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Berner Kantonalbank AG (BEKN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter

59 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hanspeter Ruefenacht

61 2017 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Rudolf Staempfli

64 2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Alois Schaerli

57 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Mark Haller

45 2018 Member of the Management Board, Head of the Production and Operations Department

Armin Brun

54 2018 Member of the Management Board, Head of the Private and Corporate Clients Department

Stefan Gerber

61 2002 Member of the Management Board, Head of Investment Clients/Key Accounts

Daniel Bloch

56 2008 Independent Director

Eva Jaisli

61 2016 Independent Director

Christoph Lengwiler

60 2016 Independent Director

Juerg Rebsamen

66 2016 Independent Director

Peter Siegenthaler

71 2012 Independent Director

Peter Wittwer

68 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter

Ms. Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 12, 2015. Previously, she was Member of the Board of Directors from May 13, 2014. She is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. She is CEO and Vice-President of the Board of Forma Futura Invest AG. Her professional career began at Citibank. Then she led the securities trading at Bank Leu. Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter was CEO of the Swiss Exchange. Subsequently, she was appointed to the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer & Co.. With the establishment of Forma Futura Invest AG followed in 2006 the step into self-employment. She is co-founder of Water Kiosk Foundation for access to clean drinking water in developing countries and advisory board member of GetDiversity for diversity on boards. She completed her business administration studies at the University of St. Gallen and holds a diploma from the Swiss Banking School.

Hanspeter Ruefenacht

Mr. Hanspeter Ruefenacht has been Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Berner Kantonalbank AG since 2017. He was Chairman of the Management Board and Head of Consulting and Sales from January 1, 2012. Before that he has been Member of the Management Board and Head of Consulting and Sales at Berner Kantonalbank AG since 2002. He held various managerial positions in the private and corporate banking and credit management of Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS AG. In 1999 he moved to BEKB and took over the management of credit management. On 1 February 2002 he was appointed to the Executive Board of BEKB. At the same time, he became head of the department of consulting and sales. With effect from January 1, 2012. him the chairmanship of the Executive Board has been transferred. He completed a Banking Apprenticeship at the Schweizerischen Bankgesellschaft in Thun and studied at the Hoehere Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsschule HWV Bern.

Rudolf Staempfli

Dr. Rudolf Staempfli has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 12, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Board of Directors from May 20, 2008. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board and co-owner Staempfli Group AG, Bern. He worked in computer science, marketing, and sales. In 1988 he became the head of the Staempfli Group with Peter Stämpfli. From 2003 to 2011 he was president of the Swiss Employers' Association. He has been Vice President of the Civic Community of Bern. He has also been active in various boards, including at the airport AG Bern (Member), BLS AG (President), Thömus Veloshop AG (Member), Kambly SA (member) and at the Swiss Mobiliar Holding AG and the Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative (Vice-President). He completed his studies in business administration and operations research at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen. In 1985 he received a doctorate in economics.

Alois Schaerli

Mr. Alois Schaerli serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board at Berner Kantonalbank AG. He served at Ernst & Young AG as audit manager of banks and finance companies. In 2003 he joined as Head of Finance in guiding the BEKB, 2010, he came as CFO in the management. He has been Member of the Board of RTC Real-Time Center AG, the BERIMAG AG, the Pfandbriefzentrale the Swiss cantonal banks AG and member of the board of the Foundation for the Promotion of SMEs as Part of Sector Clusters; he also chairs the Board of BEKB Finanz AG. He graduated from Hoehere Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsschule HWV in Lucerne (today: Hochschule Luzern). Subsequently, he trained as auditor and bank controller ZEB.

Mark Haller

Mr. Mark Haller has been Member of the Management Board, Head of the Production and Operations Department at Berner Kantonalbank AG since January 1, 2018. During his business studies at the University of Bern, he worked for the BEKB in various areas. After graduating, he worked in the areas of credit management, controlling and sales. He took over the management of the organization and computer science department in 2014. In 2017 he completed the Transition to General Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He is Managing Director and Member of the Board of RTC Real-Time Center AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berimag AG.

