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 and the positive and sustainable impact business can have in society. Under his leadership, Temenos was named a leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World (DJSI) and Europe Indices and also received the DJSI Bronze Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance.
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 of Temenos 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 $700million 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.