SIE Immediate Past President 2019-2021

 “We Stand Up for Women!” The motto that President Renata Trottmann Probst selected as President of Soroptimist International of Europe (2017-2019) for her Biennium is both a call and a declaration. “After deciding to concentrate on women’s rights in the broadest sense during my Presidency, I wanted to chose a motto which would appeal to women from Iceland to Kenya, from Portugal to the Ukraine.” Standing up for women transcends cultural differences and inspires action to improve the lives of women and girls. Following a decision taken at the GM 2017 Zagreb, this motto will remain until 2025.

Renata Trottmann Probst has over 20 years of professional experience working in international banks. This includes 10 years at UBS AG in Zurich, where Renata held various executive positions, ultimately serving as Head of the Management Office of Global Private Banking. Prior to this, Renata was in charge of Human Resources for Continental Europe at the Investment Banking Division of UBS. Before joining UBS, she worked for a smaller bank where she was responsible for all non-banking areas of the business, including Legal Matters, Human Resources and Office Management.

In 2008 Renata founded her own consulting firm, which provides legal advice to an international clientele in matters related to real estate. She is a board member of various foundations in Switzerland.

Renata holds a Master’s in Law from Bern University, Switzerland, and a Master of Laws from the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She further developed her leadership and management skills through Senior Executive Programmes at Columbia University in New York and Steinbeis University in Berlin.