Dr Gottlieb A. Keller

CV as per end of term

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: 1954


General Counsel


  • University of Basel (law and economics)
  • Doctor of Law (Dr. iur), 1980
  • Admission as Attorney, 1981
  • Notary public Basel, 1984 (not practising)

Professional Career

  • 1984
    Corporate Law Department of the Roche Group
  • 1989 
    Head of Business Development and Pharma Marketing Services Roche Grenzach, Germany
  • 1992 
    Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd
  • 1996 
    Head of Human Resources Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Germany
  • 1998 
    Speaker of the Management Board, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Germany
  • 1999 
    Chairman of the Executive Board of Roche Deutschland Holding GmbH
  • 1999 
    Secretary to the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd and Corporate Compliance Officer of the Roche Group
  • 2003
    Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of the Roche Group
    Head of Corporate Human Resources and Pharma Site Management Basel and Kaiseraugst
  • 2004 
    Head of Corporate Services and Human Resources
  • 2008 
    General Counsel

Other Activities / Memberships

  • Member of the Board (former President 2009-2011) of SwissHoldings (Federation of Industrial and Service Groups in Switzerland)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Germany-Switzerland (Chairman 2014-2016)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fritz Gerber Foundation for talented young people
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Paul Sacher Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Humer Foundation
  • Chairman of the Friends of Phelophepa Foundation, Switzerland
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of swisscontact
  • Member of the University Council Basel
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Bologna Law Review
  • Chairman, Statistisch-Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft Basel
  • Award of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Chairman of the "Verein der Ostschweizer Freunde der Eringerrasse"
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Zschokkehaus der Studentenschaft Basel
  • 1986-1990 President of the Officers' Association of Basel City
  • 2003-2008 Board member of the Basilea Pharmaceutica AG
  • 2014-2018 Chairman of the Board of scienceINDUSTRIES, Switzerland
  • 2017-2018 Vice-Chairman, 2007-2018: Board member and Member of the Committee of the Board of economiesuisse (Swiss Business Federation)

Swiss Army

  • Captain of Infantry