Stephan Welti

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Stephan was leading the Regulatory, Compliance & Legal practice of Deloitte, focusing on the financial services industry. Before that, he founded and led a legal, compliance and management consulting firm. Prior, he was a Member of the Executive Committee of Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers as Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. He also worked at leading Swiss and international business law firms, focusing on Banking, Finance and Capital Markets as well as Corporate Law and M&A. Stephan is a lawyer and holds law degrees from the University of St. Gallen (Master of Law) and the University of Zurich with an LL.M. international commercial law – CAS banking law, capital market law and insurance law.

Professional History

2018 – present


  • General Counsel, Zurich

2015 – 2018


  • Head Regulatory, Compliance & Legal – FSI, Zurich
  • FSI Audit & Assurance Leadership Team, Zurich
  • EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, London

2013 – 2015


  • Founder, Chairman and CEO, Zurich

2009 – 2015

Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers

  • Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel, St. Gallen/Zurich 
  • Head Legal Asset Management - Senior Legal Counsel - Compliance Officer Private Banking, St. Gallen

2007 – 2009

Welti Partner

  • Legal Counsel in Management Consulting, Zurich

2006 – 2007

Staiger, Schwald & Partner

  • Lawyer, Zurich

2001 – 2004

Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry

  • Paralegal, Zurich



  • Audit Financial Services, Zurich



University of Zurich, Switzerland, LL.M. International Economic and Business Law – CAS Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance Law


University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, Master of Law (lic. iur. HSG)