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Isabelle Brunner appointed Head of Corporate Responsibility

Zurich February 3, 2014

Isabelle Brunner is the new manager of the Corporate Responsibility Zurich Switzerland team. She takes over from Roland Betschart, who is now responsible for special projects in the CEO Office.

Isabelle Brunner is the new Head of Corporate Responsibility (CR) Zurich Switzerland. She took over the role on February 1, 2014, replacing Roland Betschart who has decided to reduce his workload and devote himself to new areas after five years as Head of Strategic Dialog Platforms and almost two years as the Head of Corporate Responsibility. In the future, he will be responsible for the Zurich Climate Prize as well as special projects in the CEO Office.

Isabelle Brunner has profound knowledge of risk management and corporate responsibility. She was most recently employed as an Environmental Specialist at BLS AG, where she developed and actively implemented the CR strategy. She has previously worked as an Ac-count Associate for RMS Switzerland and as a Research Associate for the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL) among other roles. Isabelle Brunner is 33 years old and com-pleted her Masters in Geography at the University of Zurich.

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