Our Board

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From left to right: Uli Sigg, Patrick Balkanyi, Esther Heer-Zacek, Adrian T. Keller, Eunice Zehnder-Lai, Peter F. Weibel, Annette Schoemmel and Raymond J. Baer.

Foundation Board

Adrian T. Keller, President
Honorary Chairman of DKSH and Vice Chairman of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd, a family holding company, and anchor shareholder of DKSH. Since 1991, he has been a Board Member of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd and its predecessor. Prior to that, he was a partner at Global Reach, a private investment firm, in New York.

Raymond J. Baer, Vice President
Honorary Chairman of the Board at Julius Baer Group. He held various executive positions within the Julius Baer Group Ltd abroad and in Switzerland, lastly as Head of Private Banking Business Line, and Member of the Group Executive Board. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Julius Baer Group and a former Board Member as well as a former Member of the Committee of the Governing Board of the Swiss Bankers Association.

Patrick Balkanyi
Partner at PwC Switzerland. He is in charge of the PwC TMT practice (Technology, Media and Telecommunication) in Switzerland. Besides he is member of the Executive Board of the Commission of Swiss GAAP FER. He lived for a couple of years in Hong Kong before he moved back to Switzerland.

Esther Heer-Zacek
Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BSI Bank Ltd Asia and a Member of the BSI Group Advisory Board from August 2010 to December 2014. She was responsible for building BSI North Asia as the group strengthened its presence in the region. Besides her general management responsibilities, she led a team of private bankers as well as the wealth management services. Prior to her stint at BSI, Esther worked for 30 years for Coutts in Zurich and Hong Kong.

Annette Schoemmel
Founding partner and Managing Director at global strategist arthesia AG (Zurich, Los Angeles and Hong Kong), and founding partner and Managing Director of Babaluba AG, an industrialist group that invests in and starts companies that are positioned on the fault lines of future developments, and XanaduAlpha, analternative-data based fintech company and investment vehicle in Zurich and Los Angeles.

Dr. Uli Sigg
Former Swiss Ambassador to China, North Korea and Mongolia, Vice Chairman of the Board of Ringier, and Member of the Advisory Board of China Development Bank, of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and of the International Advisory Council of Tate Gallery in London. He is the world’s foremost collector of contemporary Chinese art.

Dr. Peter F. Weibel
President of UZH Foundation, the Foundation of the University of Zurich, since 2012. Former Chief ExecutiveOfficer of PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland and former Member of the Board and the Audit Committee of Credit Suisse Group. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Council of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce.

Eunice Zehnder-Lai
Member of the Board of DKSH and Member of the Board of Geberit.Previously, she worked in the finance industry for 20 years for LGT Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, spanning the areas of asset management, private wealth management, and corporate finance in New York, London, Hong Kong and Zurich.