Bruno Gehrig | Born 1946, Swiss national

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bruno Gehrig received his doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1975 from the University of Berne where, following studies at the University of Rochester, New York, he also qualified as a lecturer in 1978 with a study on monetary policy. From 1971 to 1980 Mr Gehrig was an assistant and lecturer at the University of Berne, becoming Assistant Professor in 1978. In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Rochester and became a Doctor of Laws.

From 1981 to 1984 Bruno Gehrig was the Head of the Economics Section at the Union Bank of Switzerland. In 1985 he spent a year studying international banking. In 1988 he was promoted to Head of the Stock Markets and Securities Sales Division of the UBS Group. Between 1989 and 1991 Mr Gehrig was Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Cantrade. From 1992 to 1996 he held the chair as Professor of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and was Head of its Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance. In 1996 Mr Gehrig was appointed Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank as Head of Department III, and served as the Board’s Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2003. His political activities include serving as Chairman of the economic policy study group of the Swiss Christian Democratic Party (CVP) from 1984 to 1991. He was a Member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission between 1992 and 1996.

Due to his election to the Board of Directors of UBS AG in October 2008, Bruno Gehrig will resign from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding one year earlier than planned at the General Meeting of 7 May 2009.

Other appointments:
  • UBS AG, Member of the Board of Directors

  • Roche Holding AG, Basel, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Swiss Air Transport Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Bruno Gehrig