People: Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.VX)
Mr. Walter B. Kielholz has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Credit Suisse Group AG since April 24, 2009. In addition, he serves as Member of the Compensation Committee since 2009 and a member of the Chairman's and Governance Committee. He served as Company's Chairman of the Board and the Chairman’s and Governance Committee from 2003 to 2009 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 1999 to 2002. His career began at the General Reinsurance Corporation, Zurich, in 1976. After working in the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy, Mr. Kielholz assumed responsibility for the company's European marketing. In 1986, he joined the Company and was responsible for client relations with insurance groups in the Multinational Services department. Mr. Kielholz joined Swiss Re, Zurich, in 1989. He became Member of Swiss Re's Executive Board, in 1993, and was Swiss Re's Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2002. Board Member since 1998, he became Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re in 2003 and Vice-Chairman in 2007. Mr. Kielholz is Board Member of the Geneva Association, the European Financial Roundtable and the Institute of International Finance. Mr. Kielholz is Board of Directors Member of the Geneva Association, among others. Mr. Kielholz studied Business Administration at Universitaet St. Gallen, and graduated in 1976 with a Masters degree in Business Finance and Accounting.
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