Rudolf Rechsteiner
Member since
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    Chairman

    Rudolf Rechsteiner (1958) has been chairman of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2018.

    Rudolf Rechsteiner received a PhD in economics from the University of Basel in 1986. He has been a member of the Swiss National Council (1995-2010), where he was member of the environment, spatial planning and energy committee, as well as the social security and health committee. He has also been a member of the Parliament of the Canton of Basel-Stadt between 1988 and 1999 and between 2012 and 2017. Rudolf Rechsteiner is the author of several books in the fields of pension funds and renewable energies.

    He is currently an independent consultant and mainly Chairman of Swissaid, member of the boards of Industrielle Werke Basel and Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt.

Aldo Ferrari
Member since
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    Vice-Chairman (since 2018)
    Appointed by the Caisse Paritaire de Prévoyance de l'Industrie et de la Construction (CPPIC)

    Aldo Ferrari (1962) was appointed to Ethos’ foundation board in 2016 as representative of the Geneva Industry and Construction Sectors’ Pension Fund (CPPIC), one of the two founding pension funds of Ethos. He has been vice-chairman of Ethos' foundation board since June 2018.

    Aldo Ferrari is a Swiss certified social insurance specialist. He is a member of the executive board of the Unia trade union since 2011 and its vice president since 2012. From 2005 to 2010, he was regional head of the canton of Vaud at Unia. Prior to that, Aldo Ferrari was trade union secretary and regional head of the canton of Vaud at the Industry & Construction trade union from 1996 to 2004.

    Aldo Ferrari has been a member of the Swiss federal supervisory commission of pension funds (“Oberaufsichtskommission Berufliche Vorsorge”) since 2012. He is chairman of the foundation board of the CIEPP pension fund (Caisse Inter-Entreprises de Prévoyance professionnelle) and of the Proparis foundation. Furthermore, Aldo Ferrari is vice-president of the foundation board of Unia’s pension fund and the RESOR foundation as well as a member of the foundation boards of the swissstaffing foundation, the pension fund of the Swiss National Unions' Association and the FAR foundation.

Stephan Bannwart
Member since
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    Stephan Bannwart (1965) has been a member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2017 as representative of the Stiftung Abendrot.

    Stephan Bannwart holds a Federal Diploma as an expert in operational pension schemes. He is also a Swiss certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling from the Lucerne School of Business (HWV). Stephan Bannwart is a member of Stiftung Abendrot’s management (as part of a mandate from Pico Vorsorge AG) since January 2017 and is responsible for “Finance and Investments” at Stiftung Abendrot since 2015. He is member of Pico Vorsorge’s management since 2010 and a member of the institution’s board of directors since 2017. Prior to that, he held different positions, mainly amongst audit firms. Since 2008, Stephan Bannwart is a member of Raiffeisen Bank Laufental-Thierstein’s board.

Andrea Frost-Hirschi
Member since
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    Andrea Frost-Hirschi (1959) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2018 as the representative of the Pension Fund of the Canton of Bern (Bernische Pensionskasse).

    Andrea Frost-Hirschi holds a law degree from the University of Basel. She is responsible of the legal council within the Swiss Nurses Association, Berne chapter. She is also a judge at the Bern-Mittelland Regional Court specialized in labor law and since 2017 also at the Oberland Regional Court (secondary function).

    Andrea Frost-Hirschi is Vice-President of the Bernische Pensionskasse board, Vice-President of PK-Netz 2. Säule and President of the Municipal Council of Spiez.

Jacques Folly
Member since
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    Appointed by the Caisse de pension de l'Etat de Genève (CPEG)

    Jacques Folly (1958) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2018 as the representative of one of the two founding pension funds, the Pension Fund of the Canton of Geneva (Caisse de pension du canton de Genève CPEG).

    Jacques Folly holds a degree in economics from the University of Geneva. He is currently the delegate of the Office for economic development, research and innovation of the Canton of Geneva. He was previously delegate of the Geneva Economic Development Service (SPEG).

    Jacques Folly is a staff representative member of the CPEG’s board and vice-chairman of its audit and organisation committee. He also chairs the Union des cadres supérieurs de l'administration cantonale genevoise.

Hanspeter Uster
Member since
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    Hanspeter Uster (1958) has been an independent member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2009. He has been a member of the board of directors of Ethos Services since 2018 as a representative of the Ethos Foundation and vice-chairman since 8 June 2017. Since 2012, he has also been vice-chairman of the board of trustees of the association Ethos Académie as representative of the Ethos Foundation.

    Hanspeter Uster was councilor of the Canton of Zug and head of the Department of Security from 1991 to 2006. From 1985 to 1990, Hanspeter Uster worked as an independent attorney-at-law and notary in the Canton of Zug. Hanspeter Uster has been in charge of the Centre of Competence for Forensics and Economical Crime at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts from 2007 to 2013. Since 2007, he has been chairman of the foundation board of the Swiss Police Institute. He has also been a member of the supervisory authority of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (Aufsichtsbehörde über die Bundesanwaltschaft) since January 2013. Moreover, he is leading various projects in the field of justice and security. In 2015, Hanspeter Uster received from the University of Bern an honorary degree for his commitment to equality of law and the rule of law as well as for his contribution to quality assurance of justicial bodies and the police. Hanspeter Uster was also Chairman of the Society for Ethical Matters (GEF) from 2000 to 2016.