Harald Beck

Chair of the Management Board

Education / experience

  • Professional development: Lassalle Institute (2006),  
    Stanford Graduate School of Business (2003),  
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2003). 
  • MBA INSEAD Paris (1984). 
  • Diploma in Engineering, ETH Zurich (1980). 

At work

In my professional role, I have three passions:

  • Private equity: since 2001, working with my partners at Beck AG, I have overseen or personally arranged financing for 40 companies. 
  • Successful management boards: I believe in the outstanding value of an excellent management board. Supported with adequate resources and good management, most companies can succeed. I have been serving on management boards, sometimes on 4 to 6 consecutively, since 1989. 
  • Owning your own shares: nothing is more beneficial than realizing your own entrepreneurial potential. I have been building my own share portfolio since 1994. 

At home

After 14 years of living and gathering experiences abroad, since 1992 I have been delighted to settle in Lucerne. Together with my beloved wife, it has been my privilege to accompany 2 wonderful children on their road to adulthood. To the present day, every year of my life has been varied, exciting, and fulfilling. For my mental, physical and spiritual health, I follow the pursuits of ocean sailing, medium distance running and the practice of calm abiding.