Dr. Christoph Franz is Chairman at Roche Holding AG and Non-Executive Chairman at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
He is on the Board of Directors at International Committee of the Red Cross, Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd., Zurich Insurance Group AG, Stadler Rail AG, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., Avenir Suisse, Ernst Göhner Foundation and Lucerne Festival. Dr. Franz was previously employed as Deputy Executive Chairman & CEO by Lufthansa German Airlines, Member-Supervisory Board by DF Deutsche Forfait AG, Chief Executive Officer by Swiss International Air Lines AG, CEO-Passenger Transport Division by Deutsche Bahn AG, Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board by Lufthansa Technik AG, Member-Supervisory Board by SN Airholding SA, Chief Executive Officer by Swiss Airways, President by Swiss European Air Lines AG, and Vice Chairman by Swiss International Air Lines AG.
He also served on the board at JetBlue Airways Corp.
He received his undergraduate degree from EM Lyon Business School, an undergraduate degree from Ecole Centrale Lyon, a graduate degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt and a doctorate degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt.