Klaus Tschütscher studied law at the University of St. Gallen and received his doctorate (Dr. iur.) in 1996. In 2004, he completed the LL.M. postgraduate studies “International Business Law” (specialization in banking, insurance and capital markets law) at the University of Zurich.
He began his professional career in 1993 as a research assistant at the University of St. Gallen. Two years later, he took over as Head of the Legal Service and became Deputy Head of Office at the Liechtenstein Tax Administration. In this function, he was, among other things, a member of the Liechtenstein OECD delegation as well as the delegation on EU taxation of savings income. In addition, Klaus Tschütscher was Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London for four years.
Klaus Tschütscher then started his political career by joining the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Initially, as Deputy Prime Minister from 2005-2009, he was responsible for the departments of Economy and Justice. In the period 2009-2013, Klaus Tschütscher was Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Liechtenstein. During this time, he laid the foundation for the repositioning of the country and its financial center.
Since leaving politics, Klaus Tschütscher has been an independent entrepreneur, is involved in various start-ups and holds various directorships, including at Swiss Life Insurance Group, Zurich, where he is Vice-President of the Board of Directors, a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Klaus Tschütscher is also a member of the Board of Directors of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG and Büchel Holding AG. In an honorary capacity, Klaus Tschütscher is Vice President and Delegate as well as a member of the Board of UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Klaus Tschütscher is the recipient of various honors and international awards, including the title of Princely Councilor and was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold on the Ribbon for Services to the Republic of Austria.