Alexander Lacher

Partner, Financial Services, Insurance Regulatory & Compliance

KPMG Switzerland

Alexander Lacher (Ph.D., MBA) is a leading Swiss insurance lawyer. With his remarkable career track in the industry, he speaks the language of KPMG’s insurance clients. He advises Swiss and Liechtenstein insurers, reinsurers, captives and insurance brokers as well as Swiss health and accident insurers on regulatory & compliance matters. Alexander joined KPMG as a Partner in Financial Services in 2023 to head our new Insurance Regulatory & Compliance practice group.

Prior to joining KPMG, Alexander was General Counsel and member of the management (C-level and Board) of a large Swiss retail insurance group (FINMA-regulated). He also served as the CEO of their life insurer in Liechtenstein (FMA-regulated). Earlier professional roles included consulting (Big 4), investment management (with a focus on insurance-related asset classes such as Insurance-linked securities), health and accident insurance (BAG-regulated) and corporate insurance (multi-national programs with a focus on Alternative Risk Transfer). Alexander also served the public as a former working group member “Legal & Compliance” of the Swiss Insurance Association and as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Supervisory Board of a cantonal bank.

Alexander is a co-author of the Basel commentaries on the Swiss insurance supervision act (Articles 31, 62 and 63) as well as on the Swiss health insurance supervision act (Articles 9 and 10). Moreover, he is a guest lecturer for legal & compliance and labor law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (“ZHAW”) as well as at the University of Applied Sciences for Business Administration Zurich (“HWZ”).

Alexander is a member of the international academic honor society Beta, Gamma, Sigma. Alexander was personally awarded “Swiss General Counsel of the Year (Insurance)” (2020 and 2023) and received the team award “In-house Legal Team of the Year Insurance” (2022). He is also a member of the "Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Switzerland (2023)".

  1. Ausbildung und Qualifikationen
    Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Dr. iur. (PhD) in Law, University of Zurich