Urs Rohner

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Person.png Urs Rohner  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(financier, businessman)
BornDecember 1, 1959
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
Member ofAmerican Swiss Foundation/Young Leaders/1990, Credit Suisse, GlaxoSmithKline/Board, Institute of International Finance

Urs Rohner is a Swiss lawyer, businessman and banker. He is the former CEO of the media company ProSiebenSat.1. He works as the chairman of the large bank Credit Suisse.


Rohner began his career at the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich, where he was a partner from 1992 to 1999. He subsequently practised for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.[1] He was the chief executive officer of ProSiebenSat.1 Media from 2000 to 2004.[2]

Rohner became the chief lawyer at Credit Suisse in 2004. He was its vice chairman from 2009 to 2011. Since 2011, he has worked as its chairman. In 2017, he was criticized by investors for his poor performance.


Events Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011World Economic Forum
2229 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201225 January 201229 January 2012World Economic Forum
2113 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013World Economic Forum
2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by a lot of people, both leaders and followers
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2951 known participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


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