- Postfinance has found a new CEO in Beat Röthlisberger.
- He assumes his duties as successor to Hansruede Kung, who announced his resignation last March.
- Roethlisberger is currently executive vice president of Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB), both banks announced.
Röthlisberger will take over as president at Postfinance on July 1. Postfinance was said to have acquired an experienced strategist with him. “Beat Röthlisberger is an experienced banker whose profile is ideal for Postfinance and its strategic direction,” Chairman of the Board Marcel Bohrer was quoted as saying.
Not only does Roethlisberger have in-depth knowledge of classic banking, he also understands how to represent the business interests of all stakeholders. “I am convinced that his strong customer focus will be an asset to Postfinance,” Bohrer continued.
Long banking career
At BLKB, the 52-year-old Swiss has headed the corporate client advisory department as a member of the management team since July 2017. In August 2021, Roethlisberger also took over the position of executive vice president. Roethlisberger previously worked in various positions at the Swiss Banking Association (SBV) and its successor bank, UBS, in Basel until 2015.
Former Postfinance boss Hansruedi Köng has been at Postfinance for more than two decades and has been CEO since the beginning of 2012. An era is coming to an end with Köng, Postfinance wrote. Kurt Fuchs will run the bank on an interim basis until the end of June after which he will return to his position as chief financial officer.
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