Nationality
Swiss

Year of Birth
March 22, 1929

  • University of Bern; graduated as Lawyer LL.M ; admitted to the bar

  • Honorary doctor of natural science of the University Basel, Switzerland

  • Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Bern (now SECO)

  • "Zürich" Insurance Company (now: Zurich Financial Services)

    1958
    "Zürich" Insurance Company, Zurich

    1969
    General Manager

    1974
    Chairman of the Management Board

    1977-1991
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

    1991-1995
    Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

    1995-2020
    Honorary Chairman

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd. (now: Roche Holding AG)

    1978-1997
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

    1978-2001
    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    2001-2004
    Member of the Board of Directors and Honorary Chairman

    2004-2020
    Honorary Chairman

1967-1991
I.C.I. Switzerland

1977-1981
Alusuisse, Zürich

1978-1996
Crédit Suisse, Zürich

1981-2001
Nestlé, Vevey (Deputy Chairman of the Board)

1989-1996
IBM Corporation, Armonk

1997-2005
Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr., Zurich

  • Honorary Chairman of the Fritz Gerber Foundation for talented young people

  • Chairman of the Paul Sacher Foundation for contemporary music (until April 2006)

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Lucerne Music Festival (until 2004)

  • Member of the “Orchesterakademie des Philharmonischen Orchesters Berlin” (until 2004)

  • Colonel of artillery

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