Romeo Lacher Resigns as SIX Chairman in 2020
Romeo Lacher will resign his mandate as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX, which he has been a member of since 2008, at the latest at the Annual General Meeting 2020. Until his departure he will continue to accompany the transformation of SIX. The search for a successor will be initiated shortly.
Romeo Lacher will step down from the SIX Board of Directors at the 2020 Annual General Meeting at the latest. As announced in January 2019, he will be proposed to the shareholders of the Julius Baer Group as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2019. In the medium term, he intends to concentrate on this function and will hand over the SIX Presidium into new hands. The search for a successor will be initiated shortly.
Until his departure, Romeo Lacher will continue to accompany the transformation of SIX, which is already at an advanced stage. Last year, SIX realigned itself strategically and organizationally in order to actively advance the further development of the financial market infrastructure. Romeo Lacher has been a member of the Board of Directors of SIX since the beginning of 2008 and has been its Chairman since the beginning of 2017.
SIX operates and develops infrastructure services for the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, for Securities Services, Banking Services and Financial Information with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss and Spanish financial centers. The company is owned by its users (121 banks). With a workforce of some 3,500 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.38 billion and Group net profit of CHF 439.6 million in 2020.