22 December 2014

SIX makes board changes; names Robert Jeanbart CEO, financial information unit

19 May 2014  |  1767 views  |  0 Source: SIX Group

The General Meeting of SIX Shareholders elected Dr Patrik Gisel, Lorenz von Habsburg Lothringen and Søren Mose to the Board of Directors. They replaced Christoph Gabriel, Dr Pierin Vincenz and Eduardo Leemann, who did not stand for re-election.

The Board of Directors also appointed Robert Jeanbart as Division CEO of the Financial Information business area.

At the General Meeting of SIX Shareholders on 16 May 2014, the following were newly elected to the Board of Directors of SIX: Dr Patrik Gisel, Raiffeisen Group, representing the Raiffeisen banks, regional and savings banks, Lorenz von Habsburg Lothringen, Bank Gutzwiller & Cie, representing the private bankers and private banks, and Søren Mose, Saxo Bank, representing the foreign banks. The Board of Directors of SIX will be perfectly complemented by the extensive experience, the substantive knowledge of the financial markets and the excellent connections of these three gentlemen.

At the same time, three members of the Board of Directors did not stand for re-election: Christoph Gabriel (private bankers/private banks) stood down from the Board of Directors at the end of 2013. Dr Pierin Vincenz, Raiffeisen Group (Raiffeisen, regional and savings banks) and Eduardo Leemann (foreign banks) chose not to stand for re-election. The Board of Directors thanks the three gentlemen for their long-standing commitment to the continued successful development of SIX.

The Board of Directors also elected Robert Jeanbart as CEO of the Financial Information division. Robert Jeanbart, a Swiss citizen, has many years of international management experience and proven expertise in various areas of the financial information business. The Financial Information business area has been led for almost a year on an interim basis by Marcel Bättig, COO Financial Information. The Board of Directors thanks Marcel Bättig for his willingness to take on this responsibility and his enormous commitment, which played a major role in the significant improvement in this division's results.

Dr. Patrik Gisel (Swiss citizen, 54) has been CFO and a member of the Raiffeisen Group since 2000 and since 2003 has been Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. Dr. Gisel studied industrial management and obtained his doctorate from the University of St. Gallen HSG. He has many years of practical and managerial experience, including as a departmental and section head in the area of IT at the Swiss Bank Corporation/UBS and as a consultant in the area of banking and insurance at the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. Dr. Gisel has been elected as a representative of the Raiffeisen banks, regional banks and building societies and succeeds Dr. Pierin Vincenz on the Board of Directors.

Lorenz von Habsburg Lothringen (Belgian and Austrian citizen, 58) has been a general partner at Bank Gutzwiller & Cie since 1990. He studies industrial management at the Universities of St. Gallen HSG and Innsbruck. Lorenz von Habsburg Lothringen has many years of experience in sitting on boards of directors, including at Paribas International B.V. and U.C.B., Union Chimique Belgium. He has been elected as a representative of the private bankers and private banks and succeeds Christophe Gabriel on the board of directors.

Søren Mose (Danish citizen, 50) has been the CEO of Saxo Bank (Switzerland) since 2007. He holds a Bachelor in Financial Management from the Aarhus Business School in Denmark and an MBA from the Henley Management College in England. Søren Mose has many years of practical and managerial experience in the financial sector, including at JYSKE BANK. He has been elected as a representative of the foreign banks and succeeds Eduardo Leemann on the board of directors.

Robert Jeanbart (Swiss citizen, 58) was Global Head of Market Data and Information Services at SunGard. He studied electrical engineering at the EPFL Lausanne and holds a Master of Sciences. Robert Jeanbart has many years of managerial experience and proven expertise in the financial information business. His previous roles include CEO of Infotec S.A. and he worked for over 15 years at Reuters Ltd in a variety of managerial positions, most recently as the Managing Director for UK & Ireland. 

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