Hanspeter Rüfenacht



Education / Degree

  • Vocational training, Berufsmittelschule KV Bern (vocational training college)
  • Business administration HWV (Higher College for Business and Administration)


  • 1974-1999 Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft/UBS AG. Various management functions in private and corporate business and credit management.
  • Since 1999, Berner Kantonalbank AG, Head of Credit Management. From 2002, Member of Executive Board and Head of the Consultation and Sales Department. Since 01/01/2012, Executive Board Chairman

Main occupation

  • Chairman of the Executive Board of Berner Kantonalbank AG


  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Management and supervisory activities

  • Board Member of the Verband Schweizerischer Kantonalbanken (VSKB) [Union of Swiss Cantonal Banks]

Activities for stakeholders

  • President of the Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft des Kantons Bern (VWG Bern) [Economic Society of the Canton of Bern]
  • Member of the Board of the Handels- und Industrieverein des Kantons Bern (HIV) [Union of Trade and Industry of the Canton of Bern]