Education and professional career

High School in Bern, Matura type C in 1977

Studies of law at the University of Bern from 1978 to 1985

Dr. iur. with the thesis "Die Gewähr für eine einwandfreie Geschäftstätigkeit gemäss Art. 3 Abs. 2 lit. c BankG" (guarantee of irreproachable business activity pursuant to Art. 3 para. 2 lit. c Bank Act) with Prof. Dr. Peter Saladin, University of Bern, and Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel, University of St. Gallen in 1989


Swiss Federal Banking Commission, Legal Service, from 1986 to 1995 

Advisor for capital market law at Swiss Holdings in 1995

Partner in the Law Firm Leu & Aellen, Bern, in 1996

Swiss Federal Banking Commission / FINMA, Stock Exchanges and Markets Division, Deputy Head and Head of Stock Exchange Supervision from 1997 to 2011

Senior Manager at KPMG AG in Financial and Regulatory Services from 2011 to 2014

Independent Consultant in 2014 with the firm Dr. Marcel Aellen ¦ Consultancy in financial market law

Partner at Bratschi AG, attorneys-at-law, from 2015 to 2020

Most important further training courses

Training programme at the UK Treasury in 1998

Training programme at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 1997

several IDEHAP seminars on EU law until 1995

Seminars of the University of Freiburg about Law making until 1995

Banking Supervisory Course of the Bank for International Settlements in 1993

Mandates with companies and institutions

Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MBaer Merchant Bank AG

Member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée SA 

Member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hinduja Suisse Holding AG

Member of the Board of Directors of UG Europe AG

Member of the Board of Directors of Haute Capital Partners AG

Member of the Board of Directors of Alsino Ltd.

Member of the Board of Directors of IBV International Vaults AG

Member of the Board of Directors of Global Credit Securities Ltd.

Member of the Regulatory Body of BX Swiss

Member of the Board of the Association of Swiss Securities Firms