Skills and experience
Josef Ackermann (born 1948, Swiss Citizen) started his career at Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA) in 1977. In 1990, he was appointed to the executive board of SKA, becoming its president in 1993. In 1996, Mr. Ackermann joined the management board of Deutsche Bank AG, where he was responsible for the investment banking division. In 2002, he became spokesman of the management board and chairman of the group executive committee. Mr. Ackermann was chairman of the management board from February 2006 until May 2012. He has been serving as Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd since March 2012.
Governance and Nominations Committee (Chairperson), Remuneration Committee
Other directorships within the Group
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Chairman)
Mr. Ackermann has been a member of the supervisory board of Siemens AG (second deputy chairman), Germany since 2003; a member of the board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc, The Netherlands since 2008; a member of the board of directors of Investor AB, Sweden since 2012; as well as vice-chairman of the board of directors of Belenos Clean Power Holding Ltd, Biel since 2008. Since 2012, he has also been a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), the National Bank of Kuwait as well as of Akbank, Turkey. Mr. Ackermann also plays an active role in the World Economic Forum (vice-chairman of the foundation board); the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies (chairman); the Foundation Lindau Nobel prizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance (Honorary Senate member) and the Metropolitan Opera New York (advisory director). Also, and amongst others, in 2007, Mr. Ackermann accepted an appointment as visiting professor in finance at the London School of Economics. In July 2008, he was appointed Honorary Professor at Frankfurt’s Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. Furthermore, he is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. Mr. Ackermann is also member of the International Advisory Board of the Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yatsen University.
Mr. Ackermann gained his doctorate in economics and social sciences from the University of St. Gallen Switzerland.
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