Manuel Ammann

* 1970
President of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) since 2024, Full Professor of Finance

Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann (born 1970) obtained an Intermediate Diploma in Economic Sciences from the University of Zurich in 1991 and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University in Canada in 1993. This was followed by a Ph.D. at the University of St.Gallen, where he received his doctorate (Dr. oec. in Finance, summa cum laude) in 1998 with a doctoral thesis on “Pricing Derivative Credit Risk”. In 2002 he qualified as a professor at the University of Basel with the monographic habilitation “Analyzing convertible bonds”. In 2002 he was elected Professor and the following year Full Professor of Finance at the University of St.Gallen. He has also been a visiting professor at several foreign universities, including the University of California at Berkeley and New York University.

Manuel Ammann is the founder and, since 2004, the academic programme director of the Master’s programme in Banking and Finance (MBF-HSG) and has been director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG) since 2003. He was Dean of the School of Finance (SoF-HSG) from 2015 to 2019 and has been Academic Director of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG) since 2022. Furthermore, over the course of his previous activities at HSG, he has been active in self-administration on numerous university committees. In addition to his academic track record, Manuel Ammann is also distinguished by his high level of practical relevance. Among other things, he was a member of the Board of Directors of St.Galler Kantonalbank AG since 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neue Bank AG (Vaduz) since 2020. As he assumed the office of President of HSG, Manuel Ammann has resigned from his boards of directors and advisory mandates in compliance with the applicable statutory deadlines.

Since February 2024 he has been Director of the University of St.Gallen (HSG).

Manuel Ammann is married and the father of three children. The family lives in Niederteufen (AR).