Max Chuard
CEO
Temenos

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  • Top SaaS CEOs 2020

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Max Chuard is the Chief Executive Officer of Temenos, a market-leading provider of banking software systems. Founded in 1993, the Swiss company has grown to become known as the world’s best banking software company. Chuard has been the driving force behind the company’s transformation into a SaaS-first company since joining the team in 2002. Initially, he led the Temenos mergers and acquisitions strategy and spearheaded fifteen successful transactions, including Akcelerant, Multifonds, Avoka, and Kony. In 2012 he became Chief Financial Officer of the company before he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2015. During his time at Temenos, the company increased its market value from $700 million to more than $12 billion, becoming the fourth largest software company in Europe and one of the fastest-growing global technology organizations. Since he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, the company’s SaaS revenues had gone up by over 120% in 2019. As an advocate for diversity, Chuard has supported the company’s Adopt-IT program, which under his direction, successfully supports disadvantaged local communities to gain digital skills. His experience spans over 20 years in the technology sector as well as global leadership expertise that includes positions at financial institutions. Previously, Chuard was at Swicorp and JP Morgan Chase.


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  1. Max Chuard, CEO, Temenos Max Chuard as Chief Executive Officer of Temenos is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and growth. Max is a visionary leader and has been instrumental in positioning Temenos as the World’s Number 1 Banking Software company and driving the company’s transformation to become a SaaS-first company. Temenos serves over 3000 financial institutions in 150 countries with its next-generation cloud and AI technology solutions and 500 million people rely on Temenos software for their everyday banking needs. Temenos has seen exceptional growth in SaaS across all geographies and client tiers, with SaaS revenues up by over 120% in 2019. Temenos was the first to offer core banking in the cloud in 2011, the first to launch truly cloud-native and cloud-agnostic software, and has seen a huge growth in SaaS banking customers in the last years. Max joined Temenos in 2002 and brings more than 20 years of technology and global leadership expertise to the company. During his time at Temenos, the company has increased its market value from $700 million to in excess of $12 billion becoming the third- largest software company in Europe and one of the fastest growing technology firms in the world. Max is an inspiring thought leader and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. He’s passionate about the company’s longstanding CSR program called Adopt-IT and under his sponsorship the program supports disadvantaged local communities, enhancing living standards as well as work digital skills in India where almost 50% of the company’s workforce is based. A strong business leader, he spearheaded the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy and has successfully driven 15 successful transactions including Akcelerant, Multifonds, Avoka and Kony, which as the largest acquisition in Temenos’ history. In 2012 he became Chief Financial Officer of Temenos and in 2015 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in addition to his Chief Financial Officer role.

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