Swiss, born 1973
Max Chuard has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Temenos since 2019 and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and growth. He brings more than 20 years of technology and global leadership expertise to the company. Max has been recognised as the number 1 SaaS CEO in both 2020 and 2021 - reflecting Temenos’ leadership position in cloud and SaaS technology.
In almost 20 years with the company, Max has been instrumental in positioning Temenos as the World’s Number 1 Banking Software company and driving the next generation of cloud and AI based solutions. An inspiring thought leader, Max speaks regularly at large scale events. Max chairs the company’s Global CSR & Ethics Committee and is a strong advocate for CSR, diversity, green cloud in the race for net zero and the positive and sustainable impact business can have in society and in environment overall. Under his leadership, Temenos was named a leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World (DJSI) and Europe Indices and also receiving the S&P Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance, as well as leader in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and FTSE4Good.
Max joined Temenos in 2002, leading the company’s mergers and acquisitions strategy. He successfully drove 15 transactions including Akcelerant, Multifonds, Avoka and Kony. In 2012 he became Chief Financial Officer and in 2015 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in addition to his Chief Financial Officer role.
During his time at Temenos, the company has increased its market value from $260 million to circa $9 billion -–to become the third-largest software company in Europe and one of the fastest growing global technology organizations.
He holds a Master’s of Science in Finance from the University of Lausanne and he began his career as a business analyst at JP Morgan and subsequently held a senior position at SWICORP, a Swiss merchant bank.