Ruth Metzler-Arnold has been Chairwoman of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) since 2011. She is a former Vice President and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1999-2003). She sits on several boards of directors. Among them are AXA Switzerland Winterthur, Bühler AG Uzwil, Fehr Advice, Reyl & Cie. SA and Swiss Medical Network SA. In addition, Ruth Metzler-Arnold presides the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and is a member of the Board of Governors at the University of St. Gallen HSG and the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse.
In previous years, Ruth Metzler-Arnold was member of the Cantonal Government (Department of Finance) of Appenzell Innerrhoden. As a lawyer and certified public accountant, she held leading positions with Novartis and PricewaterhouseCoopers during her career in the private sector.