Rolf Dörig studied law and completed his doctoral degree at UZH, writing his doctoral thesis on the topic of liabilities for defects. His favorite subjects were the Swiss Code of Obligations and international law, whereas philosophy of law failed to pique his interest. “I’m a pragmatist, and philosophizing doesn’t come naturally to me,” says the UZH alumnus.
But his pragmatic way of thinking paid off. Rung by rung Rolf Dörig moved up the career ladder, and in 2002 he landed his first C-suite position as chairman of life insurance company Swiss Life. Several prestigious mandates in governing boards followed, including at the world’s largest HR services firm Adecco Group (until the end of 2019) and in the Swiss Insurance Association.
To take his mind off work, the busy manager and father of three sons turns to sports above all. In recent years, however, his passion has had to take a backseat, and he has often only been able to follow sports through the news. He hopes that this will change in 2020, and that he will be able to take a more active approach to sports. Watch the video to find out who challenges him the most.