Jean-Daniel Gerber

Portrait of Jean Daniel Gerber

Jean-Daniel Gerber holds a lic. rer. pol. in economics from the University of Bern. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Bern.

Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group Ltd (since April 2011)

Current activities and functions:

  • Chairman of the Association “Swiss Sustainable Finance” (since 2015)
  • Vice-President of the Association “Platform Switzerland Europe” (since 2015)
  • Member of the AO Alliance Foundation (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) (since 2011)
  • Chairman of the Swiss Society for Public Good (since 2011)

Former activities and functions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group Ltd (2012–2015)
  • Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the title of State Secretary (2004–2011)
  • Director of the Federal Office for Migration (then Federal Office for Refugees) in the Federal Department of Justice and Police (1997–2004)
  • Executive Director at the World Bank (1993 –1997) and Dean of the Executive Directors of the World Bank Group (1996 –1997)
  • Chief of Section for Developing Countries in the former Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs (1991–1992)