Zug, April 1, 2021:
The Board of Directors of CFA Society Switzerland is pleased to announce that, Sheila Ohlund, CFA has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer effect April 1st 2021.
Sheila has over twenty years’ experience in investment research and portfolio management at international financial service firms, including American Express Global Asset Management, Rothschild Banks, and SBC Brinson/UBS. She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Price Waterhouse. She possesses Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the London School of Economics as well as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate from Stanford University.
Sheila is a CFA charterholder and also obtained the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing. She has been active for many years as a CFA Society Switzerland volunteer, including serving on the CFA Society Switzerland board. More recently, she served as interim CEO for six months in 2020.
Sheila Ohlund and the team of CFA Society Switzerland are looking forward to a continuing dialogue and partnership with the investment management community in Switzerland and to serving the Swiss financial industry to enhance and promote professional and principled standards of behaviour.
Founded in 1996, CFA Society Switzerland is part of the worldwide network of CFA Institute member societies that lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. CFA Society Switzerland represents the interests of more than 3,200 investment professionals in Switzerland through advocacy, education, events, and professional development. CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 160,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 164 markets.