At the general meeting of shareholders on 29 May 2013, Alexandre Zeller was elected the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX. Alexandre Zeller has many years of management experience in national and international banking. He succeeds Prof. Peter Gomez, who after seven years as Chairman would like to once again devote himself more to publishing and academic projects.
Alexandre Zeller, 52, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX by shareholders at the general meeting on 29 May 2013. He has many years of experience in banking at both the national and international levels, combined with in-depth knowledge of commercial, retail and private banking business. Most recently he was CEO at HSBC Private Bank (Switzerland) and Regional CEO of HSBC Global Private Bank EMEA. Prior to that, he spent several years as CEO of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise and also held various management positions at Credit Suisse.
Alexandre Zeller: "In an environment that is changing enormously, SIX represents a stable and efficient financial market infrastructure. As such, SIX plays a key role in the success of the Swiss financial centre. We must maintain this key role and, particularly in times of upheaval, further strengthen it by adapting dynamically to new conditions. SIX has a solid basis and employees who are ideally qualified to master this challenge. I look forward very much to making my contribution as Chairman of the Board of Directors. I will do so in the interests of our customers and therefore in the interests of a competitive, attractive Swiss financial centre."
The Board of Directors would like to thank Prof. Peter Gomez for his hard work and dedication to a leading, stable and future-oriented financial centre in Switzerland, and would like to wish him every success and fulfilment in his future activities.