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Department of Economics

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

Maja Baumann

Member of the Board of Directors at Vontobel
Partner at Swiss Legal
Zurich, Switzerland

Dieter Berninghaus

Chairman of the Executive Board
Zurich, Switzerland

Sergio P. Ermotti

Chief Executive Officer
Zurich, Switzerland

Ernst Fehr

Professor of Economics
Director, UBS Center
Zurich, Switzerland

Peter A. Fischer

Chief Economist
Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ
Zurich, Switzerland

Christoph Franz

Vice-Chairman of the Board
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Zurich, Switzerland

Rainer-Marc Frey

Zurich, Switzerland

Serge Etienne Gaillard

Former Head of the Federal Finance Administration
Bern, Switzerland

Hans-Werner Gassner

Chairman of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Karl Gernandt

Vice Chairman
Kühne + Nagel
Zurich, Switzerland

Mario Greco

Group Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Insurance
Zurich, Switzerland

Bengt Holmstrom

Professor of Economics
Cambridge (MA), USA

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board
Zurich, Switzerland

Walter Kielholz

Honorary Chairman
Swiss Re Ltd.
Zurich, Switzerland

Barbara Kux

Vice Chairman of Firmenich, Member of the Board of Directors of
Grosvenor Group, Henkel and Pargesa Holding
Zurich, Switzerland

Roger Liebi

Vice President of the Board of Directors
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zurich, Switzerland

Beatrix  Morath

Managing Director, AlixPartners
Zurich, Switzerland

Carolina Müller-Möhl

President of the Müller-Möhl Group
Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Nobel

Attorney at Law  
Nobel Baudenbacher
Zurich, Switzerland

Katrin Polzer

Managing Director,
Excellence Foundation Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

Marcel Rohner

President Swiss Banking, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Union Bancaire Privée SA
Aarau, Switzerland

Urs Rohner

U. Rohner & Co. AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Samih Sawiris

Executive Chairman
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Altdorf, Switzerland

Simona Scarpaleggia

Board Member
Zug, Switzerland

Urs Schäppi

Former Chief Executive Off icer
Swisscom Schweiz
Bern, Switzerland

Herbert J. Scheidt

Chairman of Vontobel Advisory Council
and Member of various boards
Zurich, Switzerland

Florian Scheuer

Professor of Economics
Chairman of the Department of Economics UZH
Zurich, Switzerland

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Chief Executive Officer
BlackRock Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Claudia Steinfels

Owner and Managing Director
Steinfels Art Consulting AG
Zurich, Switzerland and London, UK

Franziska Tschudi Sauber

Delegate of the Board of Director and Chief Executive Officer
Weidmann Holding AG
Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

Hubertine Underberg-Ruder

President of the Board of Directors
Underberg AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Patrick Warnking

Vice President Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Warsaw, Poland

Tina Wüstemann

Partner at Bär & Karrer
Zurich, Switzerland


Photo credits:
Dieter Berninghaus © by Philipp Rohner
Peter Nobel © by Gaetan Bally / Keystone
Urs Rohner © by Marc Wetli

All other images are property of the members or companies.