My background.

25 years’ leadership experience

Member of the Executive Board of a major Swiss insurance company. Regional head for the Zurich area and other leading and executive positions in major Swiss banks. Head of corporate bodies ranging from 12 direct employees to 500 other staff. Head of branch organisations and a variety of other business entities.

Asset management a speciality

10 years’ experience running a CHF 12.5 billion investment portfolio for a Swiss insurance group. Full responsibility for results and performance of all investment categories. Developed an investment and management strategy for real estate and introduced portfolio management for direct and indirect real estate investments. Head of the Investment Committee and co-responsibility for managing balance sheet structure. Launched investment funds organised under Luxembourg law. Member of the Investment Commission of the Swiss Insurance Association (umbrella organisation representing the Swiss private insurance industry).

Professional know-how in the insurance industry

10 years as member of the Executive Board of a major Swiss insurance company. Member of Strategy and Steering Commissions. Many years’ experience as a member of the governing bodies of the Swiss National Bureau of Insurance and the Swiss National Guarantee Fund.

Experience in the banking industry

5 years as regional head of Private and Corporate Clients for a major Swiss bank. Implemented strategic business plans in various business and sales regions. 7 years’ experience in international export and trade finance with responsibility for foreign markets. Experience in the Swiss mortgage and loans business as well as experience in debt restructuring and recovery of foreign non-performing loans.

Familiar with corporate strategic duties

Headed departments looking after commercial banking and key duties in the foreign business of a major Swiss bank. Headed mergers and cost controlling projects and associated change processes. Responsible for Business Continuity Management and also headed a Crisis Command Centre.

Multi-skilled

Swiss-certified banking specialist. Completed the Executive Programme of the Swiss Finance Institute. Management training at SKU (Swiss training programmes for senior executives) and the Eureko programme at INSEAD. Completed various seminars in Switzerland and abroad in finance and leadership as well as courses in communication and marketing. German mother tongue, fluent in English and French, conversational Italian and Spanish.