The Bernische Pensionskasse (BPK) is to recruit a new managing director with Werner Hertzog set to leave after less than two years in the role, IPE has learned. Hertzog confirmed via email that he will leave the CHF13.4bn (€11.6bn) pension fund for the Swiss canton of Berne at the end of October. He did not give any reasons, saying only that he will be “focusing on other tasks”.
Hertzog was previously managing director at Aon Switzerland between 2011 and 2014, and before that led the country’s largest pension fund, Publica, for seven years. After taking a personal sabbatical in 2015, he joined the BPK in December 2016.
No successor has been nominated for Hertzog yet. “This still has time as we are in a very quiet phase and no exceptional leadership decisions have to be made,” Hertzog said.