Vice‑Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Carole Schmied-Syz (b.1963), Dr iur, has been a member of the bank’s Board of Directors since 1998 and is Vice-Chairwoman since 2005. Since 2016 she has been Chairwoman of Maerki Baumann Holding AG (she was Vice-Chairwoman from 2007 to 2016) and has been a member of the Board of Directors of CHSZ-Holding AG since 2003. Carole Schmied-Syz is active as an academic lawyer in the fields of contract and liability law. She used to be politically active as well: for example, she was a member of the Zurich Constitutional Council. She holds a number of other mandates: she is a trustee of the Right To Play Foundation, and in the cultural field she is a member of the board of the Patrons’ Association of the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich. Furthermore, she chairs the bank’s art committee.