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Martin Schmid

Born 1969, Swiss national
Member of the Board of Directors

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Martin Schmid completed his law degree at University of St. Gallen in 1995 and was admitted to the bar of Canton Graubünden in 1997. Following an assistantship in St. Gallen and a stint as an independent lawyer plus a spell at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he attained a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen in 2005. Martin Schmid was a member of the Cantonal Parliament of Canton Graubünden from 1994 to 2002. He was elected to the Cantonal Council of Graubünden in 2002, where he initially managed the Department for Justice, Security and Health (2003–2007), and then the Department for Finance and Municipalities (2007–2011). He was elected to the Council of States in 2011 and gave up his mandate as a cantonal councillor. In addition to his role as a member of the Council of States, Martin Schmid has worked as a lawyer at the law firm KUNZ SCHMID Rechtsanwälte und Notare AG in Chur since 2012. 

Other appointments

  • Siegfried Holding AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Repower AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Engadiner Kraftwerke AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Elettricità Industriale SA, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Calanda Kies- und Beton Gruppe, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Fontavis AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Dogger AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Association of the Swiss Natural Gas Industry (Verband der Schweizerischen Gasindustrie (VSG ASIG)), Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Swissgas, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Kantonsspital Graubünden Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • economiesuisse, Member of the Executive Board
  • Entwicklung Schweiz, President of the Association
  • Institute for Financial Economics and Financial Law (IFF) at the University of St. Gallen, President of the Committee
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