Not only is Philipp Hildebrand "a thinker and strategist," according to the Financial Times, "many economists and policymakers argue that his bold moves and non-bureaucratic mindset are just what is needed amid the economic turmoil."
Philipp Hildebrand is currently Vice President of BlackRock Inc. He most recently served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, where he was a strong advocate of the bank’s policy of capping the franc against the euro. He was also one of the first western central bankers to publicly demand tougher capital standards for banks in 2007, before the Lehman Brothers crisis in 2008. During the financial crisis, Dr. Hildebrand played a prominent international role as a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and as the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In November 2011, he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Financial Stability Board. Mark Carney, Chairman of the FSB, praised Dr. Hildebrand as "instrumental in helping to manage the response to the global financial crisis and in developing major reforms to strengthen the resiliency and stability of the international financial system."
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Philipp began his professional career at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. In 1995, he joined Moore Capital Management in London and was made Partner in 1997. He returned to Switzerland in 2000 to join a Swiss private bank as Chief Investment Officer before joining the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank in 2003.
Between 2006 and 2009, he served as a member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office. In 2011, he received the Central Banker of the Year, Europe Award from The Banker. Philipp Hildebrand is a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government.