Swiss Life has appointed Bruno Pfister, previously CEO international of Swiss Life, as the new CEO of the group.

Mr Pfister will take over his new position as CEO from Rolf Dorig, who has held the role since November 2002. Mr Dorig was elected to the board of directors and assumes the role of delegate of the board with key responsibility for strategy development and overseeing strategy implementation.

Mr Pfister has been with the Swiss Life group since August 2002, first as CFO and then as CEO international. He has graduated from the University of Geneva with a master’s degree in law before being called to the bar in Geneva.

Mr Dorig has earned a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich before being called to the bar in Zurich. Joining Credit Suisse in 1986, he assumed a number of executive responsibilities in various areas of banking and in different geographical markets.

The company also announced that Gerold Buhrer, Paul Embrechts and Franziska Tschudi, who stood for re-election to the board of directors, were elected for a further three-year term of office.