Press release

17 Dec 2020 Zurich, CH

Andreas Blumer Named New Chairman of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland

Zurich, 17 December 2020. The long-time EY partner will assume his new role on January 1, 2021, succeeding Bruno Chiomento, who will retire from EY in mid-2021.

„The long-time EY partner will assume his new role on January 1, 2021, succeeding Bruno Chiomento, who will retire from EY in mid-2021.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Blumer has been named the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of auditing and consulting firm EY Switzerland. He will take over from Bruno Chiomento on January 1, 2021. Bruno Chiomento, who has worked at EY for 32 years and been Chairman since 2016 will – as previously announced – be giving up his duties at EY at the end of the current financial year on June 30, 2021.

Following his commercial training at a Swiss cantonal bank, Andreas Blumer studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), where he received his PhD, and joined EY as an auditor in 1995. After working in Geneva and New York, he has worked as a partner in Zurich since 2001, advising major Swiss and international financial institutions. Most recently, from 2017 to summer 2020, he was the Head of Financial Services at EY in Switzerland and since then has focused on advising key clients. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland since 2016. In addition, Andreas Blumer has been an honorary professor of business administration at HSG since 2006, with a special focus on auditing and consulting for financial institutions.

Designated Chairman of the Board Andreas Blumer comments: “I am pleased to be able to support the dedicated management team in my new role and to continue to be close to our clients and provide them with the best EY has to offer. Technological change is altering the business models and value chains in all sectors. As the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland, I am responsible for ensuring that our clients are supported by the right interdisciplinary teams at EY so that they can tackle these challenges over the long term.”

Current Chairman of the Board of Directors Bruno Chiomento adds: “I am confident that the partners at EY Switzerland have made an excellent choice in appointing Andreas Blumer. Based on his many years of practical experience and his academic research, he is ideally qualified for his new professional challenge.” Bruno Chiomento will support his successor until his departure to ensure a seamless transition. 

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