Organization

Personal teamwork with flat hierarchies

PostFinance Ltd is a private limited company under private law and a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss Post Ltd, established under and managed subject to Swiss law. It is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and has been granted a licence in accordance with the Banking Act.

The Board of Directors is the highest official body within PostFinance Ltd. The PostFinance Ltd Executive Board is responsible for operational management. Simple structures and flat hierarchies within the company allow short lines of communication and close cooperation. This is how we remain flexible and continually keep our organization focused on the market. It benefits all of our customers, and helps us tailor our solutions and offers to their requirements.

Board of Directors

There are seven members of PostFinance Ltd’s Board of Directors. Marcel Bührer has been the Chairman since 1 July 2021. The Board of Directors is the highest official body within PostFinance Ltd.

  • 1960, Switzerland, member since 01.07.2021, lic. oec. University of St. Gallen

    Committees

    • IT & Digitization
    • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration
    • Risk

    Professional background

    • Companjon Services DAC (CTO, Member of the Executive Board)
    • Swisscard AECS GmbH (CEO)
    • Credit Suisse (Head of Shared Business Services (Banking Operations and Logistics), payment transactions)
    • Bührer, Broger & Partner (Co-founder and advisor)
    • Fides Informatik AG (Analyst and project leader)

    Key posts

    • Koller Elektro AG, St. Moritz (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • Engadin St. Moritz Montains AG (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • Companjon Services DAC (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1962, Switzerland, member since 01.01.2015, lic. rer. pol. (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)
    • WAGNER AG Informatik Dienstleistungen (Chairman of the Board of Directors, owner)
    • HFL Invest AG (Member of the Board of Directors, owner)
    • AXA Insurance Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • AXA Life Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Swiss Finance & Property Group AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Swiss Finance & Property Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Swiss Finance & Property Funds AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1968, Switzerland, member since 12.09.2019, Swiss certified public accountant, business economist, Higher School of Economics and Administration

    Committees

    • Audit & Compliance

    Professional background

    • Ernst & Young Ltd (People Partner, Member of the Management Committee of Assurance Switzerland, Partner/Head of the Public Sector market area; Auditor)

    Key posts

    • Board of Directors at Swiss Post Ltd (Vice-Chair, Chair of Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee)
    • Board of Directors at Geberit AG (member)
    • Board of Directors at Mobimo Holding AG (member)
    • Board of Directors at Energie Oberkirch AG (vice-president)
    • EXPERTsuisse (Member of the Professional Ethics Committee)
  • 1970, Switzerland, member since 18.08.2016, lic. rer. pol. University of Bern, Executive MBA, HSG in Business Engineering

    Committees

    • Risk
    • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration

     

    Professional background

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

    Key posts

    • Swiss Post Insurance AG (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • Post CH Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Post Real Estate Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • Post Real Estate Management and Services Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • PostBus Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Swiss Post pension fund (President of the Foundation Board)
    • Post CH Network Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Post CH Communication Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • SPS Holding Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1961, Switzerland and Austria, member since 01.10.2012, Dr. iur., University of Vienna, M.C.J. (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence), New York University, USA, lic. iur., University of Geneva

    Committees

    • Audit & Compliance (Chair)
    • Organization, Nomination & Remuneration

    Professional background

    • Wealth & Legal Strategies (founder and owner)
    • Lombard Odier (Head of Legal & Compliance)
    • leading positions in the areas of Corporate Governance, Market Surveillance and Regulation in Swiss stock exchange organizations in Zurich and Geneva (SIX Swiss Exchange, Admission Board, Takeover Board, Geneva Stock Exchange)
    • Kreditbank (Suisse) SA (General Counsel)
    • Shearman & Sterling LLP (Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions)

    Key posts

    • Social Security Funds OAI/II/IC (“Compenswiss”) (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1959, United States and Italy, member since 31.10.2018, 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

    Committees

    • IT & Digitization (Chair)

    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

    • Worldline SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Quintet Private Bank (Switzerland) Ltd (Chair of the Board of Directors)
    • Bascoral GmbH (Chief Executive Officer, Owner)
    • Zetamind AG (Chair of the Board of Directors, joint owner)
    • Swiss Data Alliance (Member of the Managing Board)
    • Zabka Group (independent member of the Board of Directors)
    • Quintet Private Bank (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • 1971, Switzerland, member since 07.04.2023, Master’s degree in operational and industrial engineering, ETH Zurich

