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Daniel Hug Appointed New Vice President Finances

Daniel Hug will take office as Vice President Finances at the University of Zurich in February 2023. As a member of the Executive Board of the University, he will be responsible for planning and managing UZH’s finances.
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Daniel Hug
Daniel Hug will take office as Vice President Finances.

The Executive Board of the University has appointed Daniel Hug as the University of Zurich’s new Vice President Finances. His appointment was confirmed by the Board of the University. Daniel Hug will take office on 1 February 2023.

The 49-year-old Zurich native has extensive management experience in the area of finance and controlling. He previously served as Head of Corporate Controlling for the specialty chemical company Clariant, where he oversaw the company’s long-term financial planning. Prior to this role, he held other management positions for the multinational company, including overseeing global controlling in the industrial and consumer care department. He also served as General Manager and CFO at Clariant Thailand and gained finance experience in the UK and in Hong Kong. After gaining his Master’s degree in finance, accounting and controlling from the University of St. Gallen, he joined the corporate controlling department of Clariant in 2002.

Daniel Hug lives with his partner and is the father of a daughter. “I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career and to developing the university’s financial management,” says the new Vice President Finances.

He will succeed Stefan Schnyder, who led the Directorate for Finances and Human Resources for 16 years. As Vice President Finances, Daniel Hug will be a member of the Executive Board of the University, which is made up of seven members, i.e. five members of academia (the President, three Vice Presidents, as well as the Vice President Medicine) and two technical specialists (Vice President Finances and Vice President Real Estate and Facility Management).

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