Independent Non-Executive Director
Board of Directors
Glaxo Smith Kline
Urs was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2015. Urs has a broad range of business and legal experience having served as Chairman on a number of Boards, most recently for Credit Suisse, a world-leading ﬁnancial services company. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2004, Urs served as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of ProSieben and ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. This followed a number of years in private practice at major law ﬁrms in Switzerland and the US, having been admitted to the bars of the canton of Zurich in 1986 and the state of New York in 1990.
Urs is currently Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and of the Chairman’s and Governance Committee. He is also Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of Credit Suisse Research Institute and Credit Suisse Foundation. Urs was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss Bankers Association in 2015.