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

    Professional background

    • Nobel Biocare Holding Ltd, Member, Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • Zurich Insurance Group, Member
    • Syngenta Ltd, Member
    • Cablecom Holding AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • Bär & Karrer, Board of Directors and Executive Board
    • Forbo Holding Ltd, Vice-Chairman
    • Feldschlösschen Beverages Ltd, Member
    • Centerpulse, Vice-Chairman

    Key posts

    • CEVA Logistics AG (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • 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 the Foundation Board 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)
    • Terra Foncier SA (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

    • 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 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)

  • 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 (Chair)

    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)
  • 1959, United States and Italy, member since 31 October 2018, Bachelor’s degree in German Literature, University of California, San Diego, MBA in Finance, The Wharton School, Master’s degree in International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

    Professional background

    • UBS AG (Managing Director in Global Technology)
    • Bunge Ltd (business risk and finance transformation)
    • Merrill Lynch (various positions)
    • Instinet (risk management)
    • National Securities Clearing Corporation (various positions)
    • Bankers Trust (strategy planning)

    Key posts

    • none
  • 1954, Switzerland, member since 31 October 2018, degree in business economics (FH), University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FNHW, Olten), certified public accountant

    Professional background

    • Brun Advisory GmbH (independent consultant)
    • ATAG Ernst & Young AG (various positions)
    • ATAG Fiduciaire Générale SA (various positions)
    • Organisation Zoller SA, Ingénieurs Conseils (IT consulting)

    Key posts

    • J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg SA (Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee)
    • Banque Pictet & Cie SA (Member of the Board of Directors)