Followed a bank training in Switzerland, continued his education by studying business in London, completed several years of internships in the German part of Switzerland and in the Canton of Vaud with a major Swiss bank. He joined Credit Suisse Vaud in 1977 as Assistant Director and was appointed Managing Director, Head of Commercial Division, Member of Executive Committee and Chairman of the Credit Committee. Hold a high degree diploma in banking and a commercial diploma obtained in London. Attended the Advanced Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Until October 30, 1992, was a member of the Swiss Commission for bank professional examinations. Founded DP Finance et Gestion SA with Mr. Charly Duvoisin in 1992.