Board of Directors

There are seven members of PostFinance Ltd’s Board of Directors. Rolf Watter has been the Chairman since 1 January 2012. The Board of Directors is the highest official body within PostFinance Ltd.

  • 1958, Switzerland, member since 1 October 2012, Prof. Dr. iur. (University of Zurich); LL.M. (Georgetown University)

    Committees

    • Organization, Nomination & Remuneration
    • Risk
    • Core Banking Transformation

    Professional background

    • Nobel Biocare Holding Ltd, Member (2007 – 2012), Chairman of the Board of Directors (2012 – 2014)
    • Zurich Insurance Group, Member (2002 – 2014)
    • Syngenta Ltd, Member (2000 – 2012)
    • Cablecom Holding AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors (2003 – 2008)
    • Bär & Karrer, Board of Directors and Executive Board (1999 – 2008)
    • Forbo Holding Ltd, Vice-Chairman (1999 – 2005)
    • Feldschlösschen Beverages Ltd, Member (2001 – 2004)
    • Centerpulse, Vice-Chairman (2002 – 2003)

    Key posts

    • AP Alternative Portfolio Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Aryzta Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • A.W. Faber-Castell (Holding) AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • SIX Regulatory Board (Member)
    • Chairman or Vice-Chairman of three charitable foundations
  • 1952, Switzerland, member since 1 October 2012, Dr. ès sc. pol. (Relations internationales), MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts

    Committees

    Organization, Nomination & Remuneration (Chair)

    Professional background

    • Directorships
    • Valiant Privatbank AG, Berne (CEO and Member of Executive Management, Valiant Holding AG)
    • Lombard, Odier, Darier, Hentsch & Cie, Geneva/Zurich (Group Management, Branch Manager Zurich)
    • Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Head of Sales and Trading)
    • Credit Suisse (Investment Banking)

    Key posts

    • Swiss Post Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors, Organization, Nomination & Remuneration Committee [Chair])
    • Picard Angst Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Piguet Galland & Cie SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • DGM Immobilien AG (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • COMUNUS SICAV, Montreux (Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • 1970, Switzerland, member since 18 August 2016, Lic. rer. pol. University of Bern, Executive MBA, HSG in Business Engineering

    Committees

    • Audit & Compliance
    • Risk

    Professional background

    • Swiss Post Ltd (Head of Finance)
    • PostLogistics (Head of Finance)
    • BDO Visura (Vice-Director)

    Key posts

    • Swiss Post Insurance AG (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • Post CH Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Post Real Estate Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • PostBus Management Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Swiss Post pension fund (Member of the Foundation Board)
  • 1962, Switzerland, member since 1 January 2015, Business Administration and Economics, University of Basel, certified federal financial analyst and asset manager, AZEK.

    Committees

    • Risk (Chair)
    • Audit & Compliance

    Professional background

    • Bank Julius Bär (Head of Investment Solutions Group / Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Executive Board)
    • ARECON AG (CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • Winterthur Insurance (Head Asset Management, Chief Investment Officer, Member of Executive Management)
    • Other positions at UBS AG, Coutts Bank and Credit Suisse

    Key posts

    Fisch Asset Management Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)

  • 1958, Switzerland, member since 1 October 2012, Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Executive MBA

    Committees

    • Organization, Nomination & Remuneration
    • Core Banking Transformation (Chair)

    Professional background

    • Swiss Post (CEO)
    • British Telecom Switzerland (CEO BT Switzerland Ltd)
    • IBM Switzerland (Management Board member Global Technology Services)
    • IBM Switzerland (Head of Public Sector Division)
    • Various management positions in services, marketing and sales

    Key posts

    • Post CH Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • Post Real Estate Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • PostBus Management Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • International Post Corporation (IPC) (Member of the Board)
  • 1961, Switzerland and Austria, member since 1 October 2012, Dr. iur., University of Vienna, M.C.J. (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence), New York University, lic. iur., University of Geneva

    Committees

    Audit & Compliance

    Professional background

    • Wealth & Legal Strategies, Geneva, founder and owner
    • Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, Geneva, Head of Legal & Compliance
    • Swiss stock exchange organizations in Zurich and Geneva (SWX Swiss Exchange, Swiss Admission Board, Takeover Board, Geneva Stock Exchange), leading positions in the areas of Regulation, Admission of Securities, Market Surveillance and Law 
    • Kreditbank (Switzerland) Ltd, Geneva, General Counsel
    • Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions

    Key posts

    • Social Security Funds OAI/II/IC (“compenswiss”) (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Bank Syz Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1954, Switzerland, member since 1 October 2012, federal diploma in auditing

    Committees

    Audit & Compliance (Chair)

    Professional background

    • Studio di consulenza e di revisione (founder and owner)
    • Arthur Andersen (founder and head of the Lugano and Berne branches, worldwide partner)
    • Revisuisse AG (auditor and management consultant in Berne and founder of the Lugano branch)

    Key posts

    • Swiss Post Ltd (member of the Board of Directors, Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee [Chair])
    • Swiss Red Cross (member of the Red Cross Council and member of the Executive Committee of the Conference of Red Cross Cantonal Associations)
    • Swiss Red Cross (Chairman of the Ticino Cantonal Association and Chairman of the Sottoceneri Section)
    • Attest Audit & Consulting (Chairman of the Board of Directors)