Annual Report 2018

Our employees are the heart of our Bank and the key to our success. By embodying the values of our company culture – engagement, customer focus, respon­sibility and diversity – they make the difference for our customers. They go the extra mile, both at work and for their hobbies.

Photographer Gian Marco Castelberg has captured images of ten of our employees pursuing their hobbies for our Annual Report.

SABRINA DONATO, scuba diver

Team Member Customer Service Credit Cards

I started scuba diving in 2013 and am fortunate enough to have seen the underwater world around the globe. My favourite dive spots are in Mexico and the Philippines.



Karate means everything to me! I started when I was five years old. Thanks to karate, I have gained a lot of self-confidence and I feel ready for anything.

LUCA DI MASO, furniture designer

Team Manager Customer Service

Designing furniture gives me the relaxation and peace I need after a busy day at work – and the opportunity to employ my creativity.


Treasury Analyst

Yoga really is a lifestyle. I started practising yoga as a child and it helped me keep my balance as I went through ups and downs in life. I am still learning; yoga offers me something new every day, while giving me inner strength and peace at the same time.

ANDREAS ITTEN, drone pilot

IT Systems Analyst

I came across this hobby by chance and loved it immediately – it comes very close to my dream of flying. Flying with goggles opens up completely new views and perspectives. It requires concentration and a lot of responsibility and expertise.

MARCO PIBIRI, motorbike racer

Director Credit Card Partnerships

Since I was a child I have been fascinated by this sport. Now I’m lucky enough to travel the Grand Prix tracks of Europe in the summer months. During wintertime, I train on indoor tracks. To me, racing a motorbike is the perfect complement to my office job.

ANDREAS HOFMANN, alpine hiker

Treasury Analyst

Alpine hiking makes me be honest with myself. On a new route, I have to constantly evaluate the terrain against my skills and decide if I can do this. It has taught me to listen to my gut and that sometimes turning back is the right thing to do.

MANUEL TRABER, lead guitarist in the Saddle Creek Country Band

Vendor Manager

To me, playing music during weekly rehearsals and on stage means being immersed in another world. I can totally switch off and recharge my batteries. The regained energy and calmness also benefits me in my job.

CAROLIN SCHULZE, with truffle dog Oli

Senior Communications Specialist

Oli’s joy at a found truffle is more rewarding than the delicacy itself. With his positive energy he gives me inner peace, serenity and confidence every time we stroll through nature.

EDINA JUNG, triathlete

Senior Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Triathlon is an extremely versatile sport. It’s a lifestyle I wouldn’t want to miss. To race along the lake enjoying nature to the full represents pure happiness and passion for me. Time and again I am amazed at what is possible when I overcome my mental limits, which also helps me to go the extra mile in my job.