Board of Directors and Executive Board
Introducing our Board of Directors and Executive Board.
Peter Haist is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SOBACO Betax AG, Regensburg (Germany), a member of the Board of Directors of SOBACO Holding AG, SOBACO Solutions AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of InCore Bank AG. Since 2006, he has been Managing Director of the SOBACO Group, where he has held various management positions since 1995, including Head of Marketing, Sales & Key Account Management. Prior to that, he headed the IT department at Bankers Trust Zurich for about 5 years, after having worked as a project manager, analyst and programmer for JPMorgan Zurich for about 5 years. Peter Haist completed a banking apprenticeship and holds a degree in business informatics. He also holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ZHF in Business Consulting.
Jochen Kantenwein has been a member of the Executive Board of DFP Deutsche Finanz Portfolioverwaltung GmbH, a Nuremberg-based, BaFin-licensed securities institution pursuant to Section 15 WpIG, since September 2017. Prior to this, he served as Director and Head of Private & Whole Sales Clients Germany at SAVILLS Investment Management, formerly SEB Asset Management, Frankfurt am Main, from 2014 to 2017. He was Deputy Director at Metzler Asset Management from 2008 to 2014, and an Authorized Officer at Allianz Global Investors from 2003 to 2007 (also based in Frankfurt). Jochen completed a banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG, where he spent 14 years in various specialist and management positions and group companies. He is a certified compliance and risk manager with extensive expertise in sales and business development. Jochen has been a full member of the Supervisory Board of SOBACO Betax Ltd, Regensburg, since 2021.
Bernd von Staa (born 1957) serves as Executive Vice President of msg global solutions Deutschland GmbH and is responsible for the business in Germany. He also serves as Business Development Leader of msg global Banking Solutions. He joined msg global solutions AG, Switzerland, as a partner in 2011 during the merger of his former company TSFI AG.
Bernd has held many roles during his career, including controller, program manager, CFO and general manager. After a number of positions in industry (Siemens AG, EADS AG (now Airbus)), he switched to the IT services sector with a focus on SAP consulting solutions, outsourcing and document management. In his current position, his duties mainly revolve around sales and business development, with a particular focus on digitalization and analytics for corporate management in the financial industry.
He has been a full member of the Supervisory Board since SOBACO Betax Ltd was founded.
The current CEO of SOBACO Betax Ltd was born in 1971 in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. After completing his secondary education, he took the traditional route into banking by completing his basic training before studying to become a certified banking specialist. Since qualifying, he has focused on financial products and international stock exchange trading. After five years with a cooperative bank, he moved into financial management as group treasurer of a global sewing machine manufacturer. After moving to the cathedral city of Regensburg, he co-founded BETAX systems GmbH in 2000, which eventually became SOBACO Betax Ltd.
The current CPO of SOBACO Betax Ltd. was born in 1969 in Franconia, Germany. He spent 12 years in the Air Force as an active soldier in the technical and administrative areas and 15 months of training with the U.S. Air Force in Texas. Following his active service in the Bundeswehr, he focused on IT and successfully completed his education as an IT specialist. Since 2003, he has been with the company in various positions and was appointed Head of Software Development with authorized signatory in 2015. Most of the technical developments of SOBACO Betax services are his work. In July 2023, he joined the Executive Board as Chief Product Officer.