Urs Berger

Urs Berger

Member of the board

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 that, he 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 member of the Executive Committee in 1999. He studied Economics at the University of St. Gallen, specialising in Insurance and Risk Management. During six years (2011 to 2017), Urs Berger was President of the Swiss Insurance Association, had a seat in the Board Committee of economiesuisse and was a member of the Federal Council's advisory board for the future of the Swiss financial centre (Brunetti Committee). Since 2011, he has focused mainly on fulfilling his various board of directors and board of trustees mandates. These include, among others, his position on the Mobilière Board of Directors as well as 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 Chairman 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 startups such as Jarowa AG, UniqFEED AG and SensoPro AG. Urs Berger lives in Therwil, is married and has three children.