Members of the board of directors

The board of directors is the body responsible for the high level management of the Bank. It decides the general policy of the Bank and the nature of its activities in line with the objectives defined by law.

Members of the board of directors


born 17 September 1950, Swiss
Appointed Chairman in 2017 by the Council of State

Professional career
Holder of a Doctorate and a Master’s degree in economics and social sciences from the University of St Gallen.
Honorary Professor, Director of the Public-Private Partnership Centre and Co-director of the MBA programme at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), Vice-chairman of the Swiss Board Institute (Geneva) and Institute of Directors for Switzerland and Chairman of SKU (Zurich).
From 2007 to 2016, Gilbert Probst was Managing Director at the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is the founder of the PPP Centre and the Geneva Knowledge Forum (University of Geneva), and of the Centre for Organizational Excellence (University of St Gallen). He is also co-founder of the Swiss Board Institute foundation (Geneva).
He has been a member of numerous boards of directors of Swiss companies.
 


born 2 August 1954, French
Member elected in 2017 by the shareholders

Professional career
Graduate of the Lyon School of Management in Finance and Accounting, her expertise is in financial audit and business advisory services in the accounting and financial field.
Starting her career in external audit with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Paris in 1977, she occupied several management positions in the company before becoming Managing Partner - Audit with Deloitte SA, Geneva (1984-2013).
An accredited senior auditor with the Federal Audit Oversight Authority, Ms Costafrolaz has been a founding shareholder and board member of MCT Audit & Advisory, Geneva since 2013, Chair of the audit committee of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition foundation since 2015 and a member of the Supervisory Board of Ermewa Holding SA, France, since 2014.
 


born 25 September 1974, Swiss
Appointed in 2020 by the administrative Council of Geneva

Professional career

Holder of a diploma in tourism management from the HES-SO Valais, a degree in employee leadership from the Centre Romand de Promotion du Management (CRPM) in Lausanne and an Executive MBA in project management from HEC Geneva. She is also a certified coach. Mrs Sophie Dubuis is a partner at RHconseil SA, President of the Geneva Tourism & Congress Foundation and the Fédération du commerce genevois, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Employers' Association. She has held various management positions at Bucherer SA, the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), Palexpo and Forum Fribourg.




born 23 March 1958, Swiss and British
Appointed in 2014 by the State Council014

Professional career
Holds a BSc in Accounting & Economics from Southampton University, England and in 1983 qualified in London as a UK Chartered Accountant. Member of the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and licenced audit expert.
Transferred to PriceWaterhouse, Geneva, as an auditor in 1984. Her career spans more than 30 years in finance, including 10 years within the Serono/BioChem group, initially as the Financial Analyst to Fabio Bertarelli, the founder of Ares Serono and thereafter directing operational and commercial companies within the group. In 1999 founded ICS Corporate Services SA, an independent accounting firm and then in 2009, Swiss Labour Contractors, a salary hosting company.
Member of the Board of Fondation Genesia, a pension fund. Member of the Board of Bruellan SA. Auditor to 2 charitable foundations.
 


born 28 January 1957, Swiss
Member, appointed in 2018 by the administrative Council of Geneva

Professional career
Holder of a law degree from the University of Fribourg and a qualified lawyer (bar of Geneva). He is head of the judicial group at the law firm FBT Attorneys-at-Law, in Geneva, where he has been a partner since 1993. He has extensive experience in proceedings conducted before common courts as well as in adjudication matters, both nationally and internationally. His fields of activity cover all forms of trade litigation, particularly in banking and finance. Serge Fasel is also active in the fields of bankruptcy law, labour law and economic crime. He has been honoured by Legal500 for his litigation skills, and especially in banking litigation. He is a deputy judge at the Court of Justice and has also completed a military justice course.
 


born 5 February 1956, Swiss
Member, appointed in 2018 by the State Council

Professional career
Holder of an ET technician diploma in mechanics. He has enjoyed a long business career. He is a director and chairman of Serbeco and of ED Energie Durable and a director and secretary of Prop. He is also a member of numerous boards of directors and foundations in Geneva, such as the Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies (OPI), the General Hospice, Autobritt and the Private Foundation for Affordable Rental Housing (Fondation privée pour des Logements à Loyers Modérés, FPLM).
 


born 19 June 1956, Swiss
Member elected in 2017 by the shareholders

Professional career
With postgraduate degrees from the International Agri-food Management Institute (IGIA) and from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Rural Law and Agricultural Economics (IHEDREA, Paris), his particular expertise is in risk management, strategy analysis and execution, and organizational change management and leadership.
Having joined Cargill as a trader in 1980, he occupied various positions in Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Geneva and Minneapolis before being appointed, firstly, Manager at Cargill Europe, Geneva (1999-2007), then Vice-chairman of Cargill International, Geneva (2008-2014).
He is a member of Entreprendre Suisse Romande, the business creation network in French-speaking Switzerland.
 


born 15 July 1955, Swiss
Member appointed in 2010 by the Association of Geneva Municipalities

Professional career
As a graduate civil engineer, Jean-Marc Mermoud joined F. Simond, the construction and contracting company, where he became chairman and managing director in 1994.

 


born 20 December 1953, Swiss
Member, appointed in 2018 by the State Council

Professional career
Holds a degree in commercial and industrial sciences, with a distinction in financial management, specialising in finance, from the University of Geneva and is a Swiss-certified accountant. He began his professional career as an auditor with a large international trustee company. Working in an international audit firm, he has led numerous bank and investment fund audit assignments. After having been a member of the executive committee in Switzerland as head of the compliance department in a large international banking group, he joined a large private bank as compliance officer in 2006. Since 2014, he has been an independent consultant for compliance matters and, since 2016, a member of the board of directors of The Forum Finance Group in Geneva.
 


Member elected in 2010 by the bearer shareholders
He is also member of the "Appointments and Remuneration" Committee

Professional career
His career in marketing, communication and other management functions with Procter & Gamble in Geneva spans almost 35 years. A former director of Procter & Gamble International and a previous head of external relations at the Geneva head office.

 


born 10 June 1968, Swiss
Member appointed in 2010 by the State Council

Professional career
Holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and an MSc from the University of Lausanne, together with a Master’s in International Business Management and a financial analyst diploma. She was a financial analyst with Lombard Odier & Cie for several years. She is co-founder and chairman of the Sustainable Finance Geneva association, which strives to promote responsibility and sustainable development in finance.