Armin Brun

Mr. Armin Brun has been Member of the Management Board, Head of the Private and Corporate Clients Department at Berner Kantonalbank AG since January 1, 2018. After completing his degree in business administration at the University of Bern, he worked in marketing and in various management positions in sales at the Luzerner Kantonalbank. In 2001, he joined PostFinance, where as a member of the Executive Board he headed the Business Customers division and, seven years later, the Market and Sales division. During this time, he completed NDS Bank Management at the IFZ in Zug and completed the International Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and the Strategic Leadership Program at IMD in Lausanne. Most recently, he was Head of Marketing at PostFinance and Transformation Manager at Post CH AG.

Stefan Gerber

Mr. Stefan Gerber has been Member of the Management Board, Head of Investment Clients/Key Accounts of Berner Kantonalbank AG since August 2002. His bank-technical knowledge he gained in various fields of activity - initially at Union Bank of Switzerland, then at the Solothurn cantonal or the Solothurn Bank SoBa. In 2002, he served as Member of the Executive Committee for BEKB. He graduated from Universitaet Bern.

Daniel Bloch

Mr. Daniel Bloch has been Independent Director at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 20, 2008. He is Member of the Compensation Committee. He completed his law studies at the University of Bern. He gained his first industrial experience as an assistant the management and head legal service in the paper mill Utzenstorf (Biber Group). After a stay in the United States, he joined in 1994 in the family business Chocolats Camille Bloch SA and graduated internationally oriented MBA program at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau. In 1997 he took over the chairmanship of the management the Chocolats Camille Bloch SA. Since 2004 he is also a member of the Board of Directors and has been Chairman since 2005. He is on the Board of CB Beteiligungen AG (President), Chocosuisse (Vice President), Trade and Industry Association of the Canton of Bern (Vice President).

Eva Jaisli

Dr. Eva Jaisli has been Independent Director of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. She is CEO and co-owner of PB Swiss Tools AG. The trained teacher has studied social work and psychology on the second path of education. Subsequently, she completed master and postgraduate courses in business management and international marketing. She is President of the board of directors of Spital Emmental AG and a member of the board of directors of Krankenkasse Concordia. She is also a vice president of Switzerland Global Enterprise and a Member of SWISSMEM's Management Board.

Christoph Lengwiler

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lengwiler has been Independent Director of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. He is /member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He was Head of the Institute for Financial Services Zug (IFZ) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. The financial specialist is vice president of the association swissVR and Management Board Member of CFO Forum Switzerland. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Bank Council at the Swiss National Bank and since 2014 has been chairman of the Audit Committee. He is Chairman of the Management Board of KBA NotaSys Integrity Fund.

Juerg Rebsamen

Dr. Juerg Rebsamen has been Independent Director of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. He served as a management consultant until March 2016 at Swisscom (Schweiz) AG in Zurich. He has studied mathematics at ETH Zurich. He was involved in management tasks for banks and service providers in the Swiss financial industry from 1983 to 2016. He was partner and a member of the Executive Board of Comit AG for more than ten years, which was later integrated into Swisscom. From 1996 to 2014, he was a Member of the Supervisory Commission of the Cantonal School Schaffhausen. Since 2012, he has been a Member of the Board of Directors at Logicare AG.

Peter Siegenthaler

Dr. Peter Siegenthaler has been Independent Director at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 15, 2012. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Company. After his time as an assistant at the Institute of Business Administration of the University of Bern, he entered 1982 into the Federal Finance Administration and performed various functions 2000 their line. Its main fields of activity were the development of financial policies, the operational management of the federal financial budget and the Federal Treasury, the legislation in the field of banks and financial markets as well as cooperation with the Swiss National Bank and the International Monetary Fund. From July 2010 until the end of 2011 he was President of the Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks. He has been on the Board of SBB AG and Pro Helvetia.

Peter Wittwer

Mr. Peter Wittwer has been Independent Director at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 12, 2015. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee. He was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC), Bern, between 1992 and 2011. As managing partner of PwC Bern from 2002 to 2010 and member of the board of auditors and responsible for the Swiss market from 2005 to 2011, he was a member of the top management of PwC Switzerland. He is on the Board of Directors of Bedag Informatik AG. Since his retirement, he has also been involved in the boards of directors of two start-up companies, AST-Turbo AG (President) and Derap MS AG (member).

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