Michael Wrede - Chief Executive Officer & Head of Private Banking
British national and resident in Switzerland. He joined the Bank in 2011, initially as Chief Marketing Officer & Deputy CEO and from 2013 as CEO & Head of Private Banking. Prior to this he worked for one year at Credit Suisse in London as a Private Banking Sector Head, three years in his own company offering corporate consulting and wealth management, and 17 years at ABN Amro in Vienna, Amsterdam, Germany and London in various roles in corporate banking and private banking which included significant work on the private banking acquisitions in Germany and running their Private Banking business in the UK and Channel Islands. He holds a law degree from King's College in London, and a MBA from Cranfield University.
Simon Durrance - Chief Operating Officer (including Executive Management responsibility for risk management & compliance)
British national and resident in Switzerland. He joined the Bank at its inception in 2007, initially as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer, before taking on the wider Chief Operating Office role in 2011. In this role he oversees the IT, operations, Finance, HR, Risk, Compliance, General Services and Credit departments of the Bank. Before joining the Bank he worked for eight years with Ernst & Young in Geneva and before that for four years in London. He holds a BA Degree in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury and is an English Chartered Accountant.
Walter Allemano - Head of Products & Solutions
Swiss & Italian national and resident in Switzerland. He joined the Bank in 2016 and oversees the investment products and solutions, including the advisory team, discretionary management team, and the trade execution desk. Prior to this he spent seven years at Standard Chartered Bank in Geneva as Head of Investment Advisory Geneva and Europe, one year at BankMed Suisse SA in Geneva as Chief Investment Officer, eight years at Deutsche Bank in Geneva and Hong Kong, and 15 years with Banque Paribas in Geneva, Singapore and Hong Kong. He holds a Federal Banking Apprenticeship and is a Certified EU Financial Analyst.