Our management team

Roger Dürr

Roger Dürr

Chief Executive Officer

Roger was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 15 February 2019, after four successful years as General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer.

Roger brings extensive experience in managing global regulated businesses and a vast knowledge of the deferred compensation plan industry. He is an attorney-at-law, holding a doctor’s degree from the University of Zurich. In 2011, he joined UBS and was responsible, inter alia, for the legal and regulatory framework of the CEFS International Business. Subsequently, in 2015, he was instrumental in establishing the Equatex Group and in carving out the CEFS International Business into Equatex. Prior to joining UBS, he worked for several years at a prestigious international law firm, specializing in International Restructuring, M&A, Corporate Law, Private Equity and Financing

Iraj Khan

Iraj Khan

Chief Operating Officer

Iraj was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in July 2021 following a successful track record in leadership roles in Equatex. Iraj has been with Equatex since its inception in 2015 and previous to that with UBS CEFS since 2013. Over these years he has been instrumental in managing the service delivery for our global corporate clients. Prior to joining UBS, he has worked in the financial industry for top tier banks in Australia and Asia.

As Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for managing the operations of the administration of deferred compensation plans of our global client base.

Iraj holds a Master degree in Accounting and International Business from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Gregg Taylor, Equatex CFO

Gregg Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Gregg was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 1st December 2018. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Swiss Financial Industry serving in leadership positions in Treasury, Controlling and Regulatory Reporting with Julius Baer Bank and Morgan Stanley.

Gregg is a fellow of the Institution of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified with PwC in Dublin and a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

Martin Wüthrich

Chief Technology Officer

Martin has over 18 years of experience in international companies, 14 of which in management and senior management roles. He started his career at Symantec in Cupertino as a software engineer and then worked for Accenture in an international environment. In 2007 he joined UBS where he was part of the carve out of Equatex in 2015.

Martin holds a degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Başak Köklü

Başak Köklü

General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

Basak was appointed General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer in February 2019.

She joined Equatex in October 2015 as Legal Counsel and has since advised on all legal and regulatory matters affecting the Equatex Group, including data privacy and security matters in her capacity as Head of Data Protection and Information Security. Prior to joining Equatex, she worked for a leading Swiss bank and other international companies, as well as for law firms both in Switzerland and Turkey.

Basak is a Turkish Attorney at Law, holding LL.M. degrees from Swiss and Turkish universities.

Mike Rothery

Mike Rothery

Chief Clients, Commercials & Business Development Officer

Mike was appointed as a member of the Executive Board in May 2021 following a successful track record in various senior leadership roles at Equatex.

In addition to his comprehensive and far reaching knowledge of the deferred compensation industry, he also brings considerable experience from the banking sector. Mike joined UBS in 2002 and later played a key leadership role in the carve out of Equatex from UBS Wealth Management in 2015. Mike has a global background and previously worked at major financial institutions in London. As an Executive Board member, Mike has overall commercial responsibility for our portfolio of existing and new clients.

Mike studied at Auckland University in New Zealand and resides in Zurich with his Swiss wife and 3 children.

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