In the role of the General Manager, Michael set up the Swiss affiliate from scratch at Portola Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he was the European Launch Leader for an orphan disease asset at Celgene and built and managed business units at Celgene and AbbVie. Michael held various management positions at Roche and Essex/MSD and spent several years as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Michael holds a Master of Science in medical microbiology and a PhD in immunology from the University of Bern. He completed training programs at the HSG, INSEAD and the LBS and holds an Executive MBA in General Management from the University of Zurich.
Board of Directors
Throughout his career, Bruno has applied his rigorous academic background in various knowledge-driven roles, including as current Head of Spent Fuel and Waste Management at Axpo Power, Switzerland’s largest energy provider. Comfortable in positions of responsibility, Bruno has also previously served as Head of Nuclear Fuels at a power plant. He holds a PhD in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and an executive MBA.
Besides consistently generating solid business results, Bruno has a strong track record in leadership, change management and efficient organization. Bruno is an experienced board member, and currently serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials at Paul Scherer Institute. Previously he was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the pension fund PKE.
Motto: A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds (Francis Bacon).
Bruno Zimmermann, PhD EMBA
Member of the Board of Directors
Jonas has a degree in Economics (major) with Business Administration and Law (minors) from the University of Bern. He has around 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, both in industry and in regulatory roles. Jonas draws on experience from various international assignments, including in Asia, the UK and the US, where he went on secondment to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, New York.
Jonas currently works for the State Secretariat for International Finance. As senior policy advisor, he is involved in developing the legal frameworks for large financial institutions.
Previously, Jonas worked at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for eleven years, where he was responsible for the oversight of Swiss too-big-to-fail banks. During his time there, he gained a broad understanding of the regulatory landscape in banking and the requirements on risk management and corporate governance.
In his nine-year tenure at Credit Suisse he worked his way up to the role of Vice President. Jonas led teams of different sizes with a focus on capital requirement calculation and reporting.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Our purpose is to enable healthy lives through sowing and growing of medical breakthroughs in Switzerland.