Rolf U. Watter
Member of the Board of Directors
Skills and experience
Rolf Urs Watter (born 1958, Swiss Citizen) possesses extensive experience in the field of corporate law, particularly complex cross-border transactions and corporate governance questions and has been a partner at Bär & Karrer AG in Zurich since 1994. He was a member of its executive board from 2000 and an executive director upon the incorporation of Bär & Karrer AG in 2007 until September 2009. Mr. Watter serves as a part-time professor at the Law School of the University of Zurich. He was formerly a non-executive chairman of Cablecom Holding AG from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Watter was also a non-executive director of Syngenta AG from 2000 to 2012, of Centerpulse AG from 2002 to 2003, of Forbo Holding AG from 1999 to 2005 and of Feldschlösschen Getränke AG from 2001 to 2004. He has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since May 2002.
Other directorships within the Group
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Mr. Watter has been a non-executive director of Nobel Biocare Holding AG since 2007 and has served as chairman of the board since summer 2012. He has been a non-executive director of UBS Alternative Portfolio AG since 2000 and of A.W. Faber-Castell AG since 1997. He is a member of the SIX admission board and of its Disclosure Commission of Experts. Moreover, Mr. Watter will assume the position of non-executive chairman of the board of PostFinance AG in mid-2013. He also serves as chairman of two charity institutions.
Mr. Watter graduated from the University of Zurich with a doctorate in law and holds a master of laws degree from Georgetown University in the U.S. He is admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich.
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