Dr h.c. Fritz Gerber

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: March 22, 1929

Studies

  • University of Bern; graduated as Lawyer LL.M ; admitted to the bar
  • Honorary doctor of natural science of the University Basel, Switzerland

Professional Career

  • Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Bern (now SECO)

"Zürich" Insurance Company (now: Zurich Financial Services)

  • 1958
    "Zürich" Insurance Company, Zurich
  • 1969
    General Manager
  • 1974
    Chairman of the Management Board
  • 1977 - 1991
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
  • 1991 - 1995
    Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • since 1995
    Honorary Chairman

F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd. (now: Roche Holding AG)

  • 1978 - 1997
    Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
  • 1978 - 2001
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2004
    Member of the Board of Directors and Honorary Chairman
  • since 2004
    Honorary Chairman

Other Board Memberships

  • 1967-1991
    I.C.I. Switzerland
  • 1977-1981
    Alusuisse, Zürich
  • 1978-1996
    Crédit Suisse, Zürich
  • 1981-2001
    Nestlé, Vevey (Deputy Chairman of the Board)
  • 1989-1996
    IBM Corporation, Armonk
  • 1997-2005
    Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr., Zurich

Other Activities

  • Honorary Chairman of the Fritz Gerber Foundation for talented young people
  • Chairman of the Paul Sacher Foundation for contemporary music (until April 2006)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Lucerne Music Festival (until 2004)
  • Member of the “Orchesterakademie des Philharmonischen Orchesters Berlin” (until 2004)

Swiss Army

  • Colonel of artillery