Dr Jakob Schaad
Head of Financial Markets International and Deputy CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association, Jakob Schaad was born in 1964 and his professional career includes wide-ranging experience of international monetary and economic policy issues. In his previous post at the Ministry of Economic Affairs he advised Swiss President Doris Leuthard on all aspects of economic, financial and monetary policy. In 1996 he joined the Swiss National Bank in Zurich and held various posts in the area of international affairs. He also worked for Switzerland’s Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (USA). Since the beginning of March 2011 he has been head of the International Financial Markets department at the Swiss Bankers Association. Jakob Schaad graduated in economics from the University of Zurich in 1991 and obtained his doctorate in 1996.