Bruno Pfister | Born 1959, Swiss national

Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO)

Bruno Pfister graduated from the University of Geneva with a master’s degree in law before being called to the bar in Geneva. Following completion of his business management studies (MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management in Los Angeles), the initial stages of his career saw him working for Chase Manhattan Bank in London and Geneva. From 1988 onwards he was a management consultant for McKinsey & Co in Zurich. In 1996 Mr Pfister became Chief of Staff of the Private Banking division at Liechtenstein Global Trust (LGT) where he managed a global strategic project before being appointed Chief Financial Officer of LGT Group and LGT Bank in Liechtenstein in 1998. In 1999, as a Member of the Credit Suisse Group Executive Board, he took over as Head of Customer Segment Management and Product Management at Credit Suisse.

Bruno Pfister has been with the Swiss Life Group since August 2002, initially as Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) and, as of 1 January 2006, Chief Executive Officer International (CEO International). He assumed the position of Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) of the Swiss Life Group in May 2008.

Other appointments:
  • Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Member of the Board of Directors

  • Swiss Insurance Association, Member of the Board and the Board Committee

  • Admission Board and Executive Committee of the Admission Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange, Vice Chairman