Press release

Alain Bichsel is leaving FINMA

FINMA's Head of Communications, Alain Bichsel, has decided to leave FINMA at the end of March 2011 to take up a position at a financial company, where he will be responsible for media relations. From July 2007, Alain Bichsel managed the external and internal communications of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission and, from January 2009, continued to do so at FINMA.

Patrick Raaflaub, FINMA CEO, says: "Alain Bichsel showed great dedication in building up and leading the FINMA Communications Group. He always kept a clear head in hectic times. We extend our sincere thanks to him for his commitment and wish him every success in his future career."

Dr Alain Bichsel, Head of Communications, Phone +41 (0)31 327 91 70,