Swiss International Air Lines Chairman Rolf Jetzer, 59, died Sunday after suffering heart failure while hiking in the mountains.
A statement from his company Monday said he had “devoted unstinting energy and commitment to the airline’s positive development.” Walter Bosch, vice-chairman of the board, will provisionally serve as chairman.
Jetzer joined the board of Swiss in 2004 before Lufthansa’s acquisition of the airline. He was elected chairman in 2005.
Jetzer is survived by his wife and son.
He was senior partner in Zurich law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey and a board member of Julius Baer Gruppe since 2005. He was also Chairman of the board of Capital Dynamics Holding, equity4life, Infrassure Holding, and Myriad Group. He was also member of the board of directors of Arrow Holding, Banque Algerienne du Commerce Exterieur, Beta Systems Software, Echo Rueckversicherungs, Feson, Jetzer & Fils, JSA Schweiz, Sparks Investment, Timaq Medical Imaging, X1 The Company, X1 The Holding Zurich, ZAN Asset Management. He was also member of the advisory board of reflexx corporate solutions. Jetzer served as member of the board of directors of AGV Schweiz until 2008, axiomtec holding until 2009, Murata Electronics Switzerland until 2008, Swairco until 2008, icomply until 2005, Multanova until 2006, Multanova Verwaltungs until 2005, P2S Entertainment until 2005, P2S Sports until 2005, and Synaxia Holding until 2007. In addition, he was Managing Director of Unitech Manufacture Sarl.