NewsChange to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund: André Helfenstein

Change to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund: André Helfenstein

The Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG has appointed André Helfenstein as the new employer representative to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund and Pension Fund 2 of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) and as a member of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund.

André Helfenstein has been the CEO of Swiss Universal Bank, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG since February 2020. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Private & Wealth Management area, Region Zurich, before being appointed Head of Corporate & Institutional Clients at Swiss Universal Bank. André Helfenstein holds a master's degree in business from the University of St. Gallen. 

André Helfenstein joined the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) in April 2020. He succeeds Thomas Gottstein, who was appointed as the new CEO of Credit Suisse Group in early 2020 and therefore resigned as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund.

 

We are greatly indebted to Thomas Gottstein for his significant contribution to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund. During his term of more than four years, he has been instrumental in helping to shape the Pension Fund's strategic orientation and in positioning it for the future. We wish to thank Thomas Gottstein for his dedicated commitment and are delighted to welcome André Helfenstein to the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund.

Duties of the Board of Trustees
As the highest governing body, the Board of Trustees manages and supervises the Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland). It defines the overall strategy of the Pension Fund and monitors its implementation. During their four years in office, the members of the Board of Trustees dedicate themselves in particular to the areas of pension provision, investment of assets, risk management, and organization of the Pension Fund. The 12-person board appoints the management, the pensions actuary and the independent auditors, while also designating the members of the various Pension Fund committees.