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Head of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, managing officer
Roger Bootz is the head of business development for Switzerland and Liechtenstein and the managing officer of Vanguard’s Swiss office. He joined Vanguard from DWS, where he held multiple roles over the last eight years, most recently as head of Sales Advisory EMEA ex Germany. Prior to his time at DWS, Mr. Bootz was in senior roles with UBS, Societe Generale and Stoxx. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Banking and Finance from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur (ZHAW).
Senior sales executive
Christophe Collet, CFA is Deputy Head of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and has responsibility for the French speaking region. He joined Vanguard in 2018 as a senior ETF sales specialist for Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg and was until recently deputy head of ETF sales specialists for Europe. Prior to joining Vanguard, he spent five years at BlackRock, covering wealth intermediary clients in French-speaking Switzerland as part of the ETF and index solutions department. Christophe also held various roles at Amundi, where he contributed to new product launches and equity swap structuring within the ETF product development team. Christophe earned a Master of Sciences (MSc.) in Finance from Rouen Business School, and took part in the international exchange programme of Singapore Management University. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Switzerland.
Senior sales executive
Manon Duez, CFA joined Vanguard in Q2 2021 as a Senior Sales Executive for the French- and Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland, covering private banks, family offices and independent wealth managers. Prior to joining Vanguard, she spent 6.5 years at CdR Capital SA, a wealth manager boutique in Geneva as Investment Director, responsible for discretionary portfolio management, fund selection and implementation. Manon initially started her career in London with Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking division, as an analyst advising on Mergers & Acquisitions and IPOs in the European Luxury and Retail space. In July 2012 she moved across to Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management providing advisory and execution services to HNWIs in Geneva. Manon graduated in 2010 with a joint Master of Sciences (MSc.) in Finance & Strategy from IEP Paris (Sciences-Po) with a major in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Manon took part in an international exchange semester with Georges Washington University during her bachelor and spent a year studying at NYU Stern School of Business. She is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Switzerland. Manon recently completed a Leadership Essentials course with IMD in Lausanne and is currently a candidate to the CFA ESG certification. In her spare time, Manon is a First Responder in the Vaud and Geneva cantons.
Senior sales executive
Jonathan Decurtins is a Senior Sales Executive with responsibility in wholesale distribution and independent wealth managers in the German- and Italian-speaking regions of Switzerland as well as Liechtenstein. He joined Vanguard in 2022 from Zürcher Kantonalbank, where he was a relationship manager responsible for serving clients domiciled in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, he spent three years at Invesco as ETF Sales Manager for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Before moving to Invesco, Jonathan worked as a relationship manager for index solutions at RobecoSAM and as an investment consultant for index funds in asset management at Zürcher Kantonalbank. Jonathan holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Applied History from University of Zurich as well a Professional Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from Höhere Fachschule Banking & Finance in Zurich.
Abdullah Mohammed is a Sales Executive in the Swiss business development team of Vanguard. He is responsible for the client segments of private wealth managers, multi-family offices, regional banks and partnerships in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Abdullah joined Vanguard in 2020. Prior to joining Vanguard, he was Manager Fund Sales at Flossbach von Storch for over two years covering wholesale clients across Switzerland. Before Abdullah became Manager Fund Sales, he was working for the independent research company Morningstar for more than nine years holding different roles including in Marketing and Specialist Sales for the EMEA region. Abdullah holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Business Administration from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences with specialization in General Management. He also took part in the Antai Global Program at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Petra Schilter is the Office Manager and Sales Support in Switzerland and supports the Swiss business development team of Vanguard. She joined Vanguard in February 2023. Prior to this, Petra Schilter worked for 13 years for FactSet Switzerland AG in Zurich in a similar role. After finishing commercial school, Petra started her career at Ernst & Young and worked there for 10 years, next she moved to PWC for 2 years and changed after that to Thomson Reuters for 6 years.
Marketing program manager Switzerland & France
Orvil Frey joined Vanguard in February 2023 as a Marketing Program Manager for Switzerland and France. Prior to joining Vanguard, he spent more than nine years at UBS Asset Management, most recently as Head of Marketing UBS ETF and Index Funds and previously as Head of Marketing UBS Platform Services. Orvil also held various positions with Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he spent almost six years. Orvil earned a Master of Science degree in Geography from the University of Zurich. He is also a Qualified Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF. Orvil recently earned several Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Marketing Automation, Social Media & Content Marketing and Digital Marketing from Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ).
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