Certified Public Accountant
Swiss national, born in 1952
First elected 2009
Thomas Rufer joined Arthur Andersen in 1976, where he held several positions in audit and business consulting (accounting, organisation, internal control and risk management). He was Country Managing Partner for Arthur Andersen Switzerland from 1993 to 2001. Since 2002, he has been an independent consultant in accounting, corporate governance, risk management and internal control.
Until May 2015, Thomas Rufer held the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Berner Kantonalbank.
He holds the following mandates in non-listed companies: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Audit Oversight Authority (until 31 December 2017) and member of the Swiss Takeover Board.
Thomas Rufer has a degree in business administration (économiste d’entreprise HES) and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.