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Management

The Management Committee of SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd is identical with the senior management body of the business area Swiss Exchange of SIX. It comprises the business area CEO as well as departmental heads. The business area CEO is also a member of the Group Executive Board of SIX. The business area Swiss Exchange of SIX encompasses SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd, the credit trading platform SIX Corporate Bonds AG and SIX Exfeed Ltd, a leading supplier of raw financial data. SIX Swiss Exchange also operates the joint venture Swiss Fund Data.

Chris Landis, CEO

Chris Landis has been Division CEO of SIX Swiss Exchange since 12 November 2015. He had previously managed the business area on an interim basis since May 2015. Chris Landis has been at SIX Swiss Exchange since 1992. He was Deputy Director of Information Technology from 1999, with a major focus on developmental and external IT projects. He was appointed to the Management Committee of Swiss Exchange as CIO in 2003. He has been responsible for Operations since 2010, in the capacity of Deputy Division CEO since 2012. After graduating with a Type B Matura in Zurich in 1978, Chris Landis continued his studies in the fields of human medicine, information technology, and economics.



Werner Bürki

Werner Bürki has been a member of the Management Committee of SIX Swiss Exchange since July 2002 and, since October 2001, has held the position of Managing Director of SIX Exfeed Ltd, a company he established as a European provider of raw financial data. He was also a member of the STOXX Supervisory Board from December 2002 to December 2011. He started his career in 1992 as a sales manager with Dow Jones Markets Switzerland AG. By 2001, he had become a member of that company's Executive Committee and Board of Directors, whereas in June 1998 he assumed the position of General Manager Switzerland for Bridge Information Systems. During that phase, Werner Bürki introduced the Dow Jones platform to the Swiss market and was responsible for the merger between Dow Jones Markets and Bridge Information Systems. Werner Bürki graduated from business school in Zurich. Earlier in his career, he was a specialist in the field of options and futures trading, and in 1987 completed additional specialized studies at the New York Institute of Finance.



Peter Gertsch

Peter Gertsch has been a member of the Management Committee of SIX Swiss Exchange with responsibility for Operations since October 2016. Before joining SIX Swiss Exchange, Peter Gertsch was head of Competence Center Services at Basler Kantonalbank, where as a member of the Executive Board, he also held responsibility for IT, back office and logistics services. Prior to this, he was a member of the Executive Board of Compaq Computer AG Switzerland, before which he was employed as head of a data center at UBS and head of an IT engineering team at Zürich Versicherung. Peter Gertsch began his career as a software engineer at Sohard AG. He has a degree in electrical engineering from a technical college.



Frédéric Messein

Frédéric Messein has been a member of the Management Committee of SIX Swiss Exchange since January 2016. Since September 2015, he has been Head SIX Corporate Bonds, a joint-stock company under Swiss law that operates an exchange-like organisation authorised and supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and SIX Exchange Regulation. Frédéric Messein has more than twenty five years of experience in the global fixed income market. Before joining SIX Frédéric Messein was Global Head of Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange Product Management & Content Strategy for Thomson Reuters based in Geneva, where he spearheaded the coordination of fixed income and foreign exchange products, contents and projects globally. Prior to that, he was Head of Sales and Trading Products, EMEA at Reuters. Frédéric Messein has also worked for Reuters Financial Software in Paris, where he was Global Head for Premium Desktop Products. Before that Frédéric Messein took over Marvin SA from the founders as Managing Director and prior to that he was Director of Marketing for Reuters France. Frédéric Messein has an MBA in Finance and Risk Management from the Aix-Marseille University, and completed additional studies at the University of Michigan Business School.



Christian Reuss

Christian Reuss was appointed a member of the SIX Swiss Exchange Management Committee in July 2013. Since September 2014, he leads the area Sales & Product Management which also includes Marketing & Communications as well as Issuer Relations. From June 2009 until June 2013, he was the CEO of Scoach (by SIX and Deutsche Boerse) and subsequently until May 2017 of the SIX Structured Products Exchange Ltd (formerly Scoach). From 2002 to 2009 he worked in several locations for Goldman Sachs International in the US Institutional Research Sales & Trading and Equity Flow Derivatives units, ultimately as Executive Director with pan-European responsibility in the Private Investor Products Group in Zurich. Christian Reuss has a degree in business administration from Frankfurt's Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and a Master of Business Administration from the Henry B. Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa, is a CFA charterholder and completed Executive Management Programs at Harvard Business School and at the IMD.