Dr Ulrich Gygi (Photo: Swiss Post)

SWITZERLAND: On June 25 the Swiss Federal Council approved the appointment of Dr Ulrich Gygi as Chairman of Swiss Federal Railways. He will succeed Thierry Lalive d'Epinay, who is stepping down after 10 years in the position.

Aged 61, Gygi has been Chief Executive of Swiss Post since 2000. Before that he spent 14 years a s a Vice-Director and Director at the Federal Finance Administration.