Supervision and Control: for a Well Going Operation.

The board of directors is responsible for the overall strategy and the supervision of the Bank.

Werner Rieder

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Werner Rieder has been active in the banking and consulting business for 30 years. After an initial period of general banking training and various functions in the commercial banking business of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich (1980 – 1992) he moved to Ernst & Young where he was primarily responsible for mandates in the financial sector (1993 – 1996). Afterwards he organized the centre of competence for internal audit and consulting for the holding company of a regional banking group (RBA Group). Since July 1999 Werner Rieder has been an independent business consultant. He is a certified banking expert and a certified public accountant.

Dr. Stefan Holzer

Member of the Board of Directors
Stefan Holzer has been active in the financial services business for more than 25 years. After studying economics at the University of Basel, he worked for Swiss Bank Corporation (today UBS) and during that time he finished his Ph.D. on the exchange rate forecast subject. Subsequently, Stefan Holzer started to work for BZ Group where he was active in the area of research (1994-1999). From 2003 until 2012 he was at Valartis, an internationally active banking group. At first as an active Board Member and later as CEO of Valartis Bank AG and Deputy CEO of Valartis Group. Since 2018 Stefan Holzer is Member of the Board of Directors of a company, specialized in the development of software for the real estate sector.

Michael Kistler

Member of the Board of Directors
Michael Kistler has been a tax and legal advisor in the accounting area for 20 years. After completing his law studies as an attorney-at-law, Mr. Kistler worked for Ernst & Young. In 1998 he completed his studies to become a tax expert. Since 2005 he has been Partner of Gfeller + Partner AG in Berne, where he advises companies of various sizes in several different industries primarily in fiscal and legal issues.
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