Thomas Jordan (Swiss National Bank)

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Thomas Jordan
Occupation Interim Chairman
Employer Swiss National Bank

Thomas Jordan is the interim successor to the chairman position at the Swiss National Bank (SNB). He assumed the position after former SNB Chairman Philipp Hildebrand announced he would resign.[1] Jordan said he would be willing to accept the permanent role as chairman.[2]

Jordan has a reputation as a hawk on issues such as inflation, was expected to maintain the SNB's policy of containing any rise in the Swiss franc.


Background

Jordan was appointed to the SNB's governing board in 2004 and named vice president at the start of 2010.

He joined the SNB as an economic adviser in 1997. He has a largely academic background, having lectured at the universities of Bern and Zurich and written a post-doctoral thesis at Harvard University.


Education

References

  1. Swiss Central Bank Seeks New Leadership. WSJ.com.
  2. Swiss Currency Test Looms for SNB’s Jordan in Race to Replace Hildebrand. Bloomberg.