The Board of Directors of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has appointed Hans-Peter Wyss to the Swiss Takeover Board with effect from 1 November 2021. Thomas Rufer will leave the Board at the end of the year.
Members of the Swiss Takeover Board (TOB) are appointed and ultimately supervised by FINMA’s Board of Directors. It has elected Hans-Peter Wyss as a new member of the Swiss Takeover Board with effect from 1 November 2021. Hans-Peter Wyss was a partner at Deloitte AG in Zurich from 2005 to 2014 and has been authorised as an audit expert by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority (FAOA) since 2007. Among other things, he has been Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of NBK Banque Privée Suisse AG since 2016. He is also a member of the Cooperative Board of Migros Zurich and represents it as a delegate within the Federation of Migros Cooperatives.
Thomas Rufer, who has been a member of the Swiss Takeover Board since 1 April 2007, will leave the Board at the end of this year. FINMA’s Board of Directors would like to thank Thomas Rufer for his commitment and contribution to the Swiss takeover regime over the past 14 years.
Hans-Peter Wyss has been appointed for the remainder of the term of office, which expires at the end of 2023. The Swiss Takeover Board will thus consist of the following members from 1 November 2021:
- Thomas A. Müller, Chair
- Prof. Dr Jean-Luc Chenaux, Vice-Chair
- Lionel Aeschlimann
- Prof. Dr Franca Contratto
- Prof. Dr Mirjam Eggen
- Beat Fellmann
- Thomas Rufer until the end of 2021
- Dr Thomas Vettiger
- Hans-Peter Wyss
The Swiss Takeover Board has jurisdiction to issue general rules and ensure compliance with the provisions applicable to public takeover offers. As first instance, the Swiss Takeover Board issues orders on public takeover bids. FINMA’s Board of Directors is charged with the ultimate supervision of the Swiss Takeover Board. Its members include experts representing securities firms, listed companies and investors.
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