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Richard E. Thornburgh

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Member of the Board of Directors
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors

Born 1952 – US Citizen
Member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG since 2006

Professional history


Credit Suisse

  • Vice-Chair (2014–present) 
  • Member of the Audit Committee (2011–present)
  • Chairman of the Risk Committee (2009–present) 
  • Member of the Chairman’s and Governance Committee
  • Member of the Risk Committee (2006–present)
  • Member of the board and chair of Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (US subsidiaries) (2015–present)
  • Member of the board of Credit Suisse International and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (UK subsidiaries) (2013–2016)

Corsair Capital LLC, New York, vice-chairman

Prior to 2006

Credit Suisse

  • Member of the Group Executive Board in various executive roles including Group CRO, Group CFO and CFO Investment Banking (1997–2005)
  • Chief financial and administrative officer and member of the executive board of Credit Suisse First Boston (1995–1996) 
  • Began investment banking career in New York with
    The First Boston Corporation
    (predecessor firm of Credit Suisse First Boston)



Honorary Doctorate, Commercial Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Ohio


MBA Finance, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


BBA Finance, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Other activities and functions

  • Corsair Capital LLC, investment committee member
  • S&P Global Inc., board executive committee member, audit committee member and financial policy committee chair
  • CapStar Bank, board member
  • New Star Financial Inc., board member and lead director
  • St. Xavier High School, trustee and finance committee chair
  • University of Cincinnati, investment committee member