Konrad Hummler (1953, Swiss) graduated in Law from the University of Zurich and in Economic Science from the U.S. University of Rochester. In the eighties he acted as personal assistant to the president of the board of directors of former UBS, Dr. Robert Holzach. From 1989 until 2012 as managing partner with unlimited liability he was instrumental in the unprecedented success story of Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers, St. Gallen. In addition to his bank activities, he was member of the board of various companies, including Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Swiss National Bank (SNB) or the German Stock Exchange. Since 2013 Konrad Hummler has headed M1 AG, a private think-tank dealing with strategic issues of current interest. Dr. Konrad Hummler was appointed as a Member of the Board of Bühler in 2010. In addition, he is strongly committed to cultural and social projects.
When debt threatens freedom.
Credit is the lubricant for progress and development. But too much credit can lead to the debt trap. Global debt today is two to three times the annual global production of goods and services – and rising sharply. And debt crises have repeatedly caused devastating damage throughout human history. What are the causes and limits of excessive debt? At what point does debt threaten our freedom? And what can be done about it? An interdisciplinary book with answers to an old but highly topical problem.
Publisher: NZZ Libro
Published in: 2019
Price: CHF 38.00