Jakob Schaad is partner at LINDEMANNLAW and responsible for Government Relations & Lobbying. He supports clients in building stable and fruitful relationships with decision shapers and makers in government, civil society and the relevant business community. His expertise is the shaping of regulatory developments throughout all executive and legislative levels both in Switzerland and internationally. As a second area of expertise, he manages research projects and teaches in the area of finance and asset management.
Jakob holds a doctorate in economics of the University of Zurich with maximum mention. During his long and distinguished career, before joining LINDEMANNLAW, he held several senior positions at the Swiss National Bank and the International Monetary Fund, advised the Swiss Minister of Economic Affairs as Economic Policy Advisor during the global financial and economic crisis, served as the Deputy CEO of the Swiss Banking Association, worked as Vice Director of Avenir Suisse and advised an innovative wealthtech during its buildup.
Jakob is fluent in German (including Swiss German), English, and French, has school knowledge in Italian and basic knowledge in Russian.