Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the greatest possible flexibility for our bank.


Philippe Vidal

President | 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.

Henry Fauche

Vice-President | Henry Fauche has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since June 2012 and its Vice-President since June 2018.
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.

Pierre Ahlborn

Member | 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.

Roland Burger

Member | Roland Burger has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank CIC since June 2018.
Roland Burger is partner and member of the Board of Directors and senior management of PKF Certifica AG and is responsible for the regions of German- and French-speaking Switzerland.
As a federally certified auditor and FINMA-accredited lead auditor for banks, securities traders and financial market infrastructures, he has broad-based experience in auditing and consulting. He was a long-standing partner at BDO, and as a member of senior management there he was responsible for the Financial Services product area, leading numerous international, national and regional auditing mandates. He served many years as a member of the commission for bank auditing of EXPERTsuisse.
In his spare time he likes to participate in sports and is interested in music and culture.

Jean-Albert Chaffard

Member | 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.

François Malnati

Member | 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 Fischer

Member | 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 Roth

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Urs Roth, member of our board of directors, who died on the 12th of November 2018. Mr Roth had been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Thanks to his great entrepreneurial spirit, he has largely contributed to the continuing development of our bank.
Der Rechtsanwalt ist seit 1995 in verschiedenen Funktionen bei der Krankenversicherung Visana tätig. Im Sommer 2012 übernahm er den Vorsitz der Direktion. Zuvor arbeitete er bei KPMG in der Rechtsberatung. Urs Roth ist Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates von santésuisse sowie Präsident des Stiftungsrates der Gemeinsamen Einrichtung KVG. In seiner Freizeit unterstützt er den BSC Young Boys und den SC Bern.