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Axel P Lehmann

Former Chairman of Credit Suisse Group

Former executive board member at UBS and Zurich Insurance Group

Affiliate Professor at HSG University of St. Gallen

Axel P Lehmann

Former Chairman of Credit Suisse Group

Former executive board member at UBS and Zurich Insurance Group

Affiliate Professor at HSG University of St. Gallen

Experience & Background

Lehmann is a senior leader with more than 25 years of experience at group executive board and board of director levels in globally leading bank and insurance companies. With a proven ability to work collaboratively within a diverse, multicultural, and multidisciplinary organization, he has strong strategic, operational, risk leadership, crisis management, and executive oversight capabilities.  

At UBS, he served as Chief Operating Officer before becoming joint President of Personal and Corporate Banking and President of Switzerland. He previously enjoyed a longstanding career at Zurich Insurance Group, holding a series of roles on the Group Executive Committee, such as CEO of Zurich‘s European and North American businesses, Group Chief Risk Officer with additional responsibilities for Group IT, Regional Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Chairman of Farmers Group Inc.  

Lehmann is an Affiliate Professor for Business Administration and Service Management and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and economics, obtained his doctorate with an award-winning dissertation, and received habitation in business administration and service management from the University of St. Gallen. He is also a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program (AMP), University of Pennsylvania.  

Expertise & Interests

Leadership, Corporate Governance, Enterprise and Business Transformation, Risk Management and Culture, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Financial Services Industry, Contributions to IMD Thought Leadership, Guest Speaker, Teaching, Research, Mentoring 

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