Stefan recently joined the Blocktrade team as the Head of Finance & Risk. With many years of experience in the field of finance with various large international companies, Stefan brings the diverse and wide-ranging experience to the table that this challenging position calls for.
In his responsibilities as Head of Finance & Risk, Stefan is in charge of managing the financial strategy, planning and liquidity management of Blocktrade SA combined with ongoing risk management to minimize financial and corporate risks.
While we sat down for our interview with Stefan and discussed his passion and excitement for our dynamic industry, we learnt his favorite pastime activities are spending time in nature with hiking and fishing.
Hi Stefan, thanks for taking the time. Could you tell us about your career and professional background?
Certainly. Over the last few years, I have worked in the finance departments of several large Austrian companies. During this time, I was not only able to gain international experience but also build up know-how in the areas of accounting, controlling, risk management and other financially relevant fields.
What is your current position within Blocktrade, and what are your tasks/responsibilities?
I am the Head of Finance & Risk at Blocktrade SA group. In this position, I am responsible for the financial strategy, accounting & controlling, liquidity and tax management of the Blocktrade SA group. Risk management with the goal of reducing the financial and corporate risk as well as managing the internal control system are also part of my responsibilities. And then there are many other tasks as well.
Why do you enjoy working for Blocktrade?
Blocktrade is a very international, young and fast-growing company. I really enjoy the fact that my position and our field of business regularly challenges me with new tasks and having to learn new things. The multitude of potential problems and issues on the horizon require us to adopt a flexible and fluid approach at all times.
One of the most exciting things for me is the financial navigation through a fairly new industry and the constantly changing market conditions and regulations. My highest priority is to manage the financial setting in the background so that our clients are served in the best possible way.
What is your personal outlook for Blocktrade?
Our motivated and knowledgeable team members are a great foundation for market success in our industry. I believe that our platform and customer service will offer users an excellent customer and trading experience.
How do you balance work and life?
In my free time I love to be out in nature. I love to go hiking, fishing and traveling to see and discover the world.