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Bank Council (as at 20 July 2017)

Function

The Bank Council oversees and controls the conduct of business by the SNB. The term of office of the members of the Bank Council is four years and the full term of office cannot exceed twelve years.

Membership

The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the set of principles governing membership of the SNB Bank Council. The aim of the MoU is to ensure that the specialised abilities and qualities that are important for the SNB are maintained in the Bank Council at all times.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) on the Set of principles governing membership
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Bank council committees

Membership of the Bank Council committees is determined by the Bank Council for the period of a year. For the 2017-2018 term of office membership is as follows:

Audit Committee: Christoph Lengwiler (Chairman), Heinz Karrer, Ernst Stocker
Risk Committee: Shelby du Pasquier (Chairman), Daniel Lampart, Cédric Pierre Tille
Compensation Committee: Olivier Steimer (Chairman), Jean Studer, Monika Bütler
Nomination Committee: Jean Studer (Chairman), Olivier Steimer, Cédric Pierre Tille

Members of the Bank Council

  • Jean Studer, President of the Bank Council
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  • Olivier Steimer, Vice President of the Bank Council
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  • Monika Bütler, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Barbara Janom Steiner, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Heinz Karrer, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Daniel Lampart, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Christoph Lengwiler, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Shelby R. du Pasquier, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Ernst Stocker, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Cédric Pierre Tille, Member of the Bank Council
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  • Christian Vitta, Member of the Bank Council
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Former members of the Bank Council over the last five years (expiry of term/resignation from 2013 to 2017)

  • Gerold Bührer, former Member of the Bank Council
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  • Alfredo Gysi, former Member of the Bank Council
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  • Laura Sadis, former Member of the Bank Council
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