graduated from the University of St.Gallen – Graduate School of Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences in 1980. His main work experiences are:

Head of studies for forecasting and financial consulting at the SIASM Institute with Prof.G.Fischer and at the SGZZ Center with Prof.F.Kneschaurek in St.Gallen between 1980 and 1983;
Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland in Milan, Italy between 1983 and 1988;
Member of the Senior Management of Credit Suisse in Chiasso, London and Zurich between 1989 and 1994;
First Vice President of Commerzbank in Zurich from 1994 to 1997;
Branch Manager of Dexia Private Bank in Lugano from 1997 to 2000;
CEO of Banca Intermobiliare for Investments and Managements in Lugano from 2001 to 2004;
Member of General Management of Banque Cramer & Cie in Geneva and Lugano from 2007 to 2009