Changes to the Board of Directors of SIX
Thomas Wellauer has been elected to the Board of Directors of SIX by the Annual General Meeting and confirmed as the new Chairman by the Board of Directors with effect from 15 March 2020. At the same time, Thomas Gottstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG, has been elected as a full member of the Board of Directors. He replaces Pierre-Olivier Bouée, who has resigned.
Today at the Extraordinary General Meeting of SIX Thomas Wellauer (64) was elected to the Board of Directors. At the same time, he was confirmed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors by the Board of Directors of SIX with effect from 15 March 2020. He will succeed Romeo Lacher, who announced his resignation at the beginning of 2019. Romeo Lacher will remain Chairman until 15 March 2020.
Thomas Gottstein (55), CEO Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG, has been elected by the Board of Directors of SIX as a full member of the Board of Directors of SIX. He succeeds Pierre-Olivier Bouée. The formal election also took place at the extraordinary General Meeting today.
Thomas Gottstein has held various national and international management positions at Credit Suisse since 1999. He is currently CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and is responsible for the bank’s entire business in Switzerland. Prior to this, he spent several years at UBS in national and international management positions. Thomas Gottstein studied economics at the University of Zurich and graduated with a Ph.D. in Finance and Accounting.
Changes at SIX Executive Board
Marion Leslie will join SIX as Head of the Financial Information business unit as of 1 January 2020. Marion Leslie has many years of experience and a proven track record in the international financial information business. Robert Jeanbart, Business Unit Head Financial Information, has decided to take retirement and will be leaving SIX at the end of December 2019.
Robert Jeanbart joined the Executive Board of SIX in May 2014, since which time he has been responsible for the Financial Information business unit. Robert Jeanbart successfully restructured the Financial Information business unit of SIX, focusing the Unit on its core business, streamlining its Swiss and international operations and developing new business areas, hence putting the Unit on a sustainable profit path. In particular, Financial Information significantly expanded its business in the regulatory data and services while strengthening its reference data and corporate actions business, and in doing so strengthened the market position of SIX in this highly competitive landscape.
Marion Leslie will take over the leadership of Financial Information as of 1 January 2020 and will thus become a member of the SIX Executive Board. She began her career at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) in 1994. After holding various management roles within the company, she became Managing Director in 2013 with responsibility for the data business in the areas of regulation, pricing and reference data. In her last role at Refinitiv, Marion was the Managing Director, Enterprise, with responsibility for delivering market data, platforms and services to the global financial markets. Leading global businesses and operations at scale, with a strong emphasis on data and technology, are the hallmarks of her career. Marion Leslie will move with her family from the UK to Switzerland.
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX: “I am very pleased to welcome Marion Leslie to SIX. I am proud to have been able to attract such an experienced professional and internationally active leader for SIX. Marion knows the financial information business very well and with her at the helm we will drive our financial data business to the next level. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of SIX, I would like to thank Robert Jeanbart for his enormous and tireless dedication to SIX, his leadership in driving a very successful transformation of Financial Information.”