Alexandre Zeller will be stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors at SIX at the end of September 2016. Following the merger, Alexandre Zeller successfully honed the strategy of SIX and geared the Group to meet the new demands from the international and national markets.
The current Vice Chairman, Dr. Romeo Lacher, will serve as acting Chairman from first of October 2016 until a successor is appointed. The new Chairman of the Board of Directors will be announced in due course.
Alexandre Zeller has decided to step down as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors at SIX with effect from end-September 2016. He will be taking up a new position as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. on 1 October 2016. He will also be nominated as a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group Ltd. at the next ordinary general meeting. Alexandre Zeller was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at SIX in May 2013.
Over the past few years, he has significantly fine-tuned the strategy of SIX. With Alexandre Zeller at the helm, SIX has evolved to become an innovative, market-focused international financial services provider. Alexandre Zeller has played a pivotal role in increasing the Group's innovative capacity and flexibility. His dedication has enabled SIX to develop and implement an effective innovation strategy.
SIX now offers a competitive and secure infrastructure that provides excellent support for the Swiss financial center and is successful in the international market. Vice Chairman Dr. Romeo Lacher will serve as acting Chairman from first of October 2016 until SIX appoints a successor to Alexandre Zeller.
The Board would like to thank Alexandre Zeller for his key, expert contribution to creating a cuttingedge, stable and future-oriented financial infrastructure in Switzerland. It wishes him much success in his new role.
Alexandre Zeller, Chairman of the Board of Directors at SIX, comments: «My work as Chairman of the Board of Directors at SIX has fascinated me day by day over the past three years. I would like to thank the shareholders for the confidence that they placed in me. I am also grateful for the support I received from all the SIX staff. SIX is very well positioned to offer clients innovative solutions and a reliable financial infrastructure in a rapidly changing environment.»