More Than a Company

Oyoba is part of a movement to make our economy more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive.

Our Mission

Democratize banking.

Our Core Values

Open Finance

We support a more open, robust and accessible financial system.

Shared Prosperity

We want to create more equally distributed prosperity.


We stand for long-term development and responsible investing.


We maintain a high degree of transparency.

Customer Centric

We always act in the best interest of our clients.


We are open to all people without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

Our Team

Kevin Schellinger

Founder & CEO
Kevin is one of the Swiss pioneers in blockchain. He co-founded the first crypto exchange in 2013.

Patrick Schöni

COO & Co-Founder
Fintech Advisor, MAS in Digital Business, B.A. in Economics, Founder at Fintechrockers | Former Director at UBS

Kurt Hanselmann

CFO & Co-Founder
Experienced banking professional specialized in bank treasury and FX trading. Expert in sustainability in finance. MAS in Banking & Finance, B.A. in International Business.

Yana Afanasieva

Head of Regulatory Affairs
International Fintech & Blockchain Compliance Expert, EMBA, Payments and Fintech Mentor | Past: Regional Head of Compliance at PayPal, Senior Manager Amazon

Daniel Heller, PhD

PhD Economics Past: Executive Director at IMF, Head of Financial Stability at SNB, Head of the Secretariat of the CPSS at BIS

Urs Bolt

Advisor and Social Media Influencer | Past: Director EAM Department Credit Suisse, Executive Director UBS Wealth Management

James Glattfelder, PhD

FX Quant, TED Speaker, Author, PhD in Complex Systems from ETH, Postdoc Banking/Finance at UZH

Paolo Tasca, PhD

Director of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, Advisor, Speaker, Author, VC | Former Lead Economist for Digital Currencies at Deutsche Bundesbank

German Ramirez

Digital & Social Media, Blockchain Pioneer and Entrepreneur. 20+ years of Strategy, Marketing, Branding and Storytelling. Author, Lecturer & Keynote Speaker

Yves Gogniat

Head of Legal
Master's degree in Law from the University of St. Gallen, university lecturer, long-term member of the Swiss crypto community.

Aurel Woodtli

Community Support
Aurel is a crypto enthusiast and entrepreneur. He supports the Oyoba community with questions about the project.

Nicolas Perony, PhD

CTO at, university lecturer, TED Speaker | Past: Team Lead AI at Hyperloop HTT, PhD in Complex Systems from ETH Zurich