Scilla East Consulting has been founded by Sigrid Unseld and Richard Zweng in 2011 in Singapore and later has been expanded to Hong Kong.
Richard has over 25 years of hands-on expertise in the wealth management industry. He has demonstrated strong leadership in projects and in management positions. After having worked on the client-side for one of the largest wealth managers globally, Richard joined a major Swiss bank where he successfully implemented projects and managed teams in Operations and IT in various countries around the globe. In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Richard set up several new wealth management booking centers. He worked in the top management of several banks. After the foundation of Scilla East Consulting, Richard is now focused on helping banks to get to the next level of efficiency and success rate with their projects and processes. Richard majored in finance and capital markets at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Sigrid has worked as an IT consultant for more than 28 years for major Swiss banks and wealth managers in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. She has managed international projects and has extensive experience in many areas of private banking. She has worked in global teams on customer-facing solutions, products and services, compliance and regulatory reporting, risk management, and MIS. Other responsibilities have included the development of regional IT strategies, operating models, and target architectures; the evaluation and implementation of core banking packages and dedicated business applications; data management and the IT setups of new banks. Sigrid has a master in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science. She is a lecturer for information management at the University of Zurich.