Thomas Süssli

Lieutenant General, Chief of the Armed Forces

Lieutenant General Thomas Süssli is responsible for the leadership of the Swiss Armed Forces. As head of the Department’s Defence sector, he therefore reports directly to the head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), Federal Councillor Viola Amherd. Under his command as Chief of the Armed Forces are the Armed Forces Staff, Joint Operations Command, the Armed Forces Logistics Organisation, the Command Support Organisation and the Training and Education Command. Before joining the career officers' corps in 2015, he served as CEO of Vontobel Financial Products in Singapore. Prior to that, he was Director, head of Investment Advisory International at Credit Suisse, and in the period from 2008 to 2011 Executive Director, Head of Processing Management at Bank Vontobel.