Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

Fritz Zurbrügg has been a member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank and Head of the III. Department (Financial Markets, Operational Banking and IT) since the beginning of August 2012. On 1 July 2015, the Federal Council elected Fritz Zurbrügg as Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board, whereupon he took over as head of the Second Department (Financial Stability, Cash, Finance and Risks) in Bern. From 1998 to 2006, he was Senior Advisor and Executive Director in the Swiss office at the IMF in Washington. In April 2010, the Federal Council appointed him Director of the Federal Finance Administration. Fritz Zurbrügg studied economics at the University of Bern, graduated in 1985 and received his doctorate in 1989.