Jacqueline Hess


Jacqueline Hess has taken on the role of CEO of Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG (VSWA) as from June 1, 2021. She has over 25 years of Big 4 experience with 8 years of Executive Management experience.

Before joining VSWA, she was a partner of Deloitte AG, where she has been a member of the Deloitte Swiss Executive and most recently Managing Partner of Deloitte Private in Switzerland. Prior to leading Deloitte Private, she was for four years Managing Partner of Deloitte Tax & Legal Switzerland and has also served as Deloitte’s Swiss Managing Partner Talent. She was also previously a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte AG.

Over the course of her career her primary area of technical expertise includes international taxation and in particular Swiss-US cross border planning. She has advised some of the largest global corporations, both listed and private, as well as their shareholders and boards on tax, governance and regulatory topics along with supporting them to implement their related strategic planning.

Jacqueline Hess is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert and Registered Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP). She holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from Cornell Law School and an LL.M. from KU Leuven. She gained her first professional experience among others at PwC in Switzerland and in the USA.

She is a member of the Tax Chapter Committee of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce as well as the Swiss Advisory Board of the American Swiss Foundation.