His passion – or at least one of them – is figures. After qualifying in law and accounting, Philippe Nierle became financial director of the first foreign bank in Switzerland. Although highly focused, he is nevertheless interested in many different aspects of the banking profession. And his excellent negotiation skills enable him to resolve plenty of situations. ”I like to take the sustainable approach, taking the long-term view. ” He is no fan of doing things in a hurry or rapid decision-making.