Sudden departure from Raiffeisen Switzerland: Rolf Olmsdahl (58), Head of IT and member of the management of Raiffeisen Switzerland since mid-2015, has left the company. “Rolf Olmsdal and Raiffeisen Switzerland have agreed to terminate their employment,” the third largest Swiss bank wrote in a press release. He went on to say: “The search for a successor will be taken immediately by hand.”
Olmsdal will hand over his position “in the next few weeks” to Robert Schleich, 55, who will intervene on a temporary basis. There are also some words of thanks. The reason for the separation was not mentioned.
This and the time of the report indicate that the departure of Olmsdale, a former triathlon teammate of former Raiffeisen boss Patrick Geisel (59), was not in the plan.
Account Transactions and Reputation
The reason for the late notice must be one Financial portal Inside Paradeplatz report. There is talk of the dismissal of Olmsdal. An online article stated that “the higher man underwent a neck examination after evidence from outside”. According to this, it was about transfers from a joint account with his ex-wife, which were also paid in Raiffeisen.
She added that the decision to separate from the head of the IT department was made for reputational reasons. The financial portal also quotes an informed person confirming that no problem emerged during the investigation.
When asked by Blick, Raiffeisen Switzerland did not want to comment on the report from Inside Paradeplatz.
A setback for the board of directors too
In the afternoon, the banking group from Eastern Switzerland announced that Martin Sage Castagnola (56) had withdrawn his candidacy for the board of directors of Raiffeisen Switzerland.
“Withdrawal for health reasons,” Raiffeisen wrote in a letter. An alternate nomination will be communicated at a later time.
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