Niklas Nikolajsen founded Bitcoin Suisse AG, a world leading crypto-financial broker and service provider, in mid-2013. Today he serves as chairman of the board and Co-CEO of Bitcoin Suisse AG, as well as Chairman of the subsidiaries Swiss Crypto Vault AG and Swiss Crypto Tokens AG. Operationally, besides his role as chairman at Bitcoin Suisse, he is responsible for company strategy, business development, key accounts, investor relations and company representation.
Before Bitcoin Suisse, Niklas had a background of more than 15 years as a professional software architect and software developer, primarily in the financial, manufacturing and public sectors.
In 2010 after discovering Bitcoin, he became one of the early adaptors, investors and proponents of crypto assets. In 2011 he moved from Denmark to Switzerland and worked for a major Swiss financial institution, as a consultant – until he founded Bitcoin Suisse AG in 2013, together with partners. He served as CEO of the company until the end of 2017.
Niklas Nikolajsen holds a degree in computer science from the Copenhagen Business School. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the Swiss crypto-financial sector, having founded the first Swiss company in this space. In both 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was named a top-100 influential Swiss banker by the Swiss financial times BILANZ