Rob Cox joins from Breakingviews, the international commentary arm of Reuters. He brings a wealth of experience from his nearly three decades as a leading international financial journalist and media entrepreneur, having helped found, build and oversee Breakingviews.
Commenting on the appointment, Thomas Gottstein, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to his new role. He brings profound knowledge, an impressive track record and global perspectives that will support the internal and external communications functions that are critical to the growth and success of our business in this crucial phase of our journey. Rob will play a key role in driving our new Group strategy across all channels, while helping engage with major stakeholders as we pursue our goal of becoming a more client-centric bank with risk management at its core.”
Rob Cox will take over from Christine Graeff, who was appointed Global Head of Human Resources from February 2022. He will report to Thomas Gottstein, joining the bank on April 12, 2022, in Zurich. Dominik von Arx, who is currently leading the function on an ad interim basis, will become Deputy Group Head of Corporate Communications.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Rob Cox was the global editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in New York and Paris. In 2020, he moved to Zurich. He was a founding editor of Breakingviews, which was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2009. Previously he held various editorial roles at Bloomberg News in New York, Milan and London, and the American Banker in Chicago.
Rob Cox was a co-founder and director of Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit established to help his hometown community of Newtown, Connecticut to heal and address the causes of gun violence after the 2012 elementary school shooting. His writing on business, finance and gun violence has won numerous professional accolades. Rob Cox holds a Master of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received his BA from the University of Vermont.