Jean-Noel Rey


Age: 66

Swiss politician and chief executive officer of the Swiss public post and telecommunications service Postal Telegraph and Telephone (PTT) from 1990 to 1998 who was the subject of allegations of cronyism and resigned as CEO of the new postal service when PTT was split into Swisscom and Swiss Post in 1998, but was acquitted of criminal charges and who was also a long-term member of the Swiss National Council in the lower chamber of the national parliament between 2003 and 2007.

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a terrorist attack

Born: December 23, 1949

Died: January 16, 2016

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso