Swiss Life Group's corporate executive board member and CEO for Switzerland has been asked to join the board of directors at Julius Baer Group.
Ivo Furrer's candidacy will be put to a vote on 12 April 2017 at the Julius Baer Group general annual meeting. He will remain active in his current role till the end of March 2017.
He has also been proposed to become a member of the board at Bank Julius Baer & Co.
Before his time with Swiss Life Group, Furrer worked at Zurich Financial Services as CEO of Life Switzerland as well holding other senior roles at the group. Prior to that he was employed by Credit Suisse Group and Winterthur Insurance.
Commenting on Furrer's candidacy, Daniel J. Sauter, chairman of the board of directors at Julius Baer Group, said:
‘We are very pleased that Ivo Furrer has agreed to stand for election to our Board. The Board of Directors will highly benefit from his vast experience of the international financial and insurance sector.’