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Changes to the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.
Credit Suisse today announced changes to the Board of Directors of its Swiss entity, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. Thomas Gottstein and Christoph Brunner have been elected as new members of the Board of Directors. Tidjane Thiam and Alexander Gut have stepped down from the Board.
In addition to Credit Suisse Group AG, the separate legal entity and 100% subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. also held its Annual General Meeting today. At this meeting, Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse Group AG, was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors, succeeding Tidjane Thiam, who stepped down from the Board. Christoph Brunner was elected as a new independent member of the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Between 1998 and 2015, Christoph Brunner held a number of senior management functions in the COO/CFO areas of Credit Suisse, where his final position was as Head of the Swiss Private & Wealth Management business.
Alexander Gut decided not to stand for re-election and has stepped down from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. wishes to thank him for his valuable contribution as Chair of the Audit Committee since the company was founded in 2016.
Peter Derendinger will continue to serve as the independent Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The changes are effective immediately. The composition of the Board of Directors is now as follows:
- Dr. Peter Derendinger (Chairman)
- Patrizia Pesenti (Vice-Chairwoman)
- Dr. Christian Camenzind (Chair of Risk Committee)
- Dr. Christoph Brunner (Chair of Audit Committee)
- Dr. Thomas Gottstein
- Andreas N. Koopmann
- Urs Rohner
Professional profile of Dr. Christoph Brunner
2015 to date
Private equity investor and advisor with a focus on new technologies
1998 to 2015
- Head of Private & Wealth Management Clients Switzerland (2011-2015)
- COO Global Private Banking (2006-2011)
- Various management functions in the CFO/COO areas of Credit Suisse (1998-2006)
1994 to 1998
McKinsey & Company
- Management consultant and project manager, Zurich (1994-1998)
1990 to 1994
Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich
- Assistant and lecturer (1990-1994)
Doctorate in Economics, University of Zurich
Master's degree in Business Systems Engineering, University of Zurich