Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the greatest possible flexibility for our bank.
Philippe VidalPresident | Philippe Vidal has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since 1999 and its President since 2007.
Engineering graduate Philippe Vidal has been Deputy General Director of Banque CIC in France since September 2012. In this function he is responsible for financial transactions, trading, private banking and asset management. Prior to this he was Chairman/General Director of Banque CIC Est in Strasbourg. Philippe Vidal has worked for the Crédit Mutuel-CIC Group ever since joining in 1987 and has been instrumental in establishing the private banking division.
Elmar IttensohnVice-President | Elmar Ittensohn has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since 2007 and its Vice-President since May 2008.
Elmar Ittensohn, a chartered accountant and business economist, was a partner at KPMG Switzerland for many years, where he was responsible for auditing numerous mandates in various sectors. He spent eight years as a member of the Boards of Directors of KPMG Holding and KPMG Revision. Following his departure in the year 2006 on grounds of age, he has worked as a consultant on the Audit Committee of a major private industrial group. His special interests are business policy and history.
Pierre AhlbornMember | Pierre Ahlborn has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since 2001.
After completing his doctorate in natural sciences and geography at U.L.P. Strasbourg and obtaining a Master in Business Studies at the University of Essex in Great Britain, Luxembourg-borne Pierre Ahlborn began his banking career in 1988 at Banque de Luxembourg, where he has been Managing Director since 2000. He also holds a number of board of director mandates, including at the European Fund Administration, the Luxembourg Red Cross and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. In his free time, the father of four enjoys sailing, cooking, skiing, music and art.
Jean-Albert ChaffardMember | Jean-Albert Chaffard has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since September 2017.
Jean-Albert Chaffard has a degree in Finance and Business Administration from a University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration and the University of Panthéon-Assas in Paris. He has been the Director of International Activities at the CIC Group since April 2017. Previously, he was the Managing Director of CIC Nord Ouest. Jean-Albert Chaffard has been with the CIC Group since 1990 – initially as Regional Manager and Head of Business Clients at CIC Lyonnaise de Banque, and then at the Crédit Mutuel CM11 Group as Business Clients Director.
Henry FaucheMember | Henry Fauche has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since June 2012.
A dual French-Swiss citizen, Fauche holds a diploma in business statistics from the renowned Paris university ENSAE. He began his career as a financial analyst in 1972 with a major international bank in Paris, which sent him to Geneva in 1977 and Zurich in 1979. He returned to Geneva in 1983 and joined the Crédit Mutuel-CIC Group, where he remained until his retirement at the end of 2010. As a generalist, he has held successive senior positions at three Swiss banks belonging to the Crédit Mutuel-CIC Group in the fields of commercial transactions, private clients and market transactions. At the end of 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Bank CIC on an interim basis. Twelve months later he passed this role on to Thomas Müller.
François MalnatiMember | François Malnati has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since May 2004.
François Malnati has enjoyed a successful banking career within the Crédit Mutuel-CIC Group. He has held a variety of positions in the fields of private banking, cash management and corporate finance in the network of the Group. The international working environment offered him the opportunity to work in different countries for several years, including Germany, the USA, Great Britain and Poland. His great passion is painting.
Christian FischerMember | Christian Fischer has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since September 2012.
Christian Fischer is founder and Managing Partner of CFM partners ag, an M&A consulting firm focusing on the financial services sector. Prior to that, he worked for twelve years as an M&A specialist and most recently as a partner at a consultancy company. Christian Fischer held senior positions over many years at UBS in the fields of Controlling & Finance in Zurich and New York. Christian Fischer has a degree in Business Economics FH and successfully completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.
Urs RothMember | Urs Roth has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since September 2012.
The lawyer has held various positions with the Visana health insurer since 1995. In the summer of 2012 he became Chairman of the Management Board. Prior to this, he worked in the legal department of KPMG. Urs Roth is a member of the Board of Directors of santésuisse and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG. In his spare time he supports the football club BSC Young Boys and the ice hockey club SC Bern.