Truly passionate about all things finance, Ruth E. Salvisberg paved a clear path to a career in the field. In 1992, Ms. Salvisberg earned a master’s degree in economics, finance, audits and trusts at the Universität St.Gallen, Hochschule für Wirtschafts, Rechts und Sozialwissenschaften. Determined to consistently learn and remain abreast of the field’s goings-on, she graduated from the University of St. Gallen with an executive master’s degree in European and international business law in 2010. A certified accountant who has garnered more than two decades of experience in the field, Ms. Salvisberg currently serves as the vice president of group financial control at SGS. With more than 1,650 offices and laboratories, and more than 80,000 employees around the world, the company offers testing, inspection, certification and verification services. Proficient in structure consistency, sustainability, building teams, finance, auditing, compliance and project management, Ms. Salvisberg is responsible for reviewing and analyzing financial audits. She also establishes consolidated financial statements, prepares the financial section of the annual report, standardizes processes and manages multiple projects.