Dominique Biedermann
Member since
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    Chairman
    Member of the Committee
    Member of the Asset Management Committee

    Dominique Biedermann (1958) is chairman of the board of directors of Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services since 2015. Until his appointment as chairman, he was the CEO of Ethos Foundation from 1998 and of Ethos Services since its inception in 2000.

    Dominique Biedermann received his PhD in economics from the University of Geneva in 1989. In 1991, he joined the Pension Fund of the Teachers and the Civil Servants of the Administration of the Canton of Geneva (CIA) as deputy director, and from 1994 to 1998 as executive director. In this capacity, he participated in the creation of the Ethos Foundation in 1997.

    Dominique Biedermann is a member of the board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives since 2012. He is also member of the board of directors of Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS), as well as chairman of the committee of ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva. He is regularly invited to give lectures on corporate governance and socially responsible investment, in particular at the University of Fribourg and at the Institut für Finanzdienstleistung of Zug (IFZ).

    He was the laureate of the Landis & Gyr 2012 Award in recognition of his personal commitment to the implementation of corporate governance best practice and the principles of sustainable development in investment activities. In 2013, Dominique Biedermann received from the University of Fribourg an honorary degree for his contribution to the adoption of good governance by Swiss companies and his commitment to socially responsible investment. In 2015, he was nominated Alumnus of the Year of the University of Geneva.

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    Chairman
    Member of the Committee

    Dominique Biedermann (1958) is chairman of the board of directors of Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services since 2015. Until his appointment as chairman, he was the CEO of Ethos Foundation from 1998 and of Ethos Services since its inception in 2000.

    Dominique Biedermann received his PhD in economics from the University of Geneva in 1989. In 1991, he joined the Pension Fund of the Teachers and the Civil Servants of the Administration of the Canton of Geneva (CIA) as deputy director, and from 1994 to 1998 as executive director. In this capacity, he participated in the creation of the Ethos Foundation in 1997.

    Dominique Biedermann has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives since 2012. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS), as well as chairman of the committee of Ethics and Deontology of the University of Fribourg. He is regularly invited to give lectures on corporate governance and socially responsible investment, in particular at the University of Geneva and at the Institut für Finanzdienstleistung of Zug (IFZ).

    He was the laureate of the Landis & Gyr 2012 Award in recognition of his personal commitment to the implementation of corporate governance best practice and the principles of sustainable development in investment activities. In 2013, Dominique Biedermann received from the University of Fribourg an honorary degree for his contribution to the adoption of good governance by Swiss companies and his commitment to socially responsible investment. In 2015, he was nominated Alumnus of the Year of the University of Geneva.

Philippe Doffey
Member since
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    Vice-Chairman since October 2017
    Member of the Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee

    Philippe Doffey (1960) has been a member of Ethos Services’ board since 2012 as a representative of Retraites Populaires (Lausanne). He has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of the board in October 2017.

    He joined Retraites Populaires in 1998 and held different executive positions, particularly as head of marketing and consulting, before being appointed CEO in 2013. Before joining Retraites Populaires, Philippe Doffey held various positions in project management, consulting and sales in the information technology industry.

    Philippe Doffey is director of the life insurance company Forces Vives SA and treasurer of the Toms Pauli Foundation. In 2016, he obtained the administrator certification of the Académie des Administrateurs (ACAD). From 2012 to 2016, he was Chairman of Economie Région Lausanne.

Monika Roth
Member since
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    Chairwoman of the Audit Committee

    Monika Roth (1951) has been an independent member of the board of directors of Ethos Services since 2007.

    Monika Roth holds a doctorate degree in law from the University of Basel and is an attorney, as well as professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Economy) and responsible for the postgraduate programme (DAS) “Compliance Management” at the Institute for Financial Services in Zug.

    Since 1998 Monika Roth has been partner in the law firm “roth schwarz roth” and in the consultancy Roth “The Matchmakers” (Binningen). She is also vice-chairwoman at the criminal court of the canton Basel-Landschaft. Furthermore, Monika Roth is a member of the board of directors of kmuOnline AG (Oberwil). Since 2014, she has been a member of the compliance committee of the Swiss National Fund. Monika Roth is author of several works of reference on corporate governance, compliance and financial market law.

René Sieber
Member since
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    Chairman of the Asset Management Committee
    Member of the Audit Committee

    René Sieber (1955) has been a member of Ethos Services’ board of directors since 2002.

    René Sieber holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Geneva. René Sieber is founding director and vice-chairman of Dynagest SA, an asset management company specialising in bond management and quantitative management, which was created in 1993. From 1987 to 1993 René Sieber was in charge of the macro-economic analysis and bond investment strategy at Unigestion SA. René Sieber was additionally head of the department for institutional accounts from 1990 to 1993.

    René Sieber is currently chairman of Dynamic Asset Management Company (Luxembourg) S.A., a subsidiary of Dynagest SA. From 1988 to 2016, René Sieber also taught finance at the business school of the University of Geneva. He is co-director of the postgraduate programme (CAS) for quantitative portfolio management at the University of Geneva. Since 1991, he also teaches at the Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK).

Konrad Wüest
Member since
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    Member of the Asset Management Committee

    Konrad Wüest (1960) has been a member of Ethos Services‘ board of directors since 12 June 2015 as a representative of the pension fund of the City of Lucerne.

    Konrad Wüest studied history and economics at the University of Bern. He also attended the International Bankers School of Credit Suisse in New York as well as the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France). Konrad Wüest has been Director and Head of Investments at the pension fund of the city of Lucerne since 2006. From 1994 to 2006, he held different executive positions in portfolio management and investment consulting at Credit Suisse Lucerne. Before joining Credit Suisse Lucerne, Konrad Wüest headed the portfolio management division at Credit Suisse Gibraltar.

† Claude-Victor Comte
Member since
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    (Vice-Chairman since 2007)
    until September 2017

    Claude-Victor Comte had been a member of Ethos Services' board of directors since 2006 and was appointed as vice-chairman in 2007. From 1999 to 2006 Claude-Victor Comte was member of Ethos' foundation board. Suddenly deceased in September 2017, Claude-Victor Comte had been committed to the development of Ethos during almost 18 years. He has significantly contributed to the consideration of socially responsible investments by pension institutions. We are deeply grateful to him.

    Claude-Victor Comte held a master’s degree in law and was the managing director of the CIA pension fund from 1998 to 2012. Before that, Claude-Victor Comte held various positions in the administration of the Canton of Geneva, in particular that of Deputy Director-General of social services. He also was a professor and part of the expert panel for the federal examinations in the field of social insurance. In 2006, the Swiss Federal Government appointed Claude-Victor Comte member of the Committee of Experts for the Financing of Public Pension Funds. He also acted as an active member of several international social security organisations, particularly on the ethics committee of the French Post the Médicis Committee and the European Association of pension funds.

    From 2012, Claude-Victor Comte had been working as a self-employed consultant. He was vice-chairman of the foundation board of the retirement pension fund of the Orchestra of French-speaking Switzerland and of the Cité Universitaire de Genève Foundation for social security. Furthermore, he was very active in several Swiss cultural, social and humanitarian associations.