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Dr. Peter Altorfer, Vice Chairman

Born in 1953, Swiss citizen

Portrait photograph of Dr. Peter Altorfer, Deputy Chairman at Forbo

Professional career

Since October 1988
Partner of the law firm Belser Altorfer & Partner that merged with Wenger & Vieli AG in Zurich as of September 1, 2000. Specializing in bank and company law as well as estate planning.

1986 – 1987
Assistant to the President of General Management of Bank Leu AG. As of January 1987 Vice President of Bank Leu AG, Head of the Group Office, responsible for the subsidiaries of Bank Leu AG.

1983 – 1985
Legal Department of Bank Leu AG

1984 March – June
Law firm Eaton & Van Winkle in New York

Member of the International Bar Association, the Swiss Bar and the Bars of the Cantons of Zurich and Zug.


Since 2005
Member of the Board of Directors, Forbo Holding Ltd.

Member of the Board of Directors of various companies, including:
agta record ag in Fehraltdorf
BIH SA in Rapperswil-Jona
Privatebank Bellerive AG in Zurich
Nomura Bank (Schweiz) AG in Zurich
as well as further mandates with non-listed investment and real-estate companies and charitable foundations in Switzerland.


Law studies at the University of Zurich, Graduation in jurisprudence (Dr. iur.) as well as attendance of the PED at the IMD in Lausanne. He was admitted to the bar as attorney-at-law in 1982.