llobet-Calaf
David Llobet-Calaf
VP Trade Finance
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Thomas Swiejkowski
Thomas Swiejkowski
IT Manager
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Stéphane Deramaux
Stéphane Deramaux
Digital Asset Custody Solutions
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Suzanne Drouet
Suzanne Drouet
Business Development
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Mt Pelerin Advisors

Mt Pelerin is proud to count as its mentors experts in banking, finance, IT and blockchain.

Dr. Jürg Conzett
Dr. Jürg Conzett
Founder & Head of the Zürich MoneyMuseum, Founder of the Sunflower Foundation
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Dr. Michael Stumm
Dr. Michael Stumm
Professor at University of Toronto, Co-Founder & Former President of Oanda
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Marc Fleury
Marc Fleury
Founder of JBoss, ex-Senior Vice President at Red Hat
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Marc Bettinger
Marc Bettinger
Director at Forctis.io, ex-CRO at Julius Baer Private Bank
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Alexandre Kozma
Alexandre Kozma
Vice-President Senior Bonds Portofolio Manager at Banque Pictet & Cie
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Paul Wang
Paul Wang
Cybersecurity Advocate
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Eric Berling
Eric Berling
CFO at Hinduja Bank, ex-CFO at Société Générale
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Kevin Gaedecke
Kevin Gaedecke
Former member of senior management at Barclays Private Bank and Crédit Suisse Investment Bank
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Mt Pelerin Ambassadors

The ambassadors of Mt Pelerin are advocates who passionately believe in the project and want to raise awareness about its ambition to disrupt the world of finance.

Mitchell Marrs
Mitchell Marrs
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Yannick Zehnder
Yannick Zehnder
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Azusa Kato Kozma
Azusa Kato Kozma
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Our Partners

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We Have Also Worked With

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