General Assembly

“The ombudsman should be (and also be seen to be) as independent and impartial as a judge – as well as having the necessary legal and technical expertise to resolve financial disputes authoritatively. This needs to be reflected in the appointment and governance arrangements” – World Bank, 2012

Role

The General Assembly is the supreme and controlling body of the Association. It is composed of 5 to 7 members.

Its main role is to guarantee the independence, impartiality and technical skills of the Director.

The members of the General Assembly may not exercise other functions or activities with FINSOM and must act in the public interest.

Technical skills and independence

The 7 members of the General Assembly form a multidisciplinary and multilingual committee.

Coming from different backgrounds and with complementary professional backgrounds, the committee also represents the interests of companies, private, professional and institutional clients as well as employees.

In addition, the majority of the General Assembly must be independent from affiliated companies and their branch organisations.

Appointment and supervision

According to art. 84 FinSA, the appointment of the members of the General Assembly is subject to the approval of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF).

Frank GRUNDLER
Member of the General Assembly

Head Legal & Compliance,
MBaer Merchant Bank AG

Dario HUG
Member of the General Assembly

Associate Lawyer Etude Aubert-Hug, Consumer Law, Unfair Competition

Tamara EREZ
Member of the General Assembly

Director, Centro Studi Villa Negroni

Peter HOFMANN
Member of the General Assembly

President of the board of pension funds, Member of the board of FECIF – FEPI

Nicolas OLLIVIER
Member of the General Assembly

Counsel, Lalive, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial Law, Asset Recovery and Insolvency

Jean-Daniel BALET
Member of the General Assembly

Director, BCB Asset Management SA, Independent Mediator

Fabrice HOLZER
Member of the General Assembly

Director, Management Consulting, HOLZER & Associés SA