Andreas Eschbach

Andreas Eschbach

Partner & Leader Smart Contract Assurance, PwC Switzerland

As Smart Contract Assurance Leader for Switzerland, Andreas is focused on developing and scaling our services around emerging technology and blockchain.

With his vast experience of over 20 years in the financial services industry, he has led numerous national and international IT projects, including software development, system implementation and project management. He has been responsible for many IT transformation projects in Swiss financial services industry and large international IT projects, especially in core banking systems/risk management for core banking system implementation, outsourcing, cryptocurrencies, blockchain. 

Having started his career at PwC in Risk Assurance in Zurich, he leapt at the opportunity to do a three year secondment to New York, which helped broaden his perspective around the critical issues plaguing companies today. Upon returning to Zurich in 2006, he led the Risk Assurance practice for Financial Services industry for 11 years, with a specific focus on banking, followed by leading the Risk Assurance practice overall for three years. These experiences, combined with his passion for emerging technology and work with clients across the globe in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, have shaped and informed his approach to delivering services here in Switzerland - from large scale business and IT transformations to bringing business records management into the digital age.