Richard Ernst

+41 44 880 00 88
Flughafenstrasse 3 8302 Kloten-Zurich, Switzerland

Richard Ernst

Chair of the Business Advisory Board

Current Position

Senior Family Office Advisor in the area of Sustainable Investments. Consultant to Life Science Faculty at Zurich University and Guest Lecturer to Masters Level Students.


  • University of Cambridge Alumni, CISL, Cambridge, UK.
  • Dipl. Wirtschaftsprüfer (CH), CPA (IFRS)
  • SBS Swiss Business School – MBA in European Banking & Finance., Brussels and Zurich

Career History

Richard has worked in Banking and Finance. More recently in Global Wealth Management, Swiss Family Offices, and Australian and Swiss Multinational Corporations for over 20 years. Including 6 years at the UBS, Wealth Management and Business Banking Division, the world’s largest wealth manager, with over CHF 2.3 trillion in invested assets.

As a Lead Project Manager at UBS in Zurich, Richard was involved in a specialist audit role to resolve a significant amount of International Wealth Management segments cases (6’540) to lower risks in key global legal cross-border wealth management segments. Richard was also involved in the successful settlement of UBS’ US Clients under FATCA law. Prior to UBS Richard worked at SAirGroup for 12 years as Group Finance Director for the Swissotel-Raffles-Fairmont Chain of Luxury Hotels and Resorts.

Richard graduated with distinction with an MBA from the Swiss Business School and is an alumni of the Cambridge University, Institute of Sustainable Leadership. Richard Also serves as Zurich City coordinator at Open Heart, Kreis 4, at the Salvation Army’s Homeless and Refugee Centre in Zurich’s inner city.

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