Baloise nominates Christoph Gloor for appointment to the Board of Directors

Basel, The Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd is proposing the appointment of Christoph Gloor to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2014. The private banker will succeed Georg Krayer, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, who is stepping down from the Board on the grounds of age.

Christoph Gloor

"We are delighted to be proposing Christoph Gloor, a distinguished financial and investment expert, for election to the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd", said Chairman of the Board of Directors Andreas Burckhardt in commenting on the nomination of the private banker.

Christoph Gloor (born 1966) is a general partner at La Roche 1787, Basel's oldest bank. He is Chairman of the Association of Swiss Private Banks and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Bankers Association since September 2013. He is also Chairman of the cultural organisation Casino-Gesellschaft in Basel and Treasurer of the Voluntary Academic Society. Christoph Gloor is married with two children.

After completing a commercial apprenticeship at Mobil Oil, he got his first taste of banking as a trainee at Swiss Bank Corporation. Following a period of study in England, he attended the School of Economics and Business Administration in Basel. After further professional placements in Paris and New York, he returned to the Basel region, where he initially worked at Swiss Bank Corporation and then at Vitra AG in Birsfelden before joining private bank La Roche 1787 in 1998. In 1999 he qualified as a Swiss Certified Expert in Finance and Investments.

Georg Krayer has announced that he will be leaving the Board of Directors on age grounds at the Annual General Meeting of 24 April 2014. As a member of the Board of Directors since 1995 and Vice-Chairman since 2004, he has made a significant contribution to the strategic development and success of Baloise. Baloise would like to thank Georg Krayer for his dedicated and valuable work as a member of the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd and we wish him all the very best for the future.

The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,300 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, with Baloise Bank SoBa, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.