Urs Rohner

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Urs Rohner
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BornDecember 1, 1959
EducationUniversity of Zurich
OccupationLawyer, businessman, banker
Spouse(s)Nadja Schildknecht

Urs Rohner (born 1959) is a Swiss lawyer, businessman and banker. He is the former CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media. He serves as the chairman of Credit Suisse.

Early life[edit]

Urs Rohner was born 1959.[1] He competed as a hurdler in the 1982 European Athletics Championships.[2] He earned a master of laws from the University of Zurich in 1983.[1][2]


Rohner began his career at the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich,[2] where he was a partner from 1992 to 1999.[3] He subsequently practised for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.[3] He served as the chief executive officer of ProSiebenSat.1 Media from 2000 to 2004.[2]

Rohner became the chief lawyer at Credit Suisse in 2004.[2] He was its vice chairman from 2009 to 2011.[3] Since 2011, he has served as its chairman.[1] In 2017, he was criticized by investors for his poor performance.[2]


Rohner serves on the board of trustees of the Lucerne Festival.[3]. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Zürich Opera House He also serves on the board of governance of the International Institute for Management Development.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Rohner is in a relationship with Nadja Schildknecht, the managing director of the Zurich Film Festival and has a son with her. He has three children from his first marriage.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Company Overview of Credit Suisse Group AG: Urs Rohner". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Franklin, Joshua (25 April 2017). "Credit Suisse investors prepare to grill chairman Rohner over pay". Reuters. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Urs Rohner". International Institute for Management Development. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ Erik Nolmans: Credit Suisse: Der Aufsteiger. In: Bilanz 23/2010. 17 December 2010 (German).