Dr. Christoph Franz is a Vice Chairman at Zurich Insurance Group AG, a Chairman at Roche Holding AG and a Non-Executive Chairman at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
He is on the Board of Directors at International Committee of the Red Cross, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd., Zurich Insurance Group AG, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., Stadler Rail AG, Avenir Suisse and Lucerne Festival. Dr. Franz was previously employed as a Deputy Executive Chairman & CEO by Lufthansa German Airlines, a Member-Supervisory Board by DF Deutsche Forfait AG, a CEO-Passenger Transport Division by Deutsche Bahn AG, a Chairman-Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, a Trustee by Ernst Göhner Foundation, a Chairman-Supervisory Board by Lufthansa Technik AG, a Member-Supervisory Board by SN Airholding SA, a Chief Executive Officer by Swiss Airways, a President by Swiss European Air Lines AG, and a 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.