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VP Bank appoints Markus Rohner as Head Group Internal Audit

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VP Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Markus Rohner as Head Internal Audit of VP Bank Group with effect from 1 September 2021. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA).

Markus Rohner is a financial services expert with over 15 years of experience in the audit and advisory field, including several years as an audit expert and lead auditor of financial institutions. In his current function, he holds the position of Director Financial Services at KPMG AG in Zurich. Markus Rohner is a Swiss citizen.

The current Head of Group Internal Audit, Nick Blöchlinger, will be taking on new professional challenges and assuming a new function within VP Bank Group at his own request. Nick Blöchlinger will continue in his current role until Markus Rohner joins, ensuring an orderly handover.

Internal Audit provides independent and objective audit and advisory services designed to add value and improve business processes. It helps the organisation to achieve its objectives by assessing the effectiveness of, and helping to improve, risk management, controls and governance processes. Internal Audit reports to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Dr Thomas R. Meier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VP Bank Group: “I am very pleased that a highly professional successor for the Head of Internal Audit has been found in the person of Markus Rohner. On behalf of the Board of Directors of VP Bank, I would like to thank Nick Blöchlinger for the work he has done and for his exceptional dedication and commitment in the internal audit field, as well as for the positive and successful collaboration. I wish him all the best and much success in his new function.”

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