Rolf Urs Watter is a partner with Bär & Karrer AG and served on the board and the management committee of the firm for nine years. He graduated from the University of Zurich with a doctorate in law and holds a master of laws degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He has been lecturing as a professor at the University of Zurich since 1990.

Rolf Watter is currently chairman of PostFinance and vice-chairman of the listed AP Alternative Portfolio Ltd. He was previously, inter alia, chairman of Nobel Biocare and a board member of Zurich Insurance and Syngenta. Furthermore, he is a member of the regulatory board of the SIX. He regularly publishes on governance matters and transaction issues and is an editor of the law journal GesKR and the Basler Kommentar.