Philipp Hildebrand | DES Political Science ('90)

Vice Chairman of BlackRock, former Chairman of the Governing Board of the SNB

philipp-hildebrand-banner.jpgPhilipp Hildebrand is Vice Chairman of BlackRock, a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee, and Chairman of Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS). Philipp has served as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute and at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. He sits on the School’s International Advisory Board. Until January 2012, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). In November 2011, the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman of the FSB.

"I became deeply committed to pursuing a professional path with a firm focus on global issues."

Previously, Mr. Hildebrand served as Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank and as a partner of Moore Capital Management in London. Between 2006 and 2009, he served as a member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office. He began his professional career at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. In 2011, Mr. Hildebrand received the Central Banker of the Year, Europe Award from The Banker. Mr. Hildebrand is a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.

What are your fondest memories as a student at the Graduate Institute?

I have many fond memories from those years. What stands out most is probably the wonderful collegiality and friendship that characterised our class.

How do you think your years at the Institute influenced your subsequent career path?

My years at the Institute have influenced my career path in many ways. Most importantly, I became deeply committed to pursuing a professional path, be it academic or otherwise, with a firm focus on global issues.