Mr Strimer, a Swiss citizen, is Head of Operations at Bank Notenstein AG, a leading Swiss Private Bank. Before joining in 2011, Mr Strimer was Global Head of Operations at Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Before that he was CEO of SIX x-clear (a bank under Swiss law and recognised overseas clearing house (ROCH) in the United Kingdom) belonging to SIX Group. Besides his position as CEO he was also a member of the Executive Board and in charge of risk management within the Securities Services Division of SIX Group. As CEO of SIX x-clear he expanded the clearing services from SIX Swiss Exchange to also cover the London Stock Exchange and most of the multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) in Europe, covering various products. His career started in 1991 in a Swiss Bank where he gained international banking experience as well as during a four-year stay abroad. In 1994, he joined former INTERSETTLE which eventually became part of the SIX Group. During this time he was in senior positions at SIX Securities Services, CSD and Global Custodian.