Today at the Extraordinary General Meeting of SIX Thomas Wellauer (64) was elected to the Board of Directors. At the same time, he was confirmed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors by the Board of Directors of SIX with effect from 15 March 2020. He will succeed Romeo Lacher, who announced his resignation at the beginning of 2019. Romeo Lacher will remain Chairman until 15 March 2020.

Thomas Gottstein (55), CEO Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG, has been elected by the Board of Directors of SIX as a full member of the Board of Directors of SIX. He succeeds Pierre-Olivier Bouée. The formal election also took place at the extraordinary General Meeting today.

Thomas Gottstein has held various national and international management positions at Credit Suisse since 1999. He is currently CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and is responsible for the bank’s entire business in Switzerland. Prior to this, he spent several years at UBS in national and international management positions. Thomas Gottstein studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated with a Ph.D. in Finance and Accounting.

SIX operates and develops infrastructure services in the Securities & Exchanges, Banking Services and Financial Information business units with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss financial center. The company is owned by its users (122 banks). With a workforce of some 2,600 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.13 billion and Group net profit of CHF 120.5 million in 2019.