SNP names Hildebrand chairman

9th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

Swiss central bank appoints VP to succeed Roth at the end of 2009.

GENEVA - Swiss central bank Vice-President Philipp Hildebrand will succeed Jean-Pierre Roth as president of the central bank when Roth retires at the end of 2009, the government said on Wednesday.

Roth announced his future retirement from the Swiss National Bank in February.

Hildebrand will take over on 1 January 2010, for a term which would run until 30 June  2015, the government said in a statement.

Thomas Jordan, who is currently member of the bank's governing board, will take over from Hildebrand as vice-president.

Jean-Pierre Danthine, a professor of macroeconomics and financial theory at the University of Lausanne, was appointed to take Jordan's place on the board.

AFP / Expatica

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