Prof. Dr Bruno Gehrig

CV as per end of term

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: December 26, 1946




  • 1971-1980
    Assistant and, from 1978, lecturer at the University of Bern
  • 1975
    Doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Bern
  • 1978
    Qualification as lecturer at the University of Bern with a study on monetary policy, following studies with Prof. Karl Brunner at the University of Rochester (NY), USA
  • 2006
    Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rochester (NY), USA

Professional career

  • 1981-1984
    Head of Economics Section at Union Bank of Switzerland
  • 1985
    Year spent studying international banking
  • 1986-1989
    Stock Markets and Securities Sales Division, UBS Group, as Head of Division from 1988
  • 1989-1991
    Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Cantrade Ltd., Zurich, with responsibility for the other parts of the group
  • 1992-1996
    Professor of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and Head of its Swiss Institute Banking and Finance
  • 1996-2000
    Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
  • 2001-2003
    Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
  • 2003-2009
    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding

Political activities

  • 1984-1991
    Chairman of the economic policy study group of the Christian Democratic Party (CVP)
  • 1992-1996
    Member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission

Other Board Memberships/Activities

  • Chairman Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
  • Kartause Ittingen, Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Trustees