Nikolaus Senn

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Nikolaus Senn
Former co-president of Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft, as of today UBS
In office
Personal details
Born(1926-10-22)22 October 1926
Herisau, Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Died2 November 2014(2014-11-02) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of Freiburg
University of Zürich
University of Lausanne
University of Bern
OccupationJurist, Banker

Nikolaus Senn (22 October 1926 – 2 November 2014) was a Swiss jurist, economist and banker.


Nikolaus Senn studied since 1945 jurisprudence and public administration at the University of Freiburg, University of Zürich, University of Lausanne and University of Bern (promotion in 1950), and finished his education as advocate in 1951 in St. Gallen. In May 1951 Nikolaus Senn started an internship at the former Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft (SBG). From 1961 to 1996 he was a member of the executive board, later member of the directors board of the SBG. After eight years as board member, he was retired in 1996 and on 16 April 1996 by the general assembly honored as honorary president of the as of today UBS.[1]


Although he held no political office, Nikolaus Senn was an opponent of Christoph Blocher and forced his deselection from the SBG's board of directors, as well he argued forcefully against a takeover of the majority shareholding by Martin Ebner's BZ group.[2]


  1. ^ Tagesschau Hauptausgabe, SRF 1, 5 November 2014
  2. ^ Rachel Vogt (19 February 2009). "Die Konstrukteure der Krise" (in German). Die Wochenzeitung WOZ. Retrieved 6 November 2014.

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