Jean Studer (Politiker)

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Jean Studer (born 12 November 1957 in Paris, domiciled in Trimbach) is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party (SP) and Chairman of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank.


Jean Studer was a member of the Neuchâtel City Council from 1988 to 1997 and of the Grand Council of the Canton of Neuchâtel from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, he was elected to the Council of States. Following his election to the Neuchâtel State Council on 12 April 2005, he resigned as a member of the Council of States. As State Councillor, he headed the Department of Justice, Security and Finance. From June 2008 to May 2009, he was Vice-President of the Council of State. Studer resigned at the end of July 2012 as he was elected by the Federal Council as Chairman of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank for the 2012-2016 term of office (1 May 2012 to 30 April 2016).[1]

Swiss National Bank

In 2007, Studer was appointed to the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank[2], and from 2008 until the end of April 2012 he was Vice-Chairman of the Bank Council.[3] On 18 April 2012, the Federal Council elected him President of the Bank Council for the 2012-2016 term of office (1 May 2012 to 30 April 2016).[4]

Jean Studer studied law at the University of Neuchâtel and is admitted to the bar. He has been married for the second time since 2008. Studer has two daughters from his first marriage and one daughter from his second marriage.[5]


Since 2013, Studer has served as president of the organizing committee of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.[6]

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Individual references

  1. Christophe Büchi: Jean Studer leaves Neuchâtel government. In: NZZ Online of 10 May 2012
  2. Press release FDF
  3. Press release
  4. Bank Council of the National Bank: Jean Studer becomes new Chairman, Olivier Steimer new Vice-Chairman. Christoph Lengwiler and Shelby du Pasquier are new members. (PDF file; 67 kB) Media release dated 18 April 2012
  5. Stefan Barmettler: Jean Studer’s power network: Le Roi Soleil. In: Bilanz 9/2012 of 4 May 2012
  6. Jean Studer nouveau président du NIFFF.ArcInfo, 13 March 2013, retrieved 19 August 2018 (French).