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Thomas Sutter becomes new Head of Communications at the Swiss Bankers Association

After a long selection process carried out with external assistance, Thomas Sutter (b. 1961) became the new Head of Communications and designated Member of the Executive Board on 1 March 2011. He replaces Jean-Marc Felix who, after 13 very successful years, decided to withdraw from the operational side and take on new cross-divisional strategic projects within the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA).

In recent years, Thomas Sutter was in charge of the SBA’s communications for Switzerland and Germany and acted as deputy for Jean-Marc Felix. He is an economist and, before joining the SBA, worked in management positions in communications departments at service companies. Claude-Alain Margelisch, CEO of the SBA, is pleased about the appointment, saying, "Thomas Sutter is a communications professional with a strong track record, who will provide the required continuity while also adding important new impetus. I am pleased to work with him and his team to promote the repositioning of the Swiss financial centre."