Urs Berger joined la Mobilière Suisse Société d’assurances in 2003 and served as its CEO for eight years from May 2003. In 2011 he stepped down as CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mobilière Cooperative and Mobilière Holding. Prior to this, he had worked for Zurich Insurance from 1981 to 1993, in particular as head of advisory services to industrial companies. In 1993 he joined Baloise Insurance, where he was appointed CEO Switzerland and a member of the Executive Committee in 1999. He studied Economics at the University of St. Gallen, specialising in Insurance and Risk Management. For six years (from 2011 to 2017) Urs Berger was President of the Swiss Insurance Association, had a seat on the Board Committee of economiesuisse and was a member of the Swiss Federal Council’s advisory board on Switzerland’s future as a financial centre (the Brunetti Committee). Since 2011 he has focused mainly on fulfilling his various board of directors and board of trustees mandates. These include his positions on the Mobilière Board of Directors and on the supervisory boards of Gothaer Versicherungsbank VVaG and Gothaer Finanzholding AG in Cologne. On the latter he is also Chairman of the Digitalisation and Innovation Committee. Since January 2014 Urs Berger has been a member of the Bank Council of Basler Kantonalbank, where he chairs the Compensation and Nomination Committee. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Ammann Maschinenbau AG and as chair of its Finance Committee at the beginning of 2020. His charity activities include his roles as chairman of the foundation for compensating victims of asbestos, the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation and the “Basel ist Sport” foundation. Urs Berger is also active as a digital shaper and investor in start-ups such as Jarowa AG, UniqFEED AG and SensoPro AG. Urs Berger lives in Therwil, is married and has three children.
Member of the board