Werner Frey spent more than 20 years of his professional career in the field of financial market infrastructures, advising securities infrastructure organisations in Europe from 1997 to 2002, as CEO of the European Securities Forum from 2002 to 2008 and subsequently until 2019 as Managing Director Post Trade of SIFMA Europe and AFME, Association for Financial Markets in Europe. Earlier in his career he has occupied senior positions in banking, from 1988 to 1997 as a member of the Executive Board of Bank Leu, since 1990 part of the Credit Suisse Group.


Werner holds a PhD degree in History, Constitutional Law and Political Sciences from the University of Zurich Switzerland.