Portrait Florian Ernst

Florian Ernst

Dr. oec. HSG, Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Senior Advisor

Mobile +41 79 636 86 00
Tel +41 44 221 10 00

Florian Ernst is a recognised specialist with strong customer focus, combining an outstanding academic background with extensive front experience, leveraging his broad know-how in accounting, finance, private markets and strategic corporate development both in a financial services and industry environment.

Professional skills
Over 20 years of financial services and industry experience in asset & wealth management, investment banking and finance & audit:
  • Advising institutional, family offices and high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals on the complete range of asset classes
  • Distribution of alternative investments within asset & wealth management divisions and directly to end clients with a focus on private equity
  • CFO role in fast growing alternative investments start-up company
  • Mergers & acquisitions advisory buy- / sell side
  • Structuring and implementation of legal/regulatory and operational framework for a FINMA regulated securities dealer
  • Auditor in charge for asset managers / family offices and privately held and quoted manufacturing and trading companies
  • Longstanding experience as member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of a publicly quoted industrial company with M&A being an integral part of the long-term growth strategy
Leadership and management skills
  • 20 years of leadership and management experience on team and general management board level
  • Heading globally decentralised teams
  • Combination of managerial role with front / client responsibility
  • Longstanding project management experience
Professional career
  • AnP Partners AG (formerly Arth Krawietz Pfau AG), Zurich (since 2016)
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Zurich, Head Key Clients / Senior Relationship Manager Swiss Onshore, Asset & Wealth Management; Global Head Private Equity Distribution Deutsche Bank Wealth Management (7 years)
  • UBS AG, Zurich Product Specialist Non-Traditional Asset Classes, responsible for Private Equity distribution in Europe, Middle East & Africa (2 years)
  • Horizon21 Group, Pfäffikon SZ, Chief Financial Officer, overall responsibility for the financial management of the group since inception (2 years)
  • RBA Finanz, Bern, Head Controlling & Internal Audit, financial monitoring / steering of the RBA group’s member banks (1 year)
  • JFE Hottinger Group, Zurich, Co-Head Corporate Finance & M&A Advisory and group general secretary (4 years)
  • Deloitte & Touche, Zurich, Senior Audit Department with a focus on asset manager / family offices and manufacturing industrial companies (4 years)
Education
  • Continuing education focused on corporate strategy, leadership, finance, investments and audit
  • Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA, dipl. Wirtschaftsprüfer)
  • PhD Dr. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), University of St. Gallen (HSG), majoring in audit & finance
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent in spoken and written)
  • French (fluent in spoken and written)
Board membership
  • Phoenix Mecano AG, chairman of the audit committee

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