Born 1947, Swiss national.
Education: Eidg. dipl. Bankbeamter (1973); trainee with Bear Stearns & Co. in New York (1974); dipl. Betriebsoekonom Kaderschule Freudenberg KSZ (1977); Program for Executive Development (PED), Imede in Lausanne (1989).
Work experience: Bank Leu in Zurich (1967–1969); Pictet & Cie in Geneva (1969–1971); Bank Vontobel in Zurich (1971–1992), in the areas institutional and private clients, last as Director; Infidar Vermögensberatung AG in Zurich (1992–2005) as Senior Partner, responsible among other areas for the firm's investment strategy; founding partner of Avalor Investment AG in Zurich (2005).