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Kaspar Villiger


In office
1 February 1989 – 31 December 2003
Preceded by Elisabeth Kopp
Succeeded by Hans-Rudolf Merz

In office
1 January 1995 – 31 December 1995
Vice President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Preceded by Otto Stich
Succeeded by Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
In office
1 January 2002 – 31 December 2002
Vice President Pascal Couchepin
Preceded by Moritz Leuenberger
Succeeded by Pascal Couchepin

In office
1 February 1989 – 31 December 1995
Preceded by Arnold Koller
Succeeded by Adolf Ogi

In office
1 January 1996 – 31 December 2003
Preceded by Otto Stich
Succeeded by Hans-Rudolf Merz

Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2001 – 31 December 2001
President Moritz Leuenberger
Preceded by Moritz Leuenberger
Succeeded by Pascal Couchepin

Born 5 February 1941 (1941-02-05) (age 68)
Political party Free Democratic Party

Kaspar Villiger (pronounced Caspar Veeleeger) (born 5 February 1941) is a Swiss industrialist, politician and former member of the Swiss Federal Council (1989 – 2003).

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 1 February 1989. He is affiliated to the Free Democratic Party.

During his time in office he has held the following departments:

He has been President of the Confederation twice in 1995 and 2002.

In September 2003, he resigned for 31 December 2003.

In 2004 he became member of the board of directors of Nestlé and Swiss Re. On 4 March 2009, UBS AG announced that Villiger would be nominated to succeed Peter Kurer as chairman of Switzerland's largest bank.[1]

Villiger is a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organization which works to promote good governance around the world.[2]

On 15 April 2009 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Swiss banking giant UBS.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elisabeth Kopp
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1989 – 2003
Succeeded by
Hans-Rudolf Merz
Preceded by
Otto Stich
President of Switzerland
1995
Succeeded by
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Preceded by
Moritz Leuenberger
President of Switzerland
2002
Succeeded by
Pascal Couchepin
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