Swiss Suicide Prompts the Question: What's Undue Stress in a C-Suite?

Josef Ackermann speaks at the St. Gallen Symposium, on May 2 in St. Gallen, Switzerland Photograph by Keystone, Gian Ehrenzeller/AP Images

One of the business world’s sadder and more macabre stories is coming out of serene Switzerland this week. An executive, Pierre Wauthier, finance chief at Zurich Insurance, allegedly killed himself and penned a suicide note detailing pressure from Chairman Josef Ackermann.

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