    Committees

    • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration (Chair)
    • IT & Digitization

    Professional background

    • Bank Cler (CEO)
    • Basler Kantonalbank (Head of Digital Market Services, Member of Executive Management)
    • Moneyhouse AG, NZZ Mediengruppe (CEO)
    • Sunrise Communications (Executive Director, Wholesale)
    • Cablecom GmbH (Director, Network Support and Development, Deputy CTO)
    • GCI Consulting (Manager & Head of Business Process Design Europe)
    • Ernst & Young, Center of eBusiness Innovation (Manager)
    • Seavantage AG (Partner, Co-founder and Owner)
    • PWC (Senior Advisor, Global Risk Management Solutions)

    Key posts

    • Swiss Post Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Burckhardt Compression Holding AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • Kontivia AG (Member of the Advisory Board)
    • ETH Juniors (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • GRDigital (Member of the Board of Experts)
    • gfm Swiss Marketing Society (Member of the jury)

Executive Board

PostFinance Ltd’s Executive Board has seven members. Kurt Fuchs has been the CEO on an interim basis since 1 March 2024. The members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Board is responsible for the operational management of PostFinance Ltd.

  • Chief Executive Officer a.i.

    1962, Switzerland, member since 01.03.2024, qualified banking expert, Advanced Executive Program (Swiss Finance Institute)

    Professional background

    • UBS AG (Head of Regional Accounting & Controlling Switzerland, Head of Financial Accounting Switzerland)
    • Swiss Bank Corporation

    Key posts

    • Bern Arena Stadion AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Chief Business Unit Officer Payment Solutions

    1968, Switzerland, member since 01.01.2022, Doctorate in Cross-Cultural Management (HSG), lic. oec Business Administration (HSG)

    Professional background

    • Avaloq Group, Head of Global Banking Operations (2017 – 2021)
    • B-Source SA (now Avaloq Sourcing Ltd), Head of Banking and a member of the Executive Board (2008 – 2017)
    • Credit Suisse Group AG, various management roles (1998 – 2008)

    Key posts

    • Centro di Studi Villa Negroni (Member of the Advisory Board)
  • Chief Business Unit Officer Retail Banking

    1966, Switzerland, member since 01.03.2020, Executive MBA, ZFH (Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWZ) and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, USA)

    Professional background

    • Bank Cler (CEO and Deputy Chair of Group management)
    • Bank Coop (Interim CEO)
    • Bank Coop (Head of Sales Division, Member of the Executive Board, Deputy CEO as well as Member of Basler Kantonalbank Group management)
    • Credit Suisse (Head of Zurich North market area, Oerlikon, Director)

    Key posts

    • TWINT Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
    • TWINT Acquiring Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Chief Financial Officer a.i.

    1976, Switzerland, member since 01.03.2024, lic. oec. publ. University of Zurich

  • Chief Risk Officer

    1977, Switzerland, member since 01.07.2017, M.A. HSG in Legal Studies Universität St.Gallen; Executive MBA International Institute for Management Development IMD Lausanne; Diploma of Advanced Studies in Compliance Management, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute of Financial Services IFZ Zug

    Professional background

    • PostFinance Ltd (Head of Compliance, Units Manager for Regulation & Tax Compliance, Project Manager; since 2009) 
    • Malik Management Center St. Gallen
    • Huber + Suhner AG 

    Key posts

    • esisuisse (Member of the Board)
    • Österreichische Post AG (Member of the Supervisory Board)
    • Albert Egger AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Chief Transformation Officer

    1976, Switzerland, member since 01.05.2023, Executive MBA HSG, Master of Advanced Studies Corporate CFO, UAS degree in business economics

    Professional background

    • PostFinance Ltd (various roles, including Head of Human Resources, Chief Business Officer for Payment Solutions a.i., Head of Retail Sales, Project Manager for Transformation of Marketing and Sales)
    • UBS AG (various positions, including Head of Sales Trade Finance, Head of Product Management Trade Finance)
  • Chief Operation Officer

    1968, Switzerland, member since 01.09.2014, Federal Certificate in Business Information Technology (WISS), SKU Advanced Management Diploma in Corporate Governance (AMP-HSG)

    Professional background

    • PostFinance Ltd (Deputy Head of Information Technology, Head of Core Banking Transformation, Head of Information Technology)
    • Entris Banking Ltd

    Key posts

    • Finform Ltd (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
    • Yuh Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)