Thomas Jordan is the current chairman of the Swiss National Bank. He replaced former chairman Philipp Hildebrand in April 2012, after working as interim chairman at the start of the year while Hildebrand was being investigated for a currency trading scandal.
Prior to that, Jordan has served the SNB since 1997, starting from the economics department.
As the Chairman of the SNB, Jordan is now the Head of Department I (Economic and International Affairs, and Legal and Property Services). As the head of the central bank, traders watch out for his monetary policy remarks when he speaks at forums or when he is scheduled to deliver speeches, as he could drop hints as to what direction the SNB will take with regards to monetary policy and interest rates.