Rudolf Rechsteiner
Member since
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    Rudolf Rechsteiner (1958) is chairman of Ethos’ foundation board since 2018.

    Rudolf Rechsteiner received a PhD in economics from the University of Basel in 1986. He was a member of the Swiss National council (1995-2010), where he was member of the environment, spatial planning and energy committee, as well as the social security and health committee. He was also a member of the Parliament of Basel-Stadt between 1988 and 1999 and between 2012 and 2017. Moreover, he was chairman of Swissaid until June 2019.

    He is currently an independent consultant and member of the boards of Industrielle Werke Basel and Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt. Rudolf Rechsteiner is the author of several books in the fields of pension funds and renewable energies.


Aldo Ferrari
Member since
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    Vice-Chairman (since 2018)
    Appointed by the Caisse Paritaire de Prévoyance de l'Industrie et de la Construction (CPPIC)

    Aldo Ferrari (1962) was appointed to Ethos’ foundation board in 2016 as representative of the Geneva Industry and Construction Sectors’ Pension Fund (CPPIC), one of the two founding pension funds of Ethos. He is vice-chairman of the foundation board since June 2018.

    Aldo Ferrari is a Swiss certified social insurance specialist. He is a member of the executive board of the Unia trade union since 2011 and its vice-chairman since 2012. From 2005 to 2010, he was regional head of the canton of Vaud at Unia. Prior to that, Aldo Ferrari was trade union secretary and regional head of the canton of Vaud at the Industry & Construction trade union from 1996 to 2004.

    Aldo Ferrari is a member of the Swiss federal supervisory commission of pension funds (“Oberaufsichtskommission Berufliche Vorsorge”) since 2012. He is chairman of the foundation board of the CIEPP pension fund (Caisse Inter-Entreprises de Prévoyance professionnelle) and of the Proparis foundation. Furthermore, Aldo Ferrari is vice-chairman of the board of the Fondation de Prévoyance de la Métallurgie du Bâtiment, of Unia’s pension fund and of the RESOR foundation as well as member of the foundation boards of the swissstaffing foundation, the pension fund of the Swiss National Unions’ Association, the Unia foundation and the pension fund SBV.


Dominique Becht
Member since
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    Dominique Becht is a member of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2019 as representative of the Abendrot foundation.

    Dominique Becht (1969) is head of the asset management department of the Abendrot foundation and independant entrepreneur in the food industry (Solomania GmbH).

    Since 1993, Dominique Becht has held different positions in the asset management area and has mainly been head of portfolio management for institutionnal clients at UBS Global Asset Management à Singapour, as well as responsible for investment funds in Asia. Then he has occupied the position of CIO Asia Equities at ADIA in Abu Dhabi until 2006. Dominique Becht is an independant member of the d'EBL Wind AG board of directors.


Andrea Frost-Hirschi
Member since
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    Andrea Frost-Hirschi (1959) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2018 as the representative of the Pension Fund of the Canton of Bern (Bernische Pensionskasse).

    Andrea Frost-Hirschi holds a law degree from the University of Basel. She is responsible of the legal council within the Swiss Nurses Association, Berne chapter. She is also a judge at the Bern-Mittelland Regional Court specialized in labor law and since 2017 also at the Oberland Regional Court (accessory function). Since 2020, she also works as specialist judge at the Court of Arbitration for social insurance of the canton of Bern (accessory function).

    Andrea Frost-Hirschi is member of the Bernische Pensionskasse board and vice-chairwoman of its investment committee as well as its nomination and compensation committee. She is also vice-chairwoman of PK-Netz 2. Säule and member of the Municipal Council of Spiez


Jacques Folly
Member since
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    Appointed by the Caisse de pension de l'Etat de Genève (CPEG)

    Jacques Folly (1958) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2018 as the representative of one of the two founding pension funds, the Pension Fund of the Canton of Geneva (Caisse de pension du canton de Genève CPEG).

    Jacques Folly holds a degree in economics from the University of Geneva. He is currently the attaché of the Office for economic development, research and innovation of the Canton of Geneva. He was previously delegate of the Geneva Economic Development Service.

    Jacques Folly is a staff representative member of the CPEG’s board and chairman of its audit and organisation committee. He also chairs the Union des cadres supérieurs de l'administration cantonale genevoise.

Hanspeter Uster
Member since
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    Hanspeter Uster (1958) is an independent member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2009. He is a member of the board of directors of Ethos Services since 2018 as a representative of the Ethos Foundation.

    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 cantons of Zug and Zurich. Hanspeter Uster was 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. From 2007 to June 2019, he was chairman of the foundation board of the Swiss Police Institute. He 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.

    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.