Jakob Baer (1944), Swiss
Member, non-executive and independent
Jakob Baer began his career with the Swiss Federal Finance Administration. He joined Fides Trust Company in 1975, then following a buyout became a member of KPMG Switzerland’s Management Board in 1992. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Switzerland in 1994 and became a member of KPMG’s European and international Management Boards. He retired from KPMG in 2004. Jakob Baer was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors in 2005. He chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Chairman’s and Governance Committee and the Finance and Risk Committee.
- Board member of Allreal Holding AG, Barry Callebaut AG, Rieter Holding AG and Stäubli Holding AG
- Attorney-at-Law, Bern, Switzerland
- PhD in Law, University of Bern, Switzerland