He passed the first round. The second and even the third. But, lacking unanimous European support, Philipp Hildebrand had to give up the race to succeed Angel Gurria as Secretary General of the OECD.
Three weeks later, the former president of the Swiss National Bank, now vice-president of the world leader in asset management BlackRock (around $ 9 trillion under management), discusses the reasons for this failure. He is worried about Switzerland’s place in the global geopolitical scene and expresses his cautious optimism about the battle against global warming.