Bernhard Heusler holds a doctorate in law and worked for many years as a commercial lawyer for two nationally active law firms.
From 2009 to 2017 he led FC Basel, which won eight league championship titles in a row during this time. He also increased operating sales from CHF 30 million to CHF 130 million for the club, which employs around 250 people. From 2012 to June 2017 he was co-owner and president of the club. When he resigned in 2017, he was appointed honorary president of the club.
Since 2018, he has been a partner at Heusler Werthmüller Heitz AG – a company he founded and which offers services in business, sport and culture.