Beth Krasna (1953) is chairwoman of the board of directors of Ethos Services since June 2018.
Beth Krasna holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich and a Master's degree in Management from Sloan School (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. She spent ten years in the field of venture capital, three years in consulting, then ten years in corporate restructuring as board member of Valtronic in Les Charbonnières (from 1992 to 1996) and Symalit in Lenzburg, before becoming CEO of Sécheron in Geneva from 1998 to 2000. From 2001 to 2003, she was CEO of Albert-Inc. in Lausanne. Since 2004, she has been an independent board member. She was a member of the boards of Coop (2005 to 2019), Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (2002 to 2014) and SBB (1999-2003).
Beth Krasna is currently acting as interim chairwoman of the Council of Federal Institutes of Technology. She is also vice chairwoman of Symbiotics, a microfinance company, vice chairwoman of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Foundation and Chairwoman of the Board of XSensio.
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Philippe Doffey (1960) has been a member of Ethos Services’ board since 2012 as a representative of Retraites Populaires (Lausanne) and vice-chairman of the board since 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 and, since 2018, member of the board of the Genilem association. In 2016, he obtained the administrator certification of the Académie des Administrateurs (ACAD). From 2012 to 2016, he was Chairman of Economie Région Lausanne.
- 57Member of the Asset Management Committee
Cornelia Diethelm is owner and CEO of Shifting Society AG and founder of the Centre for Digital Responsibility (CDR) since 2018.
From 2007 to 2018, she worked for the Federation of Migros Cooperatives, first as head of Issue Management from 2010 to 2018, then as head as Sustainability and Issue Management for the Migros group. Previously, she held different positions in the communication and projet management area, mainly as deputy general secretary for the construction, transportation and energy department for the canton of Bern, as well as consultant for Jäggi Communications (now known as Burson-Marsteller).
- 57Chairman 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 PhD in Economics from the University of Geneva and was a visiting researcher in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. For almost 25 years, René Sieber was Managing Director of Dynagest SA, an asset management company specialising in bond management and quantitative risk management, which he had co-founded 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.
From 2010 to 2017, René Sieber was chairman of Dynamic Asset Management Company (Luxembourg) S.A., a subsidiary of Dynagest SA. He was a lecturer in finance at the Faculty of Economics and Management (GSEM) of the University of Geneva from 1988 to 2016, an activity he resumed in September 2018 (as an adjunct professor from February 2019). Since 1991, he also teaches at the Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK). Finally, since 2016, he is member of the Strategic orientation council of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
Hanspeter Uster (1958) has been a member of the board of directors of Ethos Services since 2018 as a representative of the Ethos Foundation. He has been an independent member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2009.
Hanspeter Uster was councilor of the Canton of Zug and head of the Department of Security from 1991 to 2006. From 1985 to 1990, Hanspeter Uster worked as an independent attorney-at-law and notary in the Canton of Zug.
Hanspeter Uster has been in charge of the Centre of Competence for Forensics and Economical Crime at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts from 2007 to 2013. Since 2007, he has been chairman of the foundation board of the Swiss Police Institute. He Hanspeter Uster has also been a member of the supervisory authority of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (Aufsichtsbehörde über die Bundesanwaltschaft) since 2013. In December 2018, he was elected Chairman of this authority for 2019-2020. Moreover, he is leading various projects in the field of justice and security. In 2015, Hanspeter Uster received from the University of Bern an honorary degree for his commitment to equality of law and the rule of law as well as for his contribution to quality assurance of justicial bodies and the police. Hanspeter Uster has also been Chairman of the Society for Ethical Matters (GEF) from 2000 to 2016.