Advisory Board

The advisory board is made up of renowned experts from academia, the private, and the public sector from both Switzerland and abroad. Its members have a general advisory function, but they do not have decision-making powers. They meet twice a year in order to get an update of the recent developments of the department and to assist the department with their expertise. The board supports the department in the timely recognition of economic ideas and practical problems in the economy and society, and thus makes an important contribution to the departments’ success. Moreover, it helps the department to bridge gaps between the economy, society, and the university, enabling an active dialogue between science and society. With their support, the members of the advisory board help the department to become a world-class institution at the heart of Europe.

 

Rabih Abouchakra
Managing Director Office of Strategic Affairs
Crown Prince Court
Abu Dhabia
Philippe Aghion
Professor of Economics
Harvard University
Cambridge (MA), USA
Dan Ariely
Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics
Duke University
Durham (NC), USA
Bruno Dobler
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zurich, Switzerland
Ernst Fehr
Vice Chairman of the Department of Economics
Director, UBS Center
Zurich, Switzerland
Peter A. Fischer
Economics editor-in-chief
Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ
Zurich, Switzerland
Frey

Rainer-Marc Frey
Investor
Zurich, Switzerland

Christoph Franz
President of the Board of Directors
Roche Holding
Zurich, Switzerland
Serge Etienne Gaillard
Head of the Federal Finance Administration
Bern, Switzerland
Bruno Gehrig
Board Member
Winterthur, Switzerland
Gernandt
Karl Gernandt
Vice Chairman
Kühne + Nagel
Zurich, Switzerland
Greco

Mario Greco
Group Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Insurance
Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Held
Former director of Avenir Suisse –
Think Tank for social and economic issues
Zurich, Switzerland
Hildebrand
Philippe Hildebrand
Vice Chairman
BlackRock
Zurich, Switzerland
Bengt Holmstrom
Professor of Economics
MIT
Cambridge (MA), USA
Johann Christian Jacobs
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Jacobs Foundation White & Case LLP
Hamburg, Germany
Jordan
Thomas Jordan
Chairman of the Governing Board
SNB
Zurich, Switzerland
Kiehlholz

Walter Kielholz
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Swiss Re Ltd.
Zurich, Switzerland

Kramer
Philip Kramer
Director
Excellence Foundation Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Beatrix Morath
Managing Director, AlixPartners
Zurich, Switzerland
Carolina Müller-Möhl
President of the Müller-Möhl Group
Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Nobel 
Partner    
Nobel & Hug Attorney at Law
Zurich, Switzerland 
Marcel Rohner
Founder and President, Löwenfeld Inc. and
Member of the Board of Directors, UBP –
Union Bancaire Privée
Member of the Board of several financial services
and industrial companies
Aarau, Switzerland
Urs Rohner
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Credit Suisse Group AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Samih Sawiris
Executive Chairman
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Altdorf, Switzerland
Schaeppi
Urs Schäppi
Chief Executive Officer
Swisscom Schweiz
Bern, Switzerland
Herbert J. Scheidt
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vontobel-Group
Zurich, Switzerland
Schwarzenbach

Urs E. Schwarzenbach
Property Owner
Investor
Zurich, Switzerland

Hubertine Underberg-Ruder
President of the Board of Directors
Underberg AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick Warnking
Country Director
Google Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Axel A. Weber
Chairman of the Board of Directors 
UBS AG
Zurich, Switzerland