UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Zeno Staub, chief executive officer of Vontobel Holding AG, a Swiss listed, globally active investment firm majority-owned by the Vontobel families and a charitable foundation, is being proposed to the Bühler shareholders as a new board of directors member at an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting on Sept. 22.
A Swiss national, Staub started his career as a founding shareholder and managing partner at Almafin AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he was active from 1994 to 2000 in consulting and software development specializing in risk management, asset and liability management, and legal reporting. In 2000, he was a member of the executive board of Zurich-based BZ Informatik AG (now Avaloq), leader in banking software, services, and digital technology, providing platforms and services to financial institutions.
He joined Vontobel, Zurich, in 2001 as head of the CFO Management Support Unit, responsible for its controlling and IT project portfolio. From 2001 to 2006, he served as chief financial officer, subsequently as head of investment banking, and from 2008 as head of asset management, in each case as a member of the Vontobel executive management. Beginning in 2008, he strategically reoriented Vontobel’s asset management business area, successfully positioning it in the market. Staub has been CEO of Vontobel Holding AG and Bank Vontobel AG since 2011.
Staub studied economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he received his doctorate (Dr. oec. HSG) in 1997. He is an accomplished executive with nearly three decades of investment experience.