Nationality
Swiss

Year of Birth
December 26, 1946

Vice-Chairman

1971-1980
Assistant and, from 1978, lecturer at the University of Bern

1975
Doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Bern

1978
Qualification as lecturer at the University of Bern with a study on monetary policy, following studies with Prof. Karl Brunner at the University of Rochester (NY), USA

2006
Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rochester (NY), USA

1981-1984

Head of Economics Section at Union Bank of Switzerland

1985

Year spent studying international banking

1986-1989

Stock Markets and Securities Sales Division, UBS Group, as Head of Division from 1988

1989-1991

Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Cantrade Ltd., Zurich, with responsibility for the other parts of the group

1992-1996

Professor of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and Head of its Swiss Institute Banking and Finance

1996-2000

Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

2001-2003

Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

2003-2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding

1984-1991

Chairman of the economic policy study group of the Christian Democratic Party (CVP)

1992-1996

Member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission

  • Chairman Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

  • Kartause Ittingen, Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Trustees

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