BNP Paribas in Switzerland

Christian Bovet appointed Vice-President of the Board of Directors

Professor of Law at Geneva Law School -of which he was appointed Dean from 2007 to 2012 - and Doctor in Law, Christian Bovet has more than one string to his bow. After his admission to the Bar, ...

27 March 2015

Professor of Law at Geneva Law School -of which he was appointed Dean from 2007 to 2012 – and Doctor in Law, Christian Bovet has more than one string to his bow. After his admission to the Bar, he worked as an associate lawyer in a Geneva law office specialized in business law. In 1988 he graduated from Columbia University School of Law in New York which enabled him to work as a Foreign Associate in the New York division of Debevoise & Plimpton international law firm. Curious and eclectic, Christian Bovet is keen on meeting new people and is involved in many activities aside from work. Among other things he chairs the Board of the Walther Hug Foundation that rewards the best doctorates defended in Switzerland every year. On a regular basis it also rewards professors in recognition of their outstanding academic work. From 2005 to 2011, he was vice-president to the Swiss telecommunication market regulator, the Federal Committee for Communication. From 2009 to 2011, Christian is in charge of the task force dedicated to revising the law surrounding the cartels. Furthermore, he is an active member of the Concurrences magazine editorial board. He used to be part of the Swiss banks’ Ombudsman Foundation Counsel, of the lawyers examination committees and of the Foundation Counsel for medical research. The list of his numerous commitments goes on and demonstrates his dedication for important causes. Press Contacts : Isabelle Wolff     +41 058 212 8110           isabelle.wolff@bnpparibas.com Laurence Anthony  +41 058 212 9762           laurence.anthony@bnpparibas.com