Jean-Pierre Roth

Member, non-executive and independent

Born: 1946

Nationality: Swiss

Jean-Pierre Roth – Member, non-executive & independent (photo)


Jean-Pierre Roth joined the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in 1979. He was Chairman of the SNB Governing Board from 2001 to 2009, during which time he also served as the Swiss governor of the International Monetary Fund. From 2001, he was also a member and, from 2006, Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements. He was a Swiss Representative on the Financial Stability Board from 2007 to 2009. Jean-Pierre Roth was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors in 2010 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

External appointments

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geneva Cantonal Bank
  • Board member of Nestlé S.A., Swatch Group AG and MKS (Switzerland) SA

Educational background

  • Economics degree, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • PhD in Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland