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Gehrig named SNB vice chairman

Bruno Gehrig was endorsed by the Swiss government Keystone

Bruno Gehrig is to be the new vice chairman of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). Appointed by the Swiss government, Gehrig, who is currently a board member of the SNB, will take up his position at the start of next year.

He succeeds former vice chairman, Jean-Pierre Roth, appointed as the central bank’s new chairman on September 18.

Gehrig will remain in Zurich, where he heads the SNB’s monetary operations, processing and informatics divisions.

The new third member of the SNB Board, Niklaus Blattner, will be based in Berne, the government said in a statement.

Up to now, Roth has headed the Berne division, whose duties include overseeing regional economics relations.

swissinfo with agencies